I feed Evo, Orijen, and raw. I use both dry and canned food most of the time. Once or twice a week, she will get the raw food. I would like to feed only raw but hubby thinks dogs should just eat dog food.
funny you should mention Alpo. My old man tibbie, Ike, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in the fall. They thought he might not make it his poor little lungs were so full. Anyway, of course we wanted to control what he ate when he did recover so it would help his heart out as much as possible and be as healthy as possible for him. Problem was he wouldn't touch anything, and I got stuck force feeding him canned food from the vet, which he didn't like much either. What did he decide to eat that first meal he ate on his own... Alpo ROFL. He doesn't eat it anymore, doesn't like it now, but he eats basicly crap almost all canned food. The vet said it was more important to get him to eat so not to worry so much about WHAT he was eating. Picky little turd. He has moist and meaty for breakfast and little champions at night for dinner with some real dog food and various medications hidden inside. All the other dogs have to eat kibble that we decide is good for them, Ike gets to pick out his own canned food. He switches from time to time too he won't eat this flavor or that flavor for a while and then he goes back to liking them. He'll also only eat the ground stuff, not the chunky kind. He's such a picky old man, it's sooo funny but we're happy to spoil him for as long as we have him now.I have fed everything from *gasp* Alpo- to Evo.
I always come back to Nutro, my dogs do well on it, and we supplement with a little raw, and other add ins
I only feed grain free kibble and Orijen is one of the brands I use. Both of my spoos and my little 12.5 lb Havanese tolorate it very well, although the Havanese would rather just eat homecooked or raw. They all do very well with it, good stools, great skin and hair.I have one question about Orijen.
Do your dogs tolerate it well?
Do they have good stool and good skin?
Since it has 40 % protein I would say it was a killer for my dog :S
Why do you feed Lucy large breed puppy food, Spoos are not considered a "large breed", are they? I think when companies mean large breed they mean mastiffs, danes, rotties, dobbies, etc.In doing my research at www.dogfoodanalysis.com I've determined I'd like to go grain-free but the high protein content in the grain-free foods isn't recommended for large breed puppies. Until I switch Lucy from puppy food to adult food, I'm feeding her Chicken Soup for the Large Breed Puppy Lover's Soul. Once we can go to adult food (and the high protein won't mess with her growth) I'll be checking out the grain-free options.
Yup, with males commonly reaching over 60lbs, they are considered a 'large breed'. Our 14 month male, according to the doc, will be about 60-65# lean . . . smaller end of the 'large' dog spectrum. Mastiffs (I've had them years ago -great dog!), Danes and some Rotties are considered 'Giant' breeds, their needs are bit different. Dobbies, Most Rotweillers (remember, this is a herding breed - they should not 'giant' or leggy) and many spoos are large. Dobies are not that much bigger than standards . . . they just look much more intimidating.. . .Why do you feed Lucy large breed puppy food, Spoos are not considered a "large breed", are they? I think when companies mean large breed they mean mastiffs, danes, rotties, dobbies, etc.