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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:03 pm

So recently Roxy has decided she doesnt like Blue Buffalo WILDERNESS anymore right after i bought the big bag so 60 bucks went down the drain. We have decided to try out Eukanuba Naturally wild North Atlantic Salmon and rice. So far the tiny bit we have mixed in with her old food she likes Hopefully she will stick with it and do well on it. Plus i like the price alot better haha.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:47 pm

Most pet stores have a dog food guarantee. If you bring the bag back with the receipt they will credit you for it. Good luck with the Eukanuba!

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:12 pm

@BONFIRE HUSKIES wrote:
So recently Roxy has decided she doesnt like Blue Buffalo WILDERNESS anymore right after i bought the big bag so 60 bucks went down the drain.

Blue Buffalo has a 100% satisfaction guarantee so you can return the unused portion of the Wilderness with your receipt to the place of purchase for a full refund. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:28 am

WOW didnt know that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:26 am

My girls are on blue buffolo puppy formula, We had them on Solid gold but for some reason one of the girls had an issue with loose stools, since we switched them to Blue they have been fine, PLUS they have this wonderful stove top stuffing breath after their done eating making me wanting turkey and the fixin's for dinner.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:09 am

brandon....where are you buying the eukanoba at? walmart or petsmart? i think we are gonna have to switch sniper if her stools dont get better...she has been on what the breeder started her on since we got her and no problem until here recently. i have a trial pack of the puppy eukaneba(sp) so i can tryt that after i try the punpkin like koda told me aboiut
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:25 am

Crystal, Petsmart is where we go
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:05 pm

Firefighter..Yeah the pumpkin worked on our girls as well. MY vet said that pumpkin would act as a laxative and tried to sell us that powder, I felt the pumpkin worked , as well as the food switch , and we had none of the problems you would usually have with switching foods. Unfortunaely many vets don't have a lot of knowledge of nutrition in canines.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:20 pm

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Firefighter..Yeah the pumpkin worked on our girls as well. MY vet said that pumpkin would act as a laxative and tried to sell us that powder, I felt the pumpkin worked , as well as the food switch , and we had none of the problems you would usually have with switching foods. Unfortunaely many vets don't have a lot of knowledge of nutrition in canines.
This is very true. Most vets don't have a great grasp of nutrition, as is evident by the number of vets who think that feeding RAW is bad for your dog and who recommend Science Diet for huskies. No It's hard to find a vet who is accepting as well as knowledgeable about canine nutrition.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:22 pm

yea u guys are right about vets! so my hubby picked up the canned pumkpin and im gonna give her the other food tonight and by tomorow evening if she is ok with it since its only like a 2 pound bag and she can eat that in 2 days! i will go get some more and give her other 8 pound bag to someone else :-) i love having you guys around!!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:31 pm

what did you switch to???
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:55 pm

i put her on teh eukanuba (sp) for pu ppies....tonight was the 1st time she has eaten it...i will go tomorrow after i get off work and buy her a small bacg and see if it helps her stools. vet never called me back today...ha go figure! so i will figure it out on my own :-)
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:11 pm

Yeah I'm trying to encourage my 17 year old to go to MSU for a degree in Nutrition. He keeps tossing back and forth between Vet and MD for his college plans. I tell him he would be best NOT to just go pre-med because its basically a General degree that wont lead to a job in case he doesn't get accepted to med school. This way he could go either way as a Vet or a Doc and if all else fails he has the Nutrition degree and can be a Nutionalist/ Diatecian which isn't a bad job either.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:42 pm

Crystal has the vet called you about snipers results yet????
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:14 pm

So Roxy started off liking the Eukanuba but has lost interest in this aswell any other ideas people

Cant keep buying bags and bags of food
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:23 pm

Well I would say try the TOTW, I know you said it was close to you try the high prairie it is not fish. also you should be able to return the food to where you got it if she is not eating it. or build up her tummy and just keep rotating all the foods you have and that will keep her liking it maybe?

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:52 pm

We're very happy with Taste of the Wild (TOTW) Pacific Stream, but TOTW is not for every dog. Like all foods, some do great and some do not.

I feel it's also fair to warn that it's owned by Diamond Dog Food Company which is the company responsible for all the recalls a year or two ago. However, again to be fair, ALL their recalls were because of GRAIN contamination, and TOTW is their high-end, grain-free food option and was not affected at all. We are aware of all this and are still happy and confident feeding it to both our dogs.

Each food comes with its fair share of problems, and even the best quality foods are not for every dog. I LOVE Innova Evo and think it's the best dog food I've seen so far, but Koda did horrible on it. It's a trial and error process. Just remember to check the ingredients, and for adult dogs you want the protein somewhere between 15-20%, more if they're being exercised hardcore consistently, and the first 5 ingredients SHOULD be meat/fish based, not a preservative or grain.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:53 pm

Thanks everyone! I think im gonna rotate with the bags i have then try TOTW. I would take the foods back but I lost the receipts like a dummy
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:40 am

So i decided to put 2 bowls down one with the EUK and the Other with the Blue Buff and she picked the Blue Buffalo wilderness and gobbled it up, She hated this stuff 2 weeks ago LOL
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:32 pm

I'm going to be trying the Natural Balance L.I.D. kibble. The dried-freeze raw I have been using barely lasted a month, and it was $100. Koda does horribly on all premium kibbles so I'm trying for a "mild" kibble with minimum ingredients.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:38 pm

More food problems Heather? Sad This is not your year... good luck on this one!

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:42 pm

Well, the food worked great. Koda's tummy was very happy with it I REALLY liked freeze-dried raw. But through either Grandma Lucy's or The Honest Kitchen, you are paying between 70-100$ of food for a month depending on how little you can feed your dog. An expensive bag of kibble lasts two months. The L.I.D. is for dogs with allergies, though I would say Koda's tummy is just determined to battle me for all time, and it's not allergies from what I know aside from grain intolerance which I never fed food that wasn't grainless. I really couldn't tell you if his stools were always not that great and just got worse or if this was a sudden issue, as when we had a backyard I never noticed (I made Jarod pick it up!). They are sending me samples of the bison, venison and duck kibbles (they replied within 2 hours from my e-mail and said they would send them right away!). My only concern is that the sweet potato/potato is placed before the meat source, which means there's more potato than meat.. could that be a major downfall? Though honestly I am not worried about "TOP OF THE LINE" right now, as long as it is a GOOD kibble.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:13 pm

Yeah I noticed the potato was before the meat source too, but you don't really know the true difference in quantities you know? The Duck, Venison and Bison all have sweet potatoes as the first ingredient, which doesn't thrill me, but at least the meat is second. However the meat is not a "meal" and probably includes water weight, so that knocks it lower down the ingredient list.

It looks like the Lamb formula has Lamb Meal as the first ingredient, which is good- because that doesn't include the water weight. The Lamb & Brown Rice forumla is rated a 3* on dogfoodanalysis.com and I would be more comfortable trying that one to be honest.

But try what they send you. You can always get a small bag of the lamb from your pet store and return it if it doesn't work.

Have you tried Pinnacle Allergy-free formulas? They're rated 4*s and have two meats as the first ingredients. Also, we used to be on Eagle Pack Holistic Select... it's also rated 4*s and Koda did alright on it. I was alright with the ingredients, but it just started to disagree with him after a while. If you're looking further down the list, they might be worth a try Smile

Good luck Heather! Keep us updated.

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