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Old 06-22-2011, 02:58 PM
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No one is bashing you down so I hope you don't take it that way. We just generally care about the dogs on this forum and just want the best for them. In all honesty, before I joined this forum I didn't think to even second guess any dog foods. I would have probably fed pedigree or science diet without a second thought... I've learned a ton from the people on this forum and I've become a much better dog owner for it.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Misty+Mason View Post
What do you recommend? We just started this food recently. I kinda have a bad feeling about it, it smells like greese, so I'm going with something else.

Whats the best for a spaniel breed?
When I had cockers I feed Innova. But really any good food will work just fine Just make sure that the first five ingredients are not some type of grain as a rule of thumb. The first five should be meat.

Also my cocker was 25 lbs and he would eat about 1/2 cup twice daily with occasional treats.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:59 PM
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Don't apologize for it.. Learn from it (as you seem to be doing).

You may think he's in good condition now.. but he could be in better condition. He really should feel like the back of your hand.. ribs shouldn't be hard to locate. Fat can feel more solid than you'd think.

I'd guess you possibly shaved him with a 7 blade.. or a guard on a 10 blade? If he was shaved down with a 10 no guard.. I'd expect to see the shadows of ribs on a dog in good condition honestly.

You can get him fitter with some help if you'd like it

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Misty+Mason View Post
Sorry for making this food mistake.

Thanks to all for the advice, will be changing diet and amount fed and we will see how he looks after a few weeks.

I'm really sorry guys about how much I was feeding. Will be switching asap.
Hey you don't need to be sorry to us We are glad to be able to help. And def post pics. I bet his legs will grow lol. Kat, who was in good shape just lost 1/2 a pound or so as she is going to be showing. Even though she went from good to great she still looked like her legs grew.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:02 PM
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Thanks for all your help.

I'm pretty nervous now about the dog food. I've heard peoples dogs have died because of this brand.

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:03 PM
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If you have access to Costco, the Kirkland food is great and some even carry a decent grain free now: Nature's Domain.

You're on the right track with not feeding what the bag states - most, especially on the lower end foods, overestimate the amount to feed, so when in doubt use less ime.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:13 PM
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Cute haircut!!

and as for the food, no worries.. many of us have fed worse before we knew better lol I had my dog on those little cesar wet food square things and he was basically a walking soccer ball he was so fat! lol

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:50 PM
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check out The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare? ... my favorite section is "Ingredients to Avoid" and those are the first things I look for when reading ingredients... Then if they pass that 'test' I look for other things, but its a good place to start!

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Old 06-22-2011, 05:04 PM
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Awww he's adorable!!! Good for you for changing his food, don't be sorry, none of us knew any better at first! It's just something you learn. Good luck, I look forward to seeing his progress!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:54 PM
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Don't apologize about the food - I think most of us have fed a not so great food in the past (: Nothing to do but research your options and switch the dogs over.

Both my girls are on Acana Grasslands (grain free). Quinn gets ~1 3/4 cups a day, Dally gets 2 cups. Both dogs are 40-45 pounds and quite active, especially Quinn. I like to keep Quinn fairly lean - I can feel her ribs quite easily. Dally has been tough to keep weight on since her spay but she's back up to a decent weight - wouldn't mind a bit more meat on her. Both dogs do very well on Acana - Quinn has the prettiest copper sheen to her coat!

Cute clip job! Reminds me of when my friend and I shaved her dog except for a little tuft at the end of his tail. I was laughing so hard I actually had to go back into the house to compose myself LOL.

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