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Revisiting dog foods

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Kit, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Corporate greed. It's all over the place. Long ago, dogs ate scraps or whatever else was fed to them and they lived long lives.
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  2. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    The slaughter house I used to go to gave me all I wanted for free.
    The dogs really liked the large beef ribs and the leg bones.
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  3. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    I can remember my uncle cooking coons in a big cast iron wash pot to feed to his dogs.
    He always added corn bread to the coons but now I think the corn bread was just filler.
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  4. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    I get my basic essentials to their diet at Wal-Mart. I just use the app, don't have to go in, they bring it out to my car. The app keeps track of my order and I just reorder when I need to.


    I get my meat from either the woods or a meat market here called Bellos. I'll buy what ever is on sale. If I could find a slaughterhouse around me it would be a goldmine!


    Really, nothing goes to waste here. Even what my daughter and I don't end up finishing from dinner will usually end up in a dog bowl the next day. Unless it has something on it I don't want them to have like sauce or something I used to marinate with. Other than that they eat pretty well. I also use kibble too, especially in the winter. Diamonds Natural Chicken formula. That's what is mixed in those meat balls up above in my other post. Instead of 3 bags a month just feeding kibble I go through about 3/4 of a bag a month now.

    I also use a multivitamin daily in case they are lacking something in the diet.


    I practice K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) when feeding my dogs. You can get real complex with a raw diet but frankly, it's just not necessary IMO.
  5. Yes dog food can get very expensive, luckily there are lots of things one can try. I don't like to cook so I wouldn't cook for my dog, but it's good to know that people add supplements and vitamins to their dog's diet in case the raw food stuff doesn't cover it. In fact, there's a wellness protocol named Buddy Custard that has lots of benefits as it's made with natural ingredients like flax seed oil. It's also pretty affordable and with the health advantages it can provide I think it's a good thing to add to any dog's diet.
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  6. Yeah flax seed oil very good and powerful
  7. GK1

    GK1 Little Dog

    consider human grade flax seed oil, or any supplements for that matter. I avoid most supplements marketed for pets, as the quality is often inferior to human grade. Lol you can also spend yourself into oblivion and go 100% organic.

    I’m not sure the right approach to feeding a growing pup or sustaining an active adult requires a nutritionally ‘complete’ and balanced meal every day/twice a day etc., as the dog food companies and their bought and paid for veterinarians will sell us. IMO too much nutrition/calories in some of these high end dog kibbles and supps, might be little better than malnutrition.

    If you believe in the wolf analogy…wolf cub might a dead fish and some berries one day, a gopher two days later; then not eat for a week before finally joining in on an elk feast with the pack. The wild animal grows slow yet still gets to adult weight and strength for the hard life ahead.
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