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    I would steer clear of pigs ears... Particularly with a staffy. They're prone to pancreatitis which they get from fatty foods. My parents staffy had pancreatitis and we had a beagle with pancreatitis and the vet said it was from too much fat in the pigs ears.

    In answer to op, we get a big bag of Bonnie lite from the pet food shop. It lasts us a month and is recommended by vets as most supermarket brands contain ash which isn't good for puppies...

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    Our dogs get fed both Supercoat dry food & wet food with a combination of raw meat, sardines, eggs, pasta or rice. Two of our dogs are a breeding pair so we make sure they get the best for their body type & breed.

    When we didn't have much money to spend, one of our older dogs was fed some of the cheaper brands & he became very thin as they just went through him. Now with an improved diet he has a beautiful thick & shiny coat, bright eyes & loads of energy for a 7 year old

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    You can take photos of them and make your own counting book.

    We have 1 ferret

    2 kittens

    3 dogs

    4 sheep

    5 ?? (you'll need 5 of something lol)
    5 kids?!
    Maybe 5 fish instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundleoflove View Post
    Oh, our 15kg bag only costs us $75, lasts us just over a month for 2 20-30kg dogs.
    Wow that's cheap! I tried to find this to give our puppy but no one had heard of it, didn't realise it was so cheap!!!

    We pay $110 for 13kgs.

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    We used to buy the home brand dry food but have found since switching to super coat that our Jack Russell isn't itching as much and our big Border Collie doesn't have toxic wind anymore and does much fewer poos!! I really used to think vets and pet shops would go on about the food to make a sale, but we have noticed such a difference and Supercoat isn't even really expensive.

    They also get a tin of sardines every week (shared), chicken necks or brisket bones once a week, a fish oil tablet every day to help with sensitive skin and keep joints and hair healthy and our border collie also loves vegetable scraps like carrot peels and apples etc (jack Russell won't touch them!)

    I would agree with those who have mentioned the lack of substance and nutrition in cheap tinned food and dog rolls. Waste of money + awful wind!

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    We have 4 sheep, 3 dogs, 2 kittens.. Would they be happy or would it be too much for it to cope with? Are they like cats where you can have them roam or do they need to be inside/caged?
    I think a ferret would be alright. The sheep would be outside so they wouldn't interact, cats and ferrets seem to be indifferent to each other. I read something about it being due to the fact that they are both predators. The dogs could possibly be an issue depending on what sort they are/what their temperament is like. You may have to keep them away from each other.

    Having a cage for them is probably the best idea but they will need free time as well. Mine is basically free range. She just roams the house. She's got a little dogs bed in the kids toy room that she likes to sleep on. She goes back to her cage for food and water.

    If you get one you will need to ferret proof your house. Alot of ferrets have climbed into the toilet and down the pipes. They like to get behind fridges, under stoves, etc.. apparently most things in the bathroom like toothpaste, shampoo can be deadly to a ferret if its consumed so keeping them out of the bathroom altogether is probably best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Wow that's cheap! I tried to find this to give our puppy but no one had heard of it, didn't realise it was so cheap!!!

    We pay $110 for 13kgs.
    If you google black hawk dog food it should bring up a list of suppliers.
    Where abouts are you? I may be able to find out from my contact someone who supplies it in your area.
    They also do natural treats, my dogs love their dried chicken discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I think a ferret would be alright. The sheep would be outside so they wouldn't interact, cats and ferrets seem to be indifferent to each other. I read something about it being due to the fact that they are both predators. The dogs could possibly be an issue depending on what sort they are/what their temperament is like. You may have to keep them away from each other.

    Having a cage for them is probably the best idea but they will need free time as well. Mine is basically free range. She just roams the house. She's got a little dogs bed in the kids toy room that she likes to sleep on. She goes back to her cage for food and water.

    If you get one you will need to ferret proof your house. Alot of ferrets have climbed into the toilet and down the pipes. They like to get behind fridges, under stoves, etc.. apparently most things in the bathroom like toothpaste, shampoo can be deadly to a ferret if its consumed so keeping them out of the bathroom altogether is probably best.
    Awesome thanks so much!! Now to convince DH.. Told him to buy me one for my bday...
    The cats rule the roost, dogs are lower in this house compared to the cats lol so don't think there would be a problem there!

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    The new cat ate a little Fancy Feast but now refuses to come out from her hiding spot. She's been there for 5 hours now, but at least she ate today.

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    share a book, my cat was unwell when younger and the only way we got her to eat was cooking small pieces of chicken for her (this was challenging for a vegetarian, but it worked!!). I think the smell of hot food was enticing.
    Good luck.


 

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