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ideas on food?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by lizls81, Mar 23, 2011.


  1. lizls81

    lizls81 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    I am looking for advice on food for our 12 month old husky x german shep. We adopted him from Blue cross 3 weeks ago where he was on hills science advance fitness food. We have kept him on that as we were advised it was the best food but he just doesn't seem interested in it!!

    Originally i was putting some warm water on it as instructed by blue cross but he wouldn't eat it so i tried it just dry which he does eat eventually! I feed him in the morning but he wont eat it - he just doesn't seem to want it. he will then eat it later in the day i assume from hunger and he will sometimes eat his evening portion but not all of it. I have tried changing the flavour but no joy!

    He seems to have a sensitive tummy so I am not sure if I should be changing his food or not!

    any tips would be gratefully received!

    Thank you
     
  2. WelshOneEmma

    WelshOneEmma PetForums VIP

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    I think a dog that size a lot of people may recommend raw, especially if they have a dicky tum.
     
  3. ian1969uk

    ian1969uk PetForums Member

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    Wainwright's trays from Pets at Home has been great for our two, one of which has a very sensitive tum. Great value too.
     
  4. Lyceum

    Lyceum PetForums VIP

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    Novak has a super sensitive tum, even rice and chicken goes right through him. I'm currently feeding wainwrights wet with simpsons sensitive grain free as a topper. Thank god he's doing very well.
     
  5. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Can I suggest you look at dezpaula's thread in this section? Science Plan sponsor some vets so they push it, but a lot of vets know naff all about nutrition, TBH.

    There are lots of us on here who feed raw. If you can source it without having to resort to the supermarket at vast expense, I think it's the best thing for a dog, but it depends entirely on what you're happy to feed.
     
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    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    Commercially I think fish4dogs is a fab food, no rice in it
    55% fish then potato.
    Excellent customer service
    Love the stuff :thumbup:
     
  7. FRAZ

    FRAZ PetForums Member

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    Just to let you know we are finding quiet a few customers experiencing a similar problem as yourself with the Hills. I have had customers telling me dogs and cats are just refusing to eat it even after a couple of days.

    As for finding an alternative there are lots alternatives. My first suggestion would be to think whether you want raw, dry or wet prepared food, then how much you want to spend.
    Be aware that some cheaper foods are a false economy as you have to feed more of it due to poor ingredients, and can cause problems with your dog.
    If already paying for Hills you can find cheaper foods that are better quality.

    Do some research and then try and get samples for your dog to try, as utimately it is your dog that has to eat it. They will tell you if they like it with a clean bowl and waggy tail, you can tell if it agrees with them as you get solid poo's.

    I would be happy to give you any advice I can, and samples were I am able to.

    Cheers Fraz.
     
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