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Ishdat a Pitbull? 12-30-2011 12:47 AM

What do you feed your dog?
like the thread stated, what do you feed your dog? raw, kibble, canned? please specify brand and how its been working for your dog.
I've been feeding my boy raw since he was a pup but due to cost issues i just switched him over to Wellness 5 mix. Hope his coat is stays shiny and soft..

angelbaby 12-30-2011 12:53 AM

We feed RAW and Orijen , the orijen I love the results we have fed that to our dogs since they came into our home. There coats are super soft and shiny and never had any issues with it. Its expensive but well worth it, we thought about changing due to cost when we got more then 3 dogs and switched to kirkland. Although its a good food as well we saw a difference and to us it was worth the money to switch back. I have a coupl picky eaters though , Crush was spoiled before he came to us and was fed mexican food and table scraps so he wouldnt touch kibble and actually starved for a few days and started losing weight so we switched him over to raw and he has been great so far. We like the muscle deffinition and weight it keeps him at . We also put Cali on it as well she was always picking at her kibble. We also add Omega 3-6-9 or fish oil pills depending what i happen to buy and we add apple cider vinegar when i remember , and occassionally thy get spoon full of pro biotics added on top.

ames 12-30-2011 12:54 AM

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in the morning he gets fish oil, some pumpkin puree and 3/4 cup Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken kibbles. At Night its just 3/4 cup of kibbles and the pumpkin. He gets cheese for treats/training. I would love to go raw but I go away sometimes and have to worry about his puppysitter, she would NOT appreciate me having her feed raw, lol.

have you called local butchers? There is a place around me that guts and feathers people's chickens, the people bring in their own chicken and for $3 the bleed it out, and defeather and cut it up but they keep the guts and backs and all that to sell or give people for their animals. Maybe you need to make a new friend at the butchers :)

Ishdat a Pitbull? 12-30-2011 01:02 AM

i live in sandiego and its hard to find any down here.

ames 12-30-2011 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Ishdat a Pitbull? (Post 500643)
i live in sandiego and its hard to find any down here.

what about at the docks with the fishermen?? Or is that just on TV? lol

Ishdat a Pitbull? 12-30-2011 01:07 AM

they do bring their fresh catch in and they lay them out and i believe they sell them. Its only fish. what do you guys think about premade raw

SMiGGs 12-30-2011 01:12 AM

I feed kirkland kibble with yogurt. :) When i have the money i give em raw sometimes. First time i gave them raw, they got the runs, but not no more. I wish i could feed raw ever day though. :(, The girl in my sig is on this diet.

I bought spring valley omega 369 tablets, which help with their coat.

Kirkland <3

Ishdat a Pitbull? 12-30-2011 01:15 AM

Im thinkng about trying out kirkland. i can get free samples while shopping for my boy lol
Shes beautiful. Love her markings and stance.
Smiggs, do u give her plain yogurt? anyone using cottage cheese? what are the benefits of these?

SMiGGs 12-30-2011 01:22 AM

Ya, I do a cup of kibble, spoon full of plain yogurt, and i add a little water to the food, so the yogurt flavors the food. I also throw in a little omega tablet(only one in the morning).

Benefits of yogurt is that it has alot of pro biotics which help with digestion. Its good bacteria that stays in the digestive tract.

I had a puppy that was knuckling on one foot, and i switched him to kirkland adult, and his foot is great now. Not to mention its easy on the pockets.

Kirkland is the same dog food as Diamond, but with more nutrients(i compared ingredients).

ames 12-30-2011 01:27 AM

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Yogurt and ACV I heard has the same effect as the pumpkin, as far as digestion. never heard of straight yogurt though. Might have to switch it up since all I can find is canned pumpkin now that the fall is over...

SMiGGs 12-30-2011 01:30 AM

i use this one

article that goes along with it:

Pet Food: Try Yoghurt for Digestive Problems, Bad Breath

Thinking about buying probiotic pet food? Consider this: Your dog or cat can benefit from Mountain High Yoghurtís unique blend of live, active and probiotic cultures if they suffer from digestive upsets or ailments. A small serving of Mountain High also a great daily health support. Thatís because dogs and cats need some of the same friendly intestinal cultures that we do ( L. acidophilus, B. bifidus, and L. casei). So if a poor diet, illness, or medication has upset your petís digestive health, try serving them Plain Mountain High Yoghurt, as described below.

You can also serve Mountain High Yoghurt for daily health maintenance. Like you, your pet can benefit from regular servings of these beneficial cultures. They can even help with "doggy breath" and "kitten breath." And though your dog or cat might not be able to tolerate other dairy products, Mountain High Yoghurt is different, because the billions of cultures help break down the lactose, making it more digestible.

SMiGGs 12-30-2011 01:33 AM

lol found this pic while i was looking for the yogurt.

k8nkane 12-30-2011 01:34 AM

I give Kane 3-3 1/2 cups of Taste of the Wild twice a day, half a tablet of his glucosamine/chondroitin supplement, and bits of table scraps here and there. I don't really do anything special with him as he hasn't seemed to need any extra supplements like fish oil or what have you since I figured out his grain issues. His coat is nice and shiny and he has great muscle tone considering I haven't really exercised him in a few months.

EckoMac 12-30-2011 07:33 PM

Ecko gets about 2.5 cups of TOTW Lamb split up into breakfast and dinner. 1 fish oil pill every other day and I froze chunks of our pumpkins from Halloween that he gets sometimes. I also take canned pumpkin and stuff his bones and kong and freeze. Once in a blue moon he'll steal a tast of the cats wet food, but it's grain free so he's all good. Some day when I can afford a chest freezer I'd like to switch him to raw. I need to find out if he's allergic to raw chicken, or just the "chicken" that's in kibble. Otherwise raw could be pretty expensive without chicken. But his coat is 100% better and shinier then the day I got him, so I must be doing something right. :)

Radhika753 12-31-2011 01:49 PM

For me It`s raw food. It works out cheaper than most commercial foods and the greyhounds do really well on it. And how about some Bully Sticks.

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