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Let me know what you find out....my Bichon (Missy) does not do well on peanut butter but never gave almond butter a thought. I use it for me....hope I can use it for Missy. Thanks

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I might have missed this somewhere, but does anyone feed their dog pork? I heard different things and my LOVES pork. I'm not sure what to do??

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Hi I'm Cat inCJ and I am owned by a 6.5 pound Yorkie named Bad Leroy Brown.
He hasn't eaten commercial dog food in years, for the reasons you all already know.
Our vet was all for it.... also gave us the thumbs up for taking him riding with us on our motorcycles (CanAm Spyders) which he loves.

I'm really glad to find a team that has big hearts for small dogs because they have such big hearts.

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It was good to read this thread. I scanned through and learned quite a bit. My 2 year old poodle loves cheese. It is the #1 treat I use in training. All I need to do is give him a teeny crumb and he will do almost anything!. When we unwrap cheese he is always there hoping for a nibble.

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I love this topic. I have four chihuahuas three are eight years old and my lone boy is four. Remi, my boy has an enlarged colon so he has to have pumpkin in his food everyday and he hates it. He's only been on it about three weeks and he looks at me every time I put his food down like "mom do I haveta????". LOL I give all my kids pumpkin except my little 3 pound squirt, Gidget, because she's super finicky and it's easier not to feed it to her than it is to fight with her. My chubby chihuahua gets it because the vet said that it's super low cal and healthy for them but that it also helps fill them up and gives them some fiber to boot. Since my Ducky is overweight I have reduced her food by two tablespoons per meal and added a tablespoon of pumpkin and she's lost about two pounds in the last year.

Personally I avoid giving my dogs people food of ANY kind, if at all possible. We used to feed them ground turkey, rice, spinach, carrots, and broccoli but they weren't getting *all* the nutrients they needed I don't think. On a fluke I switched their food from Pedigree to Wellness Senior and wet it down so that it's soft and they kids LOVE it! Even my little Gidget who has under-developed intestines LOVES it. It's pricey, for the four dogs who weigh under 30 pounds TOTAL, I pay about $50 every 45 days for their food, not including pumpkin but their coats are SO soft and thick and they're all doing SO much better than they were before! I am SO in love with Wellness as a brand of dog food and I love the fact that they use human grade food ingredients. I figure in case of an earthquake we can all share their food. LOL

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Ok, not saying it is right here, but I once had a chocolate lab that ate a bottle of tylenol 3. Bottle and all. Didn't notice for over 24 hours. She never missed a beat. That dog had a cast iron stomach. Lived to 15 years of age. The problem is, I doubt that is the worst thing she ever ate! I know there was chocolate once. I see other dogs that get sick from anything.

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Thanks - great info most of I knew but still helpful.

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This is a great slide show for those who want to know what their dog can and cannot have.

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What about almond butter? Anyone know. My puppy loves peanut butter but as I keep reading about the healthy benefits of almond I have been moving to that but not sure about my dog.

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We all know that dogs (especially little dogs) should not eat chocolate - and I would NEVER feed it to them. My little "princess" Shalako the Pom, found my choc covered protein bars. Someone (I suspect she bribed the cats) knocked the box off the counter. I got home in the morning (I work nights), and didn't notice the missing box. Shalako woke me up dancing around the bed and licking my face. I thought she was just being frisky. Fortunately, I usually place a pee pad by the door - cause she had the runs before I fully woke up. I let the pups out, and she squirted again twice. By the time we walked, she was having formed stools again. Jeminy Crickets! I'm going to have to make sure the little piggy doesn't have access to ANY of my foods!

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i heard that you can give dogs frozen bones. i don't give mine any chicken or turkey bones, if they are lucky they may get a leg from a deer after we have finished with it or a steak bone.

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Wow, all these post and I didn't see them until today.

Could you make a blog about the do not feed??
That way we could share it on our Facebook.

If you don't want to let me know and with your permission I will make a blog and post it on my FB. Too many animal lovers out there to not get the word out.

On the subject of chicken necks, a Dog Show guy, that shows Doxies, always feeds his Doxies Necks and I think he said wings.
But a vet could tell you.
jI have heard its the COOKED bones that are dangerous, and can splinter.

I also heard someone mention they BLANCE the bones, before giving them to their dog? Maybe killing any thing that may be there that would be killed off with boiling water??k

Good info, thanks for sharing.

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Wow, thanks for posting this! I know a lot of them, like grapes and chocolate... But there were some on the list that I had no idea! We don't feed our Cavalier anything but her food and cookies, but our Lab has gotten extremely ill in the past for accidentally eating salmon bones.

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Hi Everyone! I'm a newbie, but wanted to add to this discussion;

My little dog, Willi (he is a mini schnauzer) loves celery, cucumber and the spine of romaine lettuce. I'll be preparing our dinner and he eats the parts of the veggies that he's allowed.

Otherwise, we just feed him dog food and possibly some cooked veggies that may be leftover from dinner.

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My dogs love the smell of meat and bones.

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I think it is good to vary a dog's diet as feeding the same food long term can lead to sensitivities to that food. There is good information on this topic at Wysong's website. www.wysong.net I try to rotate through several foods and protein sources for my dogs. Right now they are getting Epigen (chicken), Nurture (pheasant), Optimal performance (chicken) and Purina ProPlan, along with an egg yolk, probiotics, salmon oil, and some canned meat (I'm rotating through beef, turkey, tripe, chicken, salmon, rabbit) by Merrick.

I also give my dogs raw bones...I use marrow bones (with the marrow mostly removed) and beef rib bones. These are too large for my small dogs (Havana Silk Dogs) to consume but they help keep their teeth clean and the dogs love to chew on them. For larger dogs, larger marrow bones can be used.

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yes our dog is doing okay sometimes on his own dog food .

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I have been told that raw chicken bones are soft enough for the dogs, and that wild dogs eat whole chickens raw. But they are doing fine on their dog food diets.

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I've been told not to give my dogs chicken or turkey bones and not to give them table food by our vet. Some raw foods are not good either.

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I have heard that raw is good. I have a friend who gives her dogs neck bones.

By the way, I gave BC gas pills, and it took care of the gas.

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I would check with a vet but have not heard good things in general about giving bones to dogs - I know, I know we have in the past. Some say it is an issue with splintering and the tiny bones in the digestive track.

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Do you feel Lamb bones are OK?

Do Something for the joy of doing it and pray you won't be punished.


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I would:
ask vet
call Blue--maybe the food is too rich for your dog
check out some of the pet websites for suggestions



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I am not sure if this is the right place to put this question. My dog keeps farting. I feed him Blue. Any ideas on what to do for a dog with gas?

I glad that Maggie is feeling better!

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Thought I would check in with this group since I had a rough night with my little Maggie - not sure what she ate but she got sick in the middle of the night. Just had to check to make sure it wasn't anything on the list. Thanks for this. She is all better today - lovin' her baby carrots!

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Some foods not to feed your dog. This is an email from Dr. Andrew Jones (support@veterinarysecretsrevealed.com).

1. Alcoholic Beverages: It is often sweet - attracting dogs and cats, but can cause serious and fatal intoxication. Don't ever offer this to your pets.

Here are some of the signs and side effects:
- Incoordination/ataxia
- Excitement
- Depression
- Excessive urination
- Breathing rate is slowed
- Cardiac arrest and death

2. Avocado: Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety is most toxic - but all
have toxic potential. They cause vomiting/diarrhea - primarily gastrointestinal distress.

3. Chocolate (all forms): Chocolate contains theobromine, a compound that is a cardiac
stimulant and a diuretic.

Signs:
Initial excitation.
Increased drinking and urinating.
Vomiting and Diarrhea.
Theobromine causes an increased heart rate and arrhythmia -.Seizures can then be seen. Death is then possible.
ACTION PLAN: Induce vomiting, give activated charcoal, and go to the Vet if depression and seizures begin. Baker's chocolate and high cocoa content chocolate is the most toxic; the toxic dose is 2 baking squares for a 10lb dog. Regular chocolate bars have little real chocolate and are seldom toxic.

4. Coffee (all forms): Coffee contains dangerous components called xanthines, which cause nervous system or urinary system damage and heart muscle
stimulation

5. Fatty foods: The primary concern here is severe gastrointestinal upset- and in some cases Pancreatitis. This can be fatal in some pets- and it is ALMOST always triggered by a High Fat Meal, such as gravy or bacon.

6. Macadamia nuts: Macadamia nuts contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscles of dogs. This has lead to paralysis. A small number of nuts and even the butter
can cause this.

7. Moldy or spoiled foods: Many molds contain a type of toxin called an Aflatoxin. This is thought to be a common cause of "compost toxicity". Signs include
GI (Vomiting/Diarrhea), muscle tremors, in-coordination, elevated temperature, excessive salivation, and liver damage. Avoid feeding ANYTHING moldy to your dog or cat.

8. Onions, onion powder: Onions contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate. Pets affected by onion toxicity will develop anemia. 1 Onion can cause this. Fortunately ALL dogs recover once they are stopped from ingesting onions.

9. Raisins and grapes: As few as 6 grapes and raisins have caused acute kidney failure in some dogs.
The toxic ingredient is not yet known.
There is no treatement.
AVOID feeding ANY grapes or raisins to your dogs.

10. Yeast dough: The yeast dough/uncooked bread dough will rise in your pet's stomach causing severe gastrointestinal distress (vomiting/diarrhea),
bloating, and signs of alcohol toxicity.

11. Xylitol: Xylitol is a artificial sweeter found in "SUGAR FREE" Products, such as gum, candy etc.
Signs relate to a sudden drop in glucose (blood sugar), in-coordination, collapse and seizures.
Avoid feeding any gum/candy to your pets.

12. Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Peaches and Plums:
Ingestion of large amounts of stems, seeds and leaves of these fruits can be toxic.
They contain a cyanide type compound and signs of toxicity include apprehension, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, hyperventilation and shock.
Note - it's the seeds and stems that contain the toxic component, not the fruit itself.

13. Potato peelings and green looking potatoes:
Potatoes and other Solanum species, including the tomato, are members of the nightshade family of plants.
These plants contain solanine and other toxic alkaloids which, if eaten in large enough amounts, can produce drooling, severe gastrointestinal upset, including vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite, drowsiness, central nervous system depression, confusion, behavioral changes, weakness, dilated pupils and slowed heart rate.

14. Nutmeg: High levels of nutmeg can be toxic, even fatal. The toxic component is unknown.
Signs of toxicity include tremors, seizures, nervous system abnormalities or death.

15. Tomato leaves & stems (green parts): The green parts of the tomato plant are considered toxic because they contain solanine, which has the potential to produce significant gastrointestinal and central nervous system effects.

I know some of these have been listed before but I don't think it hurts to remind everyone.




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Babee is a smart little girl! I believe that I have dogs that have eaten cooked onions in leftover food. They never seemed to have any problems. But my dog now only eats dog food. Oh, baby carrots also, and other veggies as seem beneficial.

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My Yorkie, Babee, is allergic to so many of the dog foods on the market. She gets Pedigree small dog and ocassionally EVO. She likes Purina Beneful but is allergic to it. She will on occasion get a small piece of banana which she likes. When she was a pup I dropped a grape & a piece of onion on the floor - she got to them before I did and spit them both out.

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I think that is wise. If your dog is doing well that is the important thing.



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Of course I read this from a fellow who sells dog supplements and all sorts of books and tapes. It could just be a marketing ploy. I am not going to run out and by all this other stuff, if Napoleon doesn't need it.

My dog seems very happy and healthy. I think that until I hear otherwise I will continue to feed him as I have.

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I have never heard that. I always thought it was best to stick with one food.



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I have read that it is not good to feed your dog the same thing all the time. I feed Napolean Blue Buffalo. It's supposed to be one of the best foods. I wonder if I ought to switch between bags or if this person was just trying to make some money. Has anyone else heard this?

Buddy-Love-your story about what your toy-poodle eats was so funny. Thank you for posting that.

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Hi all, just checking in, I had a small gain this week...lack of excercise and that cream cake.....Hopefully I will be able to get back on track....zoom, zooommmm, zooooommmmmmmm.....

I have 3 cats, 3 dogs, I breed tropical fish, an aviary of birds that are DH's so a menagare really.

My little chihuahua's are doing well, I think Bella had a false pregnancy.....her belly and teats went down and were all saggy like she had been feeding. She is all back to normal shape now....she will have babies next heat.

Both chi's sit and wag there tails when they see me with the leads and let me clip them very easily. They are really keen for their outings....I have ajumper in Bella, I am trying to get them used to being in my studio and I have my massage bed there. When I went out the other day Bella was on the bed and jumped down to the floor!!! I was amazed as she is little....on the other hand Macky cannot jump as he was locked up tooooo long and his muscles are in need of some excercise.

Instead he does a bunch on bounces and each time it is a little higher...It is soooo cute it makes me giggle with delight.

Go well and hopefully you all are doing well.

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Yup, it's a little frustrating with 4 (!) kinds of cats, bunnies, a groundhog, ducks and other birdies, butterflies under seasonal, plus various balls under fitness and (don't forget) the steak and poultry drumstick in the food emoticon section. Maybe Sparks is concentrating on things dogs can chase! (not that mine would give up the peoplefood willingly! emoticon

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We have been asking for more dog icons.



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oooooo hoooooo knock knock wave wave.....HEY you have to sping -oops I meant spin..lol...the log in wheel I just got 20 sparkie points how good is that......

Having a reasonably good week. Still watching my portions.

Bella, Macky and Razza are doing well and enjoying the warmer weather here in the spring.

Both puppies are dong well and now getting very excited when I come in with the leads. they sit patiently , waiting shaking and let me clip on the leads to take them out. Both chi's are a delight as is my old boy Raza at 14.

Keep on sparking love and hugz J emoticon

ps I would like to see more dog icon to choosefrom on the emtiocon selection how about you?

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Some good ideas for treats and food. Will you repost them in the Dog Treat Section so I can find them again?



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Again I copied those recipes and will try them on my ever so picky dogs. Thanks.

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Thank-You Squirtzie.

I use to think my little fella was a handful. But I've changed my mind. We recently adopted a female toy poodle (13 weeks when we got her)...now that is a handful!

At times I will prepare as a special treat, a home made dish for Buddy (the adult male). His favorite is "Sweet Chicken". I roast a 3lb whole chicken with skin removed (if you have a very active dog, leave on half the skin). When the juices run clear, I debone it and dice up the meat (light & dark). I then make up a cup of brown rice. Then I mix 1 cup fresh pumpkin puree, 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt & the chicken in a separate bowl. I put a few tbsp of the rice in the bottom of his food dish, put about a 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on top and then drizzle a few tbsp of blackstrap molasses over the that. This recipe makes alot and will typically last him (we're talking about an 11 pound dog) 7-10 days.

Another dish my picky eater likes is Eggs & potatoes. I scramble a couple of eggs, dice up a small baked potato (with skin), I mix them up together and add a few tbsp cottage cheese, some diced cantaloupe & I take a slice of pear (canned pears in natural juice) and lay it on top of it all. Then I drizzle about 1/4th cup of the pear juice over it all.

Another treat he likes is mashed banana's, peanut butter & vanilla yogurt. I mix them together, put it into a dixie cup, freeze it and then just peel the cup away from it. Any time he see's me with a dixie cup he goes crazy! I recently discoverd frosty paws and I think he likes the home made version better than the store bought!

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Sounds like he is a 'stinker' in more ways than one!! LOL

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We use to give our dog french fries (3 long ones) every once in a while. He loves Spangles & BK fries! I don't know if it's good or bad but any time we drive by one of those fast food joints, he gets all excited! At one point he was getting a few fries every week. He gained 1 pound that yr. His vet says he shouldn't gain any wt until he is around 10 yrs old and then, no more than 3-5 pounds. He's only 5 yrs old (he was 3 at the time). so now...when we get french fries, I give him an organic strawberry sandwich cookie or a carob cookie or some other healthy treat. And he's just as happy with that as he would be with a french fry. His vet said fried foods will do to his arteries the same thing it does to ours!

Last Christmas I went to a bulk candy store to get some SF candy for my MIL as a gift and to get some christmas chocolates for my family. I found this hugh sf peanut butter cups. I bought her 2 & picked up one for me. finished my shopping and went home. I set the bag of candy in the center of the kitchen table thinking it would be safe from the dog (he loves anything sweet!). I put the rest of my stuff away and then I left again. I came home 2 hrs later to find the plastic bag of candy in the middle of the living room floor. ripped open. candy everywhere. How he managed to get that bag off the center of the table I have no clue. He must have just jumped and jumped until he finally made it up there. Anyways...it looked like all of the candy was there except 1 of the peanut butter cups. I could not find it anywhere. About a week later I was doing some laundry, pulled a handful of clothes out of the basket and I heard this THUD. Looked down and there was a peanut butter cup with the center eaten out of it. He had left all the chocolate and ate just the peanut butter and then hid his dirty deed in the laundry basket.

Another time he managed to get some breadsticks off the kitchen cabinet. 3 of them. I found 1 stuffed behind the couch cushion. another one under his blankie on the floor, but never could find the 3rd one. I knew he didn't eat it because his stomach was not hard AND he ate all of his supper AND a handful of plain popcorn. I found it a few days later when I went to pull a nightgown out of my bottom drawer. I had apparently left that drawer open and he hid it under my gowns.

And then there's the time that my toy poodle (the same dog as above) who thinks he's a bird dog, found the baby bird. A baby bird had fallen out of it's nest. for a week I had this bird in my yard, trying to keep my dog away from it. The bird finally disappeared so I figured it either hopped through the fence or it finally learned how to fly. either way, it was gone so I was happy. Fast forward a few weeks. I had a laundry basket full of clothes that had other laundry baskets full of clothes piled on top of it. By the time I got to that particular basket, I noticed it was starting to smell pretty potent. So I grab it up and head to the laundry room. Start loading up the machine, pick up an article of clothing only to throw it back and run from the room gagging and puking. He had apparently caught & killed that baby bird and i didn't see it. He snuck it into the house and buried it in the bottom of that laundry basket. Lord only know's how long it had been there. It was practically all liquid, green...OMGOODNESS. It was awful. I threw that article of clothing away but tried to salvage the rest. 9 washes later and I finally got the smell out of them.

someone mentioned they have to guard their wine glass. we have to guard our pop and beer cans. He will actually pick it up from the top of the can and try to carry it off. Of course...it's heavy so all he manages to do is drop it which then spills it all over the place and he gets his drink! He's such a stinkerpot, LOL.

Another time I came home after being gone several hours...i walked in the door so find my dog foaming at the mouth and projectile vomiting. Off to the ER vet we go. During one of his vomiting spells...I found this black 'skin' looking stuff in it. so I gathered it up and took it to the ER with us. the dr took one look at it and said "raisin's. and then I remembered telling my grandson to throw the raisin's over the fence in the back yard for the birds. They gave Buddy (the dog) a nausea shot and suspected it was a new flea treatment, not the raisin's that made him so sick but told me to watch his kidney's and if he starts throwing up again to bring him back. He did get batter but it took him several months before he was back to his old self. In the mean time, I went to the back yard when I told connor to throw the rasens and sure enough...he had missed the fence completely and i found probably half a dozen raisens in the dirt on my side of the yard.

And then another trip to the er vet...hubby had fallen asleep with a pound of sliced turkey & a pound of sliced cheese sitting on a plate on his lap. (I was in bed). the next day I find this empty plate on the kitchen floor and sent a few angry thoughts to my hubby about missing the trash can. Later that day I notice Buddy is not acting right. He's bloated and every little movement is causing him pain. I can't even pick him up and hold him, he hurts so much. so I'm telling my husband something is wrong with Buddy and then I get on to him about the plate on the floor. He says "I wonder if Buddy ate all that turkey & cheese?" I'm like "WHAT?" So he tells me he was watching a movie and had this plate on his lap, he fell asleep and when he woke up, the plate was gone. He had thought I got up, ate it and I was the one who dropped the plate on the floor. OMGoodness. Buddy ate that whole plate of turkey & cheese, 2 pounds worth! $300 and an xray later, the vet tells me to watch his bowels and try to keep him quiet until he passes everything. They said he should be ok, maybe gassy & loose stools but that he would be ok.

That dog is gonna be the death of me yet.

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9/8/09 8:43 P

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My dog hates having his teeth brushed. A vet suggested that I feed him raw carrots. I had never heard of dogs eating veggies, but he loves them!

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Thanks Kathy. I like the idea of mixing homemade with food you buy. That way you know they are getting all the vitamins.



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I copied your recipe and will try it. My dogs are really picky. But they do like cooked cauliflower. Go figure. LOL

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I give Scooter 2 meals, both the same. Wellness canned, about 1 tablespoon, Wellness dry, about 1 tablespoon, then a mixture I made myself, about 2 tblspns. I buy chop meat, cook it up, wash the grease off of it, about a 1 lb worth, maybe a little more, mix it with brown long grain rice, about a cup, and a sweet potato that's all mashed up. I wind up with a big container, lasts about a week or so. We've had him since April, he's 16 mos old now, is doing good, likes the food, it took awhile to get what he would enjoy. I've also made extra and froze it. I read quite abit on line about dog food and don't use anything with wheat in it. Also any treats, like rawhide are made in USA, or wheat free. Thats a problem with dog biscuits but he doesn't really like them, usually hides them. I read labels before I buy anything. A vet writes a column in our local paper http://www.twobitdog.com/DrFox/
he's very into making your own dog food, also recommends Evo and Innovo.
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My little girl gets royal canin for Yorkies supplimented with "by Nature" goldleaf selects...they are expensive but she's so worth it--plus she only gets a Tablespoon with each of her 2 meals a day so a little container lasts a few days. Whenever I am cooking lean meat like chicken I'll put a little of it in warm water and cook it for her.She loves this "broth" over her kibble. I also add cooked carrots regularly to her diet. I can't recommend By Nature" products enough! They also make canned dog fod in chicken and other flavors, The 100% kind only has 2 ingredients "organic "whatever the meat is, chicken beef, turkey etc" and well water. So ice to pick up a can and know there aren't a lot of chemicals in it! The only plave i hav found that carries it is Petsmart though! Only down side!



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I just went Online to my library and put on hold the book that was mentioned here, The Whole Pet Diet. Will be anxious to get it. Thanks for whoever it was that suggested it.
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This is an interesting thread. I went back and read them all from the beginning. I have been thinking of making my own dog food so will be glad for all this information. I have fed my dogs a variety of foods trying to find something they like. They do like vegetables so guess if I make my own food, that should be an obvious ingredient.

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Thanks SQUIRTZIE. I passed this on to my dtr, who has 2 small dogs that she rescued, Abby a dachsund and Buster, not sure what he is, but his name fits him. She also has 3 children that have to be educated about what not to feed the dog.
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Thank you SQUIRTZIE..
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This is a link I was emailed. A lot of the foods have already been listed but there are some different ones. It also gives the symptoms of the foods.
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You know I am glad you put this up I am going to print it out and I will tell you why..The other day I was talking to my mother n law whom I am not very crazy about anyway and she told me she had gotten herself a Tea Cup CHIAWAWA I hope that is spelled right but, anyway she said she was feeding it grapes and I told her not to do that cause it could make it sick or even kill it and she said she eats it all the time.. I went as far as to tell her my vet had told me never to feed my dog Grapes and most the the things on your list..
So after she argued with me for about 10minutes on the matter I said look it is your dog but, if anything happens to it , it will be your fault because you where to dumb to listen..
I feel sorry for people like her who think they know everything when in fact they know nothing.. Sad uh?
Anyway thank you again for this post..
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