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Author Topic: What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?  (Read 786 times)

Offline Niluraj

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What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?
« on: January 20, 2017, 12:59:12 PM »
The answer is simple - the difference is water content. Fresh meat can contain up to 80% water. Find out more about the nutritional content and difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients and click here.http://www.bestdogfoods.us/

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As it is very difficult to get this balance right, you are probably better off choosing from one of the tried and tested commercial diets. Puppies need the best possible diet whilst they are growing up, as even a slight imbalance may harm their development and growth.
 
 Any change in diet should be made very gradually over at least a week to avoid upset and you should try a new diet for at least 10 days before making any further changes.

Treats

There are a wide variety of prepared and natural treats on the market which vary hugely in quality. Some commercial treats have lots of sugar, colourings, milk products and fat in them. Even 'doggy chocs' or 'low-fat yoghurt drops' can contain sugars or lactose (milk sugar) so always check the ingredients label.
 
 Good quality prepared treats have been developed with dogs dietary needs in mind. However, all treats should be given sparingly, never more than 15% of the total calorie intake.
 
 If used regularly reduce the amount of main meal food your dog is receiving in order to avoid obesity. Some chew treats have proven ability to help prevent dental diseases, but again check the label to ensure you are getting a genuine product.
 
 Real chocolate is poisonous to dogs and can cause liver damage and even be fatal, so never give your dog any chocolate, or leave any lying around for it to find and eat, especially at Christmas time.
 
 Avoid giving your dog any sweet biscuits or sugary treats which are bad for its teeth as well as its waistline, and can cause sugar 'highs' and 'lows'. Stick to prepared treats and desiccated liver tablets.

Dog feeding tips

    It is better to stick to one variety of good quality dog food and do not add any supplements (unless instructed by your vet), as over supplementing can be harmful to your dog.
    If your dog does not eat all of its meal in one go, you may be offering it too much. Not all dogs eat the amount recommended by the food manufacturers. The right amount should produce firm, dark brown, crinkly stools. If the stools are firm but get softer towards the end, this is a classic sign of overfeeding.
    Never change your dog's diet abruptly (unless under the direction of your vet). If you want to change its diet, do it gradually over a period of a few days to a week.
    Do not feed your dog before travelling in the car as this can encourage car-sickness, or an hour before or after exercise as this could contribute to a stomach dilation and torsion (also known as bloat) which is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate veterinary intervention.
    Medium to large breeds of dogs should be fed from a raised bowl to prevent them from swallowing air while they eat, which can also contribute to bloat. You can buy bowl stands for this purpose. For owners of breeds who are thought to be susceptible to this condition, you should seek advice from your breeder, vet and/or breed club on further precautionary measures.
    Leave your dog in peace while it is eating from its bowl. Taking the bowl away while it is eating causes anxiety, which can lead to food aggression. If you want to be sure that your dog is comfortable with you approaching it during mealtimes, add a little food to the bowl while it is eating, so it sees you as an asset, rather than a threat.
    Never feed your dog from the table or your plate, as this encourages drooling and attention-seeking behaviours such as begging and barking.



Offline My Dog Store

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Re: What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 12:38:52 AM »
When choosing food for your dog, either dry or moist, make sure that you feed it the appropriate amount.

Offline huntr70

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Re: What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 03:34:04 PM »
Roadkill is the best....


especially a week or two old.
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Offline Willingtonpaul

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Re: What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 05:55:07 PM »
 :agree:


well, actually it's my two golden retrievers that agree......they don't have very discerning paletes....

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Offline egregg57

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Re: What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 12:26:36 PM »
Awesome...
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Offline cyncyn

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Re: What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 01:15:58 PM »
someone i know was toying with the idea of raw versus veggie diet which sounds interesting but im not sure if maybe thats good for specific dogs or like all....

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Re: What is the difference between dry and fresh meat ingredients?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 06:08:34 PM »
Our westie ate a fresh killed skunk (he killed it for spraying him).

I don't think he knows what he is eating most of the time. As fast as he eats, I can't believe anything sits on his taste buds for long.
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