When my dog was a puppy he was raised purely on Science Diet Large Breed Puppy dry food (and our leftovers). It has a high corn content which isn't good for Dobermans but when we switched over to Royal Canin we found that his pee was burning our grass so we changed back to Science Diet. We would buy the 15kg bags which cost us about $120 - $140 and would last a month.
Now he is 17 months old and we feed him Royal Canin Energy for Adults and it's around about the same price. We feed him about 3/4 his serving size and give him 4 - 5 frozen chicken necks and our dinner leftovers as well. If we give him brisket bones through the day he only gets half his serving size, 2 chicken necks and leftovers. Twice a week when we have roast dinners he doesn't get anything but leftovers as he gets half a chicken, heaps of roast veggies and sometimes if he's lucky he gets gravy as well... We love our gravy so usually there's none leftover haha.
We opted not to feed him supermarket brands. We might change once he's finished developing, when that comes I would go with Purina Supercoat Adult Large Breed which I believe sells for $24 for the 18 kg bag. Huge price difference but worth it imo.
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27-02-2012 12:40 #44Senior Member
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Oh, our 15kg bag only costs us $75, lasts us just over a month for 2 20-30kg dogs.
27-02-2012 12:48 #45
My kitten, our new adult cat who adopted us, and my dog all have Divetelac milk. I still haven't found what new puss will eat
27-02-2012 13:45 #46Senior Member
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My dog has chicken mince, rice and veg or occasionally supercoat tinned food. She has had a problem with pancreatitis so have to be careful about fat content of her food.
27-02-2012 13:50 #47Senior Member
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100% raw for the dog and pretty much 100% fancy feast for the (fussy) cat.
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We try and keep our dog ( Rottwieler ) on a strict BARF diet ( Bones and raw foods ) Usually Lamb Off cuts, Chicken wings, necks or drumsticks ( what ever is on special at the deli section of woolies or coles He gets a big meaty bone a week to chew on too. It keeps him at a nice weight, not to heavy because of hip problems in the breed, and not too light, and his coat is beautiful and shiney.
Sometimes we give him the Rottwieler Eukaneuba dog food ( dry ) but that is usually only when we go away, so who ever is looking after him doesnt have to get all his meat out of the freezer in the morning to defrost for dinner time, and come back again to feed him in the evening, they can fill up his bikkies and water in just one trip a day...its easier in those circumstances
Dogs really arent supposed to have cooked meats, their bodies cant digest it properly, raw meats and unprocessed foods are the best for them.
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