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Memorial & Support / Re: Why do we do it?
« Last post by ThreeStep on February 12, 2019, 02:26:35 PM »
Because ...
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Memorial & Support / Re: Why do we do it?
« Last post by Pookie on February 12, 2019, 07:57:04 AM »
Good question.  grouphug  Hug1  HeadButt
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Memorial & Support / Why do we do it?
« Last post by Middle Child on February 12, 2019, 05:39:47 AM »
Why do we put ourselves through such pain, over and over again.
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Thanks you guys. I am so happy for her when she has long spans like that that don't lead to further vomiting. Especially it being February which is usually a very rough month for her as the spring shedding starts.
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Dog Food And Nutrition / Re: Pre-Mixes with Cooked Meat?
« Last post by Pookie on February 10, 2019, 10:36:18 PM »
You might want to check with each manufacturer to be sure.  Don't forget Food Fur Life's EZcomplete as an option. They even include instructions for cooking the meat first  :)

I KNEW I was forgetting one!   Doh1  :-[  I was at Mom's when I saw your post and read the instructions to her.  I think she got overwhelmed by it.  She said she's going to play around a bit, and I suggested she just start with browning a little ground meat just to see if Mika will even eat it.  She seems to need "incentives" like crumbled treats, cheese, etc. before she'll actually eat.

I did suggest to Mom that maybe she'd be more comfortable eating from a plate instead of the bowl, like cats are.  We don't know her history, but I was wondering if her previous family just fed her directly from the table (she's a begger, but Mom and I resist) or from the dishes after her family was done eating.  So Mom's trying that.  It's hard to tell if it's working, though, because Mom's also adding toppers to Mika's food.

I have never used U-Stew, BUT it seems like it would be the easiest for your mother... and the veggies she wants to add to the meat.   

https://www.knowbetterpetfood.com/products/u-stew-for-dogs

Thanks!  I've never heard of that one and will have to look into it when I have a bit more time.

Thank you both so much!  If you think of others, please post them, too!   :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

EDIT:  I looked at the U-Stew ingredients and am trying to figure out what's being used in place of the organ that would be in prey-model or raw feeding.  It includes liver, but if I remember correctly, other (secreting) organs should also be used in addition to liver.  Or am I confusing myself?   :-\  In raw, it's meat, bone, liver and secreting organ, or just meat, bone and liver?

If additional organ is needed, then maybe Mom could add a fish oil supplement, or the pancreas supplement MC uses.  But it does look like a good option for her, and I like that they have a trial size so we could see if Mika will even eat it.

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Egg yolk, calcium lactate, beef liver powder, gelatin, whey protein concentrate, rice bran, beet root, digestive enzymes, psyllium husks, EFA from fish, barley grass powder, kelp, taurine, rose hip, parsley, Vitamin E succinate, Vitamin B complex.

*Further details as to why rice bran is added: Rice Bran is an insoluble fibre for intestinal health. Not considered a grain, but rather the coating of the grain, with little carbohydrate content. Sweeps the large intestine much like fur or feathers of a prey animal.

The ingredients we use are without exception of human grade quality. All raw materials are 100% natural, and no preservatives, colours, or other artificial additives are used. None of our ingredients are sourced from China.
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Cat Food And Nutrition / Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Last post by Pookie on February 10, 2019, 10:29:51 PM »
Mazy cat has some good news to report.  She went 16 days between vomits.

A long span like that, as you may know, generally leads to several more days in a row of vomiting.

However, this one did not! She went on for 6 more days vomit free, until this morning.  bananamiddlechild

Congratulations!   :)  thumbsup1
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Dog Food And Nutrition / Re: Pre-Mixes with Cooked Meat?
« Last post by Middle Child on February 10, 2019, 02:53:43 PM »
I don't THINK all pre-mixes require a person to know the weight of the meat before being cooked.  I could be wrong...

I have never used U-Stew, BUT it seems like it would be the easiest for your mother... and the veggies she wants to add to the meat.   

https://www.knowbetterpetfood.com/products/u-stew-for-dogs

That does look like a good choice for her!

U-stew is designed for cooked meat, so the amount to use is based on their instructions for cooked meat. Still you need to know the weight of the meat raw, and ensure all juices are saved. The instructions, I believe are still talking about th weight of raw meat when you start to cook it.

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U-Stew for Dogs is a whole food supplement for preparing a cooked homemade dog food.  It’s designed to provide your dog with essential nutrients and protein for health and longevity.  Digestive enzymes and pre-biotics have been added to replace what has been lost in the cooking process.
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Dog Food And Nutrition / Re: Pre-Mixes with Cooked Meat?
« Last post by Lola on February 10, 2019, 02:31:48 PM »
I don't THINK all pre-mixes require a person to know the weight of the meat before being cooked.  I could be wrong...

I have never used U-Stew, BUT it seems like it would be the easiest for your mother... and the veggies she wants to add to the meat.   

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Directions
For convenience, make larger batches and freeze.
(* Add more water if desired - especially when preparing the food using ground meat.)

In a large pot, combine 2lbs. meat, 1 1/2 cups of water and optional vegetables.  Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until just browned. Do not over cook.
Allow to cool to room temperature.
Add 1/2 cup U-Stew powder and mix throughly.
Divide into serving sizes based on the weight of your dog.  The fresh mixture will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Freeze the rest for storage.

Daily servings:
1/4lb. or 1/2 cup - for a 10-12lb. dog
1/2lb. or 1 cup - for a 20-25lb. dog
1lb. or 2 cups - for a 40-50lb. dog
2lbs. or 4 cups - for a 100lb. dog

https://www.knowbetterpetfood.com/products/u-stew-for-dogs
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Funnies / Re: THIS
« Last post by Middle Child on February 10, 2019, 01:38:34 PM »
It is there.  Adjust your virus program settings. 

LOL Like I would know how to do that.  funny2
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All About Litter / Re: Question's about Dr Elsey's Precious Cat
« Last post by Middle Child on February 10, 2019, 01:32:55 PM »
I did not see those choices on Amazon.  Oh yeah now I see them on Chewy, but I want free shipping, and I can't order enough 20 lb boxes on chewy for that until I know if I like it.

 The ultra as described as having both big and medium grain pieces. I don't know if my cats will be able to adjust going back to large litter pieces, after having the fine grain for so many years.

I wish they made a fine grain clumping clay litter.
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