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What do you feed your dog?

bamaman

Big Dog
I agree with AGK .Its about equivalent to a guy who lifts weights for 45 mins a day but tries to consume 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight a day.45 mins of working out will not burn no where near say 200 grams so the rest is shit and pissed out .It really makes it harder on your system to get rid of the waste .Now you take a body builder who works out around 4 hrs a day then yes he needs it .I broke it down in human form to make it easier to understand.Even working dogs wont get worked hard every single day !I know their is other supliments besides protein .If anything give supliments that will help aid in digestion .
 

bamaman

Big Dog
Also watch your digestion aids.You want the food to stay in the body long enough to absorb nutrients .Yogart has proven to be a good digestive aid for dogs and humans.You really want to get technical start studying the shape and color of shit.
 

AGK

Scratch Kingz
Staff member
Also watch your digestion aids.You want the food to stay in the body long enough to absorb nutrients .Yogart has proven to be a good digestive aid for dogs and humans.You really want to get technical start studying the shape and color of shit.

I go by their physical appearance and most definitely the color and consistency of their dung. Will tell you everything you need to know about a particular dogs diet and whether it's lacking something in the feed. Good point.
 
I agree with AGK .Its about equivalent to a guy who lifts weights for 45 mins a day but tries to consume 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight a day.45 mins of working out will not burn no where near say 200 grams so the rest is shit and pissed out .It really makes it harder on your system to get rid of the waste .Now you take a body builder who works out around 4 hrs a day then yes he needs it .I broke it down in human form to make it easier to understand.Even working dogs wont get worked hard every single day !I know their is other supliments besides protein .If anything give supliments that will help aid in digestion .
Yeah supplementation goes wayy beyond protein or in relation to lifting weights or working out. Supplementation is so vast and can help in so many different ways. Both dog and humans
 

bamaman

Big Dog
I go by their physical appearance and most definitely the color and consistency of their dung. Will tell you everything you need to know about a particular dogs diet and whether it's lacking something in the feed. Good point.
That's right AGK your eyes is your best way to determine health without some blood work.Eyes can take you a long way and I always look at dog shit and it really does tell the story.
 
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With the recent threads regarding the Purina law suit, it has me curious to see what is the most popular brand used. I've read different threads where a brand is mentioned and now I want to see it all in one place. I did also notice some of you feed raw. I visited the link Unoriginal posted on another thread, the dog food advisor, it was very informative. I'm ashamed to admit it, but all this time I thought I was feeding my dogs a good dog food and it's not!!! That being said, I would also appreciate your advice on say a 4 star one to switch to. I can't afford the most expensive, with 4 dogs and a lot of people to feed, but I can sure as hell do better than a 1 star! Thanks.....this is me after I read about mine :no2:
I make sure that my darling also gets nutritional supplements.
 
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PaulMP

Puppy
Speaking of nutritional supplements, which ones would you recommend for a pitbull in Germany? The thing is that I may well go live there this year. I'm going first this summer as to oversee a project regarding this real estate in Bavaria and if everything goes right, I'm moving there full time with my family.
 
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Michele

Chi Super Dog
Administrator
Speaking of nutritional supplements, which ones would you recommend for a pitbull in Germany? The thing is that I may well go live there this year. I'm going first this summer as to oversee a project regarding this real estate in Bavaria and if everything goes right, I'm moving there full time with my family.
Please do not post real estate links in the forum.
 
There are a lot of options out there, and what you pick might depend on your dog's size.

For the dog owner (or renter) on a budget, try opting for turkey or ground beef mixed with water or low-sugar canned meat mixed with water. Vegetables like carrots, green beans, celery, pumpkin are also good sources of things like fiber and antioxidants that dogs need while avoiding things that can cause gas. Things like brown rice will help round out their diet by giving them something to chew on because they don't have teeth for chewing foods anymore.

What do I feed my dog? Well, that's a really important question. It is also one for which there are a lot of answers. And many people have strong opinions for or against certain foods and ingredients. The truth of the matter is- dogs can be sensitive creatures and what works well with one breed/temperament might not work so well with another.

Scratch that, feed your dog three times a day. Ideally, provide them with food and water in regular intervals regardless of the length of time spent out during the day. Be mindful of potential sources for bacterial, protozoal, or viral contamination--don't leave any food out, and be careful when petting other dogs!
 
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MurphysMom

Little Dog
Our puppy is on raw. Our older boy is on Acana Freshwater Fish. We have tried several times to get him on raw his stomach just cannot handle it.
 

Mic

Puppy
With the recent threads regarding the Purina law suit, it has me curious to see what is the most popular brand used. I've read different threads where a brand is mentioned and now I want to see it all in one place. I did also notice some of you feed raw. I visited the link Unoriginal posted on another thread, the dog food advisor, it was very informative. I'm ashamed to admit it, but all this time I thought I was feeding my dogs a good dog food and it's not!!! That being said, I would also appreciate your advice on say a 4 star one to switch to. I can't afford the most expensive, with 4 dogs and a lot of people to feed, but I can sure as hell do better than a 1 star! Thanks.....this is me after I read about mine :no2:
After getting an allergy test done on Mickey and found out everything he was not to eat we put him on Earthborne and raw with fruit, veggies and herbs. He took the unnecessary weight off his hips, skin and coat it amazing and has a pep in his step. The test was $115.00.
 

BZoo

Puppy
Orijen, Arcana would be the best kibble.
If you can feed raw, feed raw.
I currently have 3 small dogs, two of which eat raw (Stella and Chewys). However, the other is weird and has a lot of quirks, will not eat raw. So, my compromise is freeze dried raw and air dried. The Real Meat Company makes a complete food that looks just like doggy he to jerky treats. If you want to try it, order direct. It's pricey, but it gets my weirdo to eat, so worth every penny!