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    Does anyone have any suggestions on food to feed? or is it all just personal choice?

    At the moment my little girl is on Hills science, but I'm changing her over to Eukanuba....

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    I prefer supercoat to both of those.. but i am no expert. my girls are doing really well on supercoat so i just stick to it.

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    I feed RAW, lots of meaty bones and home made foods.....Everyone and my vets always compliment me on how great my dogs look. Especially coat and teeth. As per example I show and I only wash my dogs about a week before the show and they swim every day. Their coats are still very shiny and soft. No fancy shampoos or colouring
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    i think it is personal choice but it also depends what your dog does well on.

    I feed half home made casserole and half dry - nutro natural choice chicken, rice and oats. I was feeding advance but dog kept getting the runs. That stopped when I switched to nutro. I don't know why, they're probably made in the same factory but nutro is supposed to have better quality ingredients eg dried chicken is listed first not some cereal or meat meal. It's got cereal and meat meal in as well but it's not the first ingredient.

    Artemis or Holistic are probably the best dry dog foods. I think there might be some australian made "boutique" dry food around too but I've never seen any in the shops I buy from.

    Supercoat - my dog loves it, so if I was suddenly unable to afford the expensive stuff - I might feed that. But I can't help wondering if she likes it for the same reasons people like fast food takeaway.

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    Try reading through the rest of the threads about food... Will give you a very clear cross section of the options...

    IMO though, those that you have listed are the equivalent to Hungry Jacks & McDonalds for every meal... Supercoat does have a higher nutritional value to it...

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    I've heard differently... I've been told that Supercoat is pretty bad because it contains chicken or beef byproducts and doesnt actually specify the amounts of either it has so one bag could be mostly chicken and the next could be mostly beef...

    I'll keep doing research and see what I can find.. I've heard the holistic ones are of better quality and made from better quality products and mainly meat rather than meal or byproducts...
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    I'm with Newfsie we feed RAW.... mostly because I hate the ingredients lists of processed dry food, BUT my boy does have issues with cereals and rice (and a whole array of other things).

    We too also get told regularly how glossy their coats are and due to winter and a knee op I haven't bathed them in probably 4 months and they don't smell doggy! They're poops are small and always consistent. When the girl had the knee op they fed her shredded chicken and hills wet food.... OMG her farts wreaked and she had the scours for a few days before she recovered back on her own diet.

    We tried EP Holistic before I'd identified Boof's issues, they liked it and the ingredients read more like food, but he still reacted, Lilly was fine though. Even when trialling this it was only dinner, they got a RMB for breakky... Roo tail/chicken carcass/lamb hock etc! And I fed a minimal amount and would add sardines to it one night, egg another etc and it always had a dollop of yoghurt with.

    You have to find something that you are comfortable with and so is your dog. Not every dog will do well on the same thing, just like humans.
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    If we are talking about Dry food my Girl gets Supercoat Junior now She just recently changed from puppy. She is 15 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevieLuna View Post
    Does anyone have any suggestions on food to feed? or is it all just personal choice?

    At the moment my little girl is on Hills science, but I'm changing her over to Eukanuba....

    Mine have always been rather healthy on a strict diet of:
    Kibble
    left overs
    Magpies
    Rabbits
    road kill
    dirty underwear my daughter leaves in bathroom
    my sons socks for that extra glossy coat


    And a fraction of the price, depending on the brand of underwear your dog prefers lol

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    Haha Bernie, Road kill... delicious

    My dogs are on Eukenuba adult and they seem to do fine, I think Bella is a bit sick of them now though so I might have to swap to something else. If I had the time I would switch them over to a raw diet and make it all myself as it would be much better for them.

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