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    Default What do you feed your dog?

    We are getting a puppy soon so I have been looking into what is the current recommended best food - there seems to be a lot of debate over which is best - raw food or kibble or commercial dog food - what do you prefer and why?

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    We have two pedigree labradors and we fed them Hills Science Diet until they had supply problems in Australia so switched to Advance.

    When they were puppies I fed them a mix of home made food and dry food, vegies, chicken carcasses, chicken livers, egg, yoghurt etc as they had been getting this at the breeder, and eventually phased it out to just dry food as they are doing exceptionally well on it and aside from their vaccinations have never been to the vet or been sick. Our vet said that any good quality (ie expensive) dry food has everything that a dog needs and supplementing is only necessary if giving cheaper dry foods.

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    Raw bones, meat and dry food for our mature dog. As a pup she got veggies, rice, meat, bones.

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    We feed our Lab : leading raw dog food.

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    We have a German Shepherd. As a puppy we fed him puppy mince + rice with some dry biscuits (think it was pedigree brand?) but we then moved onto Hills Science Diet (dry food) as was recommend to us by a friend because his coat/skin wasn't looking the best & have stuck with that brand (he is now 5yrs old). It is slightly more expensive but we've never had any issues with it or him, he is very healthy.

    Good Luck!

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    We have a border collie x kelpie. She only gets fed a mixture we make up that has mince(normal mince not pet mince), rice, pasta, heaps of mixed frozen veg and thickened with cornflour she gets that each night with 3 weetbix. She also gets raws beef bones a few times a month.

    We don't give any commercial dog food at all it's full of the diseased animals that aren't fit for human consumption (and yes i know this for a fact) so we only feed her food that it fit for humans.

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    Was told by a breeder/trainer to go to butchers and buy off cuts of meat. Raw meat & fresh vegies Only! Bagged food has to much wheat and all the other stuff thats bad, no matter how much they claim they are good for your dog! If its fresh or raw then you are on the right track! NO ADDITIVES!

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    Homemade dog food: raw meat with rice/pasta and veg, lots of garlic, some parsley and some source of fish oils (tin fish or tablets) and glucosamine (old dog).
    We feed this with a good quality dry food (supercoat senior at the moment).

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    Our dog has problems with scar tissue in her back joints so we get her special mobility biscuits from the vets and mixed up with meat off cuts that I buy in bulk, dice up, boil and freeze into portions

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    I feed my dogs home made mince, veggies and other goodies and pro plan dry. If you do cook your own and not use any commercial make sure you chat to your vet about vitamin and mineral needs, that's the one good thing with super premium commercial food they are a balanced diet

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