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    Linda,

    Start with a small tea spoon full and see if he likes it, and like any new food start slowly and gradually watching for any possible upsets as you go and remember to try and introduce only one new food at a time, a bit like a baby really.

    I give mine Natural Organic Bio Yogurt with "all the good bacteria for healthy tums and digestive systems" a tablespoon twice a week on top of a little mashed banana, it's my breakfast and theirs also!

    Rice and pasta are enjoyed by mine as well.

    Remember not to give cakes and biscuits!!! and all the naughty things!!!

    Alison, Wilts, UK.

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    Even when feeding a raw diet I never fed raw to a puppy under 6/8 months.
    That's interesting Alison; I think I'd feel I'd want time for their dogestive systems to mature too. I don't think Laura Lang says this on her site but I know she has posted before about not feeding til about that age as well. I generally like Laura's approach to feeding which is very unfussy.

    Linda I was more rambling on generally as I typically do without meaning to imply I assumed anything about your approach. Just random thoughts. If m,edlaiions etc were available here In Ireland I'd likely consider that approach to raw. But I never saw much difference in what was being fed and I know my cats are in fantastic coat condition etc on their Royal Canin diet with a little supplemet of commercial tinned food and some cooked chicken etc as treats. The dogs also look in great condition.

    Linda there are some good cooked diets that would probably be very close to Monica's in the Caring for your cavalier section of the Library. Mine absolutely LOVE any kind of chicken and rice and veggie stew. This offers an excellent and varied range of nutrients.

    I'd like to learn a bit more on supplements.

    I have a link elsewhere to Monica's website and her page on a cavalier menu from the episodic falling website.

    I too feel there are many opinions and many approaches -- some just take a lot more effort and really require some extra nutritional knowledge. Over time I have grown more wary of raw diets for many reasons. I am not sure there is more than an affect of people seeing what they want to see with such diets. Whereas I have heard of many documented cases of dogs dying or having serious emergencies from bones puncturing their intestines from raw diets. So the occasional chicken necks and marrow bones are what I currently feel most comfortable with, or wings cut into three segments.

    I like people to consider a range of choices, recognised what is involved with each, and not feel pressured into a particular track of feeding especially if it isn't a track that really suits them.
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    Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


    He ate Monica Segal's food again, twice in one day.
    That is brilliant for Dudley.

    Karlin:

    Once I get a chance I will have a look in the library and cook something up. It is also the supplements that I know nothing about, I will have to try an find sometime to do some reading.
    Of course Nicki always offers me a helping hand too, Karlin I just cannot
    see any sense in me continuing to feed RAW even the medallions if he
    does not like them. I have so much food, when I go to the Animal Shelter they will most likely think I am selling it, I have never ever given Dudley
    a Chicken Wing, only necks.

    I am just so happy that he is eating.
    He likes it, I like it. Perfecto.

    I really do appreciate and value your input.
    You are one huge encycopedia.

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    Hi Linda,

    That is something I forgot, (Thanks Karlin!) dogs cannot store some vitamins in their bodys so a multi vitamin suppliment is worth thinking about. You should be able to find "Pet-Tabs" easily, I'm sure your vet will advise you. These and other good brands are found in pet stores etc or through your vet.

    Another reason to feed a good quality kibble in with some of your home made food is because these are included in the product.

    Have fun cooking!

    Alison, Wilts, UK.

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    Allison, I will check with the Vet when I go back on June 21st for Darby.


    Dudley ate the food that is 3 meals, I am totally shocked.

    He has never ever done that.

    I am going to start adding a bit of kibble to it now though until I can
    talk to the Vet.

    Thank you so much. I am going to go into the library.

    Did I mention lately how much I love this board.

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    Linda,

    Well done you and well done Dudley!

    Excellent results!

    Alison, Wilts, UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    ....Dudley ate the food that is 3 meals, I am totally shocked.

    He has never ever done that....
    that is such great news!! and so useful to hear about the success of working with Monica.

    by the way, what are medallians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy
    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    ....Dudley ate the food that is 3 meals, I am totally shocked.

    He has never ever done that....
    that is such great news!! and so useful to hear about the success of working with Monica.

    by the way, what are medallians?
    Judy
    Medallions are small tiny hamburger patties that are about 1 oz per medallions which are made by Natures Variety Raw Food, I had been
    trying for so long to feed Dudley RAW, but no more.

    I have finally found the food he likes, thanks to my wonderful friend
    Nicki.
    Nicki I love you so much, you are such a doll.


    Allison:

    Can I also give Darby some yogurt, just came back from the store
    I bought some Organic Natural plain Yogurt. ???????????????

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