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Old 02-20-2009, 04:13 PM
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What are dalmations' unique dietary needs?
Dalmatians are unique in that almost all Dals, with the exception of backcross dogs, are HUA (high uric acid) - unlike other breeds of dogs, they cannot completely metabolize purines. The process stops at uric acid, which in other breeds is broken down further to allantoin. Because of this, Dalmatians should be kept on a low-purine diet to prevent formation of urate stones.

Please note that low PURINE does not mean low PROTEIN. Dalmatians require just as much protein as other dogs; however, instead of the protein coming from purine-rich foods such as organ meats, it should come from lower-purine meats such as chicken muscle meat. Eggs are very low-purine, along with foods such as cottage cheese, and can be used to get higher protein levels in a low-purine diet.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for the correction!
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:20 PM
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k9waggingtails , very interesting, thanks!!
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Nope. Mine don't get veggies. But I do prey model raw not BARF.

Mine get strictly chicken quarters, ground beef, raw egg, beef liver, chicken liver, chicken gizzards, beef heart, and fish oil pills.

Okay FINE.

They get the occasional marshmallow
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:16 PM
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I'm pretty sure a marshmallow is NOT a veggies but we'll take it
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:50 PM
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I'm pretty sure a marshmallow is NOT a veggies but we'll take it
The Dalmatians say that marshmallows TOTALLY count as veggies, and that they expect to have marshmallows added to their diet ASAP.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:55 PM
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And don't forget the Fila's animal crackers!
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:46 AM
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Buster hasn't tried marshmallows, but he'd pick raw tasteless tofu over chicken anyday.

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