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    Our big dogs get ProPlan sensitive biscuits and sometimes cooked chicken meat and steamed vegies with them. The smaller one has Eukanuba medium breed and the chicken meat/vegies. They get a huge bone every Sunday.

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    Different dogs will do better on different diets and you need to do what works for your lifestyle and family as well as what is best for your pets.

    Personally, I feed mostly raw. I make a raw wet mix which they get for breakfast, dinner is a rotation of RMB, canned fish, and a stew made of whole carcass fresh mince with steamed veges and a little soaked supermarket kibble (basically any brand that does not have grain as the first ingredient and avoids artificial flavours & colours) to help build up immunities. Every couple of months (when I forget to defrost) they will get "takeaway" - high quality dog loaf or canned food.

    Fosters here will get kibble with a smidgin of raw mix for breakfast and dinner is a rotation of RMB, canned fish and dog loaf. They need a diet that new adoptive parents can easily cope with before transitioning to their own choice of feeding.

    I have taken in some dogs with really poor skins and coats, yeast infections all over etc and the raw diet has magically cleared them up after years of trouble - I love it!

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    I use to give feed which is a mix feed means the diet which i do make at my home and others which are taken from market,the branded food.I can also suggest about few diet plan according to your dog type,if you want.

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    i have a new 4 month old bull mastiff x rotti. Now she was being feed advanced puppy large breed biscuits but i can now only get hills science diet puppy large breed biscuits since im located in port hedland and she is not real happy at all about that..lol . What can i do to get her to like the hills biscuits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcesteve View Post
    i have a new 4 month old bull mastiff x rotti. Now she was being feed advanced puppy large breed biscuits but i can now only get hills science diet puppy large breed biscuits since im located in port hedland and she is not real happy at all about that..lol . What can i do to get her to like the hills biscuits.
    My Border Collie pup used to be the same and would only eat Pedigree Puppy Food, I wanted to make a switch to a better food for him and got IAMS Large Puppy but he still wouldn't eat it. Sometimes if you leave the food long enough and the dog gets hungry enough s/he will eat it but if your dog has the tendancy to be a bit pigheaded and decide just to starve itself like my pup tried to then try mixing it with something they do like like a gravy or wet food and they usually accept it a lot better. Over time reduce the amount of gravy/wet food you add to the biscuits and hopefully your puppy will accept the Hills.
    I hope that helps and good luck!

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    Murphy is on Pal dried food but I mix it with a couple of small scoops of Pal puppy food.
    We intend on swapping him over to Perina or however it is spelt when his packet is empty.
    We had to rush out and get him the closest thing to good food as we never intented to get him as quick as we did.

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    I personally do not think Hills is better than Pedigree. I was advised to feed pedigree from the minis breeder but found better one which works better for my s/tzu so stick to the latter as I do not want to buy two different brands. As long as my dogs are healthy I would not change even if I use supermarket brands.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    My wife told a lady that she works with who owns 2 Labs.
    Well one of them was putting on weight or looked like they should look,(the owners own words).
    While the other one was way skinny and looked like it had missed it last feeds for a long while.
    The boss told her to try them on Purina dry food.
    A week or so later when te boss and the lady were on the same shift she told her that the skinny one was now putting on weight and was close to the same size as the other one.
    She was so happy that finally found some type of food that was helping.

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    My mums 17 year old german shephard was on no name brand dog food her whole life. Never had a problem, has two litters of pups for her breeder and was PTS at the age of 17 when her legs got the better of her. As said there is no evidence to support that commercial brands are a bad diet for a dog...

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    My dogs are on Eukenuba and VIP Petfoods roll meat stuff. Harley use to be fed on supermarket foods and Bella has always been on the premium biscuits. I do prefer the premium food, people definitely noticed a difference when they were switched, just with their condition etc. And its also much more cost effective... 1 x 15kg bag for $114.00 every month plus 1 x roll for $6.00 bucks every week and a half.

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