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

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

  1. supasaiyan

    supasaiyan Member

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    i was recommended to feed my dog one of the Hill's Prescription range, and geez the amount of hoops you need to jump through to buy it is ridiculous. I went to buy it from a chain store, and they wanted me to fill out all these forms just to buy it
     
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  2. broccoli

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    On premium food? On regular supermarket food, you pay no attention to what they might say, they just want to sell the stuff. For the premium food you get at the vet, it's worked out how much they should get.
     
  3. GumbyNoTalent

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    Vet said my 5 yr old Pug/Terrier x who weights 11kgs should be feed 1/2 cup dry and 100gms wet once a day, and small treat is plenty. If I feed my dog 700gms of wet food a day he would die from obesity.
     
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  4. broccoli

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    Yes, it's crazy. I wouldn't feed all of that to my 2 dogs (one small, one medium).
     
  5. Madengineer

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    I was giving my pupper Optimum which the vet recommended as apparently it's higher in Omega 3 than most other dog foods (which she needed because of skin irritations).

    But I'm trying lots of different ones now.
     
  6. scips

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    Checking in, still no idea how much food my whippet eats but hes finally over 14kg and feels more solid in his mid section when before we always joked he would get blown away when it was windy.

    Tend to feed him chicken breast or lamb mostly, about 100-150grams a night.
    Eats ??? amount of blackhawk lamb*rice a day, i just fill up the bowl whenever i notice its empty/low. Sometimes i think i fill it daily, other times twice a week.

    Massive recommendation: dehydrator and slice chicken up into nice jerky for them, pure chicken nothing else.
     
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  7. KANNIS

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    2 Pugs here.

    Wife and I cook every morning and night for both of them. Mixed with Hills Science Kibble.
    We mix and match - 5 Star cooked and raw mince/Organic free range chicken breast boiled/Pumpkin/Peas/Carrots/Cooked eggs/Scotch Fillet steak cooked and raw/Sardines or fresh snapper fillets. The girl Pug loves prawns and lobster as well. Occasionally they get some rice or pasta mixed in. Then top it off with a dental stick and lots of love.
    We even wipe their arses clean after they go outside.
     
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  8. ghusko

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    Do not feed your dog that crap in loafs or tins.....

    I have bred Weimaraners for nearly 20 years, this dry food is extremely good

    http://www.oempetcare.com/

    Dry food is called Ala Carte been using this for almost 10 years really reasonable pricing considered super premium and its low grain.

    To add some diversity in there just throw a raw egg in a couple of times a week keep any vegi peelings toss them in ( except potato to starchy can ferment in their gut )

    My dogs love carrot, Zucchini, beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, Snow peas, Asparagus most stuff we eat.

    Eggs are especially good as they are considered a complete food for dogs having all 12 Amino Acids dogs require 4 of which the dog usually has to synthesis itself.

    Hope that helps
     
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  9. ricee007

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    Currently - Dentastix + fish oil tablet + glucosamine tablet in the morning.
    Dry food + fish oil tablet + gluocosamine tablet in the evening.

    Currently working out which dry dog food brand to move to.
     
  10. scips

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    Those dentastix are terrible, try some of the dried roo tendons/bully sticks etc from clearlydogtreats (or similar)
     
  11. hoonda75

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    We have four schnauzers (three mini and one standard) we feed them cooked mince with vegetables and some good quality dry food. Usually a mix of beef, pork, roo or turrkey, try to vary it so they don't get bored and they get a beef soup/neck bone most nights.
     
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  12. timsarg

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    my greyhound is on a prey diet and has been for 2 years . She weighs 29kg and is feed 480grams of protein a day , 80g bone 40g liver 40g kidney a sardine every second day and some frozen fruits and an egg every day .

    her proteins vary from week to week from horse, goat, beef and roo

    offal is mixed weekly and also given pluck from various animals and salmon frames. Absolutely zero shit goes into her diet .
     
  13. KANNIS

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    Our 2 pugs hate those smako snacks. lol These 2 pugs chow down everything they can get their hands on but give them a smacko. They sniff it and move away. I did a test yesterday, I left 4 smackos on the kitchen floor at 6am. Came home at 4pm and nothing. Not a touch. How weird is that.
     
  14. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Really!?? Mine absolutely loves them. I always give him one strap right before I take off for work each morning.
     
  15. scips

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    I worked in the same building as the product dev lab for Schmackos....my dog doesn't get them.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Tell us more.....??
     
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  17. scips

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    It was a long time ago, probs about 06 or 07. I cant imagine the cost cutting has improved the ingredients much.

    Onsite feeding trials on cats - about 30 odd cats, mostly the fluffy ones and max 30 days on a trial of typically 2x 1/2 cups of product #1 + water a day unless the cat reacted badly to it (drooling, lethargic, bloody stool etc)

    Used a calorimeter to nuke dehydrated dry frozen cat poop :p (luckily I just got the little containers of light brown powder after some random guy...processed it :sick:)

    Process was put cotton thread into poop receptacle, put 1g of poop powder into it, press to make it form a poop pellet, close it up, press nuke button, poop gets burned and the temp change of water inside gets measured. Some analysts would get the detailed results.

    The dogs were random people who had signed up and got blind samples and to record the appearance/smell/dogs eagerness/toilet results after etc.

    For both cats and dogs we would just go down to coles/woolies and buy bags of the competition.


    Just such processed shit really and its so much easier and cheaper and healthier to have a $60 dehydrator and just buy the diced chicken from coles (tho there is a large smell difference during the dehydration between cheap chicken and the expensive stuff, the cheap stuff is super strong)
     
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  18. KANNIS

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    Yeah I threw all the Schmako's out. My wife picked up a dehydrated chicken pack from Aldi, (Pure Chicken breast) the pugs to mental for this treat.

    I think our dogs are just accustom to eating finer dog foods lol There very picky with the quality of their food.
     
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  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Hmmmm, ok thanks for the info, will think about swapping away to a different treat then.
     
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  20. Nethiuz

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    Shame, my dog loves the smakos straps so as long as she does I'll keep having them around for a treat.
    I had maccas earlier so the dog probably eats healthier.
    She gets a lot of sushi, we get it free and I'm sick of it.
    Other things are kangaroo meat is a favourite and usually slices from a pet food log you find in the pet fridge section of supermarket mixed with some dry biscuits.
    She loves avocado too but that's expensive.
    Keplie x Collie
     
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