Best dry and canned dog food for your four legged "loved one"?

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Best dry and canned dog food for your four legged "loved one"?

Bignuf Bignuf
My little girl dog is getting a bit "chubby" so we want to feed more "reduced fat" or "diet food". She seems okay with Marrick for Seniors and Dick Van Patten Natural Balance for canned foods and Nutro Lite for dry, but is NOT real enthusiastic about any of them.

Any advice from the EF family on regular dry and canned dogs foods AND on "diet" or reduced calorie dog foods their dogs actually enjoy?

THANKS for any input!!!!
08/23/2011
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Sammi Sammi
Mine like the Iams one, although mine also eat things like legos, remote controls, aluminum cans and fertilizer spreaders, so like may not be the right term
08/23/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Sammi
Mine like the Iams one, although mine also eat things like legos, remote controls, aluminum cans and fertilizer spreaders, so like may not be the right term
Oh God, that's terrible!!! How many times a month does he need to see his vet?

Mine has a very sensitive stomach, plus frequent acid indigestion. He's only allowed to eat Royal Canin Hypoallergic Select Protein Prescription Diet "Potato and Duck" dry food. The food smells really good, like day-old roasted duck! My dog is lean, and this product is the only kind he actually likes to eat.
08/23/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
My dogs (2, Icarus (~30 pounds) and Simba (~20)) have sensitive stomachs and they get fed an organic dry dog food that's produced locally in addition to Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Stomachs (which is made with salmon). No wet food--it makes their number-twos too soft. Ditto for a lot of snacks/treats. My dogs get Cheerios for treats, lots of good fiber and relatively healthy. Icarus gets 2 cups total of food a day, Simba gets 1.5.

I'd go with just limiting portions and limit snacks of what your dog does like.
08/23/2011
Sammi Sammi
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Originally posted by Rossie
Oh God, that's terrible!!! How many times a month does he need to see his vet?

Mine has a very sensitive stomach, plus frequent acid indigestion. He's only allowed to eat Royal Canin Hypoallergic Select Protein Prescription Diet ...
Surprisingly, never for what he's eating - he goes once a year and he's healthy as a horse, as they say
08/23/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Sammi
Surprisingly, never for what he's eating - he goes once a year and he's healthy as a horse, as they say
That's great! Mine cannot have anything else except for his dry food.
08/23/2011
Ghost Ghost
Canidae, Wellness, Innova.
08/24/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
I use a mix of canidae wet and dry food for both my nine year old 6# pomeranian and my 1 1/2 year old lab/pit mix. They love it and both are at a healthy weight.
08/24/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
we fed my first dog purina and he lived to be about 16 1/2 ( he was also a dachshund). my second dog is crippled but we also feed him the same brand, and he has no health problems whatsoever except his disability. it's fairly affordable and great quality. there's no need to buy expensive food (unless your vet says so)
08/24/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
it also might be a good idea to feed your dog a carrot a day or every other day for treats instead of doggy biscuits. when my eldest got chunky, we fed him twice a day at morning and night and never left his food out for more than thirty minutes. we also cut all his treats out because a lot of them are just fatty calories.
08/24/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I make my mans dinners. I started him off on vegies right from when I got him and he loves them. He even comes to the kitchen for raw broccoli, carrot and even raw brussel sprouts when I'm preparing dinner.
He has even finished off a green salad for me in the past with cucumber, tomato and lettuce.

I cook up a batch of rice, all sorts of vegies and chicken. Then if I have more than 3 days worth I freeze the rest.
But he gets dry biscuits too and I only like either Science Diet or Optimum.

I don't like tin food cause they load them up with rubbish, but as a treat I will every now and then get him one of the small tubs of My Dog.
I also refuse to give my babies those packs of pet mince cause there have been investigations with them - they load them up with sulphur dioxide to keep the mince nice looking which causes big health issues.... including epilepsy in animals.

Apparently my boy is doing super well on the diet I give him cause he is way ahead in his growth development. He shouldn't be at his weight (he isn't over weight at all) and height for another 4 months.
I thinks he is going to be way larger than the standard German Sheperd!
08/30/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Shellz31
I make my mans dinners. I started him off on vegies right from when I got him and he loves them. He even comes to the kitchen for raw broccoli, carrot and even raw brussel sprouts when I'm preparing dinner.
He has even finished off a green ...
Your White Shepherd's such a handsome boy! Was he the firstborn from his litter, they're usually larger than the rest. There's two of them in my poodles playgroup, they're also larger than a regular sized shepherd, and they're very feisty kids.

I wish my poodle has a strong stomach like yours, he can't have anything else except for his prescription dry food. He can't have any treats or biscuits, or he'll have diarrhea and also vomit all over the place.
08/30/2011
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