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Re: Searching for a Venison-only dry dog food

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Just curious - ever witness any bubbles? Not sure I want to fathom from which end
I didn't, but somebody must have.
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My cousin saved a fortune on Robidog bags...
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Just curious - ever witness any bubbles? Not sure I want to fathom from which end
Talking about bubbles: we once had a variety of Wolfsblut (don't remember which one) that caused terrible winds
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Re: Searching for a Venison-only dry dog food

What about feeding raw? We did it for a few months and just made huge batches at a time and froze the food in portion sized feedings in ziploc bags.
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What about feeding raw? We did it for a few months and just made huge batches at a time and froze the food in portion sized feedings in ziploc bags.
I've toyed with the idea over the years, with several different dogs, as raw is one of the recommendations for IBD dogs. Lots of folk on IBD forums sing it's praises. But I've always had at least one food guarder in the lot, and the consequences to pack harmony should one look too longingly on another's still unfinished meaty bone has always given me pause.

Would that I were made of sterner stuff.

In the current pack, Puddle is the food guarder. He turns into a tasmanian devil - all 8kg of him - if he thinks one of the HooverHounds is coveting his stash. We're working on the behavior... and working, and working, and working...

(Gosh I'm making him sound like a right terror. He really is a lovely dog, just has a few buttons that are best left unpressed until I get them de-installed.)



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Talking about bubbles: we once had a variety of Wolfsblut (don't remember which one) that caused terrible winds
Great Dane... Wind...
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Re: Searching for a Venison-only dry dog food

I have to laugh reading about your HooverHounds because my dog is named Hoover - and yes, for a very good reason!
However, about three years ago he became violently allergic to his food and we had to go through the whole exclusion diet trauma.
We've been feeding him the exotic versions of Wolfsblut food with good results - both the senior dry food (wild goat)(although I don't think I've ever come across a wild goat) mixed half with different proteins: kangaroo, reindeer, goat, horse and duck. I keep waiting for the alligator version
I order from Germany and pick it up over the border although it costs a bit more because my packages are heavy. Good luck! Mine will be 16 years old in a few days and still going strong
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Re: Searching for a Venison-only dry dog food

Question for the Wolfsblut fans:

What shape, and how big, are the kibble pieces?

If I end up having to switch proteins, the Wide Plains (horse and sweet potato) looks good.

I see that several German retailers have 500g trial packages - but the Swiss retailers seem to carry only the larger sizes. As Mr Puddle is so persnickety - and his intestines more so - I'd prefer to try a small size first to make sure it suits. Do any of you know of a retailer in CH carrying the small trial sizes?

(Amazon.de has the trial packs, unfortunately not deliverable to CH. )
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Re: Searching for a Venison-only dry dog food

I order from futterfreund.de in Germany and have it delivered to one of the border shops.

In the past I ordered from a lady in Thun. Her web shop is shop.helens.ch. The company is called Natura Tiershop. She carries some small sizes and trial packages and is very helpful if you call her directly. The website is only in German though.

I was just looking for you on Futterfreund and the Wide Plains also comes in a small breed sort. Mine gets the Grey Peak (goat meat) and the kibble pieces are about 7mm square and 4mm thick.

More info: on the Natura Tiershop website she has pictures of all the kibble and what size they are.
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Question for the Wolfsblut fans:

What shape, and how big, are the kibble pieces?

If I end up having to switch proteins, the Wide Plains (horse and sweet potato) looks good.

I see that several German retailers have 500g trial packages - but the Swiss retailers seem to carry only the larger sizes. As Mr Puddle is so persnickety - and his intestines more so - I'd prefer to try a small size first to make sure it suits. Do any of you know of a retailer in CH carrying the small trial sizes?

(Amazon.de has the trial packs, unfortunately not deliverable to CH. )
The pices are very small, like little balls what we feed.

How urgent is it? You could order from Amazon on my German address and I would be happy to bring it back; however, I will be away until the end of July.
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Re: Searching for a Venison-only dry dog food

Thanks for the offer!

It's not urgent, as I still have ca. 2.5kg of the Lily's Kitchen left. To be doled out like gold dust. Good thing Puddle only eats 50-60g per day.

I'll write to Wolfsblut first and ask if there is a Swiss supplier of the trial packs. Who knows, I might get lucky; here's hoping I find an understanding customer service rep...

Actually, any plans for a protein source switch or even changing brands have to be put on hold for the moment, as - Murphy's law - my washing machine died today. Until it's fixed - or a new one bought and installed - playing 'intestinal Russian Roulette' is perhaps not the wisest course.

Those with dodgy-tummied doglets will understand...



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Just saw your post, Emmy. I'll try Natura Tiershop - thanks for the suggestion!

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Just let me know and I will pm my destails.
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Re: Searching for a Venison-only dry dog food

Bringing this back up, just in case anyone finds themselves in the same position.

My favorite canned food producer, Terra Canis, has just introduced a dry food, Canireo. One version is a single protein Venison food, checking all my other boxes (human quality, ethical production, etc.) as well.

http://www.terracanis.de/hund/trocke...tter-wild.html

The HooverHounds love it.

Available in Switzerland from Meiko, or direct from Terra Canis in Germany. Due to the cost of shipping to Switzerland they recommend sending it to a package post service near the border.

One drawback... it is expensive. As in probably qualifying for the FWP thread.

But if you have a dog with serious food intolerance issues (as did our much-missed Puddle, the inspiration for this thread) and need a single protein Venison food, this is a good one.
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