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Old 05-14-2009, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SillySally View Post
I tried Natures Variety onetime on my 3 dogs that I had back then and all three ate it but within minutes threw it back up so I took it back to the store and asked them to give me another bag cuz that one may have been bad even though it had a good date on it so went home with new bag and tried it again and samething so we will stick with regular basic high quality hard kibble cuz I have had all my dogs live to be ripe ole age on just kibble. My yorkie is living proof at 19yrs old and she is a tiny tot at only 1lb 8oz and her last vet checkup my vet said she is one healthy little dog and she still has her beautiful coat. If it ain't broke don't try to fix it cuz it won't always go the way you planned.
That's so strange. We use the Nature's Variety chicken with all three of our chis and have never had any problems.

If we had used the "if it ain't broke don't try to fix it" attitude, we would still be feeding Eukanuba, which was what my mom recommended we feed to our first chi! After researching on my own I learned that the ingredients are not the best to feed to a dog.

But anyway, high quality kibble is still really really good. If we forget to thaw out food we'll suppliment with grainfree (Orijen or Nature's Variety).

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Old 05-16-2009, 01:39 PM
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I was in the store yesterday talking about feeding raw and everyone has their own opinion about that. Anywho I was talking to a guy that works there that took courses in Canine and Feline Nutrition and I told him I wanted to get away from Orijen and what would be concidered a good grain free food.

He asked what problems was I having with Orijen and told him that 2 of my dogs it just does not agree with their system, runny stools and the un-god SMELL of their poo is horrid! I have Emma puppy pad trained and when she goes on her puppy pad in the day while I am at work I come in the house and her pen is in the back of the house and I can smell the horrid smell throughout the entire house and I am just plain fedup with it. It isn't Emma's fault cuz shes still young yet to learn to hold it till I get home.

So he said to me that he had several customers come in with the same complaint so he recommended to them ( taste of the wild) He said he was thinking that it was because of the low fiber in Orijen that is causing loose stools in some dogs and Taste of the wild is higher in Fiber so I bought a bag and mixed it with what little Orijen I had left and Emma and Sally picked out the Taste of the wild food over the Orijen and as of this morning both had normal stools and hardly any smell so maybe this food is better for them. Here is a link to their website

I went with the Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:35 PM
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The throwing up of the raw when you first introduce it is normal , if you give too much too fast.

Their stomachs aren't used to digesting such food. Introduce it slowly and not at the same time as kibble.

I had a friend try a vegetarian diet for a month. When she went back to eating meat, she said the first time the meat hit her stomach it hurt.
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