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Lrose1990
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:32 am

@whitehusky3 wrote:
Lucy, my personal philosophy is it doesn't matter much what brand you're feeding your dogs as long as they are doing well on it. It doesn't help much to spend $50 on a bag of high quality dog food if your dog hates it and refuses to eat or is allergic to it. I have heard of dogs who refused to eat anything but Alpo or Pedigree despite the owner trying to get them on food like Solid Gold or Blue Buffalo. Not ideal, but at least the dogs were fed.

I get that. Believe me, if I could get my family to switch, I would. Not that I think there's a whole lot wrong with the brands we've always used... it's one of those things where if it were in my control, I'd do things differently. She did really like the nutro and I got two huge bags of it free (I worked at a pet store for over a year while applying to vet school), but I don't know that I could convince my family to buy that on a regular basis. That being said, my parents have raised multiple dogs on these foods and they've all lived long, healthy lives.

Unfortunately not everyone is as nice as you are about these things. Thank you for being reasonable. I've been chewed out before and accused of abusing Kiba because I don't constantly badger my family to change her food. Somebody asked me how I slept at night :p

Interestingly, there were a number of brands represented at a vet conference I went to this past weekend, and not just the brands everyone accuses vets of peddling (they were present, but they weren't the only ones). Nature's logic was one, Dr. Gary's was another... primal pet foods (got two coupons for free starter packs of their commercial raw diet... gonna donate those to an auction for a shiba inu rescue)... blue was there advertising their new line of prescription diets. Lots of these brands gave out free samples, which I'll be bringing home to my girl this weekend Smile Royal canin gave out giant tote bags (but so did everyone else) and I won a small stuffed dog from the blue people. Purina was giving out books, but I got there too late :C
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:03 am

My personal experience has been similar to yours. People get into this groupthink mindset and parrot what others are telling them. "Drinking the Kool-Aid," so to speak. They don't take the time to realize that every dog is an individual and high quality kibble may not work for one here and there. I try to be more understanding. If it's a situation where a person is feeding low quality because they don't know much about dog food other than what they read on the packaging, I'll try to offer them more information about what to look for and gently encourage them to try something higher quality. But if it's a situation where the person already knows all this but they can't buy the high quality kibble for some reason (whether the health or tastes of the dog or for financial reasons), that's different. I leave those people alone. They already know and don't need to be harped on about it. I think it's counterproductive to be rude and say nasty things because they aren't doing what someone else thinks they should be doing. It's their dog, after all. People need to just provide information and then back off and let the person make their own decision.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:27 pm

One of the things I take pride in on this forum is our openness and friendliness about our different choices. I have witnessed the degradation of other members who don't do as the majority does on other forums and I have left. I refuse to be a part of such petty behavior and am happy that we are free of that here at IAHT. I hope any and everyone here can feel free to use/feed/share whatever they feel comfortable using/feeding/sharing.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:30 pm

@Huskyluv wrote:
One of the things I take pride in on this forum is our openness and friendliness about our different choices. I have witnessed the degradation of other members who don't do as the majority does on other forums and I have left. I refuse to be a part of such petty behavior and am happy that we are free of that here at IAHT. I hope any and everyone here can feel free to use/feed/share whatever they feel comfortable using/feeding/sharing.



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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:26 pm

@Huskyluv wrote:
One of the things I take pride in on this forum is our openness and friendliness about our different choices. I have witnessed the degradation of other members who don't do as the majority does on other forums and I have left. I refuse to be a part of such petty behavior and am happy that we are free of that here at IAHT. I hope any and everyone here can feel free to use/feed/share whatever they feel comfortable using/feeding/sharing.




This is what I love about this forum. Everyone is very knowledgeable, but they're not pushy about it. They provide the information that's needed and leave the owner to make their decision. It creates a wonderful environment to be a part of.

I have also been on forums where people were downright nasty because someone didn't do something with their dogs the "right way." I once posted a question on a forum about some symptoms one of our old dogs had. I was concerned and needed peace of mind. Before I could even check my thread for responses, I had gone to the vet with her and discovered she had Lyme Disease. Afterward, I went to the thread to update everyone, and when I read the responses people had made, it was like poison. They were so unhelpful and venomous. They yelled at me for asking medical questions on a forum and not taking my dog to the emergency vet. I'd been looking for peace of mind, not a diagnosis! I told them what happened and then said I would not be back to their forum, and I never returned.
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PostSubject: Taste of the Wild food is great.   Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:08 am

I just wanted to say thank you for all who post here.  We have a four month old husky and this site has been most helpful.  He had Giardia When we brought him home from the pet store and loose stools for a month after we cleared him of the Giardia.  I switched his puppy food from the Sam's club puppy food (Simply Right brand) and tried the Taste of the Wild puppy food.  It's small kernels are easy for him to eat and digest.  He likes it just fine and he has PERFECT stools now that he's switched over completely!  I am so pleased.  He eats 3-4 cups per day and I find it at our local tractor supply store as well.  I recommend it if you have a puppy with loose stools.  Our pet store owner kept telling me he had loose stools due to high stress levels in huskies but he just got back from being neutered and in the kennel for 3 days while we were out of town and his stools are still perfect!  
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:45 pm

I just ordered a bag of Taste of the Wild since i heard good things about it. Just didnt know if we could get it in the Netherlands and Yuka doesn't really like what he has now which the breeder used, his stool is a bit wonky .. one time it looks fine and the next time it will be mushy, the puppy food is called smolke. So i googled Taste of the Wild and guess what ? One of the few places that sells it here is only a 15 minute drive away. Still ordered it though because it doesn't cost anything extra XD

Ordered Pacific Stream Puppy, i hope he will like it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:44 pm

My six currently eat Orijen during our working season and Acana/Nature's Logic on the off season. When we go on road trips to events I switch Ame to dehydrated raw bars/patties, mainly Primal Raw, for the convenience and it helps keep her hydrated.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your Husky?   Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:42 pm

I feed Echo Orijen Large Breed Puppy. He's 5.5 months old now and gets 2.42 cups a day. He weighs 24.4lbs & loves his food so much he inhales it, no chewing at all...Rolling Eyes...He's a bit small for his age...so I'm trying to up the feeding a bit, but his poops just get loose so he just wants to stay small. I'll try again gradually this week...

For treats we do freeze dried liver. I just go to Costco and get a huge bag of it. He shares with all his friends at the dog park. wave
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