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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 03:22 PM
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I am using Natural Balance Fish flavor. I have picky eaters and the clerk at Petco suggested trying the fish flavor because the dogs might be attracted to the stronger smell. Sometimes I add some parmesan cheese. The dogs are doing well on it but I can't stand the smell myself.

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Let me go see the name of the food....I know where to buy it and what color package it is in..............

Ok.... Dexter eats "Solid Gold" (Gold Package) made with lamb.

Jack likes everything! But, I feed him "Solid Gold" Hunkchen Flocken Puppy food.

Plus...I still add about a good teaspoon of my Chicken Stew to moisten everything up. They eat twice a day....heaping 1/3 cup of the dry food. Of course, I will not mention the treats they get each day.



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after reading a lot of posts here I decided on Wellness. It's rated high-end in the food analysis website, without being as expensive as others. although I have to import it to Guatemala (cargo, by plane...) so it ends up being quite expensive... I bought 26lb bags, two ocean flavored and 1 chicken and turkey. They hate the ocean one!! Do yours like it well? Mine are not used to fish, they used to like salmon but not anymore... ( after paying shipping of that big bag I'm so frustrated.... do you add anythig to yours? I preffer to feed dry food alone, but to get them to eat this one I added liver pieces and such, but of course they found only what they liked and left the rest.... ( Anyone else here who has had that happen to them? I guess mine are used to the chicken and beef flavors...
We have two females and one male. The male will eat anything and the females will only eat the Wellness Ocean Core when they are very hungry. They liked Orijen chicken and I'm going to try TOTW or Acana Pacific, two other grainless foods.
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Here's another interesting site... http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/d...d-ratings.html

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after reading a lot of posts here I decided on Wellness. It's rated high-end in the food analysis website, without being as expensive as others. although I have to import it to Guatemala (cargo, by plane...) so it ends up being quite expensive... I bought 26lb bags, two ocean flavored and 1 chicken and turkey. They hate the ocean one!! Do yours like it well? Mine are not used to fish, they used to like salmon but not anymore... ( after paying shipping of that big bag I'm so frustrated.... do you add anythig to yours? I preffer to feed dry food alone, but to get them to eat this one I added liver pieces and such, but of course they found only what they liked and left the rest.... ( Anyone else here who has had that happen to them? I guess mine are used to the chicken and beef flavors...
Our two were such picky eaters until we switched to the Wellness canned CORE. We switched to canned because both got crystals and the canned has helped with that. But if we still gave kibble, I think just adding a tablespoon or so of canned to the bowl and adding water to make a broth to go along with the kibble would make them want to eat more. The canned is expensive but now when I feed them, they eat. No more coaxing them, no more food left in the bowl, and no more expensive vet bills--which is my way of justifying the price of canned! I hope that helps you.
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Mine eat Pro Plan Toy breed. Adult for the adults and puppy for the puppies. If they are in the mood to eat, which is most of the time, they gobble it up. I have fed Purina products for over 30 years. They do alot of testing of their formulas. Becky

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Dexter's first year was very frustrating with trying to find the dry dog food he would eat. I tried all the higher end foods. Dexter was fussy and he was not eating well.

When I look back....it was probably me who was having the problems with the food.

I will now give the boys at least 2-3 days with being fussy and their current food, that means no more treats, I will leave the water out to drink, feed at the same time, take up the food within 30 minutes. As long as they pee and poop and running around, then I am happy. They will eat when they are hungry.

2nd children are so much easier....



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My 4 month old is on Blue puppy formula. That is the food the breeder had him on and I've been very pleased. I learned the importance of a good dog food when my last dog, a bichon, suffered from allergies for years. The vet gave her shots, pills, Science Diet (for allergies) and creams and she still had hot spots. I finally researched it and found the food I was giving her was mostly corn and other grains. I switched her to Innova and she had very few allergy problems after I changed her food. Here is a question, why do vets push Science Diet? My dog did much better on Innova.

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We recently started feeding Wellness Small Breed for Maggie and she loves it. It's been about 2 months now and have noticed her coat more silky and in better condition. Not to mention the energy she has!

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We started Ruffles on Iams until I read up on it and found out what's in it. I switched to C&P Ultramix Lamb and Rice. She wasn't crazy about it so I returned it and bought some C&P Ultramix Chicken. She liked that so that's what she gets now.

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