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        09-01-2012, 09:00 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Actually dogs are not susceptible to diseases like salmonella like we lowly humans are. A raw balanced diet is the best diet. For a long time I fed the prey model diet to my dogs and they did awesome. My shepherd now refuses to do more than nibble all day though, so must have a prepared kibble.
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        09-01-2012, 10:10 PM
      #22
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by nikelodeon79    
    ... what do you think people fed before dog food was invented? What do you think wolves eat in the wild?

    If you believe in nature... you should believe in raw feeding, because that's what nature intended dogs to eat...
    I want my dogs to live longer and healthier lives than the coyotes do around here...

    I feed the dogs Costco brand. I always fed them standard Purina Dog Chow before, and they all lived long & healthy lives, but we shop a lot at Costco so we buy there now. But I've eaten MREs a bunch of times, so my standards of eating aren't very high.
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        09-01-2012, 10:23 PM
      #23
    Showing
    Ours all get Blue dog food. It's insanely expensive ($50+ a bag), but has made a huge difference in my lab/shepherd's joint health.

    We've tried a few other feeds over the years, and found that Purina gave them gas and none of the others impressed worked that well.
         
        09-01-2012, 10:49 PM
      #24
    Trained
    We feed a totally raw diet.

    I have noticed a significant differance in all the dogs. They are a lot more energetic, their coats and stools are better, etc.

    At dog shows everyone had a joke about dog food brands...Particularly Eukanuba, since they sponsor the big show in Long Beach every year. It was called "Puke"anuba by the majority of the exhibitors there....Funny how that works. Lol
         
        09-01-2012, 10:53 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bsms    
    I want my dogs to live longer and healthier lives than the coyotes do around here...

    I feed the dogs Costco brand. I always fed them standard Purina Dog Chow before, and they all lived long & healthy lives, but we shop a lot at Costco so we buy there now. But I've eaten MREs a bunch of times, so my standards of eating aren't very high.
    The differance is we aren't just feeding our whatever we find on the side of the road. We feed chicken or rabbit, mainly chicken. Get whole chicken leg quarters. Or whole chickens. Same thing humans eat.

    Also, contrary to popular belief, the bones don't splinter unless they are cooked. No problems there. None of our dogs have ever had a problem crunching them up.
         
        09-01-2012, 10:56 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    I knew this would turn into a Raw vs. kibble / it's just a dog / my food is better than yours, thread. XD
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        09-01-2012, 10:59 PM
      #27
    Trained
    I don't have anything against GOOD kibble. There are a few brands that aren't bad with their ingredients. I try to stay out of these debates though...Us show people you know...We're snobs.
         
        09-01-2012, 11:08 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    I don't have anything against GOOD kibble. There are a few brands that aren't bad with their ingredients. I try to stay out of these debates though...Us show people you know...We're snobs.

    I didn't know you show dogs!?
         
        09-01-2012, 11:35 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    I feed my baby. Texass-Mickey (Shih Tzu X Cocker Spaniel ) Eagle Pack dog food. He's getting chubby though, despite living a very active life. Thinking of trying a new food the next time I go to the city.

    Remi, my outdoor German Shepherd X Aussie gets Ol Roy dog food, as well as leftovers, various cattle bones she digs up, and canola meal. The canola meal make her super shiny and filled out.
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        09-02-2012, 10:53 AM
      #30
    Weanling
    I have 5 dogs, three of which are outside dogs. All of the dogs get Diamond Premium Adult. The two little house dogs get 1/3 of a cup a day. The outside dogs get a pound, plus a cup of milk replacer a day. Up until this year, the two black labs have looked great on it, but they are 11 years old and starting to get harder to maintain. The other outside dog is a purple healer (red healer + blue healer cross), and she is very hard to keep weight on because she is very active, plus she can't seem to keep her feed dow. But we manage to keep everyone health. The Diamond is the only brand that will keep the two labs healthy, every other brand we have tried, they both just drop weight no matter how much we feed them.
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