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Pia Alexander
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Just out of interest does canned dog food make greyhounds fart!!!
I have noticed that if I mix a bit of canned food with biscuit/ kibble Banjo lets rip big time
However if I add cooked Chicken or Mince she is fine.
I have tried a few varieties of dog food Butchers, Asda own, and natures menu. I always use canned food in jelly not gravy.

Although I guess all dogs are different in the wind area lol

Anyone any Ideas

Thanks




Sharon Martin
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30 Jan 2008 07:47


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mine fart alot, and they get tinned mixed in with dry!!
whether its in gravy, jelly or whatever!
Im always worried what visitors think, as Im probably used to the smell, and dont notice it!!


Susan Breininger
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I still can't figure out the "fart factor" of your hounds over there! Mine are sweet as pie! :>) I mix about 1/4 cup canned food and water with their kibble and it doesn't make them fart - lots of poo but no farts! I've read several posts about giving them milk there - could that be the culprit? I know it gives ME gas! LOL If you do give milk, try cutting that out and see if the hot air simmers down!



Clare Graham
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You could try adding in a tablespoonful or so of plain natural yoghurt as well Pia - this solved Doc's wind problems, and he loves it!

With the tinned food Doc does fine with Butchers' Tripe or Chappie, he also loves raw mince from the pet shop especially green tripe (which smells simply disgusting!). Other brands of tinned food seem to give him the runs though



Jack Ogilvie
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30 Jan 2008 09:09


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smart girl clare. EXTERNAL LINK


Laura Sneddon
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If I give Poppy 'Beef' kibble she is extremely smelly! I stick to the chicken and veg, with the odd tinned tripe mixed in as a treat. she does a lot of 'burping' tho, ususally as she has her face in yours...nice!!!! Hee hee x


Guy Nurse
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ladies and gents, please please quieten down with all the wind related statements, its hard enough finding homes for retired hounds as it is...lol

ps laura - sounds like our little kc has the same manners as your poppy!



Jack Ogilvie
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yuck.


Scott Parkes
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Do your dog a favour and feed it what it was intended to eat that is raw food, remember dogs (any dogs) are scavengers, raw bones offal and raw meat plus raw friut get it when its off from your local friut market etc.

I believe that if you feed it anything else you are mistreating it, remember ignorance is not an excuse to mistreat your animal. And I know that would not be your intention. Can you only get canned food, do you not have a butchery near your place.

If you care about your dogs why not do some research about what is best for them.

Google...give your dog a bone, and other such topics

Why do you think that so many dogs now suffer from so many ailments cancer etc




Claire Jones
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Bio yoghurt definitely helps!

I never feed tinned dog food simply because I don't know for sure what's in it and when I read the label I don't like the list of ingredients - I wouldn't eat it!

Mine get mince, or fish, or beef chunks or egg with their dried food and veg, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruit etc - not all at the same time obviously, but they get a nice mixture. And they both have lovely skin and fur and no allergies - and NO WIND!


Sarah Goss
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What is the best type of raw bone to ask for in your butchers?


Cheryl Glover
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Pia Alexander wrote:

Just out of interest does canned dog food make greyhounds fart!!!
I have noticed that if I mix a bit of canned food with biscuit/ kibble Banjo lets rip big time
However if I add cooked Chicken or Mince she is fine.
I have tried a few varieties of dog food Butchers, Asda own, and natures menu. I always use canned food in jelly not gravy.

Although I guess all dogs are different in the wind area lol

Anyone any Ideas

Thanks


Depends on the individual greyhound and which ones are common as muck and which are ladies and gents.

I feed mine here the same as you and it's a competition betwwen the two little mutts and and Jam Lass (the worse of them all)and the smelliest.

Jammy Jam lass is as common as muck and loves to smile when rip. She knows it will draw attention.
It does depend on the canned dog food you give them and a lot like chum and butchers do give her the farts




Clare Graham
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Hi Scott

I agree with you that raw can be great but it's not practical for everyone. I live in a small town house, inner city, no car, no space for an extra freezer, nowhere near an abbatoir in any case. Doc gets principally dry food, supplemented for interest with a bit of good-quality tinned or raw, and yes usually some veggies from the market or pasta too. Oh, and the yoghurt of course!

I've researched his diet carefully and am confident that what I feed him is good quality and free from any artificial colourings and preservatives and similar 'nasties' (there are some crap dog foods out there, certainly...) He certainly enjoys it and does very well on it - indeed earlier this month I was complimented on his lovely condition by the greyhound welfare kennels, when I picked him up from their holiday kennels.

Diet is an issue which dog-owners seem to get very passionate about these days, particularly the raw feeders. At the end of the day though I think there's more than one solution and that it's a question of finding the one that suits your dog, your purse, and your lifestyle!



Jenny Legay-Mckinley
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Dry food, tinned food, chubb, roast dinners (I could go on) all make my dogs fart, Benji is the worst. We give them a bit of plain yoghurt when it gets too much.

And the burping!!! After eating, Toby always comes over for a fuss & cuddle and finishes off with a nice big burp. Molly burps but keeps them to herself thankfully.


Laura Sneddon
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Scott - I wouldn't say we are 'mistreating' our dogs! As Clare mentioned, if your dog/bitch is responding well to the diet you are giving it then I can't see how this is mistreating? I've tried raw meats/bones and mine is simply not interested in anything raw, if I cook it up then its devoured in seconds. I have a well grounded, well balanced and healthy shiny black girl who like all of us, sometimes simply has to 'pass wind!' If it becomes a major problem then, yes I agree, diet must be rethought and/or adjusted.





Sharon Martin
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look at the pic of willow on my profile and see how she looks, shes fed on dry mixed with tinned, sardines, brown bread and spuds
shes in top condition, i can put up with the farting, everyone gets wind, dogs inc!
re. raw, i read recently about a dog that has to get bone removed from between teeth,m which caused a nasty infection, you also have to get the balance 100% spot on for the right nutrients etc, also, i wouldnt fancy feeding raw meats and bones in the house, they would also kill each other over it lol




Claire Jones
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I definitely don't do raw bones or meat - they do have raw veg but they prefer everything cooked. :)


Julie Sadler
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I started to do raw cos my homeopathic vet told me it was the best for my very ill dog .. it took a while to get my head round it but I find it suits my two really well and it's now easy... and they don't fart even when they've eaten raw liver.

Their teeth are in great condition because of the bones (the vet said my 12 year olds teeth are excellent) so I don't have the worry of considering dental work at the vets - risk to the dogs and cost to me :=( .I get my raw meat from a wholesaler but have bought it from Tescos or one of the big pet stores and bought a small second hand freezer to store the meat - tho could fit a weeks worth in my freezer.

To me it's like eating processed food all the time - you may be ok but some people will become ill and most won't be as healthy as they could be. The other thing is that dog food manufacturers want to make a profit and are not always careful what they put in the food - last year there was a big recall in the States of kibble when many dogs began to die - they realised that the manufacturer had put melamine (you know the wood stuff) in to 'bulk it out' and it was killing dogs. If you want to read a scare story look for 'The food dogs die for' when things like flea collars, drugs used to kill horses and diseased animals were found in 'complete' dog foods. They can apparently not declare some ingredients as it depends on when they add them to the mix so even if you are being careful you aren't always told the whole truth - there's one popular complete food that contains something that's so carcinogenic that the Americans won't allow it - we do .. and I don't want to take the risk.

Yes I agree that it's a matter of personal choice and there have been dogs die on bones but there have also been dogs die on balls and other toys so you just need to be sensible and give your big dog a big bone (I get mine from the local butcher and aim for big bones with scraps of meat left on so they can nibble and chew like they should).

When I look at most complete dog foods the main ingredients are cereals ... well I know they would have some cereal from the intestines of their prey but dogs don't usually graze do they?

The only complaint I'd have about feeding raw is that my 9year old grey is SO well that she still gallops about madly and I have to take her to the chiropractor ...

Like you say - a very passionate topic ... I don't vaccinate either ...



Wayne Larson
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Star had some low fat refried beans in his breakfast this morning - I'm just waiting!


Lianne Cook
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Julie, SPOT ON, well said, exactly!!!

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