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Old 01-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #51
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Your babies are beautiful! My hubby wishes Id like cheaper pets!!! Lol. He calls my tanks money pits.....lol. And of course having a dog that cost more than you pay for a sm used car can be a bit nutty too...lol

LOL I think your hubby and mine think to much alike on these issuse and I only have a sm dog. She does not eat much and 5 pound bag of food last us about 6 weeks.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:13 PM   #52
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The Black and brown one is our girl dog named Sugar (Blue heeler and Red Bone mix) and the Brown and White one is our Boy dog named Digby (Beagle mix).
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:28 PM   #53
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About corn and grains and all of that:
I was recently reading about alll of these things that most dogs don't digest well. I don't have an exact link unfortunately but things like soy, corn, and wheat all aren't easily digested. Those are the worst things typically, but then like the by-products (like chicken beak?!) are also bad. I'll try to find a link, just so everybody can at least know what I'm talking about. I neverrr knew I was feeding my poor baby all this junk that upsets his belly.
A lot of people don't really bother switching their dogs to higher quality food to avoid all those things, but I did. I treat him like he's really my flesh and blood, regular old baby.
Edit: For the record, I have noticed his demeanor has changed since we changed his food. He's more energetic, more affectionate, less aggressive.
I'll be posting a picture of him soon.
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I took one of my dogs to a class, one of the classes was about nutrition, and the trainer told me about the wheat, corn and by-products, ever since then, if one of the first 5 ingredients contains ANY of those, I don't feed it to my dogs. Besides, they are both allergic to corn. You know what it's like when we eat corn, it's the same with dogs.
They put those ingredients in the food as fillers. My dogs also poop ALOT less since I started giving them good food, and they don't eat as much because they are actually digesting the food, instead of passing it right through.
My dogs also NEVER get people food.
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Same goes for my dogs, they have a diet of Custom formula dog food (great for dogs) and occasionally get a small piece of bread (Non-wheat)
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:58 PM   #56
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Well I guess I'm just behind on this. Lol (even though its not really funny). I just recently learned about it and I've been trying to tell everyone I know with dogs, because pretty much no one I know personally has heard it. And the vets around here recommend the crappy food brands, so I guess it's not a suprise or a mystery why..
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If you feed a grain free diet (raw is best but grain free is better then nothing) In the long run you will save money. You will have to visit the vet a lot less and your dog(s) will be happy and healthy (in comparison to cheep food). I don't have proof but I believe it and practice it. My dogs get a mix of dry grain free kibble and grain free raw (previously frozen) They eat about 1/2 lbs (500g) of raw and 10 FL ounces (300ML) of dry kibble.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:40 PM   #59
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I have a 1 year old English boxer and a 10 year old dalmatian, Mia was my Christmas (2009) present.

Here she is on my lap the day I got her:



Here is my dear, photogenic Sade:




Here is Mia all grown up, after she dug a huge hole in the backyard lol:
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Very cool coloration on the dalmatian! You have a lot of neat pets!!
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