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4 minutes ago, gnasher16 said:

Im in the same boat ive just convinced a pal of mine to get a little pup and stone me things have changed since i last raised a pup the choice of food is staggering !

We,ve stuck the little chap on 3 meals a day 2 raw 1 kibble with sardines and odds and sods thrown in....wanting to keep things simple my pal wanted to feed him kibble only so i said just go and get the best one you can find,comes back with 75 quids worth of this Origen stuff.....i couldnt believe it Purina and the like were about 18 quid last i looked.....had a quick shifty round a few of the bigger pet stores for the first time in ages it struck me that the dog/puppy industry in general seems to have taken a distinct and quite sickly turn for the worse.

 

Orijen is right up there, top stuff. Yeah, it's expensive, but it saves alot of hassle when feeding pups, especially in the warmer months. Used a combination of that and raw with my last pup, with great results 👍

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17 minutes ago, gnasher16 said:

Im in the same boat ive just convinced a pal of mine to get a little pup and stone me things have changed since i last raised a pup the choice of food is staggering !

We,ve stuck the little chap on 3 meals a day 2 raw 1 kibble with sardines and odds and sods thrown in....wanting to keep things simple my pal wanted to feed him kibble only so i said just go and get the best one you can find,comes back with 75 quids worth of this Origen stuff.....i couldnt believe it Purina and the like were about 18 quid last i looked.....had a quick shifty round a few of the bigger pet stores for the first time in ages it struck me that the dog/puppy industry in general seems to have taken a distinct and quite sickly turn for the worse.

 

You’re right there. If you look at the ingredients then there’s not much difference. Yet the price difference is crazy. 

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25 minutes ago, gnasher16 said:

Im in the same boat ive just convinced a pal of mine to get a little pup and stone me things have changed since i last raised a pup the choice of food is staggering !

We,ve stuck the little chap on 3 meals a day 2 raw 1 kibble with sardines and odds and sods thrown in....wanting to keep things simple my pal wanted to feed him kibble only so i said just go and get the best one you can find,comes back with 75 quids worth of this Origen stuff.....i couldnt believe it Purina and the like were about 18 quid last i looked.....had a quick shifty round a few of the bigger pet stores for the first time in ages it struck me that the dog/puppy industry in general seems to have taken a distinct and quite sickly turn for the worse.

 

here is a very interesting article gnasher.

i know it's sledge dog's but from a feeding point of view to power output it's quite interesting...

http://mushing.com/nutrition-rendering-sense-feeding-fat

 

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Cheaper dog kibble is vegetable protein and more expensive is proper meat protein I think my mate feeds his wagg and they look good on it which is a tenner a bag 

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1 hour ago, slipper said:

Cheaper dog kibble is vegetable protein and more expensive is proper meat protein I think my mate feeds his wagg and they look good on it which is a tenner a bag 

When you say look good on it do you mean alive. 

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3 minutes ago, gnasher16 said:

I,ll have a flick through it mate cheers.

some thing's in there are an eye opener gnasher..

 Feeding a high fat diet not only provides the most important fuel for work, it changes the structure and function of the muscles so that they can use that fuel better.

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6 minutes ago, king said:

some thing's in there are an eye opener gnasher..

 Feeding a high fat diet not only provides the most important fuel for work, it changes the structure and function of the muscles so that they can use that fuel better.

Im reasonably well versed with nutrition and how it relates to performance mate....its just the whole structure of the pet food industry ive been taken aback with slightly.

As an example grainless dry food...that wasnt around the last time i kept dogs,likewise nutritious treats.....years ago a nutritious treat for a dog came off your sunday roast 😀

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As well as meat I like eukanuba also seen some pups reared on gain puppy n sapling n they looked well.. 

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Raw Raw Raw with about a 10% dolop of fruit and veg ... eggs and fish add hock with a spoonful of natural yogurt twice a week. 👍👍👍

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4 minutes ago, gnasher16 said:

Im reasonably well versed with nutrition and how it relates to performance mate....its just the whole structure of the pet food industry ive been taken aback with slightly.

As an example grainless dry food...that wasnt around the last time i kept dogs,likewise nutritious treats.....years ago a nutritious treat for a dog came off your sunday roast 😀

that was back when albino bone dry turn to dust with a tap of the dap dog poop littered the pavement's lol and pack's of roaming mongrels was the norm..

i miss them days lol..

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11 minutes ago, king said:

that was back when albino bone dry turn to dust with a tap of the dap dog poop littered the pavement's lol and pack's of roaming mongrels was the norm..

i miss them days lol..

😄 there were certain streets in my village where we wouldn't walk down in them good old days, due to certain 'rather' aggressive dogs that might be lurking behind a hedge or something, 'waiting' for some unsuspecting human prey to walk past! Funny as f**k looking back, but definitely not funny at the time! 😄 👍

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6 minutes ago, shaaark said:

😄 there were certain streets in my village where we wouldn't walk down in them good old days, due to certain 'rather' aggressive dogs that might be lurking behind a hedge or something, 'waiting' for some unsuspecting human prey to walk past! Funny as f**k looking back, but definitely not funny at the time! 😄 👍

lol i had a few bite's from such lurking beast's shark.staff/german shepard/possesed terrier's lol.

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24 minutes ago, king said:

lol i had a few bite's from such lurking beast's shark.staff/german shepard/possesed terrier's lol.

Yep, it wasn't safe in certain places! :no: 😄👍

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5 minutes ago, shaaark said:

Yep, it wasn't safe in certain places! :no: 😄👍

most of today's youth could do with a good ragging on the leg lol

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