Thanks caz2golden .... those Matties treats come up a lot on the FB group, shame they're not available here.
Well I do not know any firm & fast rules for protein content, I'm just going for as low as possible. I am working on the basis that Hills k/d kibble is ok and that's 13% protein, so using that as my guide for a maximum. The Tribal apple & mint biscuits are very low @ 4.5% and the Soopa & Antos/Whimzees treats lower still at around 3%. Dried banana/apple/carrot all less than 1%.
Fruit Cookies look great, he would love those. He is getting two Lily's Kitchen cheese & apple treats at bed which are 11% protein but I think I will swap those for something lower once our two unopened packs are finished.
As for phosphorus content, Alfie's levels have gone right back to the middle of the ideal range, and lots of companies do not have info on phosphorous contents of treats. So whilst I will avoid things that are definitely high like offal, pure meat treats (out because of protein content anyway) and things with white potato (new bag of AG Sensitive crunchy bites went to the work dogs!), I am not being too strict.
He is getting cucumber sticks, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and apple as treats too - loves all these!
Really happy to have found lots of options if anyone else ever finds themself in need of low protein treats
Biscuit-wise... Tribal apple, mint & ginger Billy & Margot strawberry & apple Lily's Kitchen cheese & apple Healthy Paws fruit cookies (thanks caz2golden)
And for chews he loves the Soopa 100% papaya chews and the Whimzees veggie rolls. He likes the regular Whimzees funny shaped chews too, but my nose doesn't after he's had one!
Found a treat Mix called Tail Mix in Pets Corner which is dried crunchy sweet potato, blueberries and banana - he loves that. And been getting him dried apple & banana treats from the rabbit section on Zooplus
Still giving him occasional high protein chews - cow ears, pig snouts, pizzle, fish jerky, tripe sticks etc - and he has a couple of his most favourite treats ever per week, the Natures Menu beef/chicken treats. But it's good to have the much lower protein options to give mainly (rightly or wrongly he's always had lots of treats throughout the day!).
Soopa are bringing out a new range of low protein treats too, which they've already said are great for dogs with KD, so looking forward to trying those
caz2golden: cool, calm and sunny here today.
Oct 17, 2017 20:00:12 GMT
scallywag: Snap same here but its now 20th f Oct 🤣
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caz2golden: Another shift down Ophelia to blame on Monday, Brian today!
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caz2golden: Bridge been shut again, the storm surge caused issues on coastal roads this morning with Newgale, Amroth and Wisemans bridge all being affected. Tenby lifeboat has been launched.....
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scallywag: anyone getting lots of display probs with the forum ?
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tonib: I couldn't get on last night (late) but no display issues that I'm aware of
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Nov 4, 2017 18:27:12 GMT
caz2golden: Its cold outside.....! (and black as pitch so guess rain is about to fall)
Nov 6, 2017 15:58:36 GMT
scallywag: No rain here as yet , not sure if we were even forecast for it here . Been warm in the sun and crisp out the sun
Nov 6, 2017 21:50:02 GMT
scallywag: Sunshine and blue skies again I can put up with this all month all winter in fact
Nov 7, 2017 13:16:44 GMT
caz2golden: Either my computer or the forum is constantly locking my internet up, taken me over an hour to write a short paragraph, it is sending me bonkers!
Nov 8, 2017 16:04:17 GMT
scallywag: What a pain Caz hope the glitch has gone ?
Nov 8, 2017 19:39:38 GMT
caz2golden: I hope it has too, it seems ok at the moment!
Nov 8, 2017 22:36:02 GMT
caz2golden: Last night Phoebe walked into the hedgehog down garden path, quite amusing watching dog jump sideways and give it a good sniff and then carry on her way for the loo. I love hedgehogs. Left some peanuts (for birds) out for it but it went back into border.
Nov 10, 2017 11:01:03 GMT
caz2golden: Swear I heard a mouse with clogs on last night!
Nov 16, 2017 20:15:37 GMT
scallywag: What were you drinking last night
Nov 16, 2017 20:30:25 GMT
caz2golden: I had a headache from hell but promise only on the water
Nov 16, 2017 21:13:44 GMT
caz2golden: Brother just saw hedgehog again, want to go and weigh it to check it is ok for hibernating but by time I got out there it had gone.
Nov 16, 2017 21:14:20 GMT