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Finally found a food she likes!!!

Vanilla is four y/o and we have always had a hard time getting her to eat kibble. Have been feeding her canned although she has even turned her nose up at it a few times. Went on a playdate today and she INHALED the other havs food. (Earthborn)Wasn't sure if it was a one time thing so I bought a sample bag and she actually danced for her kibble tonight!!!!! Will definitely be buying larger bag!!
Will post some pictures of their playdate later on although most of them came out as fuzzy blurs from all the RLH going on.
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Vanilla is four y/o and we have always had a hard time getting her to eat kibble. Have been feeding her canned although she has even turned her nose up at it a few times. Went on a playdate today and she INHALED the other havs food. (Earthborn)Wasn't sure if it was a one time thing so I bought a sample bag and she actually danced for her kibble tonight!!!!! Will definitely be buying larger bag!!
Will post some pictures of their playdate later on although most of them came out as fuzzy blurs from all the RLH going on.
Why don't you get her Earthborn canned., much healthier.

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Dave I will be keeping her on mostly canned but it's good to find something to train her with. A spoonful of canned food just doesn't work as well
I will probably switch her over to Earthbound canned just to stay in the same family of products.
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Dave I will be keeping her on mostly canned but it's good to find something to train her with. A spoonful of canned food just doesn't work as well
I will probably switch her over to Earthbound canned just to stay in the same family of products.
That's cool. BTW do you mind me asking your first name. I hate not being able to address people with their names. LOL Especially ,when you're a regular. Maybe I missed it. Alheimers setting in .

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Awww I'm a regular

I feel like I know all you guys so well and hadn't realized I prob never formally introduced myself

So here goes,

My name is Brenda. I work for the Health department as a Counselor. I have 5 kiddos, 2 havanese, two beta fish and a sole surviving Christmas hamster. I used to breed OES in a former life but had to downsize to a smaller package of dog as kids started multiplying

We are currently working on junior handling with my daughter and will probably do obedience and/or rally at some point. It's a good way to keep not only the dogs active but also the kids make some great friendships along the way.

Whew think that's my life in a nutshell for anyone who is interested ...
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I was at a dog show and they gave me a sample of that food. My guys loved it!





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Awww I'm a regular

I feel like I know all you guys so well and hadn't realized I prob never formally introduced myself

So here goes,

My name is Brenda. I work for the Health department as a Counselor. I have 5 kiddos, 2 havanese, two beta fish and a sole surviving Christmas hamster. I used to breed OES in a former life but had to downsize to a smaller package of dog as kids started multiplying

We are currently working on junior handling with my daughter and will probably do obedience and/or rally at some point. It's a good way to keep not only the dogs active but also the kids make some great friendships along the way.

Whew think that's my life in a nutshell for anyone who is interested ...
Thanks for that Brenda. Sounds like you're ACTIVE lol. you like the shaggy breeds ehh.?

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Guys, I'm confused: I thought that dry food was better for dogts. But you're saying that canned is healthier...?
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Guys, I'm confused: I thought that dry food was better for dogts. But you're saying that canned is healthier...?
yep. I'll find the link to the article. geeze this search engine doesn't work here. finallly found part 1 http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...ghlight=versus

and part 2 http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...ghlight=versus

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I agree with Dave that there are much less preservatives in wet, but just want to throw this out there - I have seen several young dogs (under 1.5) with bad tartar build up. I always check teeth and when I've come across these barely-grown dogs with all this tartar I ask the owner what they feed and they say they feed just wet food. Now, I know there is a difference among dry food with the quality - the high quality hollistic dog food is very minimally processed and keeps teeth in good shape because of the abrasion and the muscle that it takes to chew the food, but low quality dry food is actually bad for teeth because of all the fillers and sugars, and creates plaque build up. Is this the same for wet food in terms of quality? I just see a higher incidence of bad oral health among dogs feed only wet. I know it costs about $300 -$400 to get the teeth scraped by a vet, and a friend of mine had to have 2 or 3 of her dog's teeth pulled and it cost her $800. It seems like the best bet is to feed the highest quality food you can and also brush the teeth on a regular basis.

Also, cats are true carnivours unlike dogs so dry food is actually going to be more unhealthy for them than dogs across the board.

I feed my dog Blue Buffalo Limited Ingredients. She is very picky and will actually eat this 2 times a day (Yay!). She actually turned her nose up at the BB Wilderness, which I thought she'd like more because of the higher protein content. I don't have time to home cook for her so this high quality dog food (I do add a little warm water to it) along with brushing her teeth (which she LOVES) is a great option for me to keep her mouth healthy.
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