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Mia is the biggest pig! She could eat an entire bag of food I swear. If I don't crate her while she eats, she'll finish her bowl and then eat Harry's. I do not free feed them. There is no free feeding that girl. She would eat until she was sick so they get fed twice a day and she gets plenty of food, she's just a pig.
 

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None of mine are pigs........now. Olie was but the last few months he eats about the same as the rest.
 

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Harry used to be a nibbler but now that they are on Natural Balance he finishes all of his food.
 

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Not a pig, but sometime I think I should have named him "Hoover," 'cause he'll try to sweep up anything he finds on the floor, edible or not.
 

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Harry used to be a nibbler but now that they are on Natural Balance he finishes all of his food.
That is the best thing to see IMHO!! It makes life for everyone SO much easier. I am going to try doing Raw in the AM starting tomorrow morning. I am not sure yet if I would take the full plunge but for the sake of the dental health alone is great.

The HOOVER thing, YEP now that I can relate to!
 

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That is the best thing to see IMHO!! It makes life for everyone SO much easier. I am going to try doing Raw in the AM starting tomorrow morning. I am not sure yet if I would take the full plunge but for the sake of the dental health alone is great.

The HOOVER thing, YEP now that I can relate to!
Yeah when I had him on Blue Buffalo he was so picky and would never finish a bowl of food. He's not overeating or getting heavy so I guess he just likes the taste of this food more than others. Mia would eat trash food made from cardboard I swear so anything I put in front of her she'd eat. I am glad that the Natural Balance I use is for both puppies and dogs so that I don't have to buy separate foods.
 

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K-Poos, what Natural Balance recipe do you feed your dogs. Gorky doesn't seem to like Blue Buffalo especially the black bits of vitamins.
 

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Oh yes, Jackson will eat until he's just sick and miserable and then try to eat some more. Absolutely no free feeding him. And when he eats, he buries his nose in the bowl and flings it everywhere. He'll finish what's left in the bowl and then go on a treasure hunt for the rest! Such a slob.
 

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My spoos are great eaters, of course, they never eat just kibble. It's always doctored with good amount of home cooked chicken, beef, pork or whatever. In the afternoon they get raw meaty bones. Maybe if they were offered plain kibble, they would rebel. lol My havanese on the other hand is a whole different story. He eats homecooked in the morning and raw at night. He is so small (12.5 lbs) I see no need to make him eat kibble which he picks out of his food anyway.
 

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Allie is that way, plus she can look at the food and gain weight. I think it's left over from all the meds she was given before I got her. She would eat her self sick if I let her. Most of mine are that way, but not as bad as her.

My family laughs at my dogs at feeding time. It's a drag race to their kennels when they see me get the bowls. They do all make it in their own crate but not without some bump drafting on the way. You'd think they only get fed once a week instead of twice a day. :rolffleyes:

The Divine Miss Reece is the exception. You may get her to eat a piece or 2 if your lucky.
 

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K-Poos, what Natural Balance recipe do you feed your dogs. Gorky doesn't seem to like Blue Buffalo especially the black bits of vitamins.
We use the Ultra Premium. It's chicken but mine don't have chicken issues. It's in a blue and white bag. I buy the big 33 pound bag and it all fits inside of my air tight container. That lasts me about a month with the two dogs.

Harry did eat around those vitamin things too. I guess it tastes like a vitamin and I know that my kids will only eat Flinstones so maybe he thinks they are gross.:lol:
 

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YES before I got Vaka I could free feed Dima and Charly and they would just eat when they where hungry and never overeat

Well Vaka is a different story if I open the container of food she just starts to eat and eat and eat :)

I now give them two meals a day and Vaka eats in her crate ;)
 

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Riley is a pig with his raw food and would probably eat himself sick! If its plain dry kibble then he will only nibble and doesnt like it. Doctored kibble is good, but still not as good to him as raw! He is deffinatly not a hoover dog though and has to check every single thing out before putting it in his mouth.
 

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Yep, Liberty is definitely on the pig list. She'll eat anything, and there's no stopping her. I've never seen how much she would eat if I let her, I don't even want to know.
 

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No Betty Jo and Jenny just nibble at their food. That is unless anyone drops anything on the floor. We call them the clean up committee.
 

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My dogs are weird. They will clean out one bowl, and then move onto the other's bowl. I don't see the point in having separate bowls anymore, but I can sort of gauge how much they've eaten.
 
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