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What do you feed your dog? (Looking for recommendations)

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by acap, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Sledge

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    i give mine a mixture of dry foods, (1 cup in the morning, and one at night) whichever of the 'good' brands is on special when i need to buy it. Plus a few treats every now and then. A dentastix every couple of days, half a bone once a month..
    So far so good.
     
  2. Radley

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    Sort of, but most of the premium and shitty brands are owned by only a couple of companies. You also shouldn't be changing too much as it can be bad for their stomachs (can give them the sprits) and transitioning from one type to another over a few days is recommended.
     
  3. broccoli

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    Only if they've been having something consistently and are used to having only that. If they eat everything, they don't get an upset stomach when they get something "new", because it's all "new".
     
  4. Radley

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    Does this include books, carpet, sand, newspaper, the wall, the couch, toilet paper, shoes and tea towels?
     
  5. broccoli

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    :D I have been lucky with all of my dogs, no chewers of anything that's mine, or anything that's not food. My Harry loved his marrowbones, but he never touched anything else. It must be hard with a chomper, keeping your stuff out of his/her way.
     
  6. GumbyNoTalent

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    meh everyday I walk my dogs they always ends up eating kangaroo poo, it like some just throw a bunch oh candy on the ground.
     
  7. Radley

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    Natures candy
     
  8. broccoli

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    Luckily, my current dogs don't like cat poo. One of my previous dogs thought it a tasty treat. ewwwww.
     
  9. Arctic_Silver08

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    Dogs eating poo can be a problem if they're not getting all the right nutrients as well, so just be mindful.
     
  10. GumbyNoTalent

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    Asked the vet and she said dogs where healthy and is not against natural instinct, like eating grass to help move things along.
     
  11. caspian

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    my two pugs get a breakfast of a small amount of natural yoghurt, half a banana or apple each, and about 60gm of quality small-breed dog kibble.

    dinner is a serve of meat, varied between chicken kidneys, beef heart, or assorted minced meat. they get 1/3rd cup, with the same of vegetables (peas, carrots, leftover assorted dog-friendly veg), and a 1/3rd of a cup of "soup" stock made from stewed chicken necks or frames. we normally do dog meals about once every three weeks in bulk and freeze in individual serves, so they just get emptied into the dishes and microwaved to warm them a bit, especially in winter.

    during the day they might get a raw bone to chew in, or a protein treat chew occasionally.
     
  12. iMomOx3

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    I have a Miniature Dachshund shorthair (7 months).

    He doesn't each much which is a little worrying. Pretty much eats equivalent to 1 meal a day and it's usually when we have dinner and he sits beside us to eat his kibble.

    Currently, he's eating either Royal Canine Puppy Mini or Savour Life Puppy. Does anyone have any info on the quality of these foods and should we avoid them? Sometimes we like to alternate between these 2 and use the Royal Canine kind of like a once every now and then if he doesn't look like he's eaten much. The Savour Life was recommended to us being a more 'natural' type kibble for him from our puppy pre-school trainer. He seems to enjoy both, but just doesn't eat much unless my partner and I are around / at home. When I come home from work, either he hasn't eaten any or VERY small and not a noticeable amount. He does sleep majority of the day however.

    However, every few days because I get worried he's not eating enough I like to give him plain boiled chicken cut up to small pieces along with diced carrots (sometimes fresh, sometimes boiled) and broccoli and he smashes it down very fast - unlike his kibble.

    Does this mean he doesn't like his kibble at all and he's a very picky eater? I need to budget my expenses so I can't afford to feed him chicken and veggies everyday. The Royal Canine alone is expensive and is just used as a 'filler' type meal inbetween the SavourLife.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  13. broccoli

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    Look at the bag instructions. Premium complete food has what seems to us very small helping sizes. As long as your dog is eating whatever the bag says you should be giving him, he's fine. Stop worrying. He'll eat when he's hungry. One thing you don't want is a fat dachsy, so it's good he's not greedy with his dinner.
     
  14. hollysmum

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    We used to chop up a heap of vegies and then freeze with chunks of meat, vegies like broccoli, carrot, zuccini, pears, apples, bananas. Our dogs loved this, we would supplement with whole eggs, sardines and natural greek yoghurt. These days I have been too lazy to do the vegies so they have meat and good quality biscuits along with eggs etc
     
  15. iMomOx3

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    PetStock online having 25% off sale online for majority of the sitewide. Ended up getting 8kg of Royal Canin for $70.

    Lil dude's 7 months and given he doesn't eat much more than a bowl a day, that will last til he's full sized and can start going on adult food.
     
  16. bjornzzz

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    Rough collie ~25kg, I used to have him on a pure kibble diet (Ivory Coat) but that got expensive quick, so I now get pet minced from the butcher which is essentially blended chicken frames for about $2 per kg. Now his daily diet consists of 1.5 cup kibble, ~500 grams pet minced and ~100 grams of chicken heart/liver. He also gets a raw bone (depending on what the butcher has) everyday. His coat has never been more beautiful since changing to a part raw diet.
     
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    we have been feeding our dogs and cats BARF for a good part of the last 10 years, their poo is smaller, way less stinky, they all prefer the raw food over dry and their health has all been excellent.

    We still throw out some dry food for the new puppy each morning in to the grass for a bit of a challenging breakfast hunt but eventually he'll go back to pure wet food, he also gets bones frequently and various other chew's for teeth health.

    Its a noticeable change in their coat and poo output going from dry to BARF i'll tell you that, and the cats stink SOOOO much less on BARF compared to dry food only.

    We use a pre-made BARF now from the local produce shop so we know its all the stuff they need, we used to make our own but are too time poor these days.
     
  19. MR CHILLED

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    Good choice. I swear by it.
     

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