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Feeding an all canned diet is going to get very price, very fast with a large breed dog. Have you considered just using the canned as a topper, and mixing it in with the kibble to encourage them to eat? How about putting a little chicken broth on it? There is, of course, always the "tough love" method.

Personally, I am not a huge fan of dogfoodanalysis and would not give any money to Innova after the Procter & Gamble buyout.

I'd personally give Chicken Soup For the Soul canned food a try, if you must do the whole canned thing. Probably the best for the money.
 

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Whats this procter and gamble buyout? can you link "Chicken soup for soul" canned food please.

What about Wellness Canned food? A month supply of Wellness canned and dry will run me about $100 a month. I dont mind paying that..
 

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Procter & Gamble, the company that makes Iams and Eukanuba, purchased Nautra pet foods (who are the people who make Innova/California Naturals/Evo). I personally do not care much for this company at all, and expect to see drastic quality reduction in the future. As of right now there is nothing wrong with the food... I just don't trust that to say so for much longer.

Here is the link for Chicken Soup:
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul : Products : Puppies : Canned Food : Puppy Formula

Wellness is a great brand. If you're really willing to pay that price, then go for it.
 

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I think it would cost more than $100 a month - maybe not now, but definitely as she gets older. A 70 pound adult needs (according to the Wellness site, for Chicken and Sweet Potato) would need as much as 4 or 5 cans a day, depending on weight. That's 120 to 150 cans per month at around $2 a can at the case price, up to $300 a month!
 

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there's a lot of preminum kibble and can food
available. maybe your dog doesn't like the kibble you're usuing.
sometimes i pressure cook a whole chicken for my dog.
once the chicken is done i go through and squish
all of the bones. the bones pulverize. you can feed
the entire mix to your dog. i use it to add to my dogs kibble.
depending on how much water you use you can
get 3 qts out of it. i freeze 2 qts. maybe you should switch your kibble
before going all can.
 

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God i'm so lost and frustrated! :( Why can't she just eat her food?

I tried feeding her three times a day the correct portions but she wouldnt eat. Today i tried leaving her bowl full with the Wellness Kibble and she ate a good amount when she felt like it. I think i'm going to have to do this, just leave her bowl full so she can eat when hungry.
 

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Infamous GSD,

I feel your pain and went through some of this. First of all, if you are willing to pay $100+ a month on food, have you thought about going to a premade RAW? My dog never missed a RAW meal! She was crazy for them! I think you could feed her a premade RAW for that price. RAW is a great way to feed, and when done right probably the best thing for our dogs.

Also if you dont want to try RAW have you thought about bringing in another dog for a couple days? We did this with our trainers dog, and our female who would not touch her dry food (Orejin) ate like a champ. Since we added the other dog a couple times she has yet to miss a meal and actaully loves the dry food now. Just a thought!
 
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