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I'm sure there will be a big variety of answers, but what kind of food and what kind of treats do you feed your puppies?
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My dogs get Rayal Canin kibble and Little Cesar wet. I know, the LC is the pits, but I mix it half and half with Nature's Recipe Carved Lamb and veggies.
I also add some Nutricote and Nutracal. They seem to be doing OK. The other day, I bought Wysong, a very good food and expensive. The man in the store said if they didn't eat that and we have tried everything else, he was at a loss. They didn't eat it.

As for treats, the only thing they like is Freeze Dried Beef Liver and Flossies. They do not like any biscuits, peanut butter is a no-no (and most dogs will kill for PB), and they're not crazy about cheese, either.
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I feed Ricky, who is now 7 mths., Innova puppy kibble. Once in a while, I add some canned food from "Wellness" - maybe once/mth. He also gets liver treats, some frozen beef and/or veal bones, depending on what I pick up at the groceries. I keep the bones in a freezer bag and give him one right out of the bag. He loves them! I treat/train with dried liver bits which he loves. I also have those heart-shaped biscuits - I think they're from AKC, but not sure...

Because someone got him some Dentabone for Xmas, he's had those, but his last one was yest. so that's it.

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I feed Yoda the solid gold he likes it alot and as for treats he just wont eat treats for some strange reasons I have spent a small fortion on treats and ended up giving them all to the pound.He will eat cook chicken & turkey and hotdogs as a rare treat but that is it.
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Sam gets Royal Canin "Shih Tzu" food mixed with a teaspoon of Pedigree can food. For treats I give him "Zuke's Mini Naturals" there are really tiny and great for training. But I should mention that in his last show the judge told me he was too fat.LOL So I guess I have to cut back on the treats.LOL

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Quincy eats Flint River Ranch kibble.This was recommended to me from a hav show/breeder to get away from "beet extract"or dyes found in some other foods,hopefully to improve his "stache" staining.He likes it.For treats,he likes chicken jerky in long sticks from Walmart.He also likes greenies and denta-bones but only once in awhile.He will do anything for cheese!Loves Loves Loves cheese!He wants to eat whatever we eat....but no....he loves yogurt too,and when my little boy spilled it,we discovered how quick he can "gobble"

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I fed Bugsy Solid Gold Wee-Bit (specially made for small breeds), but he doesn't like it any more, so I switched him to Invo Evo an all meat, no grain product, so now I feed all three of my dogs the same food. For treats I just use Charlie Bear liver treats or just his kibble....he doesn't care.

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Every once in awhile I will feed Derian a small milk bone treat which he loves or soft type bacon and cheese treat. My Vet told me keep the treats to a minimum. With this breed being known for picky eaters, I wouldn't suggest feeding treats every day.
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We've been feeding Fromm for a while now and are quite pleased with it as are the dogs.


For treats, which we only use for training tricks-not regular training, the dogs will do anything for these:

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Cosmo eats home cooked food and Ahnold eats the same . Cosmo seemed sensitive when I got him and the vet #2 recommended home cooked and he is doing well . No more scratching or bowel upsets ..
Cosmo was fussy .. Asta never - he would eat Wysong and did well on it . I tried not to give Asta any food that had corn in it .
Funny Asta's vet recommended Science Diet for sensitive stomach . He did not tolerate it well .. it had corn in it
Later I fed him a brand called Healthy Pet - it is supposed to be better . I say supposed to be better . Now I am not so sure .
Cosmo & Ahnold are like Frick and Frack - amazing what introducing another dog does . No more no Thank you Mommy . They are both good eaters - no more fussiness from Cosmo . In the beginning I was throwing away so much food ..
As to treats when Cosmo was a real little guy he loved some natural liver treats ( made by a woman in Ca ) and cheese . Jarlsberg cut in itty bitty pieces . Then he went to puppy school and the trainer got him hooked on the Natures Recipie roll . That was the only thing he would does his commands for .
Now he is off them - thank goodness . Thanks Ahnold .
None of you people mention Chewies .. Cosmo first vet recommended rawhide . I do not recommend it for young puppies and really not at all Cosmo's breeder said No ..
She recommended cow hooves and pig ears I am not recommending them just saying what she said .
I tried the kong - not a big hit . He can get the treats out in a heartbeat ..
Asta liked bully bones and they kept his teeth nice & clean .
Just a FYI - I did feed my German Shorthair - solid gold but he ended up on home cooked as well .. He did much better on the home cooked .. I think it extended his life by at least 2 years ..
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