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    Thank you everyone, some very helpful information there on a subject of which I had no idea.

    One thing that stands out like the proverbial dogs *alls to me is the quality of dry food. I absolutely still feed dry food, (although not to Bella) I could not feed all the rescues if I did not, but what I have read tonight states it is so important to ensure that the dry food you use has meat products as the first 3 ingredients to quite possibly reduce the incidence of bloat. The general public are just not aware of this and I find that quite sad given all the other factors that prevent me from feeding the rescues the cheaper dry foods.

    It also states to be sure to mix wet food with the dry food which I always do, but I do know plenty of those who do not and would be absolutely mortified to think they were risking the onset of bloat.

    Interesting.
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    These two sites list the American Ingredients but give you a guide about what's good. You just have to check the ingredient list on the Made in Australia (Under licence to some big USA company).

    Unfortunately I think most of the supermarket brands first listed ingredient is usually some form of ground sawdust, ie filler.
    Dog Food Analysis - Reviews of kibble
    The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare?

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    Hy, I found that fascinating lol (I am obviously easily entertained or maybe starved for entertainment lol)

    I am on the right track with the Evo, the Innova and the Californian Natural I feed the rescues hooray. I have been through a lot of dog food to come to the conclusion that I have and that is to stick to these brands.

    I feel HUGELY happier now after reading this reference. I am doing the very best that I can for these poor fur kids, thank you for enlightening me!!

    Once again I have to say I LOVE the information I gain from this forum and all of you who are so generous to share!!!! THANKS!~!!
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    I am also looking around for a good dry food, whilst I like the one my pups and bitch are on, the puppy one is popular, the adult one is not. (mixing them in changeover for the pups, now at 5 months) The one I was using had meat as first ingredient. Son got me one today, with meat as the first two.
    I have never had a runs or bloat problem, touch wood. They also get raw every day. To us, it comes down to taste I think.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Im amazed you can feed them all on it - can I come live with you? Please Amanda

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    Haven't read through properly, just briefly.

    But this thread has been very interesting so far and I have no opinions, yet to come.

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    If your dog is bloating and the stomach is already twisted no amount of de-gassing medication is going to help.
    you need to get to an emergency vet immediately.

    Once a dog bloats, if it survives, there is a very good change it will happen again.
    Some people recommend getting the stomach stapled to the abdominal walls but this only makes things worse the next time it happens when the staples tear and end up causing more damage.

    I have never seen a dog bloat personally but I know quite a few Dane people who have experienced it... it is a hereditary problem. Some lines are more prone to it happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Have a look at ProPlan Performance Amanda
    I looked it up on the dog food anaysis site and it only comes in at one because of the corn and brewers rice!

    Interesting you should point this one out though as this is one of the options I have in the cupboard.

    Also have
    Royal Canin -1
    Advance -1
    Science Diet -1
    Eukanuba -1
    Pro Plan -1
    Evo -5
    Calafornian Natural -3
    Innova - 4

    And the best thing is that they all inhale the Evo, Cal Nat & the Innova
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    I have some cal nat for you then - mine wont touch it suprisingly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Im amazed you can feed them all on it - can I come live with you? Please Amanda
    The paquetry is being layed in you room as we speak dear, waiting for you dear...........
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