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Old 04-12-2008, 12:32 AM
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My first three dogs they ate whatever we ate [the scraps]....just how my family was raised given dogs food....we weren't exactly ''americanized'' at the moment.

When I got Didi, we fed Pedigree....but not knowing about the whole a dog should stay on one brand of kibble, depending on money we fed her, Pedigree, Kibbles N Bits, Ol'Roy, Publix brand, and Beneful.

Canned Food: Mighty Dog, Pedigree, and Little Caesar.

We got Pepe at the HS, they offered Purina, we switched to that.

Went back to Pedigree. Canned also Pedigree.

Then my sister got puppies from Petland ...but they offered Nutro, so we fed that.

Took the new pups to the vet, they offered Science Diet, we fed that. Also canned food.

Now learning about dog food more and more, we feed Candiae. Also canned food.

As far as treats go, we fed milkbones, canine carry outs, greenies, snausages, beggin strips, publix brand, ol'roy.

Now treats are boneless chickens, hot dogs, ect. Thinking of getting treats made by Nutro.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:09 AM
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Max ate Pedigree dry and Alpo wet. At the very end we switched him to Natural Balance. Future dogs I'd go Canidae or Innova, possibly pre-made raw if I can afford it.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:17 AM
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Well, with my family dog we fed Alpo and Iams, maybe with Pedigree thrown in every now and then.

Now that I have my own dog, I wouldn't DREAM of feeding that garbage. She's on raw, with high quality kibble if I don't have anything thawed (happens once a week or so). I usually have some sample bags of kibble kicking around, and use those. Right now it's Timberwolf that's in the cupboard.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:26 AM
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We started on nutro, But the supplier went out so switched to hills science diet . And know Im feeding canidae Which thanks to some of your help she seems to like it wet or with peanut butter mixed in lol
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:22 AM
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Growing up our family dogs ate whatever my mom brought home along with any and all table scraps.........I seem to remember Gravy Train, for any that remember it was the commercial where the little covered wagon went zooming out of the bag when opened, LOL

We have had Phoebe for 8 years, and when she first came to us we fed Iams and scraps for the most part. She did have dry skin and her coat was brittle.........thought that was just HER ya know? The vet didn't seemed concerned because it wasn't out of control.
After Orson joined us he was not in good health and had a touchy tummy which led me to a doberman forum and educated me on better foods

We have ran the gambit on trying foods........Chicken soup for dogs, Solid Gold, Blue Buffalo, Wellness, I don't even remember them all.

At this moment in time I think I have found what works for both dogs. I buy one 20lb bag of Canadae and one 20lb bag of Evo RM, they get blended together in my wall dispenser bin. I cook a crock pot of food each week which includes meat, veggies, and rice OR oats.

The cooked food gets mixed with the kibble equally. They both seem to be doing quite well with POOPS, COATS, and SKIN.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:38 AM
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We fed purina proplan, then Presidenents Choice dog food. Then I switched to Innova, Then to Evo, then to Orijen. Now its Orijen or home made raw.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:41 AM
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Purina Pro plan.. and then switched to Innova a few months after being here, and now am currently feeding EVO
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:54 AM
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I fed Purina Dog Chow until I came here and learned better. Izzy is now on TOTW Pacific Stream (not sure if she will stay on that or not), and Frodo is now on Canidae Lamb & Rice, but he will be switching to TOTW as well once the bag is gone.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:51 AM
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The dogs previous to this in the 90's ate Nutromax. Next dog came with Iams so I just stuck with it. My current, poor Gabbi, went through 3 foods, Precision I think was what she came with, then Azmira, then Innova and now Evo. Biz Royal Canin german shepherd and Deniro royal canin bulldog and he will be switched to Evo after he settles in.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:04 PM
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They used to eat Iams (*shudder*), then moved to Kirkland, then to Canidae, then EVO, and now a rotation of EVO and TOTW.
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