What Do You Feed Fido...

haydenfox!#$haydenfox!#$ Posts: 2,332 Captain
What type of dog food are you using? Anyone use a raw diet?

I got a bulldog puppy recently and I nver knew some of this stuff existed...
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  • JboatJboat Posts: 1,337 Officer
    Dog food


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  • rysherrysher Posts: 353 Deckhand
    raw diet here.
  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,638 Admin
    Canidae. Very happy with the results. Johnny Bandit does raw as well.
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  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,151 Admiral
    Purina Dog Chow is all I've ever fed my dogs for decades & all have lived full/healthy/long lives...
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  • rysherrysher Posts: 353 Deckhand
    if you'll be looking at raw diet, we have a florida co-op, we get the meat for cheap compared to getting it from the pet stores.
    here's the link http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralFLRawFoodCo-op
    a green tripe that you would normally pay $4 a can or $4 a pound is $1.60 / pound in the co-op.

    here's the full price list
    http://tarrahlabs.com/tt/order.html

    you wont be driving to orlando as there are plenty of raw feeders in tampa and they have a car that picks up the order in orlando then they meet in tampa and divide the order in tampa, jsut need to give a driver a couple $ for the gas and time.
  • rrbgttrrbgtt Posts: 6,753 Admiral
    Whatever is on sale at the feed store.
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  • snookerf150snookerf150 Posts: 298 Officer
    Taste of the wild with lamb. Around $60 a month for my 65lb black lab.
  • jakedgejakedge Posts: 1,302 Officer
    Another Canidae fan here.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,007 AG
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  • iwant2fishiwant2fish Posts: 25 Greenhorn
    raw diet
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,100 Admiral
    California Natural Venison. Switched our English bulldog to this from Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream after he had bladder stone surgery and we had to start controlling his urine PH. I like TOTW, but guess they don't offer a Venison.
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  • JohnnyBanditJohnnyBandit Posts: 8,129 Admiral
    rrbgtt wrote: »
    Whatever is on sale at the feed store.

    Bought a race car and run kerosine in it.....
  • JohnnyBanditJohnnyBandit Posts: 8,129 Admiral
    I feed raw... And I am not saying it is for everyone...

    My concern with a Bulldog, if is is the Bulldog commonly known as the English Bulldog, is the short throat when it comes to raw..
  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    Rachel Ray stuff..The dogs have all lost weight on it..
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  • fins4mefins4me Posts: 13,659 AG
    Nutro Lamb Meal & Rice and Pedigree.
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  • BibBib Posts: 2,335 Captain
    Recently switched from Blue Buffalo Wilderess to Orijen Adult Dog
  • haydenfox!#$haydenfox!#$ Posts: 2,332 Captain
    Bought a race car and run kerosine in it.....

    He's an english bulldog. I've always fed my dogs Pedigree but I dont want to go that route with him. Not because he's any better, I've been reading some bad things about their allergies and digestive issues though. I have two pits and the wife has a cattle mutt (yes were segregated, lol) and they do fine on the box store stuff, but...
  • PhishingPhanaticPhishingPhanatic Posts: 449 Officer
    Purina One. Not the best I know, but we have been feeding it to our mutt for 8 years with no issues, and she is as healthy as can be for a large 11 year old dog.
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  • haydenfox!#$haydenfox!#$ Posts: 2,332 Captain
    Anyone use Fromm? Johnny Bandit, what do you know about it?
  • JohnnyBanditJohnnyBandit Posts: 8,129 Admiral
    Anyone use Fromm? Johnny Bandit, what do you know about it?

    I like Fromm. It is a good quality food. I think some of the formulas have a lot of "exotic" ingredients thought. Cranberries, blueberries. etc. No harm, just drives up the price.
  • JohnnyBanditJohnnyBandit Posts: 8,129 Admiral
    And something to remember for those that are purchasing less expensive dog foods.

    It is not about how many pounds of food you can buy per dollar. It is about how many calories you can buy per dollar. Or more correctly.... How many USABLE calories you can buy per dollar. Yea that high end food may cost twice as much for a 30 pound bag as a 50 pound bag of a bargain brand. But that high end food will not have any by products, corn wheat, soy, beet pulp, or other assorted grains and fillers. And pound per pound, the high end food will have any where from three to four times the number of usable calories per cup. So for every cup of the premium food you feed, you will have to feed three to four cups of the run of the mill brand. And your dog is not getting any crap in its system. Example if your dog eats say, three measuring cups of food from a grocery store or feed store brand per day, it will only eat 3/4 to one cup of the premium food. At the end of the month you will have spent less on food.
  • JohnnyBanditJohnnyBandit Posts: 8,129 Admiral
    Then there are other advantages. Your dog's body becomes leaner, better muscle tone, BETTER coat, less itching scratching, WILL smell better, shed less, not be gassy, its poop will not smell as bad, etc. And all those fillers can put stress on the kidneys, pancreas, etc.

    Plus you get less spikes in energy...
  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,151 Admiral
    Purina One. Not the best I know, but we have been feeding it to our mutt for 8 years with no issues, and she is as healthy as can be for a large 11 year old dog.

    Is 'Purina One' really any better than good old 'Purina Dog Chow' ? (that made them famous & probably fed more dogs for more years than all others combined)
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  • Skunk ApeSkunk Ape Posts: 3,846 Captain
    Been feeding mine dog chow for the last 15 years,during hunting I switch them to a higher protein feed. They all do just fine.
  • rodzrodz Posts: 659 Officer
    Our breeder requested Royal Canin only. I have been using it over the years with good results.


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  • haydenfox!#$haydenfox!#$ Posts: 2,332 Captain
    I bought a small bag of Royal Canin. After all the research I've done, Im not sure of it's benefits per dollar except that its fortified. Still better than the run of the mill stuff. Im no fanatic about this stuff, but I'd rather spend a little more on food than vet bills.

    Thanks for your help, JB. I've read in a couple places that a person might actually feed less when buying premium food. I wasnt sure I was buying it since I was mostly reading bulldog forums. Those folks can get down right nuts about their dogs diet.
  • rysherrysher Posts: 353 Deckhand
    how much do you spend on dog food per month if you guys dont mind me asking.
  • SinjunmbSinjunmb Posts: 91 Greenhorn
    I have feed my last three dogs pedigree dry dog food have had no problems with it.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,007 AG
    rysher wrote: »
    how much do you spend on dog food per month if you guys dont mind me asking.

    Probably around $18.00, but there just little girls.

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