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What do you feed your hound and

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WinkyWinkola Thu 09-May-13 23:18:58

how much does it cost?

Do you think the more expensive brands are worth it?

VerySmallSqueak Thu 09-May-13 23:21:58

We feed family meal leftovers mixed with dry complete food and a bit of gravy if necessary,so the cost isn't enormous.

Obviously we're mindful to picking a choosing the leftovers he gets.Chicken and veg,yes.Curry,no.grin

WinkyWinkola Thu 09-May-13 23:32:58

Which dry complete food?

HoneyDragon Thu 09-May-13 23:42:29

I use Burns Alert Complete. I buy a 15k sack on offer for £27.00. Feeding that exclusively works out 46 pence per day.

However I do Burns am and Raw pm.

Dog mince, raw chicken tripe eat all work out around 50 pence a portion.

She also has a raw egg twice a week. A bag of raw carrots (39pence) a week, and a tin of sardines 40 pence.

On average including training treats it costs £1.00 a day to feed a 28k Labrador and she's thriving smile

VerySmallSqueak Thu 09-May-13 23:47:02

I've chucked the box,but I think it may be Bakers.

It's a bog standard one you can get in the supermarket.

nohalfmeasures Thu 09-May-13 23:48:41

Harbro Woofers £12.99 for 15kg from local feed merchant. For working dogs but we just feed a bit less.

fanoftheinvisibleman Fri 10-May-13 07:22:01

I feed raw. He has things such as chicken wings and thighs, lamb and pork ribs, ox tail, various minces, white fish, sardines, kidney and liver, eggs and yoghurt. I do throw in veg and rice/pasta leftovers too.

It costs around 50 -80p a day (7kg dog) depending on what he has. I am slightly overfeeding to fatten him up a little and I don't have a chest freezer. It would be a hell of a lot cheaper if I could bulk buy from barf suppliers.

He hated dry and missed so many meals he was skinny. We have done raw for a month and he gets so excited at meal times and scoffs the lot.

OrbisNonSufficit Fri 10-May-13 07:30:26

We feed OrbisDog Orijen. It's expensive but he's quite little so a 13kg bag lasts for months, therefore on a per-feed basis it's quite reasonable. He also gets fish4dogs tiddler treats which I buy in bulk so again quite cheap.

We've tried other complete foods but they all seem to make him farty (delicate little thing that he is), and raw isn't an option as he has a beard which I refuse to wash twice a day!

larlemucker Fri 10-May-13 08:10:31

Burns wet and dry £8.00 for a dry bar and about £10 for a box of wet.
He is only a 9kg fluffy monster!
Burns is high in fibre so stops him getting bad anal glands (sorry if TMI!)

WinkyWinkola Fri 10-May-13 08:17:13

How'd you get your dog to eat carrots?

fanoftheinvisibleman Fri 10-May-13 08:21:35

My dog has loved a raw carrot as a treat since he was tiny. I have pics where the carrot is nearly as tall as him!

tabulahrasa Fri 10-May-13 08:37:51

Mine eats carrots too - though to be fair, he's also partial to a bit of lavender hmm It's just actual dog food he's fussy about, lol

HoneyDragon Fri 10-May-13 12:39:24

Carrots are sweet. Ergo, dog eats them smile

mistlethrush Fri 10-May-13 12:42:11

Mine's on JWB - I was recommended to use a food that guaranteed the composition for her type - some don't. She is also partial to any veg she gets given, although she does like them cooked.

ginauk84 Fri 10-May-13 12:49:52

Mine loves carrots, she once stole the carrots from the worktop but left the meat!!

morethanyoubargainfor Fri 10-May-13 12:59:17

I feed my 3 raw diet and price wisest workout around £14 per. Week for all three, roughly about 82kgof dog! For me the health benefits mean sit costs a lot less. I would never feed a commercial dried dog food again.

Lorialet Fri 10-May-13 18:24:17

Mine is on Arden Grange, the only thing that doesn't make her fart. She's a bit fussy though and won't eat it unless it has a bit of grated cheese or tuna on.

Mine are on skinners salmon and rice. About £24 for 15kg, lasts 6-8 weeks for a small terrier plus a collie.

vjg13 Fri 10-May-13 20:00:32

Arden grange lamb flavour. Due to its ability to make the dogs do firm poos that are easy to pick up!

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