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Old 02-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are changing Dixie's food but I'm wondering what the best brand of food
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I'll be in a select () & lonely minority, but raw.
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no such thing as best, just what works for you. and what you find yummy!

i et Merrick's chicken/peas/brown rice, Solid Gold, and Spot's Stew (chicken/veggies/cranberries). different kibbles mixed together for variety.

i et half kibble and half wet food/home cooked food.
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no such thing as best, just what works for you. and what you find yummy![/;quote]

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I feed what works for my dogs! Whether that's Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Diamond or whatever. This is my advice for you. FEED WHAT WORKS!!! Don't let anyone guilt you into or suck you into buying a food based on a magazine's 10 best foods or prejudice towards certain dog food companies. If it works for your dog, then feed it.


I would however feed the large breed version of the dog food to any basset puppy. I am not a believer in feed on brand ot food day after day because with what little we really know about canine nutrition a claim of 100% complete and balanced is impossible. Variety can make up for a lack of knowledge.
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I agree. whatever works. I feed kibble, canned, and homecooked all mixed....I would do all home cooked but not confident enough so add the kibble and canned to get some of the right stuff in...I throw in vegies, meat, pasta, whatever just to give it variety.
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I'll jump in with Vectisvagrant raw. Next, home cooked but I also know it is just to over whelming for allot of people, also time consuming to be able to do.

I agree that there is no best dog food. All dogs are different we just have to do the best we can for our dogs.

Two of my dogs are raw feed two of them are exactly like Barney'spal and I will say they all look about the same. I think they are all healthy not over weight and there hair is shiny.

I also supplement with fish oil.

I guess we should ask what are you feeding now? What are you trying to change and why?
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I feed iams and I want to change becaubese it said one of ingredient is chicken by product
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Nothing wrong with by-products.

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It's not meat, but the organ matter from the chicken, the guts, liver, heart, brains, intestines, stomach etc. I think this is a human thing, because those organs are always the first to be eaten by wild canids, wild felines, and pretty much any other. They don't go for the 'meaty haunch', they go for the gut and pull out all that gooey stuff and eat it. Meat byproducts in dog food by law do not include hair, horn, teeth or hooves, feathers or manure. It does include organs, including the lungs, spleen, intestines, brains, kidneys and liver, and in the case of chicken byproducts will include the head and feet. About 50 percent of a slaughtered cow will not go for human use, most of this leftover goes into the pet food industry, not because it's unhealthy. How many of us rush out to the grocery store to eat a daily meal with tripe (stomach), chitlins (intestines), and scrambled brains? Believe it or not, while organ meats are gross to think of eating to humans, they are also extremely high in natural vitamins and minerals.
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Some people prefer to pass up animal by-products, which are proteins that have not been heat processed (unrendered) and may contain heads, feet, viscera and other animal parts not particularly appetizing. But protein quality of by-products sometimes is better than that from muscle meat.
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The two kibbles I have been changing up on are Fromm and Natures Logic. Both smaller companys and they both have many different proteins to switch to.

Some people like them some don't, I think it's that way for most foods. But as far as I know neither company has ever had a recall.
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We feed flash and bella jean Purina pro ,shredded blend chicken and rice I dont know we get it at tractor supply!!!! They do good on it we used to feed them other food but they pooped all the time and had runny stuff so since we switched to the purina no troubles it all good and they eat it so stick with what works is my plan!!!
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