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Old 11-14-2010, 12:09 AM
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I was at my local dog food place the other day and saw that they had samples of THK. I picked up a couple since I had heard such great things about it on here. I got Embark and Keen. Tonight I thought I'd fix one of them and split it between the 4 dogs to see if they liked it. I'm not sure which one I did first but I followed the directions to add 1.25-1.5 cups of water (I added 1.25). The package said it would look like soup but give it 5-10 minutes to rehydrate. I waited 10 minutes but it still just looked like greenish/brownish soup. No substance to it at all. So I threw it out and tried the second sample. That one said to add 1-1.25 cups of water but I just added 0.5 It also looked like soup but it did solidify somewhat after a few minutes. It was still kind of a nasty greenish color though.

Did I do something wrong? I have to admit that I'm really glad that I didn't buy a box because I would probably return it based on tonight's experiment.
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You threw it out? LOL. I bet your puppers wouldn't have minded. It takes some time to get to know how much water to add to get to the consistency you like but usually the dogs aren't quite so particular. We served it so its a stuffing like consistency. The longer you let it set the firmer it gets. But I've accidentally added too much water so it was served more soupy & it still got gobbled down.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:19 AM
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It does look gross prepared, and the smell I find sickening too just because its similar to human food, but not. It got mixed reactions in our house, one cat liked it, one didnt, one chi liked it (Miley) one did not (Reese). Seems silly not to have let them try it though to see what your crew thought! I use a little less water than suggested, so its sort of like oatmeal consistency.
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I bet your pups wouldn't have minded at all, mine think it's the best thing they've ever had.

I too serve mine at a "stuffing like" consistency, but I have served it like soup/watered down.

I'll admit i'm the biggest skeptic there was about feeding watery/soft food but you wont regret it, I would've thought I traded in my two Chi's for a couple of rabbits as little as they poop now.
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Also, did you add warm water? I used cold water the first time by accident & it didn't thicken up like I thought it would. Maybe that had something to do with it? But I usually did a 1:1 THK/water ratio & it was ok consistency.
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when i serve dexter his keen i use warm water but when my mom does it she boils it completely so it turns into soup...LOL~ im not sure which one he likes as if it's too "stuffing" lookin he just takes it and thrwos it down 1 by 1 on the floor and just eats the chicken but when its too soup based he waits for a while and eats it...or sometimes he just wont eat it at all!



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Aw you should have let them try it. They may have loved it. I use fairly equal parts water and THK mix, a little bit more water though. I feed 1/8 cup at each serving. I let it hydrate for 10 minutes which makes it oatmeal like. I use Force, Embark, and Zeal. I should say that the first time I made it neither Pip or Roo would touch it, but now they go completely nuts for it and gobble it down.

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when i serve dexter his keen i use warm water but when my mom does it she boils it completely so it turns into soup...LOL~ im not sure which one he likes as if it's too "stuffing" lookin he just takes it and thrwos it down 1 by 1 on the floor and just eats the chicken but when its too soup based he waits for a while and eats it...or sometimes he just wont eat it at all!
I would not let your Mom use boiling water as it will effect the vitamin content, you don't want to "cook" it. It's best to use warm water, as you mentioned you do.
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if you like the concept, you could try Sojos complete. It looks like real food when you mix it up and is recognizable as to what it is . You do the same add water type thing.
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