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I have found a dog food to give to Pumpkin, and some other people from goosemoose said that it should have atleast 18% protien and this one has 27%, so it should be perfect!
 

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omgosh! is that true??!?! these other people said that it had to be at least 18%, not more than it!!
 

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If you want to go the dog food route I would get Nutro lite dog food it is the best kind for ratties. I feed my rats Harlan teklad global 2014 which is only 14% protien. Do a search on here for diet and you will get alot of old posts where people come up with the good and the bad.
 

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omgosh! is that true??!?! these other people said that it had to be at least 18%, not more than it!!
 

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No, it's LESS thank 18%. It could of been a typo or a misconception such as the misconception you have right now XD

If you brought it already, you can exchange it.
 

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If you do give dog food, please research and read ingredients. Try and get hollistic dog foods. Stuff in supermarkets and many times stuff in Petco/Petsmart is junk and no dog or rat should eat.
 

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The health food store I work at carries a wonderful selection of organic pet food, which I've come to love. Amongst the various brand, there is one - Pet Guard - who also offers vegetarian dog biscuits that seem just perfect. Here is the nutritional facts:


Mr. Barky's Vegetarian Dog Biscuits

All PetGuard has added to the original recipe are some essential vitamins and chelated minerals (including calcium) for strong, healthy teeth and bones. Everything is completely natural. There are no by-products, artificial colors, artificial flavors, added sweeteners, salt or sugar.

INGREDIENTS:
Wheat Flour, Whole Oat Groats, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Yellow Corn, Whole Barley, Soy Flour, Sunflower Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Ester-C (Source of Vitamin C), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D2 Supplement (Calciferol), D-Pantothenic Acid, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
CRUDE PROTEIN.....14.00% (Min.)
CRUDE FAT.................5.00% (Min.)
CRUDE FIBER ............3.00% (Max.)
MOISTURE .................10.00% (Max.)
ASH .............................4.00% (Max.)
CALCIUM ...................0.50% (Min.)
PHOSPHORUS............0.40% (Min.)

Sizes Available: 21 oz. Box, 16 lbs.. 4 oz. Bulk Box

http://www.petguard.com/dog-products/biscuits-treats/mr-barky-s-vegetarian-dog-biscuits


They have a web site, but you might be better off checking with your local health food - depending on where you live, they might already carry these.

This is NOT the only thing I feed my boys, but it is always available to them. I make sure to feed them a fresh varied batch of organic grains and seeds every day - and organic veggies, and fruit as often as I can think of it.
 

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That seems pretty good, besides the corn in it. Corn does no good for anyone, includin people. Me and my girls only eat popcorn. but regular corn raw or cooked is avoided me. its not too digestible.My opinion though.

But im no expert on RAT diet...i just know dog food diet. lol
 

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If you're looking for dog foods to use in Suebee's grain mix I recommend Innova Senior or Wellness Lite. Nutro Lite also works though it's slightly lower quality. (The brands are Innova, Wellness, and Nutro but you want to use the lite or senior versions of them for rats.)
 

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chrisstrikeagain said:
That seems pretty good, besides the corn in it. Corn does no good for anyone, includin people. Me and my girls only eat popcorn. but regular corn raw or cooked is avoided me. its not too digestible.My opinion though.

But im no expert on RAT diet...i just know dog food diet. lol
Well said :) I'm glad someone else here knows corn is certainly not digestible for dogs. Any dog food with corn in it should be avoided.
I feed my dog Wellness Super5Mix. It says the Crude protein is "Not less then 22%" So I suppose it's safe to say this is not good to feed the rats as a staple...I give mine Mazuri lab blocks and Living World Premium rat food which consists of seeds, fruits and vegetables in a mix with added Nutri-blocks. Is it totally out of the question to give them the Wellness once in awhile, or is it just a bad idea all around. Also, is the food I have them on ok or are there better food options out there? I do give them fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, etc once a week.
 
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