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I bought some of the new Working dog beef from NI. It sounded great - beef heart, chicken, tripe and liver. I gave it to Dylan last night and his reaction was hilarious - he acted like it had bitten him and backed away from it shaking his head. If he could have spoken it would have been "Eeuuuuuuuuuuugh Mum, what the hell is that!" He absolutely refused to eat a mouthful. Luckily I only bought 3 kilos, so I'll have to bin it and go back to his usual chicken or turkey.
It's very strange, because he's not generally a fussy eater at all. Just wondered if anyone else had tried it.
 

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Yes Millie's tried it. I bought a variety of meals including the Working Dog Beef. It was the first one I tried after only having Puppy.

She enjoyed it the same as Puppy. Didn't bat an eyelid.

It says it has added VitC, which I wasn't sure about, I don't know why I'm unsure !
 

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Yes Millie's tried it. I bought a variety of meals including the Working Dog Beef. It was the first one I tried after only having Puppy.

She enjoyed it the same as Puppy. Didn't bat an eyelid.

It says it has added VitC, which I wasn't sure about, I don't know why I'm unsure !
Working mixes have added Vit C and more protein (95%) for working dogs.

Any of the mixes with added Vit C should not be given to puppies who are still developing their ability to produce Vit C - dogs can make their own Vitamin C so it is not routinely added to dog food. Giving food with added Vit C to a puppy could inhibit development of that ability.
 

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Working mixes have added Vit C and more protein (95%) for working dogs.

Any of the mixes with added Vit C should not be given to puppies who are still developing their ability to produce Vit C - dogs can make their own Vitamin C so it is not routinely added to dog food. Giving food with added Vit C to a puppy could inhibit development of that ability.
Thanks, that would be the reason why I thought it wasn't right :eek:

Best I don't give it to Millie again until she's a fully grown adult. Whenever that may be :)
 

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I bought some of the new Working dog beef from NI. It sounded great - beef heart, chicken, tripe and liver. I gave it to Dylan last night and his reaction was hilarious - he acted like it had bitten him and backed away from it shaking his head. If he could have spoken it would have been "Eeuuuuuuuuuuugh Mum, what the hell is that!" He absolutely refused to eat a mouthful. Luckily I only bought 3 kilos, so I'll have to bin it and go back to his usual chicken or turkey.
It's very strange, because he's not generally a fussy eater at all. Just wondered if anyone else had tried it.
Hi Helen
No so far we've only been on the puppy which is chicken and they both love it:):) Maybe rather than waste it you could cook it and see if he will eat it:)
 

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I suspect it's the beef heart that he doesn't like. That's the only ingredient that he's never had before. He's always had poultry based food up to now. Guess I'd better stick to that in future.
 

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It sound nice Helen, perhaps your hubby wont mind it in a nice stew now the Autumns on its way ;). Apart from tripe Wilfs not a great offal fan. Could you mix it with a variety he likes, although you dont want to waste more if he still does nt like it x
 

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It sound nice Helen, perhaps your hubby wont mind it in a nice stew now the Autumns on its way ;)
Can just imagine the scene - hubby enjoying a pre-dinner glass of red while stew bubbles away on the Aga with dumplings bobbing around ;)

That mix kind of sounds a bit rich - I think I'll stick to chicken and turkey for Flo.
 

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I think that if he had merely not been keen, then I would try mixing it with something else, but his reaction was really extreme - it was like it was the most vile thing he had ever tasted :eek:. He was looking at his bowl like something was going to leap out of it and attack him! It was really funny :laugh:
Mandy I presume that Dylan is old enough now to have the working dog varieties?? They are a lot cheaper than the others. I know Dylan is not a working dog, but he's really active so I can't see them doing any harm. By the way I've had to increase his quantities again as he's lost a little weight again. He is down to just under 9 kilos now, which is almost a kilo lower than when he was 9 months old. The vet agrees that he's the perfect weight now, but I don't want him to lose any more, so I've increased him to around 300g a day now. That's about 3.3% of his weight. Must be because he's such a lunatic that he burns up so much energy!
 

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No maybe not worth trying him again poor boy looking forward to his dinner to be presented with that :eek::D Colin said that the working dog food you dont pay VAT x
 

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Mandy I presume that Dylan is old enough now to have the working dog varieties??
I would guess so as he is fully grown and mature. Flo also has the working mix every other tub. I got it as it is cheaper because of no VAT and she is also very active when out and about.
 
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