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Old 09-16-2010, 05:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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It makes me so sad that so many great companies sold out to the large corporations. First Wellness, then Eagle Holistic Selects and now Innova/Evo. :(

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This is the main reason why I had stopped feeding (years ago) Wellness and Innova. I used to feed both periodically but not after they have been turned over .

Fromm is a family based business and they will never change this. This is the reason why I believe that quality control is better with Fromm than with the other aforementioned brands.
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Just wanted to add in my two cents worth

I currently feed Diamond Naturals: Lamb & Rice. We feed 7 dogs ranging in size from 7 pounds to 65 pounds and they all are doing great on it. If you're like me and have a limited about of money to spend on food I would by the best I can afford and right now, for me, its DN:LR

If/when I am back down to just our 7 (I have 10 foster dogs) they will be switched to Taste of The Wild. I feed my cats ToTW and they are in such good condition.

I agree with feeding the highest quality (you can afford) as in the long run will save you time and money.

Same goes for treats
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:31 AM   #33 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Purple Poodle;120829]Just wanted to add in my two cents worth

ISame goes for treats [/QUOTE
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Speaking of treats do any of you have a favorite treat for your poos or are you baking them at home ?

If you are doing the latter do you mind sharing your recipies here.
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I just boil any meat.. Stella LOVES worcestershire and so did my doberman! So I put a tiny shake of that in her food..she loves it. I boil chicken, pork or grill it. Or if its ground meat I just cook in a pan on the stove..like I would for us! Easy is the key.
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I usually buy homemade biscuits at dog events or at the feed store. I tried making my biscuits before. Riley really liked them. I just totally winged it, and they turned out fine.

For one recepie it was About
1c wheat flour
1c oats
1c bran or something else i had on hand for a binder
1/2c-ish crunchy peanut butter
enough water to mix

Another time i substutied the PB for parmasean cheese and bacon bits. I baked them both for about an hour i believe on like 250ish to dry them out but not burn. I used bone and fire hydrant shaped cookie cutters! Riley LOVED them, and they turned out great!!! If i needed more binder i would add more flour, wetter then add more water. I worked the dough with my hands so it was firm enough to roll out without sticking to everything, but not crumble.
I froze them in like 10 to a baggie and just dethawed what we needed. I learned the hard way that they do not keep at room temp for a long time (like over 2 weeks in my basement), or they will get moldy. :( Hense the freezing and it works great! I havnt taken the time to do them since though. I think i need to get them really dry and crunchy though next time.
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Thanks for recipes. I am going to make my own.. Here the hollistic ones sell for $3.24 a pound.. Insane. I can bend over an oven for this amount, LOL
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i got worried years ago when wellness sold out, but it's consistently been good for my dogs from then to now.

isn't totw another diamond brand? it was too rich for my dogs so back to wellness we went.

my retailer is also working on getting orijen in ... it's stalled because they are also a non profit 501 c3.
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I like to make my treats. I normally just Google or Bing "dog treat recipes" & pick one that sounds good and a easy.

Or if I don't have the time I will buy Loving Pets brand treats they are all natural, no by products, no preservative. I'm not sure if I'm aloud post a link to their website so just do Google/Bing search
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[quote=whitepoodles;121077]
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Just wanted to add in my two cents worth

ISame goes for treats [/QUOTE
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If you are doing the latter do you mind sharing your recipies here.
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Ora, this recipe is from my obedience friend Irma, who got it from a conformation friend. These are a big hit with Dexter, and freeze well. Other than these, I cook beef or chicken for all of us in the slow cooker.

The note about removing the bones is from Irma, not me. I buy the wild canned salmon with the bones and crush them up with my fingers and keep them in, as they are a good source of calcium.

1 cup canned salmon - approx. 15 oz - my preference is to drain the juice off and
remove the spinal column bones.
1 egg
1 cup of rice baby cereal
Combine all in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Roll out on a cookie sheet to a thickness of approx. 1/4 inch. These stick to the
cookie sheet, so I spray it with Pam first.
Score the rolled out mixture in approximately 1 inch squares
Bake in 350 - 375 oven for approx 20 - 25 minutes, until browned. They can be baked
longer if a crispy treat is preferred.
Once out of the oven and cooled, I cut along the scored lines and freeze the treats.
When I am ready to use them, I take the frozen squares and cut them into 4ths - I
prefer small treat sizes.
The recipe can be adjusted to preferences - other flavored baby cereal can be used,
and tuna can be used (adjusted for size of the container of course.)
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Thanks again great information and very useful.
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