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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 04:36 PM
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Below are Human Ingredient Products that I use:
Sunday Sundae (Digestive Enzyme & Pro-Biotic Combo): Sunday-Sundae-12oz
Gut Sense (ProBiotic): http://dr-dobias-natural-healing-usa...ducts/gutsense
Digest All Plus: (Digestive Enzyme/ProBiotic combo) Wholistic Digest All Plus? - Digestive Support - Canine


Not Human grade, but a nice product, and I rotate it in.
RX Biotics: https://www.amazon.com/Rx-Vitamins-F...=1&*entries*=0


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Below are Human Ingredient Products that I use:
Sunday Sundae (Digestive Enzyme & Pro-Biotic Combo): Sunday-Sundae-12oz
Gut Sense (ProBiotic): http://dr-dobias-natural-healing-usa...ducts/gutsense
Digest All Plus: (Digestive Enzyme/ProBiotic combo) Wholistic Digest All Plus? - Digestive Support - Canine


Not Human grade, but a nice product, and I rotate it in.
RX Biotics: https://www.amazon.com/Rx-Vitamins-F...=1&*entries*=0


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That's what I was looking for!!! The feed-essentials! But couldn't find it, and when you added it to the link, I saw.. SHipping to the US is stopped right now! I will have to check back.
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That's what I was looking for!!! The feed-essentials! But couldn't find it, and when you added it to the link, I saw.. SHipping to the US is stopped right now! I will have to check back.
I use ALL of the Feed Sentials products for my guys. Fantastic products!

I do rotate other items in occasionally, just for a switch in the ingredient lists.

Never had a problem having shipment from Canada! Wonder what's up?

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I use ALL of the Feed Sentials products for my guys. Fantastic products!

I do rotate other items in occasionally, just for a switch in the ingredient lists.

Never had a problem having shipment from Canada! Wonder what's up?

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It says Canadian Postal striKe!
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Your dogs are looking great! I've been raw feeding for ~2 1/2 years and I still weigh some stuff, especially any cuts I'm not as familiar with - that can make it harder to "eyeball." Don't feel bad about wanting to keep it more precise as a newbie. That being said, always do a hands-on weight check, when the dogs are hairy any of that fluff can be very misleading!

I'm currently using 3 supplements daily, Springtime's Bug-off Garlic Granules, Nupro Silver (mainly to have something tasty to "disguise" the garlic), and a probiotic. The probiotic I use is the Wholistic Digest-All Plus (at Moms' suggestion - she is a wealth of fantastic info!!). I've only been using it for about 1-2 months, and it's already made a difference. Green tripe can also be fed as a probiotic, but is a little different than adding something powdered or a tablet each day (which is why I went with a powdered probiotic for daily use, and we feed GT when we have it.)

I prefer to feed oily fish when I can and not have to rely on giving fish oil separately. If you do feed fish oil, do some research about dosing by weight and how much Vitamin E you will have to add to keep everything running on an even keel.

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I use Berte's products from B-naturals.
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I stopped weighing the food a long time ago, now I just go by body condition. If I see too many ribs, I add a little bit more food to each meal, and if I don't see any ribs I take a little bit out. I don't like to feed frozen food, but that's probably more because I wouldn't like it myself, lol. A lot of people do it to slow their dogs down a bit, but I always thaw it out first.

The crunching of the bones used to make me super nervous, but it doesn't bother me at all anymore. Turkey bones do make me a bit nervous because they're SO hard and sharp, but that's just me.

Your dog looks great in the pictures!

I do the same thing because in summer months my dogs are more active and need more food. I look at ribs and hips.

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Your dogs are looking great! I've been raw feeding for ~2 1/2 years and I still weigh some stuff, especially any cuts I'm not as familiar with - that can make it harder to "eyeball." Don't feel bad about wanting to keep it more precise as a newbie. That being said, always do a hands-on weight check, when the dogs are hairy any of that fluff can be very misleading!

I'm currently using 3 supplements daily, Springtime's Bug-off Garlic Granules, Nupro Silver (mainly to have something tasty to "disguise" the garlic), and a probiotic. The probiotic I use is the Wholistic Digest-All Plus (at Moms' suggestion - she is a wealth of fantastic info!!). I've only been using it for about 1-2 months, and it's already made a difference. Green tripe can also be fed as a probiotic, but is a little different than adding something powdered or a tablet each day (which is why I went with a powdered probiotic for daily use, and we feed GT when we have it.)

I prefer to feed oily fish when I can and not have to rely on giving fish oil separately. If you do feed fish oil, do some research about dosing by weight and how much Vitamin E you will have to add to keep everything running on an even keel.

This is great information! Unfortunately many of the place that I have checked around here do not have green tripe. I still am doing research on the different supplements. Since the whole Canada strike thing.

I'm going to have to weigh the food longer until I start to get a good at knowing what are the proper portions. certain things I'm pretty good about! But not so much!
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We have discovered that Ellie does not like fish but Lincoln loves it. Im not sure what fish to feed them. We gave them tilapia (Ellie ate slowly) and some other fish that I cant remember which she did not want anything to do with. We have gone between Pork and chicken frequently. We also have given ground beef as well as turkey. Pork and chicken are the easiest and cheapest, beef I get on sale and turkey the same. They love rabbit. Lamb is a once and a while unfortunately as well as any sort of heart. Organs we have given include brain, liver and testicles. I cant seem to find much else. We have a whole thing of unused chitterlings not sure what to do with those. We also give egg two or even maybe three times a week. Also give a scoop of yogurt sometimes and we give coconut oil and salmon oil.

Am I missing anything?

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We have discovered that Ellie does not like fish but Lincoln loves it. Im not sure what fish to feed them. We gave them tilapia (Ellie ate slowly) and some other fish that I cant remember which she did not want anything to do with. We have gone between Pork and chicken frequently. We also have given ground beef as well as turkey. Pork and chicken are the easiest and cheapest, beef I get on sale and turkey the same. They love rabbit. Lamb is a once and a while unfortunately as well as any sort of heart. Organs we have given include brain, liver and testicles. I cant seem to find much else. We have a whole thing of unused chitterlings not sure what to do with those. We also give egg two or even maybe three times a week. Also give a scoop of yogurt sometimes and we give coconut oil and salmon oil.

Am I missing anything?
Kidneys can be easy to get. For fish I feed herring and sardines, sometimes trout, but herring is the winner here for most of them. My senior will not eat fish, just yesterday I chopped it up to fool her, that didn't work. She took every piece out and put it on the floor.

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