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Old 10-12-2015, 10:54 PM
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This study is a good read, as well:

Company Researches 2,200 Dog Food Formulas And Finds ONLY 119 To Be Satisfactory
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My chis eat a mixture of Ziwipeak (air dried raw), Natural Instinct (pre made raw) and homemade raw. I agree with what Stella said and also recommend using dogfoodadvisor for ratings. The great thing is that chihuahuas are so small, even the best foods are not that expensive to feed them.
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I am really lost when it comes to all this raw foods, I really need to research this stuff! And that is true! A 15 lb bag can lasts for months.
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If you are interested in raw we have a whole forum here devoted to it with some great stickys
It does require a little research, but it can also be really simple with the great pre-made options on the market now.
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Hi,We live in South Africa so the variety is very limited. I also consulted dog food advisor and then decided to feed Acana. My one dog was always super fussy in the past and only ate dinner and never breakfast. Ever since I started them on Acana he literally dances for his breakfast and dinner which make his mommy's heart very happy
I also changed my cat onto Acana. He had skin acne and ever since the change the acne also disappeared. Good luck with your research!!
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In the morning i feed my 3 chi's a rotation of either Petkind dry tripe, Acana or ONP powerfood kibble. I top it with small pieces of either sardines, boiled egg, raw bison, goat or rabbit which i order from Hare Today. For their 2nd meal i give them Stewart Raw Natural's freeze dried, which I also top with bits of raw meat. 3 times a week for their 2nd meal I give them raw beef, pork or goat meaty bones to chew on. The only supplement I use is Nupro silver. I might eventually take out the kibble.
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I feed Dorothy a home-made diet. I make up batches of food and freeze it in small portions. She eats a diet that is varied from batch to batch as well as her snacks she gets.

She eats:

turkey
chicken
beef
brown rice
potatoes (in moderation)
pumpkin
bell peppers
apples
cheese
peas
corn
green beans

I basically feed her any whole foods she likes to eat with the exception of grapes, onions etc (stuff dogs should NOT eat). I also tend to stay away from cruciferous veggies as they cause her to be gassy.

I also keep her away from wheat and any processed foods.

A home-made diet can be VERY good for your dog IF you understand canine nutrition and be sure to have their needs met.
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Rango eats raw. About half the time I prepare fresh raw meals, and the other half I use freeze dried raw like K9 Natural or Stella and Chewy's. We do a fair amount of traveling and backpacking/camping, so having a freeze-dried option on hand is really convenient. He doesn't like it quite as much as the fresh raw (can't really blame him), but he definitely still enjoys it and I can feel good about his nutrition even when we're on the go without having to sacrifice convenience.
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