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Dog Food Prep

Posted: 09 Jul 2019, 17:56
by RichardB
Hi All,

It's been about a month since my last 2 cents got dropped here, so I missed ya'all!!!
A little while ago I asked on this forum about how long the treated dog food would last since Sassy wasn't eagerly eating it anymore. I was told an hour, and that didn't sound right so I asked our expert Diane Sloan.
My question and her response follows. By the way, Sassy is still doing great with no known problems!!! Thank You!!!

To Diane:
Hi and Thank You for being here for us!!!
I'm also a member of EPI4DOGS and it appears there is some question as to how long you wait to feed the dog after you prepared it with water.

As in: I tried to feed my dog this morning with kibble, enzyme mixed with warm water, B12 and Slippery Elm. 2 cups of kibble to 2 teaspoons of enzyme. An hour later and she still hasn't eaten it. How long can I wait for her to eat it before the enzyme won't work?

Someone responded back at EPI4DOGS that it had to be eaten within an hour. That doesn't sound right to me. Can you give me some info on this? The food is sitting in a dog dish with the air conditioned temp at about 70 degrees, if that helps. I only use about 3 tablespoons of warm water to 2 teaspoons of enzyme.

Thanks you again for your service and responses from the past!


Diane's response:
The Pancreatin will not go bad in the bowl. The enzymes need the bile salts in the dogs system to get the rest of the digestion going.

I used to make meals at the start of the week and store them in the fridge and pull them out and feed them cold when needed. This does not work for all dogs but it will work for many. The only thing we worry about is bacteria growth but a dog can handle more bacteria than we can.

Diane Sloan

Re: Dog Food Prep

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 15:31
by Miss Maddie Moo
The thought is that the bacteria can accumulate on the food i have smelt uneaten dog food and it does have a certain does all depend on the dog there have been dogs on the forum that were free feeders and did okay...if she does do it again then perhaps pick up and store in a cool place and then bring back to room temperature later.There is so many variables with this condition alot of dogs can tolerate a small amount of treats without being near an enzymed meal gal never could yet she was what we call stable quite quickly.