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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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This is what you should be feeding !!!!

I get so tired of seeing people here thinking that feeding liams, nutro, Royal Canin,Science Diet and other corn and wheat infested crap is good for their dog. I just don't get it!!! Here is a list of what you should be feeding and yes, I have missed some. Keep in mind that their are only 4 companies that produce thier own food,,, Champion makers of Orijen & Acana,,, Naturapet makers of Evo,Innova,California Natural,Karma & Health Wise,,, Horizon makers of Horizon Legacy & Horizon,,, Merrick/Fromm ,,,if you do not feed one of these you are taking a gamble of what is really in your dog food.

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I feed my boy Solid Gold and I convinced my friends to put their dogs on it and we all love it!!!

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on your list there's 8 brands i feed my dog. i
always give my dog different brands of kibble and can.
i also feed my dog chicken, beef (ground), veggies and fruit.

are you sure there's only 4 companies that produce
their own food?

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I get so tired of seeing people here thinking that feeding liams, nutro, Royal Canin,Science Diet and other corn and wheat infested crap is good for their dog. I just don't get it!!! Here is a list of what you should be feeding and yes, I have missed some. Keep in mind that their are only 4 companies that produce thier own food,,, Champion makers of Orijen & Acana,,, Naturapet makers of Evo,Innova,California Natural,Karma & Health Wise,,, Horizon makers of Horizon Legacy & Horizon,,, Merrick/Fromm ,,,if you do not feed one of these you are taking a gamble of what is really in your dog food.

Blue Wilderness,Go,Horizon,Horizon Legacy****,Evo****,Innova**,Instrinct*,Orijen******,Taste of the Wild*,Wellness,Acana***,Fromm**,Merrick**,Canidae,Evanders,Earthborn,Natures Logic,Natures Variety,Solid Gold,Pinnacle,Timberwolf,Blue Buffalo,Halo,California Natural**,Karma**,Heathwise**
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you seem to be recommending using companies that produce their own foods, but you list is full of companies that do not make their own food.

i am a bit leary of foods made by diamond. i think people should decide on their own what their comfort level with them is. there quite a few foods made by diamond, in addition to the Diamond branded foods.

TOTW (an actual diamond brand)
Natural Balance
Solid Gold
Canidae
Chicken Soup
Kirkland

there are probably some i am missing. Timberwolf uses Chenango Valley, which has had their share of issues.

i prefer to stick to companies that make their own food and dont make food for anyone else. i think that lends itself to better quality control (but is by no means a guarantee).

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I use Kirkland, it makes our dogs poop and pee less, which is good for us right now because we are trying to regrow our grass and our dogs love it.

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Do you know what i get so tired of?..people telling me what to feed my dog!!!! No offense but people feed their dog what they can afford to feed their dog and what suits their dog, i doubt very much if anyone wants to feed a rubbish food. Its good that you are obviously passionate about educating people on what is a good food but the way you are putting it across is not so good. I feed the best food i can afford to feed my dogs, but if my life changed and i couldnt afford to feed a really good food i would feed a cheaper food and as long as my dog was ok on it and happy then i wouldnt feel bad about it.
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Do you know what i get so tired of?..people telling me what to feed my dog!!!! No offense but people feed their dog what they can afford to feed their dog and what suits their dog, i doubt very much if anyone wants to feed a rubbish food. Its good that you are obviously passionate about educating people on what is a good food but the way you are putting it across is not so good. I feed the best food i can afford to feed my dogs, but if my life changed and i couldnt afford to feed a really good food i would feed a cheaper food and as long as my dog was ok on it and happy then i wouldnt feel bad about it.
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Do you know what i get so tired of?..people telling me what to feed my dog!!!! No offense but people feed their dog what they can afford to feed their dog and what suits their dog, i doubt very much if anyone wants to feed a rubbish food. Its good that you are obviously passionate about educating people on what is a good food but the way you are putting it across is not so good. I feed the best food i can afford to feed my dogs, but if my life changed and i couldnt afford to feed a really good food i would feed a cheaper food and as long as my dog was ok on it and happy then i wouldnt feel bad about it.
definitely agree. if i added another dog(s) to my household or my budget needed to change, it is very likely i would revisit what i feed my dogs. while i have concern about certain companies, i would still have to find what i felt was the best quality food that i could afford. the only caveat i would add is that the cheapest foods are not always the cheapest to feed. (for example, ive seen people feeding super low calorie foods at 6 cups/day--even if the bag is cheap, there is value lost when feeding that much).

i think if a member asks opinions on a given food, then you are going to get strong opinions one way or another, but telling people what to feed when it was unsolicited comes accross as heavy handed.

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Its good that you are obviously passionate about educating people on what is a good food but the way you are putting it across is not so good.
qft.

I think if you really want to help people it would be better to work on the way you come across. When you come across demanding and arrogant it automatically puts people on the defensive and they aren't going to hear a thing you say.
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My 10 year old GSD does not get the Orijen like the pup does and has always gotten mainstream kibble with no health issues ever.
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