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View Poll Results: If you couldn't feed Raw, what one of the listed foods would you use?
Blue Wilderness 8 12.31%
EVO 9 13.85%
Orijen 32 49.23%
TOTW 16 24.62%
Wellness 6 9.23%
Instinct 7 10.77%
Canidae 1 1.54%
Blue Buffalo 6 9.23%
Innova 4 6.15%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This is a great post. Thanks for thought/creativity! Will read it now/soon.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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We feed a brand called Canine Caviar to our GSD because he has a very sensitive stomach. It was the first food he did well on after doing poorly on Wellness and a couple of others.

Now our Cattle Dog without issues gets TOTW. We switch up the varieties and she has done well on all of them. She originally came to us on Eukanuba Puppy and we are so happy we made the switch! She's more enthusiastic and her poops seem smaller.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I feed Orijen and the grainfree ACANA (same company as Orijen) and rotate flavors until I make the switch to raw

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just ordered some Mulligan Stew kibble for Mila. Mulligan Stew Pet Food : All Natural Pet Nutrition

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Probably the Honest Kitchen, since it's the closest thing to raw, if not, I'll most likely feed EVO or TOTW.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I actually won't vote in this poll, because all of those are decent foods (what I do use for kibble isn't listed, but we're mostly raw here anyway). What works great for one dog may be horrible for another, so it really depends on what works best for the dog. Because I like to keep my options kinda open, I'm mainly feeding raw, and supplementing with one meal a day of kibble (Fromm) for Koshka. It seems to be working well, he looks great, is in nice shape, and has good poops. Krissie gets a few kibbles as training treats as well, but pretty much eats all raw. Both also get table scraps as long as they are decent ones, not too much if they are junk food. Heheh.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
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So i have fed raw, but am sticking with kibble because I want more variety than i can provide in a raw diet and think the common grocery store chicken which was my source to not be adequate........So........while one dog is eating TOTW, the other is eating a food containing some grains that is not on the list.

I have fed Evo but I think the protein source is too concentrated and it made my dogs' blood numbers wonky [even compared to when I rawfed]...

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Kaiser2012 View Post
Sure have! Dakota is a very picky eater. She will go 4 days without eating if she doesn't like the food. I give her a few months on it, then will switch if she isn't maintaining her weight (assuming she didn't have any other negative responses).

In some cases, we've tried just samples (instead of a full bag for a few months). Heck, I've seen Dakota spit out cookies she didn't want. She is far from a food motivated dog, thats for sure lol.

We've tried all of the 6-star foods, most of the 5-star, and a few of the 4. I've tried putting her back on Timberwolf (just a year ago) but it just wasn't the same. I could tell she wasn't enthusiastic about it like she was years ago.
It sounds like she isn't enthusiastic about anything. Was she feeling better and itching and pooping less when back on Timberwolf? Curious because I was thinking of trying it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
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A very over looked kibble is Horizon Legacy. Made in house puts this dog food in a very special group. I have a very hard time trusting any company that has to have someone else manufacture their food. They then become a investment company in it for profit only and not because they love dogs.

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