What do you feed your dogs?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by hedwig, Oct 11, 2012.

?

What food do you feed?

  1. dry food

    78.7%
  2. wet food

    24.6%
  3. raw/whole prey

    42.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    14,011
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Illinois
    Home Page:
    Mine get Taste of the Wild. I'm thinking of switching to something else to possibly try and get more weight on Payton but I really dunno what to switch to. I may have to make some satin balls or something, but then Auggie is going to get all pissy that P is getting something he's not, so Auggie will have to get a little something too. *eyeroll* Maybe Auggie can get some chicken while P gets the satin balls.
     
  2. SunRaven01

    SunRaven01 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Prey model raw here.
     
  3. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Beautiful British Columbia!!
    Teagan gets Prey Model raw here, occasionally she will get kibble. Like if I was too lazy to grab some raw out of the freezer the night before.(like today)Or if we are back pack camping.
     
  4. RedHotDobe

    RedHotDobe aka RedHotBabe

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Messages:
    4,366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    Rumor's eating Fromm Gamebird right now. The cats are trying out Before Grain Salmon.
     
  5. Gypsydals

    Gypsydals New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,804
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    All 3 are on raw here.
     
  6. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    7,788
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    7
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Dry. Juno is on Acana, Lucy is on Fromm. They get a couple tablespoons of wet food here and there as a treat on top.
     
  7. ~WelshStump~

    ~WelshStump~ New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    834
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    35
    All 3. Everyone gets kibble, right now it's NV instinct LID lamb for Jinj, and Fromm pork&applesauce for Enda and Noods.

    They all get some Raw, Enda more often that everyone else, for miss picky, but on rare occasions I'll give Noods some Raw chicken parts (only form of Raw he can eat, red meats make him throw up instantaneously, it's weird), Jinj gets beef as a treat every now and then. I just don't have the resources or funds available to do full raw.

    And I also make my own cooked wet food to mix all of Jinjo's supplements and pills in every meal (cheaper than canned, and I control what does and does not go in it for Mr. allergic to darn near everything), and being the kind of owner I am, they all get some.
     
  8. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    14,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Twin Citay!
    Frodo eats Canine Caviar Open Sea as food and Stella & Chewy's Freeze Dried Beef as treats. Other than chews like bully sticks, that is pretty much it due to allergies. It kills me to not rotate him or be able to feed raw/canned.

    Whiskey eats Blue Buffalo Kitten + random samples/free bags I get from work mixed in, he gets 1.5 ounces of canned (a whole bunch of different cans) + 1/4 cup warm water twice a day for moisture, and now Amber said I can start him on raw which he is taking to like a champ! For raw we are currently on Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Duck Bites, and I plan on picking up a bag of the Beef and the Chicken, as well as a sample pack of Primal. My theme is ALL the variety because I can't stand picky animals, especially cats! :p

    The rat girls eat Harlan Teklad 2016 plus fruit/veggie baby food and anything we eat. I got to take home a veggie platter from our store opening fun night and so the girls are in hog heaven :D
     
  9. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    6,598
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Professional Illustrator
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    Home Page:
    A little bit of all three.

    Mostly dry. Supplement with raw organs and RMBs once or twice a week. Sometimes mix in wet food such as tripe, pumpkin or blends just for a treat.
     
  10. Red.Apricot

    Red.Apricot Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Southern California
    Elsie gets Canidae pure-land right now (it's one of the few kibbles she hasn't had issues with) and Zobby gets kirkland (he does really well on it, and, as my boyfriend pointed out, it's a huge step up from the kibbles 'n bits he used to get). The both get a raw meal a week, usually poultry.
     
  11. SpringerLover

    SpringerLover Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    3,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    fiver
    Location:
    B-ville
    Home Page:
    I feed canned on occasion but it's not something I buy just to give as part of a meal.

    My cats eat canned once a day and dry once a day... because boy cats and moisture.
     
  12. Toller_08

    Toller_08 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2006
    Messages:
    8,359
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Dance eats raw. Mostly ground raw for convenience. But she gets some whole raw as well.

    The Dobermans eat kibble. Right now they are on two different kinds of Acana, but that might change. Ripley has a crappy coat/skin (prone to a yeast thing, allergies, etc.) so I want to see if a different food will make a difference at all, eventhough he does fine on Acana otherwise. And Keira needs to go back to Grain Free as her body is not thriving on a grain inclusive diet like it was on GF. So we might go back to Pacifica, but I want to try something else first.

    The Dobes always get water added to their kibble also. And often I'll add water to Dance's raw too, just to make sure she's getting enough (unlike what pro raw people say about dogs drinking less on raw, Dance seems to need just as much water or more on raw vs. kibble).

    I also have been buying them canned food lately as more of a treat than anything else. They all split a can or two per week, just because they think it's the best thing ever. Sometimes if I have raw red meats thawed for Dance I will also give the Dobermans some (they can't do turkey or chicken though, so it has to be beef/bison/venison or the like).
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  13. CrystalGSD

    CrystalGSD Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Texas
    My family feeds Crystal kibble. I'm hoping to feed my first 'personal' dog raw.
     
  14. Fran27

    Fran27 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    10,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Kibble, we just add water (EVO).
     
  15. JustaLilBitaLuck

    JustaLilBitaLuck New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,945
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1 Cat, 2 Dogs, 2 Parakeets
    Location:
    Minnesota
    My dogs get half canned, half kibble in the morning and half raw, half kibble at night. I switch up brands a lot (perks of working at a pet food store), but for example...this morning they got PureVita GF Salmon dry mixed with Lotus Beef canned. For dinner they'll get PureVita GF Salmon dry mixed with Primal Pheasant raw.

    The cat gets dry food (Earthborn, Fromm, or PureVita) in the evening, and canned food (Tiki Cat, Fussie Cat, or BFF) in the morning.
     
  16. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    9,036
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Primarily kibble, occasionally supplemented with raw or canned. If someone has an upset stomach they get canned chicken and pumpkin for a couple meals. Logan's eaten everything from chicken and pumpkn to FreshPet and Pet Botanics rolls over the last two weeks because he couldn't eat dry kibble after his tooth extraction, and he refused to eat just soaked kibble

    I do add water to their kibble every meal.
     
  17. PlottMom

    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,835
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    4 dogs
    Location:
    SoCal
    Raw, EVO & orijen kibble, grain-free canned, people food, veggie trimmings... whatever they'll eat. Lol
     
  18. misfitz

    misfitz Ruddy Buttinski

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    one dog and one cat
    Location:
    LaLa Land
    Home Page:
    A combination of ground raw, RMB's, and canned Merrick Before Grain. And lots of Zukes training treats and probably too many leftovers LOL.

    I was doing whole prey model, but after cutting up one too many 15 lb turkeys into meal size portions for my 25 lb dog, I now feed ground raw. *shudder* at the turkey butchering memory...I love my raw supplier, their ground mixes are around $1.50 - $2.50 /lb, way cheaper than anything I could buy at the grocery store.
     
  19. Bahamutt99

    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    2,365
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 dogs
    Location:
    High Ridge, MO
    Home Page:
    Kibble dry in the AM, kibble mixed with a spoonful of wet in the PM.
     
  20. monkeys23

    monkeys23 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 currently, counting the foster dog
    Location:
    PNW
    Prey model raw for my doglets.

    My picky little cat eats Wellness Core kibble and whatever she catches. Yes she's wormed regularly. ;)
     

Share This Page