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Old 07-27-2006, 01:24 AM
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Default Are there benefits to feeding canned dog food?

I was just wondering if it is a good idea to feed the canned dog food mixed with the kibble. I have heard that it's bad and then I have heard that it is good. I used to mix canned with the kibble and then stopped and just fed kibble and now have recently started adding the canned again because Hannah loves canned food mixed with the kibble. Is it bad to give the canned food? It only makes up 25% of her diet so it is not a huge part of her diet but she really enjoys it but I don't want to do it if it's not good for her. I feed her both Innova Evo canned and kibble, if the brand of canned food makes any difference.
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:22 AM
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Bailey only eats Canned food b/c kibble (any brand) upsets his tummy.
He is Happy, Healthy and has a good weight and a lovely Coat.
I personally don't think it's bad to feed Canned food.
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:25 AM
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One of the advantages of feeding canned food to a large dog is it empties your pockets much faster.
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:30 AM
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no i dont think there is, i think it's better for the dog and virys there diet more
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:45 AM
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I often add some canned also, mostly by habit because it's what made Boris actually eat his food at some point. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, as long as it's a good brand.

I agree with Dan though, thanksfully we only use a case every two months or so so it's not too bad.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:38 PM
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It's highly recommended when feeding kibble, that 25% of their meal is canned.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:00 PM
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It's highly recommended when feeding kibble, that 25% of their meal is canned.
yea!! One benefit to a small dog ..the little cans last me 3 days--mixed this way with kibble..
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:24 PM
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I've always heard from my nutritionist friends that canned is better than kibble. Look at the cooking process it requires to turn masses of meat and veggies into these dry little pellets...
there are also quite a few threads in here on this topic already with lots of good advice!
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:28 PM
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I spoke to a nutritionist at Eagle Pack a few weeks back and she says canned mixed with kibble is the best. (when feeding "commerical foods")

Her reasoning was that canned has more moisture, tastes better, and has a high amount of proteins,minerals etc. BUT the kibble helps to keep dogs teeth clean.

Meh, I mix it because otherwise Roxy wouldn't eat because she's a bit spoiled! LOL (She has to take pills on a full stomach)
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:31 PM
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I've always heard from my nutritionist friends that canned is better than kibble. Look at the cooking process it requires to turn masses of meat and veggies into these dry little pellets...
there are also quite a few threads in here on this topic already with lots of good advice!
yeah I stupidly made this thread and THEN I found the search part so I did a search after I already made this thread. Hannah loves her canned so much I wish I could give her straight canned now but it'd be WAY to expensive.
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