Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Sardine Fillest - Cook or not

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Sardine Fillest - Cook or not

    Hi

    Among my many loopy ideas there often come to the front lots which are totally daft .My thoughts behind this one are the recent excellent reports regarding Omega 3 which the girls have in capsule form and have had for a long time .So I thought it would be nice for them if I introduce it as a meat source once or twice a week so I have bought from a fresh fish supplier a few boxes of sardine fillets as sardine is supposed to have a very high content of the right Omega 3 plus feeding them proper fish will be more palatable and tasty for them than capsules ,I weigh everything so will ensure they do get more than their daily allowance allows ,but I am now stuck as I don't know if I should feed raw or lightly cook them in some way and as I haven't a clue about cooking any help will be gratefully received .

    All the girls meat produce I feed them as an added security and for storage at minus 22 C for a period of three weeks before feeding then I like to rotate from say chicken wings /beef mince /lamb neck /Nat Inst tripe /lamb breast /PAH tripe and now sardine fillets will be maybe once no more than twice a week purely to brighten their meal times but I need guidance on preparation pls my 5 kilo should be here on Friday from.

    http://www.frozenfishdirect.co.uk/bu...in-detail.html

    I cant be bothered doing no more than a bowl of cornflakes for myself but I really enjoy preparing the girls meals great fun for me.
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA - USA
    Posts
    693
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That is so great! I really enjoy making food for my pets too! My cat Solo always is getting special foods, raw, etc that I prepare for him. I would really love and enjoy to do the same for Coco, but I worry she will turn picky if I begin because I am having trouble getting her to eat her kibble.

    Funny how we take better care of our pets than ourselves huh?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Scotland - east coast
    Posts
    9,970
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Mine have to make do with tinned sardines generally!! I drain them carefully and they eat the whole thing - obviously they are cooked.

    However sometimes I buy them raw fish from the supermarket, they will eat some things raw but other stuff they only eat lightly cooked - I bake fish in the oven in foil, such as mackerel and sardines. Whitebait they will take raw [they were on offer in Morrisons for 1.99 per kg!!]



    **be careful with raw salmon though**


    I like them to have the whole fish so they get the calcium from the bones, and I think Ii'm right in saying that the skin contains much of the oil? Need to check that though.


    Did you see in their specials section on your web link they do frogs legs

    never seen that before!!
    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    413
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Brian, I am like Nicki, I feed mine tinned sardines. unlike Tuna it's not very processed so is great for them, I buy them in oil which I drain and then Barney, Cassie and Taylor the cat all get one each!!

    They love them and never have a bad effect on Tummies, even Barney's sensitive one!!

    If you'd like to give fresh, again like Nicki says, steam in foil for ten mins or so!! Might give that a go myself to see if much different..


    Teresa...x

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Coventry UK
    Posts
    1,897
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I was interested that both Nicki and Teresa drain their tinned sardines. I get the ones in sunflower oil and give Oliver and Aled the nice fishy oil (good for coats!) on their breakfast biscuits and raw veg on a different day. From the speed with which it goes down, I think they enjoy it!

    Kate, Oliver and Aled

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hi

    Thank you ladies cooking is definitely not a strong point of mine .In fact after my divorce (pre-Dawn era ) when their was just me and my faithful beautiful G.S.D. "Sheba" she had beef steak ,lamb chops etc while I survived on cornflakes, the local chippy and Chinese restaurant take away and Mums free food. It is so true for lots of people that they do without themselves while their companions have nothing but the best .
    I tried my girls with one sardine each last night out of a tin of sardines in tomato sauce but I washed away all the sauce as I am always keeping one eye on their weight so I shall take your advice and give them 50 gramme steamed fillets twice a week .
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    413
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I always drain them as I watch Barneys weight a lot of the time...Having weighed him yesterday and he is still slim Jim I might just let them share the oil in future!! I'm sure they will enjoy it ) Cassie could do with filling out a bit anyway...xx

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    188
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Ours love raw fish - including sardines (but as Nicki said, I would avoid raw salmon). They do smell a bit like seals afterwards though!
    ETA - we feed ours the whole fish (which on that website are cheaper than the fillets)
    Last edited by Kizzys Mum; 24th November 2010 at 06:09 PM. Reason: added text
    Owned by Kizzy - ex-breeding blenheim CKCS (cross?!), Zara -mini schnauzer, Ozzy - golden retriever and Bella - ex-breeding Westie

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    157
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sully and my labrador Murphy both get the canned version. They both gobble them up! It makes a huge difference in their coats, IMO. Amazing what we do for our puppers.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    35
    Post Thanks / Like

    Smile

    Mine love sardines, too. That's the only time they wear the snoods I bought them. When they see the snoods come out they quiver with excitement and stand very still while they're fitted as they know that means it's sardines tonight!
    Rosie (3 year old Blen) Tasha (Black & Tan puppy)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •