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    ive only ever fed my lab dry kibbel, it seems boring but vet says its all she need plus the occasional bones..its quick and easy and she seems to enjoy it..although labs love any food or non food items they can get theyre opaws on

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    interesting topic you raise elle.burns, one that I am keen to explore and get feedback from forum members.

    Many dog owners take the advice of vets regarding what to feed their dogs yet the training on nutrition vets receive is extremely minimal. Very few vets are trained extensively in nutrition and those that I know that are generally do not recommend dry or canned food. From personal experience I have found that expecting my local vet to tell me what is the best food for Augustine is like expecting my GP to write me up a food program.

    I would love to get the feedback of forum members as to just how much faith they put into their vets to decide their dogs diet. I would also like to hear of anyone that knows vets that are extensively trained in nutrition and what they recommend as a good diet for dogs.

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    My vet raved to me about Eukanuba - and wouldn't you know it, that is the brand they sell in their shop front! Maybe he really thinks it's the best but i was suss ....

    I had read a fair bit about RAW feeding before I got my boy. I don't have time to make it all up myself so I give him Big Boy BARF (just a different brand to Billinghurst's but the same thing), with a very small amount of either Canidae or Evo kibble. Extras I add in - once a week he gets half an egg yolk, twice a week salmon or sardines, plus a raw bone every weekend. Occasionally I'll throw in some cooked carrot, pumpkin or green beans into the food too if I am cooking those things. His coat is fantastic and his teeth are looking great!

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    My vet also recommended just dry food as long as it is top quality stuff. After doing my head in researching all the diffrent foods i settled on Royal Cannin because i didnt hear any bad stuff about it and they have so many different types of food even if your animal is desexed or not. Might all be B.S but Mojo's doing really well on it.....at a $140 for 15kg which he scoffs in about 6 weeks it better be bloody good.
    It smells so bloody yummy too, unlike other dry food i've used ,so much so i dared my young fella to eat it which he did and he reckons it's heaps better than the cheap stuff.
    I used to use Eukanuba but after seeing thier shocking animal testing videos i refuse to support the cruelty.


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    Yeah the breeder I got Josie from recommended eukanuba also and at first we did feed her only that but it's very expensive so we switched to super coat..I will say though on eukanuba food I found they're was a lot less poop to pick up I dunno why but there's prob 3x as much on the super coat kibble..weird huh

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    I can't remember if I've posted to this thread before.

    I don't feed my dogs any junk. I work in pet retail so pretty much all I see is people buying Pal and Chum for their dogs!

    I've fiddled with my dogs' diets for a few years. Mischa is a picky eater, so she gets no kibble at all; she has a chicken wing once a day and either salmon (or mackerel) or mince in the morning, and a bone twice a week. Cleo and Jag eat anything, but Jag gets Nutro dry in the morning, and a chicken drumstick at night, while Cleo the garbage guts gets Earthborn kibble twice a day (currently on a diet). Carl gets whatever he wants. Most mornings, he gets roo meat sprinkled with psyllium husks (anal glands) and a bit of kibble, and at night, chicken drumstick. Some weekends I cook up eggs for them, and they all get bones a couple of times a week. With the two fussy eaters, I'm just grateful if they eat at all!


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    If I feed my two small dogs anything out of a tin, one of them gets the runs more often than not. She has a bit of a time going to the toilet so I have reverted back to biscuits, which neither really adore, but they eat them all the same and their number 2's are pretty much normal. They get bones on occasion but this sometimes causes arguments between the pair!!!

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    elle.burns your dog will poo a lot more on supercoat because most of it is indigestible to the dog. It's nothing more then cheap grains with a bit of meat flavouring in there. If you're hard up financially look at something like the Vets All Natural products which turns out quite cheap for larger dogs.

    There is no tinned food or dog rolls here in my house, never was, never will be. It's mostly water and will only give your dogs what I call 'lazy guts'. Such high processed diets decreases the dogs ability to digest other foods properly and thats when you find they start vomiting/diahrrea/farting/burping a lot especially when you give them the odd bone. Same with people who eat too much processed food.

    The only dry food I can be bothered with is the Royal Canin Maxi/Giant range. Saying that now it only gets used as emergency food when I run out of mince, a raw diet with VAN additives are the primary diet. I have 3 large/giant dogs and dont have a backyard full of poo or any smells from them at all.

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    Mine are on supercoat and thriving, along with bones, chicken, table scraps.

    The truth is the best food for your dog is the one it does best on. My vet is very complimentary about the general health, shiny coats and plaque free teeth that my 4 have.

    Everyone will have their own opinion as they should.

    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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    Or.....you can just let your dog feed himself whatever he likes.


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