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Old 06-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys and gals... just curious to know what you feed your yorkie... Lucy hates her food.. i know they are picky eaters.. but every time were in my grandmothers house Lucy runs to my grandmothers dogs dish like its heaven in a bowl. lol.. its only kibbles in bits but it looks very flavorful.. lol... but i dont want to switch Lucy to kibbles n bits. so i was wondering what everyone on here feeds their yorkies. p.s. lucy eats nutro choice, lamb flavored.. (sometimes i have to put a little parmesan on it just to get her to eat) i know it sounds silly but she REALLY does hate her food
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Mine seems to really like Natural Balance, I give her their premium small dog which is a mix of chicken, lamb and salmon. Tho they are known for their limited ingredient blends like sweet potato and duck, I like the idea of multiple protein sources.

Kibbles and bits has a lot of corn syrup and artificial flavorings in it to make it attractive to dogs.. unfortunately almost any dog will at least try it since it's got all the crap on it..

I had a very very picky pekingese who liked wellness food, she was on nutro for years and one day just wouldn't eat it anymore.. I tried several different brands on her before we went to wellness. One other brand she liked was the Costco brand premium dog food. That comes in a HUGE bag (I think 30lbs which is huge for a small dog) though and would go stale long before we were able to use it all.

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Hey guys and gals... just curious to know what you feed your yorkie... Lucy hates her food.. i know they are picky eaters.. but every time were in my grandmothers house Lucy runs to my grandmothers dogs dish like its heaven in a bowl. lol.. its only kibbles in bits but it looks very flavorful.. lol... but i dont want to switch Lucy to kibbles n bits. so i was wondering what everyone on here feeds their yorkies. p.s. lucy eats nutro choice, lamb flavored.. (sometimes i have to put a little parmesan on it just to get her to eat) i know it sounds silly but she REALLY does hate her food
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The food is always better in the other dog's bowls. Kaji use to like the other dog's food even though they were both being fed the exact same thing!!!

As of now, he's eating Orijen. He loves it so far.
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And I agree.....they always love whats in the others bowl even if its the same in their bowl! LOL

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I have been a Wellness user for quite awhile however Lily has been turning her nose up at this lately. I am going to switch over to Go Natural Chicken with fruit and vegetables. I have heard very good things about this company and the protein content isn't real high which I like.
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Thanks everyone for the input!! i wish their was a store that sold samples so you could have your dog pick lol.. ive been looking online at a few different brands. i noticed that the kibbles n bits has cheese flavoring in it. i think thats why lucy likes it.. does any one know if any of the better brands have cheese in it?
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Get a good quality food...then sprinkle a little bit of grated parmigiana cheese on top.
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I feed pre-made raw - mostly the Primal brand.
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For kibble, Levi is currently eating Taste of the Wild (Sierra Mountain). We've fed Orijen and Blue Buffalo in the past.

He also gets Stella and Chewy's dehydrated raw a couple times a week for variety.
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Thanks everyone for the input!! i wish their was a store that sold samples so you could have your dog pick lol.. ive been looking online at a few different brands. i noticed that the kibbles n bits has cheese flavoring in it. i think thats why lucy likes it.. does any one know if any of the better brands have cheese in it?
Search around. My favorite pet store GIVES samples away. You can also find tiny trial size bags of some brands (I know Orijen/Acana have .88 lb bags for around $3). Or you could can food companies and request samples.
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Thanks everyone for the input!! i wish their was a store that sold samples so you could have your dog pick lol.. ive been looking online at a few different brands. i noticed that the kibbles n bits has cheese flavoring in it. i think thats why lucy likes it.. does any one know if any of the better brands have cheese in it?
Most of the high end brands will send you samples if you send them an email. I feed Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Venison and before switching I went to their website and to the contact us tab and asked for samples. They sent several decent size sample bags and I have done the same with Taste of The Wild.
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Agree. I have received samples from Artemis (they sent me 10 sample bags), Taste of the Wild (they sent me 2 sample bags of each flavor), and Solid Gold (they sent me a sample bag). Go to their website and e-mail them and they will send you samples.

Right now, Sparky eats Taste of The Wild High Prairie on the weekdays, and Nature's Variety Chicken Raw on weekends. I buy the smallest bags of kibble and my plan is to change his food every time he finishes a bag. We will be trying the Pacific Stream flavor of TOTW next.
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We just switched from Wellness to Taste of the Wild, and alternate between Pacific Stream and Sierra Mountain.
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we feed chicken soup----they do send free samples if you email them. maddie loves it, and she not allergic to it.
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