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    Dry food - Black Hawk Dog Food | BlackHawk Pet Care
    Wet food - Phuds Phud's Natural Dog Food

    I've had dogs on supermarket brands and seen other dogs on it too. To say they are "thriving" on the food is of personal opinion, I guess. To me, feeding supermarket dry or canned to your dog is the same as people eating takeaway every day It just isn't right.

    I've seen the change of coat, skin, teeth and behaviour in dogs when they go from the supermarket stuff to good quality. And the two I suggested are comparable if not cheaper in price, so the money reason isn't valid

    I don't mean to offend or insult anyone feeding their dogs supermarket food, it's just not the right thing for the dog.

    And knowledge is power, right?

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    Ive had the oppsite effect with my dogs.

    They have previously been on what would be considered very good diets for them and their coats and teeth are in much better condition now on supermarket food. Even muscle looks better than it did before. I have even had vets comment on it.

    I agree, money isnt a good excuse. But I personally find that my dogs do best on it at the moment...they are in fact THRIVING (lol). They are healthy, and shiny with teeth much younger than their years (apparently, I wouldnt know). Thats not to say I wouldnt try another diet some other time (and I do like raw coz they did poop a bit less) but I think dogs can and do thrive on supermarket brands...it just depends on what is best for the individuals dog.

    I agree that knowledge is power, but you have to take individuals into account all the same. My old girl, did not thrive on supie food at all. She only thrived on an expensive vet food for example, so thats what she got.

    To me, it is about maybe trying a few things and then sticking with whatever seems to work best for your dogs.

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    Also, I eat alot of takeaways, and about 3 chocolate bars a day and at least a litre of coke a day...and I am pretty healthy. Low cholesterol...excellent blood sugar so that comparison is not a good one in my house LMAO

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    Shopping List For a New Puppy | Dog Star Daily

    Once you have completed your doggy education, it is time to shop for your prospective puppy. Many training books, pet stores, and dog catalogs display an awesome and confusing array of doggy products and training equipment. Consequently, I have listed a number of essentials with personal preferences in parentheses.
    1. Books and DVDs about puppy behavior and training (instructions for use)
    2. Dog crate (Vari Kennel), and maybe an exercise pen or baby gate barrier
    3. At least six chewtoys to stuff with kibble and treats (The Kong Company’s Kong and Biscuit Ball, Premier’s Squirrel Dude and Football, and sterilized long bones are the best.)
    4. Doggy toilet (Construct your own — turf in a litter pan - mostly for apartment dwelling dogs or ones where the owners will be at work all day from the beginning)
    5. Water bowl (Only buy your pup a food bowl once he is socialized, well-trained, and has impeccable household manners.)
    6. Dog food (dry kibble) During his first weeks at home, make sure your puppy receives all food stuffed in chewtoys, or handfed as rewards for socialization and training.
    7. Freeze-dried liver for men, strangers, and children to win your puppy's confidence and as rewards for housetraining
    8. Edible Chewies
    9. Interactive Toys
    10. Plush (squeaky) Toys
    11. Martingale collar, leash, and maybe a Gentle Leader (Premier Pet Products)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    How do you know youll even have a dog next week then?

    What if the dog you want to adopt isnt ready for 4 weeks?

    So, are you getting one of those AmStaff/Staffy crosses then or are you adopting from a shelter?

    Youre a bit all over the place
    Im still deciding. Im more towards adopting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Also, I eat alot of takeaways, and about 3 chocolate bars a day and at least a litre of coke a day...and I am pretty healthy. Low cholesterol...excellent blood sugar so that comparison is not a good one in my house LMAO
    Aye. I bet you are nice and slim too. People like me hate people like you!

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    LOL unfortunately,....no.

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