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how many tinned sardines?

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colditz Thu 04-Oct-12 20:27:18

I have a 6 kilo Jack Russel and sometimes I give her sardines for tea. Would you mix with her normal meal or not, and how many tins should I give her? There's 120 grams in a tin, but they are very rich.

Nigglenaggle Thu 04-Oct-12 20:40:54

None! Jesus! Feed her dog food she's not a seal.

Sardines are high in calories. She may be 6kg now, but when she is 12-13kg and used to having them, it wont seem like such a good idea.

smellsabit Thu 04-Oct-12 20:49:30

same answer for skinny fussy lurcher?

colditz Thu 04-Oct-12 20:51:04

What in gods name makes you think I'm neglectful enough to allow my dog to gain 110% of her body weight? Sardines are generally held to be a nice treat for dogs, and as for dog food, well, if you'd ever SEEN what goes into dog food, you wouldn't have it in the house.

Nigglenaggle Thu 04-Oct-12 21:03:32

Im sorry, youre right, sardines are much better.

colditz Thu 04-Oct-12 21:34:02

I know, all I wanted was a guide to how many to feed her so she's not sick.

D0oinMeCleanin Thu 04-Oct-12 22:37:10

My JRT/Fox Terrier X gets one tin of sardines in tomato sauce mixed with half a cup of rice, twice a week, although he shares that amount with my other small breed, so you'd need half a tin and quarter of a cup of rice - if like me you feed twice a day? If you only feed once a day, give the whole amount.

My lurcher gets a whole tin + half a cup of rice. It keeps their coats lovely and shiny and is great for their skin.

ditavonteesed Fri 05-Oct-12 08:03:53

I give my border terrier adn my cocker spaniel one tin each, I often break an egg over the top as well.

ditavonteesed Fri 05-Oct-12 08:05:01

niggle what utterly random abuse.

Grockle Fri 05-Oct-12 20:00:25

My Border Collie cross often has a tin of sardines. If she's still hungry, she has a handful of mixer or rice. Sardines are good for dogs.

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Fri 05-Oct-12 20:28:59

My lab gets a raw egg and a tin of sardines once a week too smile

feesh Fri 05-Oct-12 21:13:24

My godknowswhatmix (collie sized) gets a whole big tin with an egg cracked on top once a week too smile

TheGOLDCunnyFunt Sat 06-Oct-12 09:26:28

My greyhound gets fed less kibble than normal with a whole tin mixed in. He has around 500g of kibble a day, so 250g per meal, if he's having sardines I give about 150g kibble mixed with the fish. I appreciate that my dog is madsive compared to a JR so this might not work for you.

I'd try what D0oin said.

TheGOLDCunnyFunt Sat 06-Oct-12 09:26:40


wildfig Sat 06-Oct-12 10:54:43

My 30kg bassets get half a tin of sardines or pilchards in tomato sauce over their kibble twice a week - helps keep their coats nice and glossy.

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