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Old 06-25-2008, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default besides rice...what's a good "filler"?

I don't know if filler is the word I'm looking for or not, but here's what's going on.

As many know, Autumn is a skinny girl.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Below is a recipe for satin balls.
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How about cheese, eggs, starchy veggies, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and winter squashes<cooked. *That might help it is worth a try.
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that's awesome! *Thanks so much, I'll give that a shot. *I wasn't going to take any of the protein out of her diet that she gets now, I just wanted to add a little extra. *How big should each "serving" of that be? *Should I give her that instead of her lunch meat, or should I just add it on to what she's getting now? *Also, I haven't seen Total cereal around here at all recently...is there another cereal that might be just as good? *Vector maybe? *One more question...what does the gelatin do? *Or is it just sort of to keep the stuff together?
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Explain her current diet for a day?
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Default Re: besides rice...what's a good "filler"?

But is rice a good filler?

The dogfoodanalysis web site says 'grains' are not a good food for dogs and not a "natural" part of canine diet. They highly rate kibble that doesn't contain grains.

Just asking because i'm a bit confused as to whether grains are to be recommended or not:wink: ???
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well, as I said above a portion of meat for her is usually either a chicken back/leg combo, or a full turkey wing, two turkey drumsticks maybe, two turkey necks...a serving around that size. *Every two shopping trips (aka every two weeks) we'll get her lamb too, and every now and then she gets rabbit, but it's very pricey around here so she can't get it that much (like $35 a rabbit). *She gets marrow bones occassionally too, and offal once a week. *Once a week she gets a meal of fresh fish too.

She generally gets meat in the morning, meat for lunch, in the afternoon every 2 days I fill an empty marrow bone (cleaned of course) with PB for her to lick out (could I do this every day?). *Then for dinner she gets meat then she gets a mash which involves a tablespoon of mashed up veggies, an egg a couple times a week, yogurt every 2 days (a tablespoon or so), a capful of apple cidar vinegar, vit e, vit c, fish oil, flax oil and a pinch of busted up egg shells. *I was giving her a cup of rice in her veggie/vitamin mash before, and that's what I was originally looking to have something else to add to.
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As stated above, more fatty foods. Lamb, Maybe beef with a higher fat content, eggs, cottage cheese, Do you feed chix backs? if so leeave those fatty flaps on there. No trimming of skin etc.
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oh no skin is ever trimmed, and yes she gets backs. *She gets lamb every second week too, and eggs multiple times per week...she's just got a speedy fast metabolism!! *I know they're not supposed to get too much muscle meat, that's why I don't usually just get her straight up ground beef (no bone content), but I'm going to the grocery store today and will get her some.
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But is rice a good filler?

The dogfoodanalysis web site says 'grains' are not a good food for dogs and not a "natural" part of canine diet. They highly rate kibble that doesn't contain grains.

Just asking because i'm a bit confused as to whether grains are to be recommended or not:wink: ???
IMO brown rice is the best if you are using a kibble with a rice content filler. *I prefer potato or sweet potato or oatmeal if need be, but not a big fan of rice.

Dogs dont have any need for a carb source, hence the entire reasoning behind a raw diet. * Talken from a wolf's diet they eat off the land, mostly in prey the kill. *When they are eating deer, there is no side of Rice Pilaf, hence no need for a carb source. *IMO kibble companies put in carbs to bing the kibble together and make it cheaper to produce. *Many of crap kibbles are soooo inexpensive because there is no real quality mean content in them. *They tend to use corn for their protein source. * Corn is also being used to make some gasoline. *IMO not really the protein source you want for a carnivourous (sp?) animal. * *Adding more quality protein to a kibble drives the costs up a bit, but you are in return getting more nutrition for the added price. * *Stick with cheap kibble and you are getting no nutritional value for your dog and a crap load of poops because they (dogs) have nothing to asorb hence why they need to get rid of it.

Those dogs on a raw diet, or grainless retain more nutrients to use from the food - hence why there is little waste or poops!

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