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Which Food to your Dog

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tylerjones553, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. tylerjones553

    tylerjones553 Denver New Member

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    I have hear different opinions on which brand and formula of food is best for very active working dogs... Will y'all give me some feedback on your food choices and any evidence that makes it the best... Price should not be a factor.
    Thanks,


    Best Dog Supplies
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    We've been feeding NutroMax Lamb and Rice for several years. Good nutrion, small stools. Not working dogs, but very active.
     
  3. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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  4. Douglas

    Douglas Oregon Active Member

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    Raw meat, left over vegetables (like wilted lettuce), canned mackerel, egg, oils, vitamin supplements.
     
  5. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Raw buffalo liver......the same thing I feed my kids. :laugh:
     
  6. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Our dog has allergies in his old age, so we make our own,

    Basically rice, turkey burger, peas, and carrots, throw some yogurt on top. Hasn't cured the allergies but it is actually more affordable and we can control the consistency.

    Compare the ingredients from bag to bag over the course of a year and you will find 80% of companies are always adjusting there ingredients.
     
  7. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Castor and pollux organix. it's been great for my dog, her coat is shiny and soft. Plus, it's made here in Oregon, so I'm supporting the local economy.
     
  8. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    Costco Kirkland Premium. Eight dogs, 5 years. Good stuff.
    Ed
     
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  9. Barefoot343

    Barefoot343 liberalville Active Member

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    +1 to Costco... cheaper and good food, I 've been tempted to try some myself.
     
  10. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    mail carriers, delivery truck drivers, meter readers, the occasional cop...
     
  11. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Well that disqualifies my dog. He likes deer bubblegum and whatever other disgusting rotting crap he can find around the yard. I give him Bi-Mart brand 'cause it obviously doesn't make a difference to him.

    I suspect as a first post from someone in Denver that this might be more of an attempt to up the search engine rankings of your website. Just a guess though.
     
  12. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I have two border collies and I feed mine Nutro Nuggets Brown Rice and Venison - I also feed them chicken strips every morning with glucosomine due to my older dog being 11+ years old.. I have looked hard and long at this question - and without going to an all natural diet I feel that this product based on two reasons is the best for my dogs. 1) I look at the teeth, eyes, coats and behavior of the dog, as well as the droppings in the yard. Based on these facts I feel that the food is working very well for them. 2) I also look at the ingredients in the dog food, if the first ingredient is anything but meat based I will automatically pass on it. In the case of this food the first item must be based on meat. I think the third is brown rice. I am at work or I would give you the ingredient listing. This dog food is around 50$ for a 30lb bag so it is not cheap - my kids get the best that I can provide. We spend well over 150$ a month on these two not counting vet and grooming bills. If there is such thing as reincarnation - then in my next life time they owe me.

    James Ruby

    I dont think you really want to know you are just trying to pass your business onto us - no thanks.


    Here is the ingredients listing:
    Ingredients
    Venison Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Rice Gluten, Rice Bran, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Rice Flour, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Oatmeal, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dehydrated Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement,
     
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    tom sawyer Seattle, Washington, United States Member

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  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    The local feed store's house brand.
     
  15. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    do you get many of the latter???
     
  16. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Spammers. She likes 'em raw. Keeps her coat shiny.
     
  18. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    Kirkland or Blue Buffalo or Natural Balance. We always add fish oil, and one other "special" ingredient (beans or carrots or chicken or beef usually). "Reuben night" is always a hit (add sauerkraut :). Vet checkups have always been "excellent health."
     
  19. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Cooked chicken, pork, beef stew chunks, eggs, carrots, chicken bones, brussel sprouts, rice, and Kirkland and Blue Buffalo and vitamins for my 10 month old Standard Schnauzer. My near 15 year Standard was feed the same except for the Blue Buffalo. Olive oil is used for cooking all of the meats above. He recently went to the big dog bone in the sky.
     
  20. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I raise bluetick hound bear and coon dogs. The most protein and fat per dollar, with meat as the first ingredient is Diamond Naturals. We feed their Beef & Rice in the off season and their Extreme Athlete during hunting season and cold weather. These hounds can run 40 miles in a day during hunting season, and we treat them like high dollar professional athletes.