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Old 06-27-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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I'm trying to find the 'perfect' dog food for my 2 dogs. One, mid sized, the other, smaller, but not small (border collie/lab mix female & larger sheltie male) .

We aren't too knowledgeable on this stuff, & got the cheapest food. We are 'dog sitting' our friend's dog, & she brought his food. My border collie tries to eat as much as she can before the bigger male we are sitting for (not sure on breed) , 'takes over' & eats. So, I think they like his better. I know my friend tries to get 'better' food.

Recommendations? TIA =) These are my 1st dogs. Both rescues. I'm spoiling them rotten, & want to make sure they get good food too. =)
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:35 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I Cook for my dogs! So they get Real Meats & Veggies! You should Feed the Dogs in Different rooms Mealtime should be LOW Stress Not worrying about IF another dogs going to take you food!
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:41 AM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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I agree. Once the dog sitting is over, we should be better on. Every dog has his/her own water & food bowls in the kitchen. I also have 2 cats, who have their food in the bathroom we rigged w/ a latch lock, so, the cats can fit, but not the dogs. Trying. lol
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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I'm trying to find the 'perfect' dog food for my 2 dogs. One, mid sized, the other, smaller, but not small (border collie/lab mix female & larger sheltie male) .

We aren't too knowledgeable on this stuff, & got the cheapest food. We are 'dog sitting' our friend's dog, & she brought his food. My border collie tries to eat as much as she can before the bigger male we are sitting for (not sure on breed) , 'takes over' & eats. So, I think they like his better. I know my friend tries to get 'better' food.

Recommendations? TIA =) These are my 1st dogs. Both rescues. I'm spoiling them rotten, & want to make sure they get good food too. =)
Our dogs have gotten Purina ONE dry and Alpo, pedigree, or Purina One wet food. They have all lived long lives with minimal health issues. I used to feel really strongly that the 'best' food was the only way to go, but my research doesn't show any difference. There is such a thing as getting too cheap. try to use the food with fewer fillers.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:51 AM
 
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I'm trying to find the 'perfect' dog food for my 2 dogs. One, mid sized, the other, smaller, but not small (border collie/lab mix female & larger sheltie male) .

We aren't too knowledgeable on this stuff, & got the cheapest food. We are 'dog sitting' our friend's dog, & she brought his food. My border collie tries to eat as much as she can before the bigger male we are sitting for (not sure on breed) , 'takes over' & eats. So, I think they like his better. I know my friend tries to get 'better' food.

Recommendations? TIA =) These are my 1st dogs. Both rescues. I'm spoiling them rotten, & want to make sure they get good food too. =)
We feed our dogs a raw diet primarily, combining fresh raw with pre-mix raw medallions and freeze-dried raw. We occasionally will feed a grain-free kibble (but never at the same meal with raw).

For ideas about how various kibble dog foods stack up check out the dogfood analysis site.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I feed Taste of the Wild, and I love it. It is considered premium, however, with this dog food I feed so much less of it, it comes out to about the same in dollars.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Raw.
I keep kibble (one of the grain-frees, or a better one like Solid Gold) on hand for when I forget to defrost stuff, or for fosters.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:57 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I cook for my dogs . Meats and veggies . I have not fed them dog food since the dog food scare and so many animals died . I will never again trust the dog food companies no matter what they claim .
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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I'm trying to find the 'perfect' dog food for my 2 dogs.

Recommendations? TIA =) These are my 1st dogs. Both rescues. I'm spoiling them rotten, & want to make sure they get good food too. =)
I don't know if this is perfect, but I have two dogs and and one, a 4 year-old Shepherd mix gets Blue Buffalo and she gobbles it down. According to the label, there is NO: Poultry Byproducts; Corn, Wheat or Soy; Artificial Preservatives, Colors or Flavors.

Today’s breakfast menu for Her Highness: Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables and Brown Rice. Some of the listed ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Peas, Sweet Potatoes ,Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Guar Gum, Salt, Flaxseed, Blueberries, Cranberries…

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Wellness Organic for our smooth collie (3 years old)

z/d Ultra (prescription diet) for our 10 year-old rough collie (who has a ton of skin allergies)

They both love it and are thriving.
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