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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Just started to research the raw diet I likely will go that route but was wondering if the higher quallity canned food mixed with kibble is really that bad? jusrt not 100% sure of which choice?
Is it a bad owner who only buys the standard quallity food? Are we certain one will be better then other?

On paper the facts are good for raw but from experience also had few problems with standard food? guess need a tug one way or other..thanks
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I've fed both and I can tell you that you don't know how truly your dog can thrive until they're on raw. My dog was always healthy on kibble with the exception of having a lot of digestive troubles but he's beaming with health on raw now and no more digestive issues.. I've also seen the changes to their teeth, no more brushing and his teeth are beautifully pearly white with no build up. It was proof enough for me! That said many dogs do well on kibble and raw isn't for every dog but if you're interested in learning more and are on Facebook, join the raw feeding community, it's a wonderful place to learn and get help!!

My boys fabulously shiny coat on raw, never looked this good even when he was eating very high quality foods like Orijen and Honest Kitchen.
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Very lovely dog for sure..
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Feed what you are comfortable with, what you can afford, and make sure it's balanced.

NO!!! Buying kibble, even a lower quality kibble, does not make you a bad owner. There are dogs out there with issued like IBD that do best on the lower quality kibble for some reason.

NO!!! Higher quality commercial food is not bad!




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Feed what you are comfortable with, what you can afford, and make sure it's balanced.

NO!!! Buying kibble, even a lower quality kibble, does not make you a bad owner. There are dogs out there with issued like IBD that do best on the lower quality kibble for some reason.

NO!!! Higher quality commercial food is not bad!

OK thanks
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I think it's important to be an informed owner and know what is in the food you're feeding but feeding kibble doesn't make you a bad owner.. do what you're comfortable with and what works best for your dog.

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I think it's important to be an informed owner and know what is in the food you're feeding but feeding kibble doesn't make you a bad owner.. do what you're comfortable with and what works best for your dog.

Sounds good , will need to decide in a few weeks, and my decision may change like the weather
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Feed what you are comfortable with, what you can afford, and make sure it's balanced.

NO!!! Buying kibble, even a lower quality kibble, does not make you a bad owner. There are dogs out there with issued like IBD that do best on the lower quality kibble for some reason.

NO!!! Higher quality commercial food is not bad!
Exactly! As much as I love raw, I had to accept that my dog just didn't do well on full raw for whatever reason. But he does spectacular on a mix of raw and Orijen. So that's what we do.
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If I couldn't feed raw I would feed Orijen.

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Important to feed a balanced diet for your dog that is the highest quality you can possibly afford. If that's all raw, 50/50, or kibble -so be it.

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