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03-14-2014 03:19 PM
DellaWrangler I try to keep things interesting for her and expand her diet as much as possible. I figure that no one brand, no matter how great, will have all the bases covered, so I mix kibble and rotate supplements in and out (pumpkin, yogurt, chicken liver/breasts, veggies, Merrick 96% canned). Royal Canin's still my main kibble (on both the breeder's and the vet's recommendation), but after doing a bunch of research and reading through threads on here, just ordered the Orijen Puppy Kibble to mix it with. (That stuff's over $80 a bag + S&H. Sigh.)

She's growing great (close to the top height/weight range for her age), her coat's gorgeous and haven't had any issues yet (knock on wood.)

(Just realized that I have a doggie food spreadsheet with nutritional data and review ratings taped to the refrigerator, so I think I might have officially turned into a crazy dog lady, somewhere along the way
03-11-2014 12:08 PM
Shaolin I rotate through flavors of BB, but I stick with one food and leave it at that. The only other food I'm comfortable feeding is Nutro; I got Finn used to it just in case BB is ever put on recall or something crazy.

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03-11-2014 10:58 AM
Okin I had a vet once suggest against it. They said if the dog showed allergy issues it would make it more difficult to do an elimination diet and find out what they are allergic to. I'm not sure how valid of a concern that is.
03-11-2014 10:33 AM
Shade
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Do you do this in a slow 5 day transition between flavors? I want to do this too, but want to avoid runny stools.


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Nope, like already mentioned Fromm's Four Star line is formulated so that you don't need to have a transition period
03-11-2014 10:29 AM
Galathiel I know with Fromm (and BB Wilderness is the same way on their flavors), the formulas are designed for easy switching .. no need to transition.
03-10-2014 08:21 PM
K9POPPY
Change food?

You have to remember this is a dog, probably a very smart one, but dogs don't think, hey, this is the same stuff I've been eating for the past year (or more), they just think, o boy, time to eat! I seriously doubt if they think about what they could be getting in another brand food, if the dog is doing well, stay the course, like the old saying, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
03-10-2014 04:31 PM
Freddy I rotate through the Acana flavors. Usually a 25/50/75/100 transition between formulas, and I'll feed two bags or more before rotating.
03-10-2014 04:29 PM
Lark I keep the kibble the same but I switch the topping. My dog won't eat his without something on it.
03-10-2014 04:22 PM
Hessa
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I feed Fromm and swap through the different flavours of the four star grain free line each bag. Personally I like being able to swap flavours

Do you do this in a slow 5 day transition between flavors? I want to do this too, but want to avoid runny stools.


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03-03-2014 06:17 PM
mydogs I wonder the same thing with my adults. I feed Earthborn and just started switching formula between the Great Plains and coastal catch.


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