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What do you feed your dog?

What Do You Feed Your Dog?

  • Ol' Roy

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • Table Scraps

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fends for themselves

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gourmet

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Iams

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • Eukanuba

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • Science Diet

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • Purina

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • Natural/Organic

    Votes: 3 7.5%
  • other...

    Votes: 7 17.5%
  • I don't have a dog.

    Votes: 15 37.5%

  • Total voters
    40
  • Poll closed .

tsc

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Inspired by Chet.... and the fact that I need to pick up kibble on the way home...
My boys dine on Wellness by Mother Hubbard. I switched the guys to "human" grade food... because I didn't like the thought of the pups eating ground up lord knows what....and a pile of ash.
 

PlannerGirl

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Mine eat Iams and look and feel wonderful. They are 7 and 8 and the vet said except for the white on the muzle they dont look much older than pups. Not fat, very shinney coat and clear eyes. Small compact stools and not much gas (thank god).

The food seems to do them well.
 

el Guapo

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Old Roy his whole life. Consumer Reports said it is the best all around dog food. I took Gunner to the vet Friday. He said he couldn't believe the dog was 10 years old. Plus we occasionally slather on the remains of our psudo-Atkins lifestyle.
 

ludes98

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We have made the switch to human grade ingerdients too. We used to have Iams in the house, but our new female puppy was not a fan of anything Iams. Our adult male will eat anything. The dogs have taken to Canidae quite well since we made the switch a few months back. I get mine at the local tack and feed store.
 

tsc

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PlannerGirl said:
Mine eat Iams and look and feel wonderful. They are 7 and 8 and the vet said except for the white on the muzle they dont look much older than pups. Not fat, very shinney coat and clear eyes. Small compact stools and not much gas (thank god).

The food seems to do them well.
I first had jordan on Purina lite...and he barked at me in a rage of hunger... I switched to Iams diet.. and he stopped being hungry all the time...but didn't loose a pound. I finally switched to Wellness Senior... and he actually will eat it "dry" and has lost weight.

Jordan also eats a lot of fresh veggies...carrots, broccolli, celery... the celery is funny.. because he will eat a whole stalk at a time...and Jordan has really nice teeth. The new guy loves his veggies too and we hope it will keep his teeth nice as well!

Oh... and the best deal around .. Mother Hubbard treats at jbpet.com I get the broken bones....
 

Habanero

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Sadie gets regular Pedigree food, the big yellow bag, she doesn't like eating anything else. Hatcher isn't as picky but he gets the Weight Control formula (he got a bit tubby from table scraps). They also get vegetables like carrots, apples, peas, potatoes, onions, celery, and for some reason they love watermelon and starwberries. :)
 

Plannerbabs

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My hounds get Eukanuba Weight Control. The girl is kind of round (in an adorable way) and we don't want her getting any rounder. The boy is pickier and very svelte (for a weiner), but it's easier to feed them the same thing. They're both mirror-shiny, very healthy and active. They also enjoy Smucker's all-natural peanut butter on apples and cheese. Neither of them like popcorn, chips, or anything like that--they actually spit it out and the boy, if offered a pretzel rod, will take it very politely and then bite it into symmetrical pieces, which he leaves on the rug.
Oh, and Frosty Paws. Dog ice cream. The human stuff isn't easily digested by dogs (you don't want to be in the same room as a couple of dogs who've split a soft-serve cone) so we get them Frosty Paws as a special treat. They go nuts for it.
They once also split a chicken carcass between them while we were out. That set us back several hundred $ at the vet. They don't get chicken any more at all, and the trash can is now completely dog-proof. |-)
 

PlannerGirl

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WHY are some dogs trashcan diggers? My beagle lives to get in any trashcan, the mutt could care less. Course the beagle thinks q-tips are THE best eats!
 

Dan

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I vary the diet of Guinness and Bailey, usually getting a different bag of dry food each time I refill the dog food container. It doesn't seem to affect their digestive system like some people think it would.

Bailey's breeder recommended Purina One for the first year, followed by a BARF (bones and raw food) diet. Usually, I just give 'em Bil-Jack (moist from the freezer and dry), Purina One, Iams, or Canidae or California Natural when I can find it. Often dry food is supplemented with ground beef and/or soup stock bones. Their poopies are small and solid, and they don't fart much.

el Guapo said:
Old Roy his whole life. Consumer Reports said it is the best all around dog food.
You're very, very lucky.

http://www.gamerz.net/archives/pyrnet-l/199911/msg00012.html
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...F-8&selm=35A22768.5393%40ix.netcom.com&rnum=2
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...4AADEDC8D%40library-proxy.airnews.net&rnum=10
 

tsc

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PlannerGirl said:
WHY are some dogs trashcan diggers? My beagle lives to get in any trashcan, the mutt could care less. Course the beagle thinks q-tips are THE best eats!
Jordan is 1/2 beagle... I can take out stale bread.... and put in the far reaches of the yard for the birds... as soon as he goes outdoors...his nose is up in the air.... and he knows there is food in the yard. I call him a garbage hound... he eats anything,,, but wintergreen and yellow squash. Loves Altoids..
 

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tsc said:
Jordan is 1/2 beagle... I can take out stale bread.... and put in the far reaches of the yard for the birds... as soon as he goes outdoors...his nose is up in the air.... and he knows there is food in the yard. .
I thought Jordan only ate 100% pure, free open source GNU/Debian dog food, endorsed by Richard Matthew Stallman himself.

(turns and runs)
 

tsc

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Dan said:
I thought Jordan only ate 100% pure, free open source GNU/Debian dog food, endorsed by Richard Matthew Stallman himself.

(turns and runs)
lol!!! that's what mama wants him to eat... but he would rather eat burgers and fries McDonalds...like most boys.
 

Plannerbabs

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Fries! That's my boy's favorite snack. He even has preferences--McDonald's gets the tail wagging harder than Steak n Shake. I've had to haul him back into the car more than one, when they open the drive-thru window. His sister could care less--which is a good thing, seeing as how she needs to lose a pound.
 

BKM

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Mostly Nutro. My dogs are definitely scavengers, though. Walking along a city street is like a buffet for Max.
 
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Purina One - We were feeding them a little too much, and they each gained a couple pounds over the winter - I like to think it was sympathy pregnancy weight. :D

They also eat lots of scrap veggies - broccoli and carrots are their favorites. and when i make boiled eggs, they get the yolks, which I detest.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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I feed mine Alley Cat.






Actually when I had a dog we gave it Kibbles and bits and sometimes Dad's Chunks.

Don't however, ever feed a cat any brand of Dad's catfood, or you'll have a mess to clean up.

Snarf eats that Iams weight control crap, although it doesn't seem to be helping.
 

Glasshouse

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My second wife ran off with my dog....and I really miss the mut.

He was a chow. I got him as a pup the year the chargers went to the super bowl. (about 5 years before I even met the %#@$%) Don't know why she thought she could lay claim. I guess she figured "what the hell" ....she took everything else.

You know I always thought my second wife was a bad housekeeper.........Come to find out, she didn't have any trouble keeping my house either.

I miss Goliath every day. (my dog)

Bob
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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1. Whatever we decide to buy at the store
2. Whatever the boys giver her/throw on the floor
3. Whatever she takes from the boys hands
4. Pancakes and waffles drive her nuts; almost uncontrollable
5. Has milk every morning and she will let me know if she has not had it
 

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We had a shepherd runt that once got into a bottle of 500 One-A-Day vitamins (consuming the glass container in part). Whenever she went to the door, we made a bee-line to let her out because she had some of the grossest, wettest poops you ever saw in your life. 8-!

We called her VitaDog after that episode. :-D
 

JNL

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Glasshouse said:
You know I always thought my second wife was a bad housekeeper.........Come to find out, she didn't have any trouble keeping my house either.
He he, good one :-D

This thread has way TMI about doggy poops! :-| :-#
 

H

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what do I feed my dog?.......

....kittens. :-D :d:



really, I dont have a dog or any pet. Shoot, I cant even keep a plant alive. My wife just killed the mail order lady bugs she ordered for her class....they lived though the mail and then died in our house over the weekend when we went out of town. We are like the grim reapers. :-D :(
 

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Mine only EVER get Iams, except the old man does occassionally find scraps in the garbage. I foot pedal can has minimized that, but as a rescue dog, once he gets his jaws on a scrap, you dare not take them away. Its the only time he ever gets mean, and its best just to let him have it unless you are wearing Kevlar [TM]
 

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kms said:
Iams is a bug improvement over Purina One. TMI omitted. :-D

I assume you mean "big" improvement and its odor related. That is my experience at least....
 

Trail Nazi

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During the show season, Harry feeds on Purina Pro Plan, but while not showing Purina One. He also serves as the resident "land shark" and eats everything that the baby throws on the floor or does not eat.
 

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I used to have a Siberian Husky that I'd feed Iams. Then she got cancer and I had trouble getting her to eat. Eventually I found that ground beef and steak was to her liking. She decided to stick around a while longer after the menu improved, 19 months after the cancer was first diagnosed, which is a long time in a dog's life.
I still miss that dog :-#

Now I have 2 cats I adopted last fall from the drummer of the Rollins Band. They get what he had been feeding them, Iams weight control.
 

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boilerplater said:
Now I have 2 cats I adopted last fall from the drummer of the Rollins Band. They get what he had been feeding them, Iams weight control.
Holy crap - that is so cool. I feed my cat the same food the drummer of the Rollins Band used! ;-)

btw - my cat isn't getting any thinner.
 

gkmo62u

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Did not see anyone answer this way and its surprises me:

Clancy and Fergus twin 1 year old Golden Retrievers--

We do the all natural raw diet, chicken mostly--backs, necks legs etc., we are on a first name basis with the local butcher.

Coats are shiny, breath is great, poops are low smell
 

tsc

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gkmo62u said:
Did not see anyone answer this way and its surprises me:

Clancy and Fergus twin 1 year old Golden Retrievers--

We do the all natural raw diet, chicken mostly--backs, necks legs etc., we are on a first name basis with the local butcher.

Coats are shiny, breath is great, poops are low smell
what about the bones??
 

gkmo62u

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Bones and all, no problem when not cooked. Our vet says its just like long ago when dogs roamed in packs and scavenged wild animals.

We have given them raw turkey and some raw beef.

They get other minerals and proteins from banana, yogurt, carotts and other naturals.

But really its mostly chicken.
 

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What the dog eats...

tsc said:
Jordan is 1/2 beagle... I can take out stale bread.... and put in the far reaches of the yard for the birds... as soon as he goes outdoors...his nose is up in the air.... and he knows there is food in the yard. I call him a garbage hound... he eats anything,,, but wintergreen and yellow squash. Loves Altoids..
Read your post and remined me of my now deceased beagle "Bobby". Bobby was a 10.00 humane society find - a tatooed purbread. That damn dog would eat almost anything but orange peel. When we moved to the farm, the darn dog would go out into the field and eat beans, pick/eat corn and cabbage and even dig for potatoes. After assembling all the veggies he wanted, he would then go and catch himself a groundhog (or retrieve a rotting one he'd caughtr earlier) and proceed to roll in it before chowing down on his banquet!
 

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Tranplanner said:
btw - my cat isn't getting any thinner.
My cat weren't getting any thinner on the Iams Weight Control stuff until I reduced their servings to 1/3 a cup each twice a day. Once between 6:30 and 7:00 am and once when I get home from work.

Not they are nice and thin. Try that.
 
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