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11-28-2012 05:51 PM
Kyleigh OP - just go the raw food section of the forums and you'll see loads of info ... Lauri and the gang has some great info, and so does carmspack!
11-28-2012 05:50 PM
Kyleigh You're welcome! I'm so not a fan of commercial food (for me or my pets LOL) but if you're going to feed kibble, at least feed the best you can!
11-28-2012 04:03 PM
jang
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Originally Posted by Kyleigh View Post
Here's a website that can give you some good information on dog food:

Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor
I have never seen that site before..I am please that through the help of this board both of my dogs are eating an above average kibble..Thanks for the info
11-28-2012 03:54 PM
GusGus What would I feed my dog if I went to raw food? And is it outrageously expensive?

Thanks for all the inputs guys, I'll do some research and check out all of your suggestions.
And I know it won't cost 200 dollars I was exaggerating..lol.
11-28-2012 02:59 PM
Kyleigh Here's a website that can give you some good information on dog food:

Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor
11-28-2012 02:57 PM
Kyleigh My vet doesn't promote kibble at all ... he prefers raw ... here's why:

If our cats (dogs) keeled over and died after they ate a bowl of kibble or a single can of commercial food -- as unfortunately many did in the massive worldwide 2007 pet food recall, and there have been dozens of recalls before and since then -- there would be no doubt about its danger. However, since it takes years to develop cancer and other degenerative diseases, most allopathic veterinarians never make the connection between diet and chronic disease. Put bluntly, commercial pet foods may marginally sustain life, but they don't promote health.



Learn more: The Horrors of Commercial Pet Food

11-28-2012 02:50 PM
GatorBytes
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No not the country persay but the vet you go to. I've heard different opinions from vets as to when to neuter and spay to in Ontario (some say wait until 11 months, others like where I work, will recommend getting your pup spayed/neutered before 6 months). Just as well with the food they feed, my vets dont recommend feeding raw to any dog (dont want a fight over this), they prefer feeding dry food. Every vet will have a different opinion. Listen to them.

Thank you Kyleigh. I love your girl as well!
My vet says feed RAW. Why? Because she goes by the school of nutrition as prevention, where as conventional vets look at kibble as a source of income. Now if vets embrace RAW and sell that in their clinics that would go against the schooling that is supported by purina and hill's and slowly etching into the vet market - iams. Selling food is touch point for vet staff to make suggestions to upsell services. There is no money in healthy pets - but pets need vets, and pets need food - real food, not processed w/rendered fats that oxidize once you open the bag. RAW meat in bulk has to be frozen and you have control of what your pet eats - no kibble is 100% balanced, as each animal has different needs. These needs are not being met and when the animal shows signs of illness, then meds are scripted - not nutrition - makes no sense.
11-28-2012 02:35 PM
shepherdmom I know a lot of people don't like it but I used Science Diet lg breed for my shepherds for years with no problems. I usually switched from puppy to adult at about a year. Last year I added a non GSD puppy. He is not considered a large breed so I started doing a little research. I wanted something I could feed everyone.. So I switched to Natures Recipie easy to digest for all ages. My dogs like it and my wallet doesn't hate it too badly. LOL
11-28-2012 02:29 PM
Piper'sgrl
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I don't think the country you live in has much to do with what age the pup should be switched foods ...

I'm Canadian, and I wouldn't feed any kibble to my dog ever ...

P.S. Piper's gorgeous!

No not the country persay but the vet you go to. I've heard different opinions from vets as to when to neuter and spay to in Ontario (some say wait until 11 months, others like where I work, will recommend getting your pup spayed/neutered before 6 months). Just as well with the food they feed, my vets dont recommend feeding raw to any dog (dont want a fight over this), they prefer feeding dry food. Every vet will have a different opinion. Listen to them.

Thank you Kyleigh. I love your girl as well!
11-28-2012 02:26 PM
Kyleigh I don't think the country you live in has much to do with what age the pup should be switched foods ...

I'm Canadian, and I wouldn't feed any kibble to my dog ever ...

P.S. Piper's gorgeous!
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