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#1 halloween man

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:59 pm

Does anybody feed their dogs mackerel and what do you do, cook it ,or raw. remove bones

#2 mattydski

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:03 pm

Mine get tinned mackerel, so I suppose that's coked without bones..
They also get pilchards in tomato sauce...they love that.(It has cooked bones in it!)
In fact any fish!!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:09 pm

Raw raw raw, get it! if your dogs don't eat it they are not hungry enough.
A good way to get them to eat raw fish is to starve them first and feed it to them bit by bit as a tit bit, they will soon get the flavor. my dogs eat any thing that good, a bit like myself :) .

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:23 pm

i just feed raw and my dogs love them.
i sometimes have to mince other fish up and mix it in with other food but for some reason they will eat mackeral any way it comes.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:04 am

I feed it frozen to the dogs. I find they like to crunch it up slowly and work their teeth into it.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:18 am

when you feed it raw. do you take out the bones. any body know where i can get a mincer from. Thank BB1066


the bones in mackerel are so fine, they disintegrate. the dog's mouth does all the mincing. :thumbs:

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:22 am

feed em raw to terriers,no problem !

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:14 pm

I give my dogs loads of tinned fish in oil they love it.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:40 pm

Our dogs have mackerel, pilchards etc straight from the tin, they love it :)

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:42 pm

Mine get tinned sometimes, fillets from supermarkets sometimes and whole mackeral, raw and slippery other times!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:22 pm

Got some mackerel today chopped head and tail and gutted . :thumbs: the dogs loved them

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:26 pm

fresh mackrel boil it up the meat falls offf the bones and soak the stock in with some biscuits carnt beat it for there coats

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:58 pm

what about trout and other types of fish

as i work for a fish merchant i feed cod - haddock -plaice - i boil it up with veg - mine love it

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:08 pm

Mine like raw mackerel. They also like dogfish, but I have to boil them slightly first. :thumbs:

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:05 am

Got some mackerel today chopped head and tail and gutted . http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... the dogs loved them



You dont need to gut or head and tail them, just give them as is,
mine eat the whole lot, freeze for a day or so, to kill anything that in them,
then just give them to the dogs.

i also every now and then get fish bits from either the fish stall at the supermarket
or indoor market in town, most give them free as they just get binned otherwise,
if you get to know the person, some will give you discounts on fish if they think its for the dogs,
i got cod last time, 3 large peices half price.




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