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« on: February 11, 2010, 06:02:16 AM »

What are you feeding your dogs these days?

kibble?  canned?  homemade?  raw?

For kibble, we're currently feeding Wellness CORE original (chicken), CORE Ocean, Wellness Super5Mix (chicken or whitefish),  Eukanuba Low Residue.

Wellness canned 95% for toppers.

Some of our own food....beef, turkey, chicken. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 06:32:22 AM »

Both dog's Honest Kitchen with added fresh foods, different meats too.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 06:37:52 AM »

Mostly homemade cooked, a little homemade raw, some Natures Logic & Nature's Variety raw. A little Natures Logic chicken dry as a treat, some Cloud star biscuits as a treat & some Natures Logic,Wellness & Tikki cans for backup when low on homemade. They love the Tikki,but its $5 a can !
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 12:31:04 AM »

Organix Adult Canine Formula kibble, Evo chicken & turkey, Evo Beef and Evo Duck canned, along with home cooked that we share as one meal a day that is usually steak, or beef ribs, or baked chicken then add baked garnet sweet potato, artichokes  & asparagus with lil garlic butter, with a tsp. of cottage cheese for Foxy Lady.

Treats - Plato Salmon Strips and a new product from Plato Thinkers Smart Dog Snacks Wild Alaskan Salmon www.platopettreats.com
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 05:18:49 PM »

Dutch is getting Wellness canned CORE and now starting on Wellness Turkey regular formula since they didn't have CORE at the store yesterday.  It keeps him "regular" which is important right now that he's requiring a lot of care.  He seems to be doing well on it.  I had to stop the NV chicken because it was causing pasty poop and irregular bowel movements.

Two bigs are still getting home-made for breakfast (eggs, meat, carbs, vegs, yogurt, oil).  I have them on Orijen Regional Red for dinner to cut pet food costs.  I give them a handful of cooked oatmeal with the dry to stretch it since it's so darn high in protein.  It's strange looking kibble, looks like two flavors mixed (maybe it is!).  But they seem OK on it so far.  They have poultry/barley allergies so I have to be careful with food choices.

(probably a lot more detail than you were looking for!)
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 11:46:18 AM »

We're partial to the Regional Red as well, but we also feed Instinct, Holistic Blend Grain Free, all flavours of Orijen and Acana Provincial, and canned NV, Evo, Mulligan Stew.

Of course, they also get home cooked, leftovers, raw bones and Spring Meadows Raw Bison.

Incidentally, last night I ate Velveeta Cheese Shells.   Wink  Which I wouldn't feed the dogs if you paid me.  Am I the only one experiencing this?  I should note that my own food choices don't come from a financial standpoint... more about lack of concern, excess of cravings and laziness.  Not sure why what goes into my dogs has to be good enough for me, and yet what goes into me need not be good enough for my dogs...
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 12:25:17 PM »

Yes - the dogs & cats here eat much better than we do !
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 06:52:21 PM »

That's exactly what I've been thinking the last few weeks - my diet is terrible and here I'm worrying about giving the pets the best food I possibly can.  And whose going to take care of them when I get sick from eating junk food all the time?
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 12:37:43 PM »

Natural Balance Lamb and Rice which I have to post on later and also Wysong Rabbit canned
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 01:00:56 PM »

Still feeding Dynah CORE original grain-free kibble. Tried some of the low-fat variety, but she didn't like it.  She needs to lose some weight, so we cut down on the amount we are feeding her.  We were giving her too many treats and food from our plates, so trying to cut down a bit on those.  The extra weight is bad for her joints.

She gets Doggie Paws and Milk Bone Healthy Favorites and C&P organic chicken for treats.

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2014, 07:23:41 PM »

Mine are getting a mix of foods now - Acana kibble in the evening, and Honest Kitchen, NW Naturals frozen, NRG and occasional homemade meals for breakfast.
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014, 05:17:06 AM »

Bruce is tough, very picky ! So far the only things he really likes are Stella & Chewy frozen raw, Applaws cat food & a few Weruva & Tiki flavors . He can't eat any dry .
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 08:52:42 AM »

Raw.  My GSD's allergies would be impossible to deal with, otherwise.
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015, 08:28:11 AM »

What is everyone feeding their dogs these days?  Also, if you could mention the age and size of dog.  We're starting our puppy search soon and back at that "what to feed" dilemma again.
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2015, 07:23:22 PM »

I was feeding Champion's Acana formulas for their evening meals because it was the only dry I trusted anymore.  But the dogs were drinking tons of water after every kibble meal.  Also, I tried the new pork formula a few months back and they all were itching within a few days of starting it.  The big dogs were acting like it had chicken in it.  So now they are only getting dehydrated (Honest Kitchen beef & turkey, NRG beef & salmon, Sojo's turkey), and a little NV beef frozen raw & some grocery store beef added in. 

It's very expensive, but I feel much better about them not eating something that obviously is causing some kind of dehydration or excess salt problem.  I've considered NV dry in the past, might use it if I do go back to dry for them, but have worried about the QC recalls they've had in the past.  I'm going to start making a few meals a week for them, not balanced, just oatmeal, meat, eggs, veggies, to stretch out the dehydrated meals. 

4 dogs - Cody 12 lbs/4 yrs,  Fiona 40 lbs/5.5 yrs,  Chi & Andy 50 & 60 lbs/9.6 yrs old. 
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