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Old 07-14-2006, 04:21 PM
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OMG! WHOA!

Looks like I need to find a better food for Stogie

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Old 07-14-2006, 04:33 PM
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I previously fed Innova EVO but have now switched to Innova Adult (green bag). I'm quite happy with it.
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:18 PM
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OMG! WHOA!

Looks like I need to find a better food for Stogie

**MANY THANKS TO HERSCHEL FOR THAT INFORMATIVE POST!**
lol dont worry I am personally a believer that if you can feed better than by all means go ahead (you are at a big advantage because you have a small dog which equals less food) but I also believe that Purina and Pedigree must know what they are doing. I mean they work with nutricionists and because they have put so much money into researching these things they are able to meet the dogs nutritional needs with lower quality things. Just IMO I know many people will disagree.

I want to feed a higher quality food because if there is something better for her I will feed it, but if you feed Pedigree it doesnt mean your dog is going to drop dead because of it. Just my thoughts
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:47 PM
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I mean they work with nutricionists and because they have put so much money into researching these things they are able to meet the dogs nutritional needs with lower quality things.
It's not just about meeting nutritional needs though. It's about keeping dogs healthy in the long run.

Dogs evolved as scavengers and are very adaptable when it comes to utilizing whatever is available to survive, but that doesn't mean it's particularly healthy for them.

In livestock this isn't as much of a problem, since the animals are slaughtered long before their natural life span ends, and the goal is to raise them as efficiently as possible - but the same principle doesn't apply to people's companion animals.

Yet the lower quality pet foods are manufactured under the same principles as livestock feed.
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:57 PM
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My guys were on Wellness, even though their diet never changed drastically, (sometimes they'd get people food as a treat) Roxy would get the runs on and off quite often. I guess it was the food...

We've now, as of a couple of days ago, LOL, made the full switch to Eagle Pack, (kibble and canned).

I know I shouldn't have, but I switched them right away and didnt mix the two foods. Neither of them got diarrhea from the sudden change either. They love the canned and so far they don't seem to mind the kibble
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:55 PM
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All are currently on Innova EVO
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:59 PM
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Mijo was having huge issues with throwing up 3-4x a day, now we finally found eagle pack and has keep everything down It took us 4 different foods but we found the one that works1
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:57 PM
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Max gets Nutro Senior. He also gets vegetables mixed in usually. I want to get him eating more wet food. He is really weird about eating sometimes. I have some Iams (I hate Iams) canned to use up and some Nutro. Right now, Max stays with my mom and she won't give him wet because "she doesn't like the smell of it"
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:02 PM
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I feed Eagle Pack Holistic to the 4 small ones and Sophie gets Natural Balance Duck and Potato due to allergies. They get dehydrated salmon and white fish (with bones) for treats as well as carrots, green beans and apples and strawberries for a special treat.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:49 PM
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I still live with my parents and they've always had good luck with Nutro so right now Winston, Morgan, & Tia are eating Nutro Natural Choice Chicken meal, oatmeal, & rice formula. Its the only thing Winston has been able to eat without getting sick. Tango's eating Nutro Ultra adult at the moment but I'll be switching her soon. Just can't decide between Innova EVO, Innova adult or one of the California Natural formulas. Ideally I'd like to feed her raw, but its not possible as of right now.

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