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  1. Food suggestions for my old girl

    Sorry for the delay in replying. She is doing really well. She has been on the Big Dog Barf Wellbeing and loves it. She has half a slab of a morning with her painkiller and then half at night with 3/4 cup of her Royal Canin dry food. So she is having both and enjoys it. We haven't visited the vet as she stopped with her little vomits. She does a little dance and runs around the kitchen every morning while waiting for her food so she's still in good spirits.
  2. Food suggestions for my old girl

    Thanks everyone. I contacted them via facebook this morning and they have been excellent. I sent them photos of the talon and the batch details on the box. I'm not sure what flavour it was as it was the Combo box, middle layer if that helps? They said the direction to the manufacturer was to never use feet or beaks so they're not sure how it got in there and are researching. I mentioned to them that she has been having small vomits since starting on it and they suggested I switch her from the Combo to the Wellbeing, they are giving me a box for free. They are also sending me some probiotic powder they have. All in all I am happy with their customer service. I understand that when you are relying on a third party things happen but at least this has brought it to their attention and in the long run it's probably lucky old fatty had a vomit.
  3. Food suggestions for my old girl

    My mistake, it's not Cartrophen it is Carprieve she is on.
  4. Food suggestions for my old girl

    Sari has bee on Big Dog Barf patties for a couple of weeks now and recently has started to have small cough ups with a small amount of vomit. She has never vomited in her life. This morning she had a little cough up on her bed and as I was cleaning it I noticed a long nail. She had coughed up a chook claw. It must have been stuck in her throat. I might just go back to giving her dry food and soaking it to see how she goes, she loves the Barf but she can't digest the nails in it. Something like this never even crossed my mind, I knew it would contain bone but not whole nails.
  5. Food suggestions for my old girl

    Not sure if it was misread but it's the Cartrophen I was worried about, definitely not the Rose Hip Vital. Thanks for your reply.
  6. Food suggestions for my old girl

    Thanks everyone. I bought the Big Dog Barf patties and gave her half of one last night. She turned her nose up at it until I put a handful of her dry food with it, then she scoffed it. She ate it for breakfast fine this morning. I think I will alternate between soaking her dry food and giving her Barf patties. I have a whole 15kg bag of food that I only bought last week so don't want to waste it. I also invested in a cheap off the ground bowl from the Reject Shop. She looked like she was not totally comfortable stretching her head to the ground due to her dodgy legs. She was fine with that. She is getting so attached to me in her old age. I have never been the one to feed her it was always the kids jobs but she is at the stage now that she won't eat if I am not in the house. Doesn't go down well when I go on holidays! Kids had to hand feed her when I was away in May. She went 2 days with no food. I don't think she will starve herself but she certainly makes it difficult to go anywhere. Thanks for all your suggestions, really appreciated.
  7. Food suggestions for my old girl

    Tried to put a pic in but it won't work so ignore.
  8. Food suggestions for my old girl

    Thanks. The feeding guide was saying she would need 3 to 4 per day, that would just about be gold plated food.
  9. Food suggestions for my old girl

    She is on Rose Hip Vital and also takes cartrophen for her dodgy elbows and legs. She's been on that for 3 years now and I am happy we have been able to get this far with no known side effects especially with her kidneys and bladder. She has always been really healthy, only vet visits were for cuts and scrapes until she did her ACL the day we lost Maddison just over 3 years ago. She still has her stupid zoomies every couple of days which I love but it knocks it out of her for a bit afterwards. She is a happy little thing and is still doing well, she just sleeps a lot more and doesn't walk too far nowadays. I had a look at the Barf patties. She is fed twice a day normally, how long does one pack usually last you Snook because I think Justice would be about the same size as Sari?
  10. Sari is 14.5 years old we think, we were told she was about 12 months old when we adopted her so that's been 13.5 years. She has been eating Royal Canin dry food for years now, we just changed the type as she got older. She is currently eating 10+ years medium. She has days when she looks like she's not so fussed and I have discovered tonight that she has somehow lost most of her front teeth! This is only really recent as we had a vet check just before I went away in May. Poor old chook probably has sore gums and is trying to chomp on this dry food. She still eats it and loves it but it has got to be uncomfortable for her. I have never fed her wet food, it has only been dry and chicken carcasses/necks or sardines. I need suggestions for a not too expensive soft food that isn't going to change her bowel habits too much and make her all farty. She is so good at being inside with her toileting I don't want to throw that out. She goes at 6.30am and then doesn't go again til someone gets home which could be 4pm or up to 6.30. Sometimes we still have to push her out the door to go! TIA
  11. The Evil Beagle

    Sorry to hear Daisy has gone. Run free over the bridge old girl.
  12. Goodbye my gorgeous girl

    Run free sweet girl. Sorry for your loss AH
  13. Kira (my sweet girl) 2003 - 2018

    Sorry for your loss Malamum, she was a gorgeous old girl. Run free sweet thing.
  14. Nash, my gentle giant.

    My sympathies B.J. Run free old boy.
  15. Kaos

    Farewell Kaos. So many old DOL doggies succumbing to old age and related illnesses. I hope you and the kidlets can find some sort of peace in knowing she isn't in any pain now. Run free old girl. Join Maddison up there chasing flies.
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