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Old 12-06-2015, 06:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My mum's vet recommended Chappie to her for her collie. I think we did try it a while ago but didnt notice any real change - perhaps I didnt give it long enough. Someone has told me about Arkwrights food today? I'll have to do some comparing.

Claire, both dogs have around 400g plus half a can of wet food per day (divided into 2 servings, morning and night) They do also get the odd titbit too, although Im not overly keen on that (blame the husband!)
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Old 13-06-2015, 09:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Try reducing his portion of food to see if that reduces the loose poos.
That sounds a good amount of food you are feeding.
My little labs get less than 200g of Skinners salmon a day and then treats and a bit of leftovers on too, they are around 21kg and 27kg in weight)
A 15kg bag for about 25 (off Amazon subscribe and save) lasts about 6 weeks for 2 dogs. Excellent value for the quality in my thinking. When Luna was a puppy I over fed her and she never had solid poops, she also got over weight. Make sure you can feel his ribs easily when you touch his side.
Hope a new vet is better at working with you rather than making you feel rubbish. X
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Old 13-06-2015, 10:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My Lexi is on wagg, has been since a puppy , her coats shiny , she,s full of energy , weights fine. Wagg is a "complete" food so you might not need the wet stuff as well.

its like all the advice you get on raising children, ignore 95% of it and do what suits you!

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Old 13-06-2015, 11:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Claire, both dogs have around 400g plus half a can of wet food per day (divided into 2 servings, morning and night) They do also get the odd titbit too, although Im not overly keen on that (blame the husband!)[/QUOTE]

Personally I would reduce that down by about a third and see what happens but you know your dog better than us . 42 kg seems to be a lot to me but my dogs are from working lines whereas it might be a average weight from a dog from show lines ?

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Old 13-06-2015, 04:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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400g plus half a tin of wet food does sound a lot.
Millie weighs 22kg and has 150g dry food a day
Oak weighs 24kg but is still growing at 12 months and has 300g food a day
Moss weighs 30kg and has 240g food a day.
But I do feed a quality food without loads of fillers.

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I bet the vet sells JWB and makes a good profit on it. Look at the site Petnpony I order from them and they delivered for free and were cheaper than Amazon AND the local vet of course ! Petnpony don't have online ordering, but they have a wonderful telephone service and a fast delivery time.
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Old 13-06-2015, 06:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have Milo on Chappie complete which was recommended by my vet after he got lungworm a few years ago. He has a delicate tum since the lungworm and he has thrived on it.
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Old 13-06-2015, 08:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It probably is a bit too much - he is such a big dog though and when i see the tiny amount in his bowl i feel sorry for him lol Killing with kindness though I cut a bit down today and will carry it on - hubby is away in Kenya at the moment so I'll have to make sure he does it too because he's softer than me where his dogs are concerned. Thank you for all the advice x
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Dried food looks like a small amount but it swells up significantly with water added so don't feel too guilty.

Use weighing scales for a week or two to ensure that you know what you are feeding him. If you weigh it and put it in a bag or box for each day you can ensure that he is getting the right amount every day. It is very easy to give a rounded cup of food rather than a flat one which then adds an extra 10-20g of food per cup - it all adds up!
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Old 18-07-2015, 06:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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My friend feeds her Great Dane on Wagg (green one) and he does very well on it. She gave me some for my lab Oscar to try and it made him runny - each dog is different. Oscar has been on Skinner's Junior and recently he's started to let off very whiffy wind and also sometimes is a bit loose. I emailed Skinners - very helpful. They said Jr is ok up until 18 months but he may need to change a little earlier and they sent me sample packs of the various options to try. I have now bought the salmon/rice one and am gently changing him onto it with the last third of his current bag of Jr.
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