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View Poll Results: What do you feed your dogs?
Grain free kibble 33 47.14%
Grain inclusive kibble (still high quality) 10 14.29%
Grain inclusive kibble (low end: Dog Chow, Ol' Roy, etc.) 1 1.43%
Raw 15 21.43%
Pre-made raw 3 4.29%
Dehydrated (Honest Kitchen, etc.) 1 1.43%
Canned (High quality- Wellness, Merrick, etc.) 0 0%
Canned (low quality- Cesars, Mighty Dog, etc.) 0 0%
Donuts and Hotdogs 4 5.71%
ZOMG U LEFT OUT WHAT I FEED (please share!) 3 4.29%
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:26 PM
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Dance and Keira both eat a grain free kibble. Dance rotates through Acana's grain free line and Keira can only eat the Pacifica. Ripley eats a kibble with some grain. He was on Acana Adult, but I bought him Lamb & Apple the last two times and he's being doing well on it. Ripley has not done well on any grain free kibble I've ever fed him for some reason, and Keira gets majorly itchy with grain. Dance seems to be able to eat any kind of high quality kibble, but she appears to do slightly better on grain free. I wish I had more options for the Dobermans, though. They're so ridiculously sensitive to things that it's nearly impossible to feed them anything without worrying that they're going to throw up, get diarrhea or lose hair and get itchy.

I'm thinking about putting Dance back on raw in February. I need to get a dog freezer first though, because lack of freezer space is the reason I wasn't able to continue feeding raw. I'd like to put them all on raw, but the Dobes' sensitivities concern me. I really, really don't want to make them sick. In the last month alone we've had to clean diarrhea crates multiple times and that is not something I look forward to, and nor do they I am sure. But at the same time, I'd like to see if raw would clear up a couple of their issues. So when I find a freezer, I will probably start Dance on raw again and just see how the Dobes react before I decide what to do with them. I will do some premade at first I think because I get a discount, and there is a raw dog food co-op type company that I will buy from later on.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:31 PM
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High quality, grain free kibble (Back to Basics right now, but we'll begin rotating soon).

She gets raw meals quite often though.

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:41 PM
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I'm feeding a mix of prey-model raw, Orijin, Instinct, scraps, pretty much whatever. I've been lazy about getting a new order of raw in since there's still a freaking quarter of a goat in the freezer that Sawyer has decided he doesn't feel like eating.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:12 PM
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I feed a mixture/rotation of grain-free kibble, high-quality canned food, and premade raw, with some dehydrated occasionally thrown in.

I use about a dozen different brands of kibble and canned food, and use Nature's Variety Instinct or Bravo for the premade, and Sojos for the dehydrated.

ETA: (As for the poll, I said Donuts and Hotdogs. . I wish for an "all of the above" option.)
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:14 PM
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Grain free - TOTW
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:15 PM
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I need mulitple options lol.

We have grain free kibble for everyone except Dekka.

Dekka is getting a freeze dried food called K9 natural.

Plus they all get raw meaty bones from time to time.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
Serious answer:

Frodo has been having digestive issues since the beginning of fall and thus far can only seem to handle Nature's Variety Rabbit formula. Every time I add something else in, he gets sloppy stool. It's driving me insane as he has always been my eat everything dog!

Starting this weekend I am going to experiment and see if he can handle raw rabbit as well, since I have Bravo rabbit, NV rabbit and Primal rabbit in my freezer. I really really want him back on raw.
Speaking of bunnies...did you see that we had the Addiction Rabbit cans (for dogs) in stock?!?

ETA: Nature's Logic makes a raw rabbit formula as well. We've ordered it for people.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:18 PM
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With the occasional bit of high quality canned or kibble in a Kong.

When he goes to stay with our friend for the day he will get premade or dehydrated.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:39 PM
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Right now, Acana grainfree. But with the new formulas coming out, I will try their grain inclusives. Fromm will also continue to be in the rotation once their new grainfrees come out.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:32 PM
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Steve eats raw.
The bulldogs eat kibble. Sometimes grain-free, sometimes not. They've got stomachs of iron, so I buy whatever is on sale or whatever catches my eye. Variety being the spice of life and all
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