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What do you feed your pets?

We have a dog and two cats.

 

The dog has eaten Purina Dog Chow Complete Adult with Chicken ever since I got him in 2010.

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I chose this because it's one of the cheapest dry dog foods, and as it turns out, people give it good reviews online.

I honestly did very little research when choosing this dog food, but the dog loves it, and he is very healthy.

 

The two cats have been on different cat foods until recently.

One cat is about the right size, and the other is very overweight.

The overweight one is eating Purina One Healthy Metabolism with Turkey.

The more normal sized one is eating Purina One Indoor Advantage with Turkey.

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My mom and sister did a lot of research before choosing these cat foods.

The small bags of Purina One Healthy Metabolism and Indoor Advantage are pretty expensive (per pound).

But the large bags are very inexpensive for cat food that helps cats lose/maintain weight.

Out of all the dry cat food that is reasonably priced and was researched by my family, the Purina One's have the most protein.

They haven't been on this cat food long, but so far, so good.

 

My sister also has a bunch of pet fish.

I'm not sure what she feeds them, but I'll find out if anyone wants to know.

 

By the way, I have no ties to Purina.

That's just what we feed our dog and cats.

What do you feed your pets?

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Canidae Pure Sea.

Dogs eat the same thing all the time it should at least be primarily meat and not processed fillers.

Whole Dog Journal has a list every year with a few dozen good dog foods to buy.

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Jehovah Witness’s that can’t read signs mostly. Dessert is usually Pokemon Go players that can’t read signs either. Big Smile

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Grain Free only —— I have 2 cats — They eat Taste of the Wild dry food —- One is going on 16 yrs old —people think she’s around 5 yrs old — I always make jokes that she’s gonna bury me —- with grain free food you feed less volume of food with more crude nutrients—Lots less poop to

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My dog became diabetic after 10 years of age. She get a small amount of Purina with real chicken and rice. Sometimes she eats better than I do.

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toddcshoe wrote:

Jehovah Witness’s that can’t read signs mostly. Dessert is usually Pokemon Go players that can’t read signs either. Big Smile

Funny!  :THUMBS-UP:

I told my mom what you posted, and she was glad you didn't say Mormon missionaries.

(She's LDS.)

...

We live out in the middle of nowhere.

We don't get visitors unless they're invited, and many times they have trouble finding the place.

In the almost five years we've lived here, we've had zero trick-or-treaters on Halloween!  :BEER:

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HONDARIDER wrote:

My dog became diabetic after 10 years of age. She get a small amount of Purina with real chicken and rice. Sometimes she eats better than I do.

Diabetic people really have to limit their rice consumption.

I hope your dog does well on her food.  :-)

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I told my mom what you posted, and she was glad you didn’t say Mormon missionaries. (She’s LDS.) We live out in the middle of nowhere. We don’t get visitors unless they’re invited, and many times they have trouble finding the place. In the almost five years we’ve lived here, we’ve had zero trick-or-treaters on Halloween!

We live out in the sticks as well. Not many visitors at all really. Few locals up and down the road and the occasional sight seer. Pretty peaceful most of the time. Never had any church folk come knocking. I surely wouldn’t feed any of them to the dog. She wouldn’t eat em anyway. She’s a big baby. We did get some of the Pokemon Go players out here when the game first got popular. I stopped one time to ask if they needed any help and they told me what they were doing. I really didn’t know what they were talking about at the time. Just told them to be careful and went on my way.

Back on topic, I think the wife feeds our pit Blue Buffalo or something like that. Blue something it is. She’s got a subscription to one of those pet supply joints that deliver at the same time every month. Don’t ask me which one. That’s her area of expertise. I just pay the bill.

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raccoon city wrote:

HONDARIDER wrote:

My dog became diabetic after 10 years of age. She get a small amount of Purina with real chicken and rice. Sometimes she eats better than I do.


Diabetic people really have to limit their rice consumption.


I hope your dog does well on her food.  alt=)" />

That’s just what the vet had told us to do initially. Then they suggested Science diet glucose management which is $60 for 16 to 20 lbs. Her stomach couldn’t handle the food well so we went ba k with the chicken, rice and Purina mix.

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Wellness-brand dry dog food, and have for years. It strikes a nice balance of being an above-average quality product without being too expensive, especially bought in bulk. Specifically we buy the purple bag, chicken and oat, variety because our dog seems to like it best.

There are some really good resources out there on this topic, if you want to dive deep. I really like the detail that www.dogfoodadvisor.com goes into.

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I give CAPO the best food. There are several brands that qualify. PURINA is NOT one of them!

Merrick Beef/Buffalo and Sweet potato GRAIN FREE.

That food and ALL his treats are natural.No dyes/NO preservatives/No junk. Cool

His food has NEVER been recalled. Thumbs Up

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My Dragons eat whatever they want.

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Raccoon.
Sounds like the perfect place to drop your pick.

I lived on my yachts and in caravan for over 30 yrs.
Perfect environment. Nobody else.
Unless YOU wanted..
Just hoist your sales and fark off to sea for a month or so.
Everybody forgets about you.
Just cat for company.

I got pissed lifting dog out of sea after he chased the Dolphins over the bow all the time. Stupid isn’t the word for those things.

Purina “Pro-Plan” Biscuits. 4 kilo. Local $63 a bag.
City $47 a bag.

Meals,
Again Purina “Fancy feast” there are 6 different ones. we vary them all the time.

4 × 12 packs. Local $1.25 ea serve, City .85c per, x 48.
plus $47 for Bisc. Picked up this morn.
His monthly food. 15yr old “Cornish Rex” cat.
Cat gets fed better than me..

When your cat gets that old. HE eats what HE likes. regardless of the label on the front hey.
Fit as Mallee Bull. chases drop Kicks (Miniature things they call dogs), out the front yard. and beats me up the stairs.
Purina ain’t too bad. He likes it. (At the moment)

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My dog eats everything.

He especially likes rats and local cats.

But we also feed him Lukullus

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Fromm dog food… grain free…I had a cat that was allergic to the food we were feeding him, not a pretty sight…he eventually developed acute pancreatitis, vet said in all likelihood it was a food allergy, switched to Fromm and he was much much better… so I don’t skimp on my buddies food….lesson learned.

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I cook the food for my dog every two weeks. I know exactly what is going in her mouth via the food bowl. What she eats away from that is on her. Smile

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Started with mice.

Graduated to rats after a few years.

With a special treat now & then…. ‘wabbit’.

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Yep…. pet is a snake.

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Big Smile … I would not let it get you. Wink . No worse than your pet gator at your Bayou camp. Wink

I am about to soon sell or donate it to a zoo or reptile farm. It’s to big to be fun any more… it’s just work dealing with it. Sad . Tired

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I feed my Spaniel raw meat and bone, to which I add some pureed vegetables. He thrives on it.

When I first got him as a pup I started feeding him kibble with some cooked meat until I read a bit about raw feeding. Now I’d never go back.

Apparently a dog’s digestive system isn’t designed to be able to cope with starch, so any starch basically comes out the back end.

Considering how much food goes in my dog, there’s surprisingly little waste that comes out of him, and what does is fairly inoffensive.

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Teacher.

You like snakes. We have a nice little 8ft Carpet Snake (Python) in back yard by pool,
Gentle as.
I’ve picked it up a coupla times when it’s been curled up.
Just lifts it’s head. Looks at me. then buries head back down in coils again, just like a baby.
Bloody drop kick came in back garden a month or two ago for a crap when I left gate open.
Hmm. Went behind Cane Palms along behind the pool and disappeared. Nice.

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whatever you feed them the products name or company does not matter
most companies sell cheap crap and maybe also premium food that is made from meat

whta matters is the composition of it is made
cats are carnivores and still companies feeds them as it if were a pig or rat,
the majority of the food is not meat or animal products like oils

also dry food is not good for cat as its an animal that takes the majority of daily water by food

any serious cats foos should be containing at lest 80% meat or animal products, no grain at all

a good composition also gives you percentage of any ingredient
like theis:
Fresh chicken meat (18%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh whole eggs (5%), fresh chicken liver (5%), fresh whole flounder (4%), fresh whole herring (4%), fresh turkey liver (4%), fresh chicken heart (4%), fresh turkey heart (4%), fresh chicken necks (4%), chicken (dehydrated, 4%), turkey (dehydrated, 4%), whole mackerel (dehydrated, 4%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), chicken fat (3%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, lentil fiber, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, chicken cartilage (dehydrated, 1%), herring oil (1%), chicken liver (freeze-dried), turkey liver (freeze-dried), fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole zucchini, fresh whole parsnips, fresh carrots, fresh whole red delicious apples, fresh whole bartlett pears, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet greens, fresh turnip greens, brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, whole saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.

ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Zinc chelate: 100 mg; Copper chelate: 11 mg; Choline chloride: 1200 mg.

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^^^^^

I disagree. The NAME matters because good pet food companies do not have crap for ingredients.

The FIRST 4 ingredients in CAPOS food are MEAT,,,,NOT grains/vegetables or filler foods. Thumbs Up

MERRICK GRAIN-FREE BUFFALO,BEEF AND SWEET POTATO

70% Protein and healthy fat ingredients
30% produce,fiber, vitamins and minerals written on the bag

Nutritional Info
Ingredients
Deboned Buffalo, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Deboned Beef, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Whitefish Meal, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavor, Tapioca, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Apples, Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.

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One of the main things with an animals diet — Are they Healthy and maintaining a healthy weight—- If an animal maintains his weight —has a good coat — has normal poop—they’re eating properly — both of my cats are extremely healthy —- The Old Girl 16 yrs old has maintained her same weight for the past 12 yrs —- Lots of people say man those cats are small etc—- I say no they are not overweight —- even the Vet can’t believe these cats stay the same weight —- 2 yrs ago this lady vet came to work for the vet I go to —- she said oh your cat is the same weight as last year exactly—I said she looks good for 98 huh — she was puzzled at first looked at the chart and said wow she is 14 — I thought she was around 6 yrs old

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
I give CAPO the best food. There are several brands that qualify. PURINA is NOT one of them!

Merrick Beef/Buffalo and Sweet potato GRAIN FREE.

That food and ALL his treats are natural.No dyes/NO preservatives/No junk. Cool

His food has NEVER been recalled. Thumbs Up

Your post made me laugh.

Apparently you aren’t aware that Purina OWNS Merrick.

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So far, not many that have posted in this thread feed their pets budget food.

That's surprising to me.

As far as my dog goes, he likes the food, the food is dirt cheap, and he's very healthy.

Seems like a good combo, but I do like hearing what everyone else feeds their pets.  :BEER:

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I’d estimate that the ground up meat and bone that I feed my spaniel costs about $1.50 per day. I’d call that fairly budget.

Even then very expensive grain free foods contain ingredients that aren’t best suited to a dogs digestive system – sweet potatoe, potatoes etc are still starchy fillers that are there to replace meat and to help the food be formed into pellets/kibble.

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I get many different pets and they get very different food.
Some are happy with laptop pulls, others need at least 30Q. When I have a good day I feed them VTC5A. Others are actually happier with LM34C.
I have many pets with apetites that are smaller or larger than that as well.

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My Cat also eats our food off the plates.
Chicken, Roo Meat, Loves my raw Rump.(AND Carrots..) Cheese. Loooves my Dark chocolate.and even my tinned dark plums??. You tell me.

If it on my plate. he’ll have a serve.
5.2 to 5.4 kg ALL his adult life, except last yr when he was crook for a while. Dropped 1\2 a kilo.
15 of our yrs in April this yr. He’s a registered breed
and cost a bloody fortune for a cat.
Prev couple of this breed only lasted 10 and a bit yrs.
one to Heartworm.
One to a car. which I beat the shit out of the driver for.
He blasted up my back drive without permission and not looking for a cat sleeping on a private. gated drive nobody uses all his life.
Car was trespassing on private property. He won’t again.
Lucky I didn’t slice his throat for him. Almost… Missus stopped me.
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I told him. I ever see him on the street.
I WILL drive over him.
people tell me he moved the following week.

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My first dog, which was a purebred Sheltie we fed exclusively Purina and mostly the cheaper brand foods, they were all heavy in grain, and whether it was genetic or not, she had a bunch of health issues and barely hit her life expectancy. (Had a bunch of fatty cysts, licked her paws raw which we found out was a grain allergy, started to have cardiac issues later in life)

We did a ton of research, I got married to my doggo fanatic wife and we got very educated on what to feed our pets.

We got a rescue a year after my first dog passed and we exclusively fed him Rachel Ray Nutrish, Merrick grain free, Weruva Grain free, Zignature grain free or any other food that had a solid ingredients list with little filler. We somewhat recently stopped buying Merrick because we didnt know how Purina buying them out would affect their small batch quality or if it would stay small batch.

All of our local “high end” small business dog shops pulled and do not sell Merrick anymore either.

Good food is expensive, but we look at it like this; our dog wont really be eating anything but kibble and the occasional treat; we like food and he should like his too.

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An interesting story I had seen seen a while back

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