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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of changing Coco's diet. He's almost 7months now and getting tired of his puppy kibble and wet food. Also I have to confess, he's had a taste of human food now and again. I'm not quite comfortable with the raw food but the cooked food with the U-Stew sounds more for me. Has anyone here used this? And if so, what about when I board him, will they take that food.
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I hadn't heard of it, but I found their website, and sounds like really good stuff.

http://www.knowbetterpetfood.com/U-Stew

As far as whether your boarding facility will take the food - frozen, I presume - I guess you will just have to ask if they have the freezer space.



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I have been feeding Annabelle U-stew for the last month. I feed her baked chicken breast and Flint River lamb and brown rice kibble for breakfast and the U-stew and cooked meat for supper. I am also afraid of raw meat and my Vet is also against raw meat feeding. She likes the U-Stew but I have not decided whether to discontinue the kibble because I travel to visit my children and the U-Stew and meat has to be frozen. I use the poly 1 oz muffin bakers to freeze and give her two for the U-Stew meal. She weighs 10 lbs now and the Vet wants her back to the 9 lbs she weighed last year. I'd like to know how any one else feeding U-stew to their Haw is doing. Ruthann
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I've been feeding Eli home cooked for about 3 weeks with beef and we've seen a significant change as he no longer has diarrhea (I'm convinced he has a sensitivity to poultry, particularly chicken). I've been concerned that he's not getting the vitamins and minerals he needs and I can't trick him into taking a multi-vitamin. U-stew looks like a great supplement. I'm going to order the trial size and see how it goes.
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Well I ordered the next size up from the trial size, figurering I'd save on shipping. I made Coco's first batch with ground chop meat and it was very soupy. It did thicken up after it was frozen but the little bugger ate a little and walked away. So I called the company and they suggested I add less water. I tried it again this time with chicken breast (his favorite) and no go, he was not having it. So before I freezed it I rinsed off the U-Stew and added some grated Parmasean cheese and he lapped it up. I was very disappointed, but I spoiled him! Anyway now I make him ground chicken and beef and chicken breast add some carrots or peas a hard boiled egg and some kibble. Sometimes he picks around the kibble but most time he eats it with the rest of his food. It's been so frustrating, but it's my fault for letting those beautiful eyes and expression get to me. I think U-Stew is a good product and if your dog will eat it that's great.

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I am just getting ready to buy a larger size of the U-Stew. I don't know of any other product that supplies the vitamins and minerals to cooked meat which makes a complete diet. I do believe that meat is the basic diet needed but MUST add the other nutrients to maintain health. Annabelle has never been a good eater. I want to control the meat she gets so I know it is fresh and good quality. We all want the same thing, to give our little ones the best we can provide. I have been feeding the U-stew for about three weeks. I intend to try it for a few more weeks and reassess her food. Ruthann
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I've begun homecooking too and it's resolved the diahrrea (he has sensitivity to poultry)! I'd like to try u-stew but I worry that it's too much protein if added to ground beef or beef chuck (with veggies). He turns his nose at it most of the time, much like everything else I've ever tried to feed him including kibble, canned and raw! That's a lot of wasted expensive food.

How often and how much do you feed your dogs? Eli is 13 months (so considered an adult, I think) and around 14 lbs. I've been feeding him about 2/3 cup 2x a day.
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Coco is 7 months old now and weighs around 18 lbs I know he's a big boy. Anyway I feed him twice a day about 1 cup of chicken breast, ground chicken, ground beef, ground turkey carrots and peas and maybe some pasta or rice. I do try to hide some kibble in there and some chunks from Natural Balance log but he usually leaves it behind. He won't eat the meat with U-Stew in it. I know I spoiled him and wish I never started him on people food. My last hope is a woman named Sabine at betterdogcare.com. She has meal plans specialized for your dog. I'll let you know how it goes.
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There are a few products on Only Natural pet.com that are similar to the ustew,

You can still add the supplements to the meat, sometimes I mix Gucci's powdered vitamins and mineral supplements into the baby rice cereal (the Gerber blue box rice cereal) Just a wee bit, a few spoons with the supplements mixed in, here are the ones I am currently using and rotating:



http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...es/999064.aspx

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...ns/999176.aspx

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...10/999230.aspx

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...at/999065.aspx

I also have these premixes:
..IF you would like a small sample of the Dr. Harveys add on to meat mix to try, I'd be happy to drop some in the mail so you don't waste money on stuff they won't eat, lol Just send me a pm with your address(s)

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...od/269000.aspx

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...od/269004.aspx

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Kara,
Thanks so much for the info. Did you do this on your own research? There is so much to choose from. My only concern is the amount to give is for an adult dog. Coco is only 7 months. Should I just reduce the amount? I sorry for all the questions but which one do you use exactly.

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