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    Here's a good site about dog foods.

    Dog Food Analysis - Reviews of kibble

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    I have to admit...I am really tired of this "what to feed my dogs and cats" this is no good, that is full of this...
    I have asked for opinions and got none (from this forum)...but many replies from another...all of which have many different answers!
    Going on some info from a link via here..it is fine (and reccomended) to change from to quality brand to quality brand just to differ from one thing to another...so seen asthough I cannot get a proper answer (as for the above link...I have NEVER seen MOST of those brands in MY pet stock)...I am just going to buy a different quality brand each time (every 3 months)...as I am soo over trying to do the best for my pets..then see that particular one is deemed "no good" by another...grrrrrrrrrr

    Fedra..I'd love to know what YOU reccomend ?

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    its so hard just like people eat meat dont eat meat everything you do is wrong. I was told by 3 vets that a high quality dry food is all that they need, but here they dissagree.
    Anyway my dog has stopped eating dry food she would rather starve so she is getting allsorts at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    I have to admit...I am really tired of this "what to feed my dogs and cats" this is no good, that is full of this...
    I have asked for opinions and got none (from this forum)...but many replies from another...all of which have many different answers!
    Going on some info from a link via here..it is fine (and reccomended) to change from to quality brand to quality brand just to differ from one thing to another...so seen asthough I cannot get a proper answer (as for the above link...I have NEVER seen MOST of those brands in MY pet stock)...I am just going to buy a different quality brand each time (every 3 months)...as I am soo over trying to do the best for my pets..then see that particular one is deemed "no good" by another...grrrrrrrrrr

    Fedra..I'd love to know what YOU reccomend ?
    Well, I recommend those that have 5 or 6 stars. if your dog eats kibble. Otherwise, I'd feed BARF to my dogs.

    If you are so uncertain about different recommendations, try researching dog nutrition, then read ingredients and soon you will realise what's good and what's not all by yourself.

    In my opinion, there's a lot of marketing bull*** with foods being graded as "puppy, senior, junior, large breed, certain breed". Dog is - dog! They all eat the same, they're all mostly carnivores and the main ingredient in their diet should be - meat. Not potatoes, nor poridge, not grain, soy, wheat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERINAH View Post
    its so hard just like people eat meat dont eat meat everything you do is wrong. I was told by 3 vets that a high quality dry food is all that they need, but here they dissagree.
    Anyway my dog has stopped eating dry food she would rather starve so she is getting allsorts at the moment.
    You should remember one thing - veterinarians are not nutricionistrs. And another vey important thing - veterinarians earn money selling dry foods (well, most of them and most of it). That's enough for me, thanks

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    Yep i think dry food is one of those mass marketing campains each saying theres is better and everyone elses isnt good for your dog.

    Many vets get paid to recommend a product so i wouldnt listen to them.

    I use Advantage with another cheaper dry food and mix them together, the mix costs about $90 for 40kg so its not bad and Tony likes the mix of flavours.

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    The thing is that apart from making money, dry foods are made to ease our busy lives. It's not easy cooking extra for dogs, or having an extra fridge because you need to store dogs food in it. But there are good dry foods on the market and there are not so good foods made by companies who think predominantly how to earn money and not how to feed your dog really good stuff. I use kibble as well, because I simply can't manage to store so much meat for two dogs, and have no time for cooking. I do give them raw or cooked from time to time of course. But I make sure they eat good dry food, grain free, mostly made of meat.

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    Dry food is good for dogs that which lack proper food in other area's.
    As Fedra has pointed out , it is almost purely designed for ease of use.

    Unless you have a dog that is lacking in cereal ( which is what most dry is largely made up of) then there is really no need for it.

    We use a mixture of raw/BARF ...have tweaked things to suit ourselves. The 'quality' of the dry we use is really of not that great an importance as it only used sparingly to make sure cereal needs are met. Having said that we have found that Super Coat seems the best digested etc
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    "Variety is the spice of life."

    We always vary our food for the dogs. A couple days of dry food. Few days tinned food, and a few days of home cooked food specially made up for the dogs including leftovers from our own meals. The dogs love it !!

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    hmmm, what does our boy eat, well, sometimes rice/pasta with vegies, sometimes oats (he loves his oats) with milk, he's not a fan of dry food, will not touch Aldi dry food (when we first got him he ate everything - little bit demanding these days, our young prince), and we can't afford the expensive dry food that they sell at the vets, he loves tinned food, but i get scared it's a bit fattening and not so good, so mostly we mix the dry and the tinned up. Every now and then i mix an egg in his dinner, and these days some sardines, as recommended by the vet for his skin. I have been told to cut down on his treats... so i have....
    So this is what our boy eats, have no idea whether or not its good for him....but so far so good....variety is the spice of life, unless your aldi dry dog food that is

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