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Thread: How to made dog food!

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    Susiequilt..Thats the dogfood (Taste Of the Wild) we came to realize is best for skin problems, and they love it..The only thing they do not like is the salmon..Can't imagine why..... That's MY favorite fish..

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    All our dogs are on a raw food diet. There are some groups on yahoo that have a lot of info on it.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    If we have salmon or tuna, I save the juice for Bess and put it in her Fit and Trim. We feed Bess basically the same as we did Bridget. Whatever we eat she gets her finger food (off our fingers). I found out you aren't supposed to give dogs grapes/raisins. Bridget ate them, we'd give her a raisin snack box all the time. She jumped for the grapes. She also lived to be 14 years 9 months and 8 days. So much for grapes. But we don't give them to Bess. If we have beef or chicken, we give her little bits with her dog food (very important to have nutrient-wise. Bess loves raw carrots, raw beans, vet says it's perfectly ok. Had a checkup and her rabies shot on Thursday. Bess is going to be 10 years old, can jump like a puppy, no hint of hip problems, she runs like the wind (when given the chance) and she is 84#. Big dog! Our gentle giant! I think it is what dogs like to eat. I like to remember that they once upon a time were wild and pulled the heads of rabbits and ate them! And so a raw carrot is not going to bother me - I don't know why, but a grape does. She likes a little taste of wine off the finger too. Keeps her heart a-pumpin'!!!! As long as you are happy, the dog is happy, everybody is happy! And isn't that what it's all about? Just keep them away from cooked chicken bones. I go zonkers when she gets one and I surprise myself at my adrenalin level when that happens because I have the strength of Goliath prying open her mouth. It's only happened twice. Oh yah, one more thing. Go to your handy dandy butcher and ask for a raw beef bone - a nice big one. We got two for Bess when we first got her and gave it to her raw. What meat or whatever was on the bone, we let her eat and then she would gnaw on the bone. That was almost ten years ago. She has the same two bones, they are grooved with her teeth marks. I mean nice neat deep grooves. My husband calls them her worry beads. If she gets anxious, she gets her bones and goes off and just gnaws to her heart's content. The only bad thing is don't walk on the living room floor at 2:00 AM in the dark and step on the blasted thing. Hurts like you know what!!!!!! Just a little thing on raw bones!!!!! Edie
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    As does Susiequilt, I also use Taste of the Wild for both my dogs and cats and they did well on them.

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    There is a great recipe on allrecipes.com for dog/cat treats (yes, both, depending on how you shape them and how big) that is only wheat germ and a big jar of meat baby food. Stink up the house when you bake them but the critters LOVE them!!!!!
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    I make the recipe on the Dinovite site and order their supplements that I add to it. My pug has allergies and gets stones and bladder infections and since i've been feeding her homeade she hasn't had any problems. I was feeding her the Science Diet S/D as prescribed by the vet but just didn't feel it was right for her.

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    My neighbor's father was in the pet food business. I was amazed to hear about how much money was spent on research to ensure the product is nutritionally balanced and complete. I'm afraid I couldn't provide the same level of nutrition without supplements, and she doesn't like pills.

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    I am glad this topic was started. I have been wondering lately ever since I took my nephews Boxer as he was unable to care for him properly anymore due to work schedule I have been wanting to find a good healthy dog food for him. He poops more than any dog I have ever had..... I have put him on Wellness but it does not seem to set well with him, and yes I did slowly adjust him to it. So I am not sure what to use next. Maybe the Wilderness or Innova. I also have an older dog who has hepatitis so I have to be careful with what she eats.
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    I would often boil some beef liver and mix it with commerical dry food. I did this on a weekly basis and kept the ground up liver in the fridge
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    miss priss, I sure would like to find out some of those recipe links, I also have chihuahua, he is very finniky, and doesn't eat the dog food I buy at the store. I only give people food as a treat. would appreciate some help with this. he is 7 months old.
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