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  • ProPlan, since I can get it easily near my home

    19 36.54%
  • ProPlan, I'll switch back to my other food when the dog comes home

    7 13.46%
  • Dr. Tim's, I don't mind ordering it online and having it shipped

    16 30.77%
  • Dr. Tim's, I'll switch back to my other food when the dog comes home

    1 1.92%
  • I'll supply my preferred other brand of dog food when I bring the dog

    10 19.23%
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Thread: Dog Food Question: For those who send their dogs to trainers

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    You are correct, Sharon. Many dietary holes. That said more and more dog owners are beginning to realize the health benefits associated by feeding a RAW type of diet. For instance, I know of a owner of two retrievers who feed a weekly diet of bones, raw beef, chicken, turkey with an assortment of veggies. Interesting to watch dogs gobble up turkey necks, chicken feet, beef tripe, etc - all outstanding sources of nutrients. And, believe it or not, the food bill is less than mine on kibble. I am also hearing from many dog owners who are fasting their dogs one day a week. In addition, and maybe this should be saved for a second topic, many dog owners these days are finally realizing that pounding your dogs with vaccinations can be detrimental to the overall well being of the dog.
    That is still sub standard.
    All pro trainers know that the entrails contain the proper nutrition for total canine development and hair makes good roughage along with whatever is in the intestines,,, not meat and bones and vegies..
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    I usually try to keep her on what she is fed when she is with the trainer.....red Paw. I just pick up a couple of bags from him when I pick her up, and try to get some from him when we see each other at tests or what ever. She also does well on PPP, and did fine on Native. I think she does BEST on RED PAW but does well on about any quality food I have tried.

    I do find it funny to listen to dog people get all worked up about raw diets, debating it fiercely while drinking a diet pop or beer..... I do let the dogs have some raw scraps and bones and lord knows they get enough veggies from the table..... But kibble is the staple... Moderation
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzappia View Post
    You are correct, Sharon. Many dietary holes. That said more and more dog owners are beginning to realize the health benefits associated by feeding a RAW type of diet. For instance, I know of a owner of two retrievers who feed a weekly diet of bones, raw beef, chicken, turkey with an assortment of veggies. Interesting to watch dogs gobble up turkey necks, chicken feet, beef tripe, etc - all outstanding sources of nutrients. And, believe it or not, the food bill is less than mine on kibble. I am also hearing from many dog owners who are fasting their dogs one day a week. In addition, and maybe this should be saved for a second topic, many dog owners these days are finally realizing that pounding your dogs with vaccinations can be detrimental to the overall well being of the dog.
    Wow, 2 retrievers? I guess we should all jump on the bandwagon based on that hard evidence.

    Somebody somewhere is probably juicing for their dogs too since that's all the rage these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_C View Post
    Wow, 2 retrievers? I guess we should all jump on the bandwagon based on that hard evidence.

    Somebody somewhere is probably juicing for their dogs too since that's all the rage these days.
    Used that person as an example. I could go on but I won't waste my time. Good luck with your Senior Hunter....
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    wow THAT was nice....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    wow THAT was nice....
    Yep.....that "mine's bigger than yours" mentality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_C View Post
    Wow, 2 retrievers? I guess we should all jump on the bandwagon based on that hard evidence.

    Somebody somewhere is probably juicing for their dogs too since that's all the rage these days.
    I know someone with way more that supplements kibble with all this stuff. She would probably be all RAW except that it is a lot of work for a dozen dogs. It is funny how they love certain things like asparagus bottoms. I don't think RAW is far out at all--kibble is just about convenience.

    And the pulp from your juicer would be great ingredients for a RAW diet

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    Actually Sharon it was in response to an ignorant post. So I responded likewise. Thankfully I didn't go M.F. with a response or I'd still be typing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Potter View Post
    Yep.....that "mine's bigger than yours" mentality.
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    Just an observation!!!!! Not an opinion, (God forbid). A friend of mine has a house on the mountain here in Taos. She feeds all kinds of birds and wildlife that roam her property, including coyotes. (I know, I know!). She would toss out meat scraps, vegetables, bread etc on the ground for the carnivores, and fill up feeders with wild bird seed. The coyotes would leave all that laying there and wait for the squirrels to knock the bird seed out of the feeders, then gobble that up first. Every single time. Only when the seed was gone did they eat the other things. She and I looked at the bird seed package and were amazed at the fats and oils it contained. Clearly, for the wild canines living in a harsh environment, those ingredients were preferable to meat and vegetables. Having said all that, I don't think I am going to take away my dogs' Euk PP and start feeding them bird seed!
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    Animal Science Masters Degree with emphasis on Animal Nutrition here... and I feed Pro-Plan Perf. I have played with Raw/BARF diets.. and while the poop produced was curious... I was NOT impressed with the overall health and well being...the coats were bad, and didnt look good..And because we own a ranch.. we have 4 freezers going at any given time, stocked with home raised red meat... so it wasnt that it was expensive or inconvienient...

    While I do agree that historically, dogs, didnt eat kibble.. they also did not perform tasks that we are asking, nor were they bred in the controlled manner we have now. They have eveolved and changed to where they have different needs and limitations. Heck.. if we think we should feed our dogs as they would have been historically... we would feed them a big meal every few days... not daily feedings...

    My labs have very little in common with their wild ancestors.. and their diet reflects that.

    Find a dog food you love, that your dogs do well on.. and feed it. There is no silver bullet in this area, not one food that fits everyones needs.

    Heck... On the grain free deal... do you know HOW HARD it is to keep my dogs out of the grain in the barn.. they love the Corn/Oats/Barley with molasses blend we feed livestock... so dont tell me dogs dont like grain! LOL... Although they seem to like it EVEN MORE after it has gone thru an animal, and is in horse poop!
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