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Old 12-21-2015, 12:20 AM
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Default What I feed and a vets recommendations for your pets diet

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Hey everyone!

I'm just curious to see what everyone feeds their Chi's?
Here are three links that I think will help a LOT:


Dr Karen Becker, DVM discusses Raw Diet, Part 1 of 3:
https://youtu.be/Qx2YIIpF4cc

Dr Karen Becker, From Best to Worst- My NEW Rankings of 13 Pet Foods
From Best to Worst - My NEW Rankings of 13 Pet Foods

Dr Karen Becker, DVM, Raw Meat: The Completely Healthy 'Pet' Diet Your Vet Probably V
ilifies
The Completely Healthy 'Pet' Food Your Vet Probably Vilifies

The Natural Dog, A Guide to Raw Diet and Health the Natural way
Raw Fed Dogs - Natural Prey Model Rawfeeding Diet

After you watch the Dr Becker videos, I recommend that you read the rawfeddogs.org site PAGE BY PAGE. It has all of the information on health, diet, nutrition, and diet as it relates to nutrition and health that you will need to keep your dog healthy and happy for its entire life.

Most vets push commercial pet food on their clients telling them it is what is best, or it is all your pet needs, or raw diets are bad and dangerous.
Please remember this. Many/Most vet programs DO NOT have a required course on nutrition. The ones that do, the course and the text books are written by pet food companies, and many times the course is even taught by a pet food company representative.


What you need to remember, is that commercial pet foods MUST have the ability to sit on store shelves for months or years and not go rancid. The only way this can be accomplished is to cook the food at EXTREMELY high temperatures for long periods. The effect this has on ALL of the nutrients is that it completely destroys them! THEN, the pet food manufacturers add fillers that your pet does not need and many times can not even digest to increase their profits. This is where a LOT of pet allergies come from. Next come the synthetic vitamins to replace the ones destroyed during the cooking. The problem is that they are synthetic and your pet can usually only absorb about 10% of the vitamins at best. Then come the artificial flavor enhancers(to make the food taste good) and the artificial preservatives and other chemicals, not one of which is digestible by, good for or beneficial in any way to your pet.

Would you feed your family McDonalds every day for every meal???????
Feeding commercial pet foods, whether kibble or canned, is the equivalent to feeding McDonalds to your pet at every meal.

My four little guys have been Raw Fed for years. Since they have been eating a Species Appropriate Raw Diet they have not once needed to see the vet because they were sick. My vet hates that I feed
a Species Appropriate Raw Diet because the only time he sees my guys is for a routine checkup or shots!!
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S&C Absolutely Rabbit, PRimal Duck, ZP Beef, and raw human grade beef. Just added Orijen Tundra into the rotation because the six fish has salmon which she's allergic to.
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I'm in the process of tweaking their diet. When we first got them we could t afford the best foods so I fed them the best of what we COULD afford and supplemented with homemade. Now we can afford the best, so I at first got Blue Wilderness until I read all the mixed reviews etc online so decided to try something else. Our local pet store carries Performatrin which is a little cheaper so I can add some raw pre made to it now too, as well as homemade for supplementation. Leo has a sensitive stomach and Luna is finicky so we will see how it goes. I'll keep at it until I figure it all out.
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Hey we have a winner they both are eating it! Yayyy!
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I feed my guys Taste of the Wild dog food for a dry kibble. They also get 1/2 a pack a day of Cesar's because tia has trouble going to the bathroom and the lower quality food helps to get her moving.
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My lab can't do full raw, and it would be all out war at my house if all the dogs didn't get the same thing to eat.
So I feed a rotational diet of
raw (no chicken due to allergies)
high quality kibbles (zignature, acana, farmina... I try to switch up both brand and main protein each bag - all grain free, no chicken; I try to avoid potato, and am always on the lookout for something new and good)
dehydrated (usually grandma lucy's pureformance)
canned (Hound and Gatos, only very occasionally, when I can find it on super sale)
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I feed my two high quality grain free kibble.

There are lots of grain free choices out there these days (didn't use to be so that's a big improvement) and I cycle through the different 4 - 5 star brands, and the different flavors within each brand.

I like that I can choose whether their primary protein source is fish, fowl, beef, venison etc., and that I can give vary the choice. So every time I buy more (and I only buy the 4 - 5 pound bags so that it stays fresh) I'll choose a different flavor. They have a really good tolerance for the changes in the food, so I don't ever have to slowly introduce the new stuff. As long as It's grain free, they tolerate the changes easily and with no fuss. One day it's this band, the next day it's the new brand with no segue, and no stomach upsets or throwing up or anything. I guess I'm lucky in that regard.
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