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    I was at the petshop on saturday to get some can food ect the lady there explained that its better to give them 3 meals a day of dry biscuits she told me about the earthborn holistic for puppies so i got a bag to try it seems weird just having biscuits no meat but was told everythings in the biscuit that they need the same as science diet and others does anyone else just give biscuits,Debbie
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    for what aged dog?

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    It's perfectly fine to raise a dog on dry food alone. My 6 month old only has dry food and that's all he's ever had. I do feed him a very good quality one though, nothing you can get at a supermarket or pet shop.

    I personally think dry food is much better for a dog than canned wet food. If you'd like your pup to have some wet food that's entirely up to you. Maybe try a half and half type thing. Might even be cheaper to give half dry and and half raw mince,bones etc. Just my opinion, but i always stay well clear of those supermarket/pet shop canned foods.

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    yes i wouldnt buy the supermarket branks either the pup is 8 weeks old it likes the dry food so ill keep it up just thought id see what others use thanks

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    For larger breeds like Rotties it's good to give a high quality puppy dry only so you know exactly what nutrients they are getting.
    When you start putting other ingredients in their diet you start throwing it off balance.
    Once the pup is fully grown then you can give a diet with a bit more variety, but during the growing stages, yes, dry only is a good idea.

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    We are gunna feed Murphy I think it is Perina or something close to that name.
    But what we do is mix the dry with the wet and it is an inbetween mix.
    Murphy has put on a kilo in 6 days with us on this.
    Though I will say that it is a personal choice to what you really want to feed your pup overall.
    We also give Murphy raw frozen chicken wings when we go out for a while.
    I was told these are good for his theeth.

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    Science diet is full of sawdust - ie stuff to fill the dog up with no nutritional value at all. I'd rather feed supercoat or pedigree or optimum from the supermarket.

    I feed Nutro natural choice made in oz under licence, which has a better ingredient list than Science diet, but not as good as Artemis which is imported.
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    I feed wet and dry...and at the moment, my dogs are eating pedigree from the supermarket for both wet and dry food.

    We change it up quite regularly though and they will get vet stuff for a while, then home made stuff, then supermarket stuff, then raw stuff and on and on. We have been on supermarket stuff for a while though at the moment because we have had a busy 6 mnths and to be honest, its easiest.

    My dogs are healthy and happy though so I am guessing it cant be too bad for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbiel View Post
    I was at the petshop on saturday to get some can food ect the lady there explained that its better to give them 3 meals a day of dry biscuits she told me about the earthborn holistic for puppies so i got a bag to try it seems weird just having biscuits no meat but was told everythings in the biscuit that they need the same as science diet and others does anyone else just give biscuits,Debbie
    Hi i do and he does well on it. I use Hills large puppy breed dry food and he is happy with it and gets all the vitiamins and stuff he needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I feed wet and dry...and at the moment, my dogs are eating pedigree from the supermarket for both wet and dry food.

    We change it up quite regularly though and they will get vet stuff for a while, then home made stuff, then supermarket stuff, then raw stuff and on and on. We have been on supermarket stuff for a while though at the moment because we have had a busy 6 mnths and to be honest, its easiest.

    My dogs are healthy and happy though so I am guessing it cant be too bad for them
    I used pedigree and when Axel got lame we decided to change it for his size and help his joints and bones grow better.
    We researched pedigree and the others for fat amounts and hills seemed to be the best and best to monitor for him

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