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  • in reply to: Updated: Grain & White Potato Free dog foods #91175 Report Abuse
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    As much as I’ll be trying to stay with Aussie brands, it’s nice to have more potato-free options to consider should I need to widen my scope. Thank you for this list, not just for me but for dog owners in all countries. Is there an age where reactions or inflammatory issues from white potato become more likely to happen? My pup is a four month old toy mix.

    in reply to: Ground beef vs other? #91111 Report Abuse
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    I know there’s something with raw chicken and salmonella, but I don’t recall anything about pork. Is there a reason you stay away from it? Don’t like the stuff myself, unless it’s bacon, but the dogs go bonkers for pork sausage.

    Anyway, my first reaction to your post was to be grossed out and wonder what on earth you’re thinking, but really, this is quite fascinating. I fully agree that handling matters. Like anon101 said, more time and more things done means more chance of something going wrong. What’s your opinion on ready-ground meat? It would be easier for me to work with, but I don’t want it if it’s going to harm my furbaby. I’m not sure I’d trust a grocery store, but what if I was able to get a butcher to do it?

    I cant remember which state MA is (Maryland?), but I hope that law gets passed! Cage free is so much better for both human and animal. I don’t need a study to tell me that. Good luck!

    in reply to: Ground beef vs other? #91074 Report Abuse
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    That actually makes some sense. We might not agree on all points, but I appreciate that you took the time to provide and explain your opinion. It’s certainly given me something to think about.

    in reply to: Ground beef vs other? #91072 Report Abuse
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    Anon101: Your first link is interesting, but I don’t understand maths and need it all explained like I’m five. I also don’t feel that it answers my main question: *why* is ground supposedly worse? It’s not like the grinding process magically creates bacteria.

    I understand the risk vs benefit of feeding raw. Handling the stuff is gross, but I want what’s best for my little girl. You mentioned raw landed you in the emergency vet-what exactly were you feeding? Raw can be best, but also worst if not done right.

    Crazy4cats: Your suggestions are great, but being Aussie, pounds and ounces mean little to me. Does the website do conversions? I don’t need to do homemade right now since I get extra from my parents, but I might look at it when the time comes that I do. I have a local butcher, so I’m possibly ahead of the game already.

    in reply to: Getting a pup, looking for opinions #89599 Report Abuse
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    The other Susan was talking about a different brand. Unless I’ve not looked in the right place, Verus isn’t available in Australia. I need to brush up on my html so I can organise things better.

    And true, you do get a bit more for your money with MfM than IC, but could you please explain how Ziwipeak works out to be better value? Maths is… not exactly my strong point.

    in reply to: Getting a pup, looking for opinions #89577 Report Abuse
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    US Susan: I appreciate the suggestion on what looks like a nice product range, but it’s a bit difficult to obtain something only sold on the opposite side of the world to which one lives.

    AU Susan: Stay Loyal looks like an excellent food, but as a single, unemployed, mentally ill and neurologically disabled person, it costs more than I really want to pay. Meals for Mutts looks like it could work, though. I’d passed up that brand earlier, I think because I’d misread the protein amount. Their other products are certainly worth considering.

    Ziwipeak definitely isn’t something I can afford to buy regularly, so it doesn’t really feel right to ask for samples. I’m glad your pack is doing well, though! I love cats, but decided a dog better suited what I’m looking for-a companion to share company and love with.

    EDIT: How do I post pictures here? It’s been a long time since I’ve fiddled directly with html.

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