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mixing wet and dry dog food .. is it ok?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by victoriaj, May 31, 2010.


  1. victoriaj

    victoriaj PetForums Member

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    hi, i have started putting a third of a tray of naturediet in with duffy's kibble. she is on skinners duck and rice. i lowered her kibble by 20g.

    i just thought she might like a bit of meat in with it rather than just the dry kibble.

    do any of you do this and is it ok to mix the two together? :confused:
     
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    Lyceum PetForums VIP

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    Everyone I know with dogs does it, I did it before changing to raw. I can't see any harm in it given that you've adjusted the kibble to compensate.
     
  3. BenjisMum

    BenjisMum PetForums Newbie

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    I feed Benji James Wellbeloved kibble and put half a sachet on his morning biscuits and half on his evening biscuits - I also reduce his kibble.

    I think it's fine as long as you reduce the amount of dry food so that they're not getting too much as both foods are complete
     
  4. victoriaj

    victoriaj PetForums Member

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    thanks guys :)

    she got so excited when she smelt it this morning and judging by how quickly she ate it i think she enjoyed it too!!:thumbup:
     
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    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    Mine have kibble (greyhound food) and raw chicken mixed in.
     
  6. billyhutchy

    billyhutchy PetForums Junior

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    mine has always had iams n wet butchers
     
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    swarthy PetForums VIP

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    It depends who you talk to :rolleyes:

    Personally, I see absolutely no reason why they shouldn't be mixed providing your dog's condition doesn't suffer from it, your dog isn't putting on excessive amounts of weight, or having tummy problems from the mix. (oh and of course, you can afford it, as ND isn't the cheapest food on the market. ;)

    I raise my pups with dried food as a base, but add all sorts of weird and wonderful things from raw and cooked meats to rice pudding to fish to Nature diet and I do tend to find their constitutions are stronger than those pups I've had raised solely on dried foods.
     
  8. victoriaj

    victoriaj PetForums Member

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    i agree it isn't cheap but i figured because the skinners is so reasonably priced i would spend a bit more on the wet food as the meat content in the skinners is not that high
     
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    alaun PetForums VIP

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    We add raw meat and tripe mince or sardines or nature diet to our kibble - ours really don't like the biscuits on their own.

    Some people do say though that they shouldn't be fed together. I can't remember which way round it is but kibble and meat digest at different rates.
     
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