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Melli-Jane



Joined: 09 Mar 2011
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Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 12:45 pm    Post subject: trumping puppy!  Reply with quote    

we have at long last gone and got a puppy after 10 years of dithering! He is a GSD x Husky, we have had him about 5 weeks now and he is 14 weeks old. In the last couple of weeks we have noticed some 'interesting' odours most days, usually when we (humans) are eating tea in front of the telly ... can anyone suggest a good dog food? he is currently on supadog puppy food but appears to supplement it somewhat with snaffled goat & sheep droppings... he does seem to have a delicate belly
I've looked at the purina beta large puppy and the Iams equivalent, but they are quite pricey...
It's been a while since either of us have had dogs so are not sure what we need to be looking for - any suggestions out there?

Piggyphile



Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 891
Location: Galicia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Melli Jane, I have nothing to offer you, I have two pups at the moment, 7 and 8 months who also eat animal waste, but you did give me a good laugh at the mental picture of the pup trumping as you ate....

Melli-Jane



Joined: 09 Mar 2011
Posts: 272
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

they are the silent type and normally when he is absolutely unconscious under our feet......it's hideous! The first time he did it was when we had friends round for dinner and there was a mass exodus to the kitchen for coffee

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have had years of the same. How could such a cute animal be full of so much bad smells?

But we have the cure. It's raw food. We were referred to another vet and they recommend a raw food diet. It makes a lot of sense. Dogs normally feast first on the guts of their prey and being mostly herbivores the guts are full of veggies. Apparently cooking meat ruins the nutritional value for dogs.

So now we feed him on raw meat that we get from the local butchers. They grind up all the waste bones, guts, etc and sell them as 2ft long frozen sausages. We give Charlie about 1/3 of one of these a day with at least the same volume of grated raw veg (anything but potatoes). Typically it's a couple of carrots, parsnips and at thistime of year courgettes plus shredded spring greens and grated cauli/calabresse stumps as well.
The 'sausages' are about 1.80 each so cheaper than tinned stuff.

It took him a while for him to get used to it (he's always been really picky) but now for the first time (after 8 years of trying all sorts of tinned and dried with little success) he is eager to eat and empties his bowl in no time at all (meat and veg).
He doesn't need (or want either) any other food.

Best of all - no wind at all! His coat looks so much better too.

A happy by product is firm stools that turn white as they dry (due to the calcium in the bones we are told).

Wish we'd found out about it years ago.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If by GSD you mean Alsation then we have got one of those too. Wonderful dog but a real thief and not averse to popping a few smelly surprises. We feed her the cheapest dog food our local supermarket has and she and our Labrador both do really well on it.

Our previous Labrador has appalling wind and we stopped it by giving her some sort of homoeopathic remedy (Carbo Veg rings a vague bell) and feeding her Pascoes dog food.

Oh and we demand pictures of said puppy! Here's a link to uor blog with a picture of mine http://eco-gites.blogspot.fr/2013/03/there-snow-power.html

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34027
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Homeopathic anti fart food? What's that nothing of it in? Water that's been near a dogs bum?

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Raw feeding minimises smells, farts, bad breath, and nasty poo for my pooch.

One obvious thing to consider is a wheat intolerance - there is enough of it about that there are commercial grain-free foods available.

I also wonder whether pup missed out on picking up the right gut flora at some point?

in the hills



Joined: 19 Sep 2013
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our Flattie, now 8 years, has bouts of doing this and the children laugh that it's always in the evenings when we finally sit down.

We have a 12 week old working lab pup. So far no wind problem but she really enjoys supplementing her diet with sheep and chicken poo .

Could be an intolerance but think lots of dogs do it. Our pup is having James Wellbeloved food at the moment and also Butchers puppy cans. James Wellbeloved is supposed to be gentle on pups digestive system. Lamb and rice. No wheat, soya or dairy. Might help but fairly expensive compared to some foods.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its no bad thing, it can be very handy having a dog to blame.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 13 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



charcoal helps ,if extreme measures are required raw garlic can help

raw food including veg is good but decent dog food is ok if you find what suits your new pal

bones are best in moderation (especially green pork bone gravelax which always made ronnie stink like a zombie)

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 2511
Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 13 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Love your dog Rosie. Oh and Melli Jane - we NEED photos

I've a new pup here too. He's 4 1/2 months now. Supposedly Border Collie, but he's growing quite big.

Some have voiced a suspicion that he may be half GSD





What do you all think? His weight is quite high if he's pure collie....

No matter what he is I think he's the best pup - and ideal for me. (Perhaps not what I thought I'd bought, but hey ho!)

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 13 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ive got Lily on Beta puppy, and she also is partial to rabbit pooh, chicken pooh and yes, even her own pooh.

She never farts (like the Queen).

Piggyphile



Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 891
Location: Galicia
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 13 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

These are my terrors.
The smaller one Sam is the oldest a bit of yorkie in there and something with enormous ears.
The larger one Toby is we think a spanish mastiff crossed with a Breton Spaniel but he is huge for 7 months.


Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 2511
Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 13 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And I see you over come the trumping problem by feeding them yoghurt and beer

Piggyphile



Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 891
Location: Galicia
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 13 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lol It seems to work!
They still chew everything including yoghurt pots.

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