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Terrier lover
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https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_7/features/Home-Prepared-Dog-Food-Nutritional-Information_20568-1.html

Some good tips on feeding dogs home cooked or raw. Sam and Rosie love the white crunchy parts of Romaine lettuce...a great treat with zero calories. Mangoes are a rare small treat also loved by these two chow hounds....pretty much anything we eat [thats safe for them,]  they love also. Eggs , cooked, are another favourite . I don’t get to tied up in so much vitamins and minerals each food provides as they get a vet certified supplement plus their calcium each day. What makes people scared is that they are afraid that their dogs lack the right nutrients. The supplements plus the sardines takes care of that. The trick is to keep it simple.

note: This is a personal interest of mine and it isn’t for everyone. 

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sanford
32 minutes ago, Terrier lover said:

...Sam and Rosie love the white crunchy parts of Romaine lettuce...a great treat with zero calories. Mangoes are a rare small treat also loved by these two chow hounds....pretty much anything we eat [thats safe for them,]  they love also. Eggs , cooked, are another favourite... plus the sardines... 

😀Are Sam & Rosie parrots - or cairns?

I had to smile when I read this because Ruffy is such a strict carnivore, he turns up his nose at anything that is not meat! I pray for the day when he might decide to give low calorie veggies like carrots a taste, but so far - no dice!

Oh, how I envy you‼️

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dog person
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Canine nutrition is a popular topic. There are literally thousands of websites, promoting everything from recipes for raw food and vegetarian diets; advertisements for supplements and holistic foods; recommendations for diets that allegedly prevent or cure disease; ‘get-rich quick’ pyramid-selling schemes for nutritional supplements and consultation services operated by ‘nutritionists.’ Many home-made diets are promoted - some which are almost nutritionally balanced; some that are mildly unbalanced and some that are downright dangerous!
(above is an excerpt from   http://www.wsava.org/sites/default/files/Nutrition on the Internet dogs.pdf )

Click on link for complete article

 

 

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Terrier lover
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Sanford i am pretty sure they think in their terrier minds...oh the up right is eating it so it must be good. They have never once turned their  noses up at their grub 😘....Sam even likes a bit of raw Kale. They were both fed this way since puppyhood so are not like spoilt children that won’t eat their veggies. 👍lol

Sam  eating lettuce from the garden.

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bradl

I have a friend who used to use romaine lettuce 🍃as bait in obedience class. Also dried (unsalted) sardines 🐟

I admit I did try the sardines and my dog did like them. I could not bring myself to offer lettuce as a reward. :P 

For me personally, the general topic of feeding dogs is in the same general category as religion and politics. I don't go there :P 

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Kathryn

Did anyone mention watermelon? I have said before that Oban would try to learn to fly for a piece of watermelon...

(Me too...)

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dog person
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47 minutes ago, bradl said:

For me personally, the general topic of feeding dogs is in the same general category as religion and politics. I don't go there :P 

I agree,  however,  I think it is important to show different views in a respectfull manner.  

Otherwise the conversation becomes one-sided.

I have had excellent results using a quality kibble as a base.

Of course I add cooked food to it

I have had dire results using home made and raw diets.

I would hope science-based opinions are welcomed here also. :-)

 

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Terrier lover
42 minutes ago, bradl said:

I have a friend who used to use romaine lettuce 🍃as bait in obedience class. Also dried (unsalted) sardines 🐟

I admit I did try the sardines and my dog did like them. I could not bring myself to offer lettuce as a reward. :P 

For me personally, the general topic of feeding dogs is in the same general category as religion and politics. I don't go there :P 

So Brad what do you think about the Pope and Trump......kidding.🤣

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Terrier lover

Must admit I fight the dogs over a sardine. 😛

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