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    Default WHat Do You Guys Feed Your Dogs ?

    What do you guys feed your dogs ?

    I cook 30 kilo's of chicken meat
    mixed with 10 kg of vegies
    5 kilo rice & Pasta
    They eat approx 1kilo a day each.

    My dogs refuse to eat raw food..
    For those that have a few dogs
    what do you feed them & why..
    I figure if you don't do what I
    do then your pet food bill must be MASSIVE.

    I also add Roo as my husband does some roo
    shooting every now & then with his mates.

    Because my dogs have such a large diet
    I feed an average kibble..
    Use to feed Royal Canine but
    they were leaving it in their bowl..
    My dogs do well on this diet with no
    skin issues ect...

    Also vitamins

    Edited to say* I did have them on a kibble only diet and my dogs just couldn't put weight on.Besides it's cheaper this way..Cost me about $30 a month

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    Check out this thread:
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/dog-healt...r-dog-why.html

    I'm not sure people will double post their info into a new thread... But the linked one above has many posts from members new and old.

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    $30 bucks a month sounds swell! lol

    I feed either eukanuba or advance and recently tried purina pro plan as well. With that they get a few scoops of tinned food at night too. Works out to be around $150 or so a month for food.

    I would do the mince thing but I don't have the time to cook it all up! lol

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Holly crap $150 A month or so..
    I am totally against tin food.
    I use to have a girl work for me and her Dad owned a BIG
    vet clinic and he said that tin food causes all the problems dogs
    get, and why do you think Vets do not stock tin food for dogs ?
    Each to their own. What ever works I say.
    I will be adding another Dogue to my addition in a few months time
    so that will bump our dog food bill up a wee bit.
    Only takes a couple hours to cook it all and it's all done.
    We have a massive cooker on our property (think it's actually an old Keg)
    my husband made it.

    This is the only way we could feed the dogs. I tried BARF once and they need about 6
    containers of the stuff to touch the sides..
    Besides we know exactly whats going in when we feed them..

    I guess it cost more than $30 as we have all dogs insured so that adds to the bill.

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    Also what do people think about adding water to the kibble before feeding ?
    I was once told to always wet the kibble as it blows up in their guts and can cause bloat..
    I never do it and seriously doubt my dogs would eat it wet and sloppy.

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    That is a lot cheaper than tin food. I am guilty of feeding my dog commercial processed food. I had to switch from tins to those rolls though as Banjo would often not touch the tin food. The rolls are cheaper than tins, but look so over-processed! I try to buy the all natural ones and the ones that don't have a huge proportion of wheat or similar in them. But even so, I know it's not the healthiest food for my dog.

    I really need to make gruel, though with the price of meat, it won't end up being cheaper than tins, I think. I used to occasionally do it for my old dog. Mainly used roo mince or beef if it was on special. And cooked that with rice and carrots. She used to love it. And it really doesn't take much time to make at all. And I find feeding cooked food easier than raw food.

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    I would think with the more premium food you wouldn't need to. I've seen wet bickies from the advance and that when I add dog milk in and it doesn't really expand that much compared to say pal from the supermarket.

    Do you cook it all up in one go? And how do you store it? I could probably cook it all on the weekends and then break it up through out the week for them. Cheaper food sounds great! lol normally in the morning they will eat all their food, but at night they eat the tinned bit and mostly leave the rest for later or don't eat it at all. When I give them pet mince its gone in a second! lol

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    When I used to cook food for my dog, I put it in ziplock bags in the freezer and just got a portion out each night to defrost. Or put it in the microwave to defrost if I forgot. I have a fairly big freezer though.

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    lol we just give our dogs whatever dry food we feel like buying...
    usually its Supercoat , somtimes Bonnie, Coprice, or Cobber and we usually get the working dog types when avalable.
    they also each get at least one boiled egg a day, and often get the crusts off the ends of loafs of bread.
    koda also gets frozen Beef stock in his kong.
    for us its usually between $50 and $30 a month per dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    That is a lot cheaper than tin food. I am guilty of feeding my dog commercial processed food. I had to switch from tins to those rolls though as Banjo would often not touch the tin food. The rolls are cheaper than tins, but look so over-processed! I try to buy the all natural ones and the ones that don't have a huge proportion of wheat or similar in them. But even so, I know it's not the healthiest food for my dog.

    I really need to make gruel, though with the price of meat, it won't end up being cheaper than tins, I think. I used to occasionally do it for my old dog. Mainly used roo mince or beef if it was on special. And cooked that with rice and carrots. She used to love it. And it really doesn't take much time to make at all. And I find feeding cooked food easier than raw food.
    Hey Beloz i use a dog roll aswell as kibble and have recently changed to 'Scotty's' dog rolls because they are preservative free and much better IMO. I can only buy it from a certain butcher in town though and they are dearer at about 7-8 bucks a roll. Scotty's Premium Pet Foods


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