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Poll: What do you feed your dog/puppy?

March 3rd, 2005, 10:52 AM
Just wondering what different brands of dog food or other food people on here feed their dog or puppy. :king: :queen:

March 3rd, 2005, 11:20 AM
Nutro Natural Choice.... no by-products!

LBP then LBA at one year. Great food, Blaze love it. :thumbs up

March 3rd, 2005, 11:23 AM
I feed nutro max puppy, and small bits of meat every once in a while on her food as a treat.

March 3rd, 2005, 11:27 AM
Medi-cal, the only thing that doesn't give my pup gas! Can only be bought at the vet though so kind of inconvenient and pricey.

March 3rd, 2005, 11:51 AM
Nutro Ultra Puppy. Seems to be the best food that we could find. He also gets carrots as a treat.

March 3rd, 2005, 11:51 AM
Wellness Lamb and Rice

March 3rd, 2005, 11:53 AM
Kirkland Series Chicken and Rice no corn no soya lots of supplements in it and Buddy gets yogurt, fish oil and glucosamine supplements Great food and incredibly inexpensive. Since switching my food bill is half of what it was monthly

March 3rd, 2005, 12:33 PM
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed.... all natural, decent price, already has glucosamine/chonrdoitin in it for joints. It's wonderful!
I was feeding the pup Iams (read:crap) He developed sebaceous cysts within 2 weeks of being on it, his coat was really dandruffy.
I switched both of my dogs to the Nutro and now, within 6 weeks, his cysts are gone...and my other dog that always seemed to not feel well, she didn't smell nice, her breath was horrid..blah blah blah...she's now shiny, spunky, smells normal and her breath is much better!! Yaaaa Nutro!! I will never go back....

P.S. Puppy gas is almost non-existent (at least we can't smell it) It was pretty rank with the Iams.

Daisy's Owner
March 3rd, 2005, 12:36 PM
Innova Puppy. What a huge difference from the crap store food.

March 3rd, 2005, 01:09 PM
Nutro Large Breed Weight Mgmt for the golden and Nutro Small Bites for the mini doxie. Natural, LB has the g/c for joints. Mini doxie "demands" 2 or 3 pieces of the golden's kibble in his bowl too. These guys not much on veggies, former golden loved brocoli. As a treat they get the very occasional piece of pizza crust, maybe 2 or 3 times in a year

March 3rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
I use Medical & when she is being weaned onto adult food in 2 to 3 months time, I am going to try her on Innova. I don't like the first few ingredients in the adult Medical Preventative, if I remember correctly, its corn and other grains.

March 3rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed. As I am down to one dog, I have been considering a higher grade of food:
Innova Evo
Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul

Just have to figure out which one now. I think I will consult the petfood store as to which one to go with... they are pretty open and honest there.

heeler's rock!
March 3rd, 2005, 01:41 PM
My border collie is on Mountain Dog Food, a raw diet, and my heeler's are both on innova evo. No grains or by products in either!

March 3rd, 2005, 01:59 PM
Eagle Pack Holisitc fish based food, salmon, sardine and anchovy based. He also gets yourt and fish oils with his food.

March 3rd, 2005, 05:13 PM
Thank you. I am about to switch my little puppy over to Nutro Natural Choice puppy food. I was surprised they had it our local pet supply store, since I'd never heard of it until yesterday when I read some of your guys' posts. At Feeder's Supply it is actually cheaper than Science Diet or Eukanuba!! Not nearly as expensive as I thought. I paid about $4 for a 4 lb bag of Purina, and the Nutro puppy food is $20 for a 20 lb bag. So it's about the same price.

I figure I'll just keep it sealed up in a plastic container so it'll stay fresh.

March 3rd, 2005, 05:31 PM
Everyone in here changed me to Nutro in here, I was using excuse me for saying this, "purina dog chow", sorry everyone. Only one week and I have seen a difference in how Buddy eats.

March 3rd, 2005, 05:57 PM
I feed mine oranges, apples, clementines, tuna, peanut butter, cereal... etc, lol

along w that Performatrim Ultra, thanx to those who posted about it earlier. (it's the purply coloured bag)

March 3rd, 2005, 06:41 PM
Performatrim Ultra. Both dry and canned. A little pricey but I feel they are worth it. The local Valu Pet has a wholesale plan. Prepay for six and you save the cost of a full bag but don't have to take it home all at once.

I used to use Nutro Large Breed with glucosamine for my 80lb dog but once I had the 40lb dog I needed a common food. The large breed gets glucosamine caps and shark cartilage as supplements due to a little arthritis in the one elbow.

Since I switched the results are awesome. Still Nutro is great food too

March 3rd, 2005, 07:20 PM
I saw some before and after pics of dogs on some kind of store brand dog food, after they switched to Nutro. Their coats were so glossy and this one dalmation had what looked like acne on his belly and after 9 weeks her skin was perfect.

I want my dog to look and feel that healthy, so it's the least I can do.

March 4th, 2005, 12:44 PM
pedigree, dog chow, and small cheese cubes as a treat

March 4th, 2005, 02:45 PM
a 100% australian owned and made food called 'Natures Gift' its all natural, great varieties and products and it has no additavies, preservatives or other lurking nasites. or i just make her nice stew from meat and veg (she also eats a myriad of other things) :D

March 5th, 2005, 08:15 AM
Our Cookie eats a 'base' of Purina One Lamb & Rice with Glucosomine
... mixed with fresh cooked meat and veggies, with a glass of skim milk on the side (really!)
Her favourite mix is boiled turkey legs au jus ... but just loves roast beef with boiled carrots. Her least favourite is boiled hamburger. She eats fruit salad at her Nanny's but will run if she smells a banana.

I started givng her a bit of milk one day when she was having an especially hard time with her hips ... didn't want her to strain & was told it could have a laxitive effect ... but it did nothing but please her, so now 1/8 to 1/4 of a cup on the side is a standard with her evening meal.

Deyhdrated lung is a favourite stuffing for her Kong (her gotta-go-to-sleep-sometime slow down treat).

... and then there are her treats :) bones, bones, bones (knuckles and anything else she can't crack)

She is doing so well on this diet! Her stools are worth a prize (lol), her weight is stable, her coat is shiny, her teeth are enough to scare a vampire, she smells like sunshine and she is so happy!

Our vet was surprised, but pleased with her health and glad she has a hard belly full cuz she has to take NSAIDS now and then.

March 5th, 2005, 09:48 AM
Nutro Large Breed Weight Mgmt.

March 5th, 2005, 10:27 AM
For dry, Royal Canin Sensitive Stomach. He also gets canned Nutro Lamb & Rice.

March 6th, 2005, 03:06 AM
My highly allergic doggies get Solid Gold Wolf King. It's Bison and rice food. $71/33lbs (EEEK) They were on Eukanuba lamb and rice before and did well until my lab/husky got allergies. My newf/pointer is already VERY allergic to chicken so food was limited. I tell you though, I thought they were healthy and shiny before (every one at our park says they are the best looking dogs there) but after a month of this stuff-- wow. My big guy had so much more energy (he wasn't lacking either) and my little one is so shiny and soft. It's amazing how even when you give them good food, there is a difference between good food and great food. The only thing is because solid gold has no "stool hardeners" the stool is loose if you feed too much. And there is a lot more of it. Normally that's a bad thing but when you consider that commercial foods have stool hardeners- it's all compact...
I don't think I will ever feed anything with Corn meal, "Animal digest", BHT, and anything that doesn't have a meat as the first ingredient... Oh and canned food. I used to give it to them as a treat because they loved it or when they were sick (anxiety attacks) but I never let them get used to it or ask for it...

March 6th, 2005, 05:17 AM
I use Purina One for both my cats and dogs. They love it and are thriving.

March 6th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Mine have been eating raw food for years, since the day I got them.
I was to feed kibble I would probably go with Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold or Nature's Variety. I don't see them ever eating kibble tho.

Little Angels
March 6th, 2005, 10:32 AM
2 dogs eat Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed
1 dog eats Nutro Large Breed weight management

I love the food and the difference it makes in the dogs so much my cats now eat Nutro and so do my ferrets.

March 6th, 2005, 11:37 AM
I feed chicken first, its from pet value, no by products and made with real chicken. Great for sensitive tummies. I want to eventually feed raw, but I need to get the kibble totally out of their systems as to not cause any bacteria build up. Mixing the two is horrible for the dogs (raw digests much quicker so any bacteria build up is pushed out, adding kibble slows down this process for quite a few hours so the bacteria can build up and cause alot of damage) so I am waiting until I can fully commit myself to the raw :) They love the chicken first though.

March 6th, 2005, 02:54 PM
Dog - Royal Canin Poodle Food.
Cats - Go Natural Chicken and Rice dry, Wellness tinned.

March 7th, 2005, 07:18 AM
murphy (13 yr old wheaten) and holly (senior poodle) are both on Wellness Senior dry - supplemented with garlic, carrot, a bit of oil, a pinch of kelp powder. thinking of switching to innova senior - anyone have experience with that brand?

March 7th, 2005, 07:04 PM
I feed both my dogs Solid Gold, Wolf King. It has been about 6 weeks and their fur is beautiful and soft as silk. They were eating Royal Canin, Natural Blend before and while they had nice coats it was nothing like it is now. I didn't notice their stools were any larger however I do know someone who feeds this to her dogs and she said that the stools were smellier. I haven't noticed this so it may depend on the dog.
A few years ago I tried feeding Nutro, Natural Choice to my dogs and saw disastrous results. My younger girl developed a beautiful coat but she and my older dog began vomiting bile daily usually around the same time each day. I tried e-mailing the company for advice and all they could tell me was to feed more often or more food. After a few months of trying different things I gave up. I put them back on their old food and the vomiting stopped immediately. I have switched their foods twice since then and have never had a problem again.
A few people I know have had problems with Innova. Although an excellent food some dogs have a problem with it as it is very rich. :thumbs up :thumbs up

March 7th, 2005, 08:35 PM
I have just recently switched over to Chicken Soup and so far it's going great. Big difference in Radar's coat.

March 7th, 2005, 09:07 PM
My yorkie was having seizures for no apparent reason.The vet did tests for epilepsy and found nothing.I have Speedy on Wysong Maintenence and its really helped.From having 2 seizures a week to 1 every 2 monthes or sometimes even longer.Can't get it her in Quebec but my daughter gets it for me in Cornwall.

March 8th, 2005, 07:30 AM
Ariel will be turning 1 year old this month. She was on a Wellness Super5Mix puppy diet and after looking around, I found out about the Costco adult dog food. Ariel seems to like it so far. She's still in the transition phase so I probably won't notice any difference until a month from now.

March 8th, 2005, 10:49 AM
My beast gets Good for her and good for me, free delivery and standing orders. It just shows up on the porch once a month! :thumbs up