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9/29/08 8:35 PM
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For about two months now we've been feeding Wellness kibble. Everything seems fine with it, but I'd like to supplement some wet food in the morning feed. I bought about seven cans of various Blue Wilderness wet food. Then, I realized they are all different protein sources and different from what's in his kibble.

Does anyone see mixing of dry/wet protein sources as a problem?

I only ask because I've heard mixing protein sources when feeding raw can cause gastro distress.

As always, thanks for thoughts and help.
9/29/08 11:24 PM
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Why mix in wet food as a supplement?

 

9/30/08 7:23 AM
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Because he told me he wanted some.
9/30/08 9:12 PM
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MikeD - Because he told me he wanted some.
What the boss wants the boss gets, huh? lol

But seriously, why not supplement with chicken or meat? Wal-mart sells 10lb bags of chicken quarters for about $4.30/bag. 2-3 bags should last your a long time with a small dog.


As well, Martin's K-9 sells a variety of meat including organs and blends. Not real cheap(shipping sucks!) but it's an option you might consider, at least as a price comparison for your local butcher or wholesale store. http://www.martinsk9formula.com/

I'm still trying to locate a source of high quality fish meal. Whenever I do I'll share it. 
10/1/08 9:59 AM
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 Mike it shouldnt be a problem unless your dog has allergies. Single protein foods really help you guage what, if anything the dog is allergic to. Other supplements that jazz up a dogs food a little are Salmon oil, sea kelp, plain yogurt or maybe some raw veggies (no onion).

 

Real meat is a great option that dogs LOVE. if you are going to feed raw, be very wary of where you get your meat from, only trust a vendor that you KNOW gets his meat from a reputable source that SHIPS the meat properly. This is the biggest p[roblem with most meat in its raw state, it gets shipped in less than optimal conditions (temp) and gives bacteria and plenty of other nasties the opportunity to flourish. If i feed the dogs chicken i boil it first.

10/1/08 8:29 PM
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I'm not interested in raw at this point. I don't know enough about it and am not willing to put in the time to learn either.

The canned food I bought wasn't as high quality as I thought, at least according to DFA. I haven't used any, so I'll probably take it back. I boiled up a chicken breast tonight. I'l shred it after it cools and throw some of that in or use it as a training treat - not sure which yet.
10/8/08 5:55 PM
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Homeboy liked the chicken as a training treat, but I think the preferred cheese and hot dog.

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