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Old 12-20-2010, 04:57 PM
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What "extras" do you give your dog? Like things they get besides their regular meals? Or, if you do homecooking/raw, what do you include?

I'm looking for more things to mix the dogs diets up a bit. Missy gets Fromm kibble, and Jack gets Fromm kibble with canned food (he won't eat kibble plain). They get pre-made raw a couple times a week, and a raw egg once a week. They get a filled Kong every morning when I leave for class - normally filled with dog treats (Zukes, Buddy Biscuits, freeze dried stuff, etc).

Just hoping to get some other ideas!
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:25 PM
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Finn eats a good kibble as his main diet.

In the winter, I give him a raw egg twice a week for his skin, it tends to get dry. I also give him raw turkey necks a few times a week, as he loves them. I sometimes give him chicken wings, backs, hearts/gizzards, whatever's in the freezer that I get on sale at the supermarket.

Every so often, he gets a special treat of one of those "beef cuts in gravy" canned foods mixed in with his kibble. I figure we're all entitled to a little junk food every so often, especially when you're as active as a Finnegan! Also, there's a Finnegan on the can. I can't resist.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:26 PM
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Umm.. whatever she wants? LOL

The ferrets are on a raw diet, so she will get some of whatever they are having that day.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:27 PM
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scraps that dont give them gas lol.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:35 PM
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On a regular basis, Caleb gets a can of sardines (Wednesdays) and a raw egg (Saturdays) in his breakfast. He also gets some garlic when I'm making something with it, the egg shells when I bake or make eggs and fruit and veggies.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:38 PM
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Main meal is kibble. She also gets chopped hard boiled eggs, canned salmon, and olive oil on a rotating basis every other day. She tends to have dry skin, typical lab issue, and those help.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:00 PM
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Our lot are mainly on raw, they occasionally get kibble so I'll mix in eggs or yoghurt or tinned fish.

I work in a restaurant and bring home leftovers. Its amazing how much people don't eat so I collect all the decent meat scraps. Anything I can use I will cut into tiny treats for training, everything else gets cut into chunks for "Quinn's Breakfast Bucket" and mixed up with rice and vegies.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:26 PM
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On a regular basis, Caleb gets a can of sardines (Wednesdays) and a raw egg (Saturdays) in his breakfast. He also gets some garlic when I'm making something with it, the egg shells when I bake or make eggs and fruit and veggies.
FWIW, apparently garlic contains a toxin for dogs. That's what I've read but I've never heard of a dog get sick from garlic either.


Roman gets table scraps, eggs and my dad gives him a scoop of ice cream 6 times a week or something.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:53 PM
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eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, leftovers
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:11 PM
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FWIW, apparently garlic contains a toxin for dogs. That's what I've read but I've never heard of a dog get sick from garlic either...
Thank you for the heads up! It's somewhat questionable with the garlic. Onions are toxis to dogs and cats, and garlic is in the same family. The information I've gotten is that garlic is OK as long as you feed huge amounts of it.

ETA- I totally forgot to say that the main part of Caleb's meals is dry food (Natural Balance LIDs)
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