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View Poll Results: What Dog Food?
Purina Pro Plan 36 10.59%
Innova/Innova Evo 73 21.47%
Fromms 30 8.82%
Merrick 17 5.00%
Royal Canine 27 7.94%
Eukanuba 29 8.53%
Bill Jac 5 1.47%
Wellness 34 10.00%
Solid Gold 23 6.76%
Canidae 20 5.88%
Back to Basics 1 0.29%
Blue Buffallo 12 3.53%
Little Ceasars 6 1.76%
California Naturals 12 3.53%
Chicken Soup 15 4.41%
Flint River 6 1.76%
Natures Variety 35 10.29%
Raw 26 7.65%
Homemade 21 6.18%
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post #1 of 251 (permalink) Old 06-06-2007, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Your Dog Food Choice?


If I did not add a food, and you want it added, please list it in the thread.
Also, I just couldnt see listing all the variants of brands. Like Salmon, chicken etc.. as the poll would be way too long. You can list stuff like that in the thread.

Just FYI...My guys eat Purina Pro Plan: the beef and chicken mixed together, with Natures Variety Freeze Dried Chicken and Turkey sprinkled on top, then a little bit of cheddar cheese. Why do I feed them this? BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY EAT IT! Thats the only reason. The know when an ingredient is missing.

On occasion they get Filet Mignon or real chicken. And a few days a week, and egg.

Can I get a "High Maintenance?!"

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I totally understand high maintenance Melissa-- this is my feeding ritual. I take one natures variety raw medallion splash it with water- and microwave it for each dog-- sometimes, I too, thow in some filet mignon specially grilled for them very rare with no seasoning- this makes a lovely gravy once I cut up the medallion and the piece of filet If I don't have filet on hand I take there 100% venison treats and break them up- then I add the kibble - currently back to basics. Why do I do it? because they eat!

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I was feeding Fromm's and will probably still use it in the future, but we're mostly feeding Orijen now. It's not in the poll, so thought I'd mention it. The pups LOVE it!!

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Another "high maintenance" checking in.
I currently feed Evo to my dogs. But because Bugsy and Brandy (my red poodle) are really picky, I add homemade chicken or beef, fish or whatever I currently have and then all the food is eaten really quickly. Romeo (my standard cream poodle) will eat anything that isn't nailed down or that can't outrun him. He is 68 lbs of pure muscle and would eat all day long if I would let him, wouldn't gain any weight either. Come to think of it, I have a tiny 8 lb calico persian who has the same attitude toward food as Romeo and she never gains any weight!!!

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Yesterday I did a little taste test with my 2. I had samples of Wellness, Chicken Soup, Wee Bits, Nutro Ultra, and Natures Variety. Both dogs sniffed all the foods then ate every kibble of the Natures Variety before moving on to the next choice (Solid Gold). So I guess I'm going to give the Natures Variety a shot, plus it is made right here in town. The variety that I had a sample of was the chicken meal and brown rice medley.
My dogs haven't been picky eaters, so I'm lucky there.


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I probably would be feeding my guys all Natures Variety if Stogie was not so sensitive. When he was a puppy and still some now, he would get sick on a lot of foods. He would throw up in the mornings. ( acid reflux) I know Flint River was the awful for him. Someone recommended Purina Pro Plan Chicken and he did great on it. PLUS he liked it, a big plus! So if its not broke.....

I still use Natures Freeze Dried stuff even though its expensive, as they love it.
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Sierra eats Purina Proplan Rice and Salmon mixed with Purina Beneful.
Every now and then we mix a potatoe, peas or haricots vert in it.....
Over the food we also sprinkel Omega 3-6-9 oil for skin, fur and general development support.

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I have to balance Belle's pickiness and need to gain weight with Dora's sensitive stomach. When we got Dora it was butt baths all month long (ewww). She did good on wellness but the maltese lost a half pound in 6 months which is a lot! So we then went to Solid Gold Wee Bits. I also add things to it in the morning meal such as frozen veggies, eggs, and they love seameal supplement.

I gave them samples of fromm and they ate them right up so we might try it in the future!


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Please dont chastise me for this! But the only way i have been able to get fussy Dreamer to eat is to give her a choice of 2 different canned foods on her plate. She NEVER picks the same in a row. Its very challenging to say the least. We have tried battle of the wills to get her to eat. But i give in after a few days. So i found this gets her to eat. Tripp eats(and LOVES) Natures Variety raw medallions. Dreamer didnt like it. I wish there was one brand i can feed them both that they will eat . I will only feed them the best food i can find(i have done tons of research). I would love to try Fromms but no one carries it here. Maybe i will order a small amount online.

Tripp has acid reflux so i have to be careful what he eats.

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I'm about to start Fromm's so that's what I voted for. I bought a few different varieties. I hope she likes it, if not, I'll send it to you, Shannon!

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