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Old 10-09-2010, 08:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Are you serious??

Well then how often should they get the fish kibble. Mind you, when I bought the kibble, the store owner who is very knowledgeable and breeds whippets told me that if you feed raw all the time, the dogs smell like raw meat. He said as soon as a dog comes in for grooming, he can tell by the smell that it is fed raw. So - what the heck. I guess dogs have to smell like something!!!
Purley, mine don't smell like fish! I give them fish kibble and fish oil and no fishy smell.
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if you feed raw all the time, the dogs smell like raw meat. He said as soon as a dog comes in for grooming, he can tell by the smell that it is fed raw
... I find this a little far fetched. I feed three of my dogs kibble, and none of them smell like the meat source in it. I understand with fish, but... yeah, I don't know, that comment just kinda blows me away!

I guess he'd let me know Tate smelled like ground turkey and macaroni it's a new scent I've been working on that I call "Poodle: release your inner curly-q!" Tantalizing!
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THanks for all your feedback!
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Both my dogs are on Solid Gold Barking at the Moon, it's a grain free kibble. They're very gassy on it.. I'm either going to have to add yogurt to their food or switch them. But their coats are looking so good on this I don't want to, ha. Firm, consistent poos!

I had Vegas on Orijin when I got him (and raw) but he wasn't doing so good on the raw chicken after awhile, and my work doesn't sell Orijin. I switched to Wellness Core (grain free as well) for two bags, but he wasn't interested in it. They both LOVE their Solid Gold food though
Fluffy, you could also try adding a probiotic like prozyme or gentle digest.
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Savannah is on EVO, it's the food she's done the absolute best on.
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We have a little aussie girl that comes into the salon, she's on a pure fish diet, and whenever we get her wet to bathe her she smells like a fishy lake, lol. But she's got serious allergies and HAS to eat the fish kibble.
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I have fed a few different foods...

Chicken Soup, Solid Gold, Natures Variety, Orijen and Taste of the Wild...

granted these were all tried over several years and gradual switching. Chicken Soup is what the breeder had Vega on...I wasn't impressed..the price was good but it isn't a fantastic food..but it is better than a lot of stuff out there.

Solid Gold is a great food..but my Shepherd is picky and wouldnt touch it..or she would pick at it.... (the poodles loved it)

i wanted to find something everyone would eat. I hated buying multiple bags of food.

Long story short..taste of the wild has won as far as how great the coats look..and EVERYONE is happy on it! Everyone also does well on all the flavors!

Orijen was great..fantastic food..and it was perfect for my picky eater because you don't have to feed as much of it. However, the place I buy my food at was always running out so i was having to supplement with something else..this was my only concern with Orijen. It's a very expensive food..but you also feed less than many other popular brands.

natures variety made Dodger throw up several times..so much that im convinced it was the food.
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Usually we feed Taste of the Wild (the fish formula...no one smelled of fish, lol)
Currently they're eating Avoderm for a change. At some point we'll switch back, but for the time being everyone is doing great.
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Penny eats Taste of the Wild. At times, she's a bit gassy, at least with the wetlands, didn't notice is so much with the prairie one. In the past, she's eaten Nutro (breeder's choice) and Chicken Soup. So far, the TOTW has been the best for her coat and she will eat instead of just picking at the food.
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Mia (3.5 months old) has tried:

- Blue Buffalo LB Puppy - gassy and soft stools
- Premium Edge LB Puppy - soft stools
- Fromm Gold LB Puppy - good stools but stinky

I may try Orijen, Acana, or TOTW Prarie (it seems like many poodles do well on this) next.

I'm interested in feeding raw and am working to educate myself before starting. Also, I'm not sure where to buy (I've been veg for 15 years, so this is really out of my element). I may start with pre-made raw medallions for one meal and go from there.
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