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Old 11-26-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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Any recommendations for some superior food? I would like to try something better than the science diet. Maybe the "raw diet".
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I don't feed raw but think it is a really good choice.
If you deciode to feed kibble here is a great web site to look at different food. Dog Food Reviews - Main Index - Powered by ReviewPost
I feed grain free.
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I don't feed raw either but many on here do- Premade is the way to go and if i were going to feed it i'd go with Nature's Variety.

If you are looking for kibble- Natural Balance is a great food. I also like Orijen because it is grain free. Merricks has a new grain free food called Before Grain but I don't know a lot about it.
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I am a Prey Model raw feeder (whole meat parts) and am happy to answer any questions. I used to feed pre-made raw - I actually prefer the brand Primal to Nature's Variety...but pre-made is a great way to start!
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Any recommendations for some superior food? I would like to try something better than the science diet. Maybe the "raw diet".
Life's Abundance is what I prefer. I've tried others and nothing compares for mine. No itchies, hard solid small poo, great coats, shine...I just can not say enough and its a premium health food. Comes in canned and kibble. Mine love it.
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thank you for the suggestions and advice
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A raw diet is a great choice although I do not feed it to my pups. I use Orijen and the Halo dog treats and they have done great with this food so far.
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I don't feed raw either but many on here do- Premade is the way to go and if i were going to feed it i'd go with Nature's Variety.

If you are looking for kibble- Natural Balance is a great food. I also like Orijen because it is grain free. Merricks has a new grain free food called Before Grain but I don't know a lot about it.
I was feeding Harley Merrick and he started having horrible gas and and occasional soft poo. I am in the process of switching to the Before Grain Chicken (been using it about a week) and the gas smell has gotten alot better. His poo is larger than it was but is much firmer - I think the amount just has to do with his body "detoxing." So far, I love it!

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Chester has been on solid gold for awhile and has done well, he has a beautiful coat, he has itchies but it some thing other than food, he does well on it because it has 4 percent fiber and it helps with his anal gland issues he ocassionally gets. I have changed him over to innova small bites for a change but he seems to drink alot of water on it.
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I have feed my yorkies a lot of different food. I now am feeding them Natures Variety raw and Natural Balance. It has been working well for my yorkies.
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Shelby & Seymour are eating Blue Buffalo Small breed.... they are doing well on it.
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I hurd that blue buffalo is a great food. I just cant get it here where I live. Plus my Dexter has allergies to everything so I have so study everything before I can feed it to him. If I could get it here I would.
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I feed Scooter Wellness Adult Chicken. We are starting to switch to Wellness Small Bites (also chicken) because it is formulated for little dogs. Wellness has been a great food for Scooter. He has a better coat compared to previous foods. I add chicken and other people food in (always simple ingredients...nothing that would cause issues).

I have always been curious about raw diets but I work full time and due to time contraints could never make it work. If you can make it work, more power to you.

There is a lot of research online so just read up on everything and make an educated decision....thats how I came to choose Wellness.

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I use Orijen Adult Dry. A very superior dog food. Go to dogfoodanalysis.com
They rate all the foods there. I believe Science Diet is rated very low.
Orijen is grain free and high in protein. It contains fruits and herbs and probiotics. It is rated 6 stars ... the highest rating they give.
When we adopted our baby he was 8 months and on Eukanuba (also a very low rated food). We put him on Wellness (rated 5 stars for dry formula) but his stools were very loose and frequent. Since putting him on Orijen he has done way better. He will not eat foods that contain grains again. Even his treats and absolutely no table scraps. Dogs do not have the enzyme amylase as we humans do that helps break down carbs, making grains very hard on their digestive system. Grains are said to cause alot of health problems in dogs.
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Any recommendations for some superior food? I would like to try something better than the science diet. Maybe the "raw diet".
I use Wellness. I have found through research, that it is close to raw food. No additives and no ground up bone. No recalls or large scale complaints. It is an all natural food and I LOVE it for my yorkie. It is kinda pricey, but for the small amount my Monty eats I think it is worth it. I did my research online as well as in the Pet Store (and not a big chain like Petsmart - they didnt seem to have a clue).
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