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Which is better and why? And what kind of dog foods are recommended? I feed my dogs Nutro Natural Choice and Nutro Ultra, and we also give it to the rats where I work, so it appears to be fine. And because I feed it to my dogs and I always have plenty of extra I'd have it handy for my new ratty friend. But if rat blocks are better, I'll just use those (I'm even considering using both, is that okay?)

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A good quality lab block is made to cover all the nutritional needs of rats...including Vitamin K which dog kibble doesn't have. Suebee's Mix made properly was created for people unable to get or wanting to use lab blocks, but the dog food is only a part of this balanced diet.

If you are looking at a non-quality lab block i would stick with the dog food.

http://www.ratsrule.com/diet.html

IF you have any questions about the Mix, you can join Goosemoose and PM Suebee's there (she is a mod on that forum)
 

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A good quality lab block is made to cover all the nutritional needs of rats...including Vitamin K which dog kibble doesn't have. Suebee's Mix made properly was created for people unable to get or wanting to use lab blocks, but the dog food is only a part of this balanced diet.

If you are looking at a non-quality lab block i would stick with the dog food.

http://www.ratsrule.com/diet.html

IF you have any questions about the Mix, you can join Goosemoose and PM Suebee's there (she is a mod on that forum)

Did you say "ratty friend"? Rats are extremely social colony animals and you should always have 2 or more. Two being just fine. :)
 

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lilspaz68 said:
A good quality lab block is made to cover all the nutritional needs of rats...including Vitamin K which dog kibble doesn't have. Suebee's Mix made properly was created for people unable to get or wanting to use lab blocks, but the dog food is only a part of this balanced diet.

If you are looking at a non-quality lab block i would stick with the dog food.

http://www.ratsrule.com/diet.html

IF you have any questions about the Mix, you can join Goosemoose and PM Suebee's there (she is a mod on that forum)
Gotcha. Thanks.
 
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