Lean, low starch, grain-free homemade raw food recipe for dogs (revised)

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Low starch, grain-free homemade raw food

Introductory comment: I have fed my Bull Terrier this recipe and she started to show signs of being hungry all the time. Raising the amount of food did not resolve the situation, as she was super active at that time. I would recommend this recipe predominantly for dogs who do not get lots of exercise or dog who are a little overweight, because it uses lean meat. Dogs who are very active should eat more fat and get more calories. For those dogs I recommend to choose meat with a higher fat content.
You will find a lot of comments in my recipe because over time I have gathered some experience and want to share all new information. You will see that this recipe is pretty flexible and can be adjusted to different activity levels and situations of a dog.

Here comes my basic recipe for lean, low starch, grain-free raw food, if you want to make your own raw dog food for your Bull Terrier or any other dog. It took us three batches to get to this recipe and figure out the tips and tricks. It will be subject to further evaluation with every new batch we make. This is how we produce it right now. The calculated amounts deliver enough food for up to 45 days for a 45-50 lb dog.

I have tried to describe everything as detailed as possible for you.

Enjoy raw “cooking” for your dog.

As Mila has some problems with yeast, I only chose low starch veggies in this batch in order to avoid feeding my dog AND her yeast.
If you don’t have such problems with your Bull Terrier or other dog, feel free to substitute some of the veggies by others.
Possible substitutes are sweet potato, pumpkin and lentils, only to name a few. This will also bring variation into the food.

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Annoying Bull Terrier habits: Why does my dog always follow me?

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Bull Terriers are not only family dogs. They are also very physical. That goes for them acting among each other and also for their interactions with humans.

This funny youtube video, posted by Australians Against BSL, speaks volumes:

I often hear people wondering: Why does my dog always follow me? I hear people complaining about tripping over their dogs in the kitchen because they are always right behind them. Or they take a nap on people’s feet.
But just because Bull Terriers are very physical that does not mean that we have to accept everything no matter what.

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Help! My dog ate a toothpick!

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My dog ate a toothpickToday, I want to talk about a pretty serious matter with you guys – the ingestion of  objects.
Let’s be honest with each other, even the most cautious and watchful owner will probably at some point run into such a situation: Doggie has swallowed something it shouldn’t have.
If we are lucky it is a small, blunt object that is likely to pass the stomach and intestines without causing any harm or even better it is digestible and not poisonous.

But most of the time – that’s just Murphy’s law – it will be something that raises concern, meaning we are talking about something that is either sharp/pointy or big or both of it (worst combination) and can cause harm “inside”.

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Some thoughts on a homemade over a manufactured diet for dogs with kidney problems

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Our last Bull Terrier eventually died of kidney failure at the age of 14. This is something, some people connect to aging and count as inevitable. I am not so sure. However, we will never know, if it was a birth defect or the consequence of all the medication she had been taking over the years for her various issues.
Her kidneys had not been monitored for a long time, only during the last one or two years or so.
That was when we also learned about limited ingredient diets.
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New fun stuff in my Bull Terrier fun store

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Guys, I do not often use my blog to advertise my merchandise. Just as everything else here, I am mainly doing it, just because I like it! I like seeing my cartoons and artwork on nice products.
But I have to admit, I am a little excited to hear what you think because I’ve spent a fair amount of time and effort recently on overhauling my entire Zazzle store, making the storefront and my products more appealing and adding new motifs and items. More will be on the way. I invite everyone already looking around for some nice Christmas gifts to visit my store and see if there’s something in the box for them.

*** Bullterrierfun Cartoon Store! Click here! ***

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Be safe, everyone!

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This has sadly already been a devastating summer for a lot of people, and more disaster is on its way. I hope that all of you fellow Floridians have found a safe spot already to wait this monster out. As some of you may know, we live in Florida, too. Our thoughts are with all of you – be safe, everyone!

Nipping, jumping and rough play in adult Bull Terriers

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Dog owners frequently contact me with questions. An all-time hit are undesired behaviors in dogs of all ages. I have taken one of the recent request for advice as the basis of this essay, because the problem situation seems to apply to a lot of situations owners experience in one way or the other.

Dog owners often find themselves confronted with are undesired habits of their dogs, which can show in a variety of behaviors. Bull Terriers are little bull dozers even when they are happy and just want to make fun or show affection. And when young they come with a bunch of quirks in addition, such as nipping and roughhousing, which are all too typical. But that does not mean we have to accept them as the owners.
We all know that the best time to work on those undesired behaviors is as early as possible while the dog is still young and has not settled into routines and behaviors yet, in order to avoid bad habits from developing and establishing and our dogs from taking them as “normal behavior”.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on multiple brands of rawhide chew treats

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Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!JUNE 20, 2017 REcall Expansion!

Manufacturer: United Pet Group

Productmultiple brands of rawhide dog chew products

Reason: United Pet Groupis expanding their voluntary recall of multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination to include popular store brands of rawhide dog chews sold by Walmart, Petco, H-E-B and others due to possible contamination with a chemical compound.

Find more information HERE

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