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    Hi everyone,

    I use a wide range of foods for our dogs, the fosters and rescues.

    I dont buy any Iams or Eukanuba products as the testing they do is shocking.

    I use a good quality dry and also add cooked pasta or rice and veges. I also use Ecopet...the dogs love it. Its all organic, Australian product....and can be frozen too. (I buy three large rolls for $25) I buy lots of chicken necks, wings, thighs etc as they disapear quickly which is great for a multi dog household. Occasionally i buy lamb necks and keep the dogs in separate areas while they munch away.

    I often need to buy tempting foods for the doggies who have just had their vet work done and are feeling sore and sorry...that is usually BBQ chicken, or roast lamb from the deli! Feeding time is always very busy here!

    B

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    We feed much the same as Billy

    I think you can't beat raw in terms of cost and quality .

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    One of my dogs was very sick and had to go onto a diet of chicken and fish and vegies. The improvement in her coat was soon noticeable, so we changed our other dog over to a similar home cooked diet with the same results. My present pair of goldies continue in the same tradition. They have kangaroo, chicken, beef, oily fish, eggs, cottage cheese, yoghurt, vegies and rice or pasta along with a bit of commercial dog meat and biscuits if I'm short of time. But after reading about all the fillers, colours and preservatives in dog food I'm happier knowing exactly what's going into my dogs.

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    The best so far is Cobber working dog and cobber farm dog, cheap too. have been through all the Eukanuba hills even Royal canin, but Cobbers the best for my dogs and did I mention it's cheap too! works out 60 cents per day round here.!

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    Leo is fed raw primarily because of the lack of decent and readily available dry dog food in Australia. He does have a cup of Goodos in the morning if i am running short of time, Only because this is the only commercial food he will really eat! But it does make him hyper and prefer not to. Otherwise he gets 1/4 chickens, lamb necks, beef mince, chicken legs/wings/necks, and whatever really fresh meaty stuff i can pick up cheap at my butchers. Often he has what we have, if im making chicken stir fry, he gets raw chicken breast cut into chunks. I made osso bucco on Sunday, Leo got a few peices raw and thought he had hit the jackpot! I chuck in left over Pasta/Rice/Veg/cooked egg at night also. he also gets cut up carrot, capsicum, cheese or raw sausage as training treats and tin sardines once a week.

    if someone were to open a shop in every major capital city in Oz, selling only the very top organic pet foods, i think they would make a fortune! More and more of us are looking for better quality foods for our pets and for me, whats currently available in the pet shops (Hills, Iams, Royal canin) are just no where near up to scratch, Leo wont have a bar of any of those brands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I use a wide range of foods for our dogs, the fosters and rescues.

    I dont buy any Iams or Eukanuba products as the testing they do is shocking.

    I use a good quality dry and also add cooked pasta or rice and veges. I also use Ecopet...the dogs love it. Its all organic, Australian product....and can be frozen too. (I buy three large rolls for $25) I buy lots of chicken necks, wings, thighs etc as they disapear quickly which is great for a multi dog household. Occasionally i buy lamb necks and keep the dogs in separate areas while they munch away.

    I often need to buy tempting foods for the doggies who have just had their vet work done and are feeling sore and sorry...that is usually BBQ chicken, or roast lamb from the deli! Feeding time is always very busy here!

    B
    I feed raw - quite complicated diet lol but I also have Eagle Pack Holistic - my dogs love it. It has rice in it and I've still not figured out what is wrong with rice?

    Buy what works for your dog - even if it's chum - but don't feed it just cause it's cheap.

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    MY 4 YEAR OLD STAFFY IS ON 'HILLS-SCIENCE DIET' AND MY 6 MONTH OLD PUPPY HAS BEEN THROUGH A FEW BRANDS SUCH AS; HILLS, ADVANCE, PURINA....AND SEEMS TO LIKE ALL OF THEM. ONCE IN A WHILE I GIVE THEM CHICKEN NECKS TOO. I HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING FEEDING THEM MORE NATURAL FOOD IE. VEGGIES AND RAW MEAT.
    EVERY TIME I READ ABOUT DOG DIETS I GET REALLY CONFUSED. ALSO IS MY 6 MONTH OLD PUPPY READY FOR ALL SORTS OF RAW FOODS ?HOW DO I KNOW THAT SHE'S GETTING ALL THE NUTRIENTS SHE NEEDS. IS ANYONE HERE A FAN OF 'HILLS' ??? OUR VET SWEARS BY IT AND SAYS SHE WOULDN'T FEED ANYTHING ELSE....I WANT THE BEST FOR MY GIRLS BUT REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

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    I would never feed Hills unless I had to. My old girl could only handle Hills but otherwise none of my dogs have done well on it. Ask your vet if she is paid to promote Hills and if she sells any other food...

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    As Occy said , alot of vets will promote a brand as it is the one they are 'sponsored' to or it is the only brand that they sell.
    Your 6 month old is very much able to have raw foods
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    I tried Hills, my dogs lost interest in it real fast.
    I am feeding them Eagle Pack Holistic atm and they love it

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