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

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  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 .
     

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