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what kind?

Postby amberestep98 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:21 pm

what is the best dog food to feed you dog?
and is scraps bad for them?

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Re: what kind?

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:42 pm

Each dog is different, I wouldn't say there is a dog food brand that is the best for all dogs.
I feed my dog Taste of The Wild, and he does great on it.

I am sure some more people will tune in and give better advice. :thumbsup:

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Re: what kind?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:44 pm

lol

that's a hotly debated topic with dog owners.

Most people agree on what's crappy food (ol' roy, etc) but there are some differences in opinions on what are the "best" food.

IMO, it's whatever works best for your dog.

Here's a link to a thread you may find helpful:

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23039&hilit=top+5+dog+foods

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Re: what kind?

Postby amberestep98 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:51 pm

well, its not that im trying to find a perfect kind..its just my dogs are picky about what they eat..1 min they will like the food i get then they want a new kind...lol

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Re: what kind?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:53 pm

Some people may disagree with this but I use the "15-minute rule" in my house.

Food is placed on the floor, if it's not gone in 15 minutes, it goes away until the next feeding. Worked like a charm when I adopted both of my dogs.

Try not to switch foods too often or add in things every meal to entice them to eat. This can encourage picky eaters in some cases!

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Re: what kind?

Postby Adrianne » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:54 pm

Your dogs are playin' you like a fiddle. I don't play that game. They get what they get or they go hungry... funny enough I've never had a dog refuse a good meal. :tongue:

I do however spice up their meals with work to eat toys and scraps and training sessions to avoid meals becoming ever boring.

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Re: what kind?

Postby SnowKoi2010 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:52 pm

I try not to give snow 'scraps' because there are a lot of human foods that are toxic and/or hard for a dog to digest. Every once in a blue moon she may get something as a treat, but never all the time. Koi gets no scraps what so ever with her being a smaller dog.

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Re: what kind?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:56 pm

On occasion, my dogs will get extras with their dinner (leftover pasta, vegetables, sweet potato, tuna/salmon, yogurt, fruit) but it's rare. They have sensitive tummies so I have to be careful what I had and how often.

Good point Snow about toxic foods. Avoid grapes/raisins, onions, garlic(in large amounts, chocolate and alcohol.

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Re: what kind?

Postby lilangel » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:12 pm

We feed raw or home prepared diets here or various kibbles. Since I prepare all the meals, dog and human alike, I just make whatever we have in the fridge. Dogs do great on various meats and whatnot. I've been feeding raw on and off for like 15 years so I just buy like 30 lbs of meat every week and go from there adding left over veggies we don't end up using in our meals and a few supplements like fish oil, goat milk etc. I'm not too anal retentive about feeding them by recipes and they will happily eat whatever I put down in front of them. I don't find that offering a huge variety of foods from raw to about 8-10 different kibbles makes them picky at all. They just eat and seem to like the variety. We give table scraps all the time but we grow most of our own food, beside the meats we get the dogs, are vegetarians and only eat organic and local. :mmm:

anyone want to go in with me on a whole cow?

I like onions, garlic, chocolate and alcohol :brow:

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Re: what kind?

Postby ProudMommy77 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:19 pm

we feed RAW it's cheaper to feed than kibble.

lilangel wrote:anyone want to go in with me on a whole cow?


If you have the space, you pick up a bull calf for about forty bucks, raise and then have someone come into butcher for you.

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Re: what kind?

Postby Adrianne » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:56 pm

I'll go half on a young cow, I have two freezers waiting to be filled. ;)

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Re: what kind?

Postby ProudMommy77 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:58 pm

Adrianne wrote:I'll go half on a young cow, I have two freezers waiting to be filled. ;)


come up, do you want the carcass too???

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Re: what kind?

Postby Adrianne » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:59 pm

ProudMommy77 wrote:
Adrianne wrote:I'll go half on a young cow, I have two freezers waiting to be filled. ;)


come up, do you want the carcass too???

I want to copy you and let my dogs eat the entire rib cage.

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Re: what kind?

Postby ProudMommy77 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:04 pm

tell you what the spine and rib cages with all the goodies, it's a great mental and jaw work out. You wouldn't be disappointed. I know my neighbors aren't. ;)

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Re: what kind?

Postby GoingPostal » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:15 pm

I wish I had the freezer space to feed the dogs raw! I could get however much beef or pig I can afford, there's always people selling meat still on the hoof up here. I feed TOTW to the dogs though, and they get scraps all the time, mostly veggies/greens for the iguana, or meats/leftover bones from the ferrets and the cats raw. Eggs a lot. They each got half a waffle yesterday, lol, we made too many but usually healthier stuff than that. Nero eats anything, Jersey is picky.


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