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What do you feed your dog?
I’m currently giving them Blue Buffalo dry food with a bit of the wet cans on top.

Anyone doing the raw food diet? I heard good things but it’s pricey...
04-20-2018 09:24 AM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
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Nutro Max Adult Mini Chunk Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

It's what they were feeding her when I got her. Haven't seen a reason to change.
04-20-2018 12:00 PM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
I had a dog we fed almost entirely raw pieces of chicken. He was a Really sensitive pure bred dog that had allergies and health problems like I've never seen,and I've had some animals. It definitely mitigated a lot of symptoms.

The trick to make it really cheap is to get chicken thighs or breasts in bulk from the right butcher and freeze the remainder. If most of the people there are speaking Spanish that's a good sign.

The rest of the diet was huge vats of rice with vegetables and some specially dog food thrown in. Alot of times he wouldn't eat so he'd get left over food;especially sauce.

04-20-2018 12:55 PM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?




I recommend watching this 6 part series on pet cancer.

After doing that I started to cook for my dog. It's not even that difficult - a mixture of meat (muscular and organ), carbs (rice etc.), vegetables, fats and supplements (high quality ones).

I stopped trusting the animal food production companies - back when my trust was limited as it was.

If you take a look at the series you get plenty of info out there - you can even do raw-food recipes - cancer got even healed with that in some pets.
04-20-2018 02:39 PM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
(04-20-2018 09:24 AM)jbkunt2 Wrote:  I’m currently giving them Blue Buffalo dry food with a bit of the wet cans on top.

Anyone doing the raw food diet? I heard good things but it’s pricey...

Blue Buffalo had a few recalls recently. Do your research. There are several websites devoted to this. Use the Google machine. You'd be surprised how many of those more expensive, supposedly "higher quality" dog foods are just trash and several have had many recalls--not just an isolated incident.

I just spent 3 seconds and found this: Blue Buffalo Recall

I fed my dog a raw diet for a long time. He ate like a pig, but wasn't gaining in weight. Almost wore me out fixing meals for him constantly. It doesn't have to be expensive, but it is time-consuming as fuck and still not as cheap as a high end dog food.

He now gets Purina One Smart Blend with no canned food and put on 6 lbs in the first month I changed him from the raw diet. Pisses me off a little because for most of his growing age I fed a raw diet and he lagged behind in size and I wasted a lot of my time.

Purina had a recall, too, but it was a voluntary recall that the company did out of concerns for salmonella, but it was in the canned food which is much more likely to have that sort of thing. But, that tells me that Purina gives a shit and is on top of it's quality control. Blue Buffalo was recalled by the FDA, which means the company probably knew about it, but did nothing.

You can also sign up for the FDA's recall alert.

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04-20-2018 02:40 PM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
Earthborn Holistic Adult Vantage Natural Dry Dog Food

I've been giving this to my dog for the 9 months I've had her based off of a recommendation from my neighbor. I get it from my local pet supply store, they do 12 bags get the 13th free. I regularly get comments on how soft her coat is, she seems happy with it.
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
Raw.

It is more expensive, but dogs are omnivores with little need for grains in their diet. I had a German Shepherd that lived until almost 14, and were it not for her spinal degeneration would have likely lived years longer (14 is old as fuck for a dog of this size) and all we fed her was raw chicken drums, raw eggs, vegtables (the ones she'd actually eat), fruits, and then whatever was on our plate (we eat pretty well ie. clean in my house).

She was the healthiest dog I've ever seen, never once was sick or had to go to the vet, and when the vet had her in for her shots, they always asked "what do you feed her??"

Spend the money and give your best friend what they deserve.

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RE: What do you feed your dog?
Cats.
04-25-2018 09:26 PM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
Ground beef, potatoes, yams, peas, carrots and liver. Though hes starting to get sick of it so have to find a new meal. 150 pound dog, so it gets pretty expensive.
04-25-2018 11:23 PM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
One of my dogs has allergies and stuff so I've run the gammit in terms of trying different foods. I've done the real high end like $150 a bag stuff and I've done the Blue Buffalos and mid range stuff. I honestly don't feel like the super expensive stuff is any different than the $40 or $50 a bag stuff. I never feed kibbles or any of the mainstream garbage food.

I tried the BARF or RAW diet. Basically vegetables, eggs, meat, bones, etc. I would go to the Mexican grocery stores and buy cheap meats, chicken backs, turkey wings, etc. This is supposed to be great for your dogs coat and health and everything else. Couple issues I found with it. Pain in the butt to run around buying all the supplies and while I did to cheap meats like $0.80 cents a pound or less it still got expensive. Prepping the food was gross, I would kind of lose my appetite after putting together a mish mash or wierd organ meats and chicken backs and raw eggs. It would be incredibly messy and when I fed them outside it attracted bees.

I think I went about the BARF/RAW thing in the wrong way. If I tried it again I would make it in large batches and bag them individually and freeze them, would make life a little easier. I treid that diet for about a month or two and then went back to a limited ingredient grain free dog food.

I'm actually a pretty big fan of Costco's grain free dog foods. Its a big bag for like $28 to $35 so on the cheaper side. I know you can Google and find bad articles about it but honestly you can find them about every dog food on the market. My dogs seem to like the costco stuff,their health seems good and its a bit easier on my pocketbook
04-26-2018 08:57 AM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
(04-20-2018 12:55 PM)SteezeySteve Wrote:  I had a dog we fed almost entirely raw pieces of chicken. He was a Really sensitive pure bred dog that had allergies and health problems like I've never seen,and I've had some animals. It definitely mitigated a lot of symptoms.

The trick to make it really cheap is to get chicken thighs or breasts in bulk from the right butcher and freeze the remainder. If most of the people there are speaking Spanish that's a good sign.

The rest of the diet was huge vats of rice with vegetables and some specially dog food thrown in. Alot of times he wouldn't eat so he'd get left over food;especially sauce.

Chicken backs are another nutricious and free meat 0.80 cents or less a pound. I'd do turkey wings as well.

You do want to make sure your dog is getting some other nutrients besides just chicken. I no longer do the raw or barf diet but when I did I'd mix a raw egg and some carrot shavings or vegies in with the meat.
04-26-2018 08:58 AM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
Putin’s beneful. I’ve tried the expensive shit, but they like Putin’s. I get that stuff because it has beef byproducts in it.
04-26-2018 08:15 PM
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RE: What do you feed your dog?
I used to feed my dog Merrick Grain-free or Raw-infused dry food...
Both are healthy and what the breeder used from the very beginning.
04-27-2018 10:16 AM
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