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    Do ants eat dog food ?

    Yesterday we had a big debate with the MiL. When we were in Hong Kong she was the one taking car of our 13 y.o. golden retriever. She is absolutely against dog food and insist that since we are taking back the dog, we feed him the same way, no dog food only meat soup with rice ... with a bit of maggi for the taste (??)

    I have to say she has very strong arguments. The first one is our dog has outlived all the other dogs of his generation. That is true, all the dogs of the same age he was playing with when he was living with us 10 years ago are long gone.

    The second argument is that ants and even cockroaches don't eat canned dog food because of all the chemical, preservative ... that manufacturers put inside. So if it is not good for a cockroach it is definitively not good for a dog.

    Plus a lot of stories about liver diseases, cancer, ..caused by dog food.

    Any opinion ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    Do ants eat dog food ?
    Our next door neighbours put out dogfood for their dog everyday.

    As soon as they do, the ants move in and start ferrying out clumps of food along the pathway back to their nest.

    They might not be eating it, but i suspect they are.

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    just feed 'em road kill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    just feed 'em road kill.
    Not as stupid as it sounds

    Montana passes bill allowing people to salvage roadkill
    State Representative Steve Lavin is the primary sponsor and says of his ‘Roadkill Bill,’ ‘There's a lot of good roadkill that goes to waste currently.’

    Montana passes bill allowing people to salvage roadkill - NY Daily News

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    If the ants don't get the dog food then the rats will.

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    Yes ants eat dog food and cat food.

    That's how I find the nests, leave some in the middle of the floor and follow the line.

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    I've noticed that cockroaches eat their dried snacks and dried food. The dog meat I don't know because I but the frozen raw meat, defrost it and then it's kept in the fridge.

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    I don't think the maggi is a very good idea, lots of MSG in that which isn't good for dogs.

    Recently in the local Makro I found these 1kg blocks of frozen dog food at 25 Baht per kilo. I think it is just all minced up bits of animals that it is not legal to put into human food even here in TH.

    1/3 of a kilo microwaved and mashed up with an equal volume of left over rice is like curry to a pisshead for them. 2 dogs, 1 is ~15kgs and one ~20kgs and the 1/3 kg of food with the rice added and all split half and half between them vanishes in seconds.

    I ran out of it recently so I bought a couple of cans of Pedigree Chum and they both turned their noses up at it! The frozen Makro stuff is pretty foul but the mutts can't get enough of it and at roughly 4 Baht per day per dog it's a cheap and easy option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla
    Recently in the local Makro I found these 1kg blocks of frozen dog food at 25 Baht per kilo.
    I've bought that before but it smells a bit off. I get the same thing from Max Value for 40bt and it smells a lot fresher. I don't heat it up though just give it to her raw. She loves it.

    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla
    I bought a couple of cans of Pedigree Chum and they both turned their noses up at it!
    Yep same here. She won't eat tinned food anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I've bought that before but it smells a bit off.
    A 'bit off' is putting it lightly, it's vile, but being dogs they love the stuff!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I don't heat it up though just give it to her raw.
    I keep it frozen and just carve off a 1/3 of a kilo daily and I nuke it to defrost it and and hopefully kill off any worm eggs or whatever may have got into it. I've been using it for a couple of months now and their coats are glossy and they seem to be thriving on it.

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    Yeah Ninja's coat has never been glossier.

    Here's the stuff. Dr Dog it's called. Doesn't smell until about 5 days, she normally eats it in 4.



    It comes in Chicken or beef but they are both made of chicken.

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    Yes, ants eat dog food whether it's dry stuff from a bag or meat mixed in with rice.

    Damn birds eat it too leaving white guano splots on the driveway...

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    Yes, ants eat dog food.
    Yes, Maggi and other stocks are bad for dogs - apart from the MSG they are too high in salt.
    Rice and meat soup suggests very little protein, which is the mainstay of a healthy dog's diet (though they don't need as much as a cat)
    Those blocks are roughly the same stuff as you'd find in a can. "Meat" and bone shavings.
    The healthiest diet is raw diet. A good quality dry food is better than canned

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    The healthiest diet is raw diet.
    Yet, we still consider that we know what is best for our "pets" - inventing Human-centric [inspired] diets and whatnot.
    Quite bizarre....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Damn birds eat it too leaving white guano splots on the driveway..
    I pity the bird that gets close to our dogs while they are eating, it'd become a nice feathery side dish PDQ. Even the idiot cats know better than to approach them when it's snouts in bowls time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Damn birds eat it too leaving white guano splots on the driveway..
    I pity the bird that gets close to our dogs while they are eating, it'd become a nice feathery side dish PDQ. Even the idiot cats know better than to approach them when it's snouts in bowls time.
    What about geese...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    What about geese...?
    What about 'Fuck off Jeff you boring twat'? Does that work for you?

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    Ants eat dog food,they do,now ants have mutated into super ants because of the additives,these additives do not affect pets or old age pensioners eating dog food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Damn birds eat it too leaving white guano splots on the driveway..
    I pity the bird that gets close to our dogs while they are eating, it'd become a nice feathery side dish PDQ. Even the idiot cats know better than to approach them when it's snouts in bowls time.
    What about geese...?
    Yeh, set the geese on the dogs, they'll beat'em up!!


    Geese'll eat all the dog food, especially if it contains grain,..they'll eat dog biscuits too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Yes, ants eat dog food.
    Yes, Maggi and other stocks are bad for dogs - apart from the MSG they are too high in salt.
    Rice and meat soup suggests very little protein, which is the mainstay of a healthy dog's diet (though they don't need as much as a cat)
    Those blocks are roughly the same stuff as you'd find in a can. "Meat" and bone shavings.
    The healthiest diet is raw diet. A good quality dry food is better than canned
    What is "good quality dry food" ?

    Raw diet, can you explain ? Where to buy, at a reasonable price, raw meat in Thailand ?

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    I'd get to a pork farmer who does their own butchering, You can get loads of good fresh kill there, loads of bones too, then stick it all in your freezer, in feed size packs.

    Never feed a dog more than one good feed of meat a week.
    That's it's natural "kill" rate, (if allowed!!)

    Give it bones for the rest of the week supplemented with grain biscuit with lots of water to the side, or boiled rice, and some boiled veges.

    Excellent tucker for a dog,...let it fast a day, then start the cycle all over again.

    NEVER overfeed a dog.

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    I buy those small packages of pork balls from 7-11. Each bag contains 16 pork balls and they cost 26 Baht, cheaper than a can of dog food. My dogs like them and since they are sold for humans I assume they are more clean and wholesome than canned dog food. I also give them all the dry food they want.

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    Yup, dry food's essential for a dog, so are bones. People these days underestimate the value of calcium in a dog's diet and the advantage of a dog having plenty of dry grain foods or bones to clean and keep the teeth and mouth in good condition.

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    hold the door

    i know people who feed their dogs tinned food, you would not want to stuck in a
    elevator with the dog,worst farts ever,any thing but that tinned rubbish
    for your dog

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    That tinned dog food is really gut-rot recipe, for sure, ....


    Wheeeeow!! Fermented in a dog's gut then exuded,..worse smell than cat sh*t....!!

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