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
scallywag: why ? did they get out the bed wrong side ? or was it the parking and the weather
Jun 6, 2018 10:16:45 GMT
caz2golden: Guess cos they did not get out of bed and out and to the car park earlier enough! Another crazy day at work today, thankfully got tomorrow off!
Jun 6, 2018 17:39:57 GMT
Gillykat: Helloooooooo *waves*
Jun 7, 2018 17:57:02 GMT
scallywag: Who are youuuu
Jun 7, 2018 19:55:47 GMT
Gillykat: It's me.....Gill from Alnwick....will send you a letter today Had a few horrible HORRIBLE months but now feeling a bit better
Jun 8, 2018 8:55:51 GMT
scallywag: OK well one never knows if you been hacked again
Jun 8, 2018 13:05:46 GMT
Gillykat: No....everything has been ok on THAT particular front for a few months now as neighbour moved out and we now have an older guy who tends to keep himself to himself and only seems to venture outside to go to the shops.
Jun 8, 2018 17:05:10 GMT
scallywag: All by myself, dont wanna be ... All by myself LOL
Jun 16, 2018 20:32:02 GMT
milliepup04: I’d have been on earlier but went on a dog course today so had lots to do when I came back! Sorry!
Jun 16, 2018 20:54:01 GMT
scallywag: How did it go , dont apologise , I was just singing that song in my head
Jun 17, 2018 7:13:33 GMT
caz2golden: LOL Scallywag, now you got that song in my head!
Jun 17, 2018 14:02:48 GMT
scallywag: Ha ha caz ok try I wanna dance with somebody , somebody who loves me .... la la la
Jun 17, 2018 14:35:08 GMT
jassycat1: The song that sticks in my head is the one from River - my baby just wants to dance.
Jun 19, 2018 1:45:13 GMT
Gillykat: It's tea time now!
Jun 22, 2018 17:57:23 GMT
scallywag: And now its the evening , you northeners tickle me , tea time ? Whats that ? A cuppa? Its Dinner time ! And before that its lunch time
Jun 22, 2018 20:00:09 GMT
Gillykat: Hahaha I forgot the proper terminology was dinner. See, to me, dinner is what you have middle of the day....as in breakfast then dinner then tea then supper . I love the differences in words and meanings in various parts of the UK
Jun 22, 2018 21:01:00 GMT