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Old November 4th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Our dog has always been picky when it comes to food and we have to rotate bags every other bowl or she'll just straight up not eat for days (she's a spoiled princess).

Anyone here make their own dog food? I'm putting together some white rice boiled with bits of chicken and plain baked chicken breast as an experiment right now.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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Be careful with the chicken, a lot of dogs have allergies to chicken.
We made sure the food our dog gets has no chicken or Corn.

Blue Buffalo White fish and sweet taters.
Pricey chit for a dog.!
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Be careful with the chicken, a lot of dogs have allergies to chicken.
We made sure the food our dog gets has no chicken or Corn.

Blue Buffalo White fish and sweet taters.
Pricey chit for a dog.!
Haha you aren't kidding there. It's cheaper to make your own with fresh ingredients these days.

She has no allergies to chicken or really anything else. She's just a picky bitch (pun intended)
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Old November 4th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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My boyfriend has a great dane and hes not really a picky eater (but I'm thinking eating the same things gets boring.) More anything his coat is difficult to maintain. He had him on Nutro which was great and all but we recently switched him to Tractor Supplies brand. Its got 3-4 different flavors, the 40 lbs bag is around $35, his coat is shiney, hes bulked up a little and he seems to enjoy it. I know your looking to make your own, but just some food for thought.
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Our Boxers get raw chicken bones and all, no kibble here, ocasionally theyll get a whole chicken feathers head feet and all, plain yogurt no flavours or sugars when I remember to buy it, somtimes raw beef organ meat and beef rib bones

everything is fed raw, dogs love it
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I make my dog "dinner" when I run out of dog food. Raw burger, can of Yunnan, a few eggs and a price of bread to tie it all together
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My wife cooks for our dog. Hamburger fried or boiled, mixed with diced canned potatoes and peas and carrots. Simmered on medium heat for 15 min. She puts it is small sandwich baggies, freezes it. Food for a week.
She will do the same for chicken and turkey.
He will not eat dog food from a bag. He has always been a real picky eater.
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I make my dog "dinner" when I run out of dog food. Raw burger, can of Yunnan, a few eggs and a price of bread to tie it all together
Watch out for raw meat, it can give your dog paracites, that is what our vet said.
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Watch out for raw meat, it can give your dog paracites, that is what our vet said.
My breeder recommended it, she's been on raw burger for 12 years now. I mix it with her dry food.
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Seriously. Our Beagle went apeshit for this stuff. Just a little unnerving to watch her eat though, because what's in the can is still obviously a brain.
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You would be better off making the food as long as nothing is processed. My lab has developed severe food allergies. I have thought about making her food homemade but I have her on the grain free buffalo turkey basics which is about the best you can buy on the shelf.
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My breeder recommended it, she's been on raw burger for 12 years now. I mix it with her dry food.
Your dog or the breeder?
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Cooked potatoes, lots of carrots(I love carrots), some rice with brown sugar(I'm cheap and rice/brown sugar was a meal most nights), mixed with there dog food will have them eating it wildly as a treat or topping not a every night thing. Make sure not to use salt when cooking then you can add the "over cooked amount of" left overs to the dogs bowl. It is super cheap ingredients with stuff you have around the house. Also a good way to loose weight by cutting your intake.

My Mastiff was spoiled. He had a huge insulated house with siding, his own 89 1500 truck that he could chew on sitting in the standard cab or in the bed covered with a topper. He spent most of the time laying in the bed. On very cold nights I would let him inside inside his room which had a small couch and most of the molding chewed through. He was a outside pup though as soon as 2 months(spending most of the winter nights inside). I got him in August(I have the 70/55 speeding ticket from the trip home where he managed to get out of the box and sit on the passenger seat at 4 weeks.
Although pampered we still walked a hour every night rain or shine to keep his heart (and my butt) fit.
Kind of miss the big lug. One of the few full blooded(I seen the litter and knew the owners of both dogs I got papers but never sent them in) long haired English mastiff's around due to a well known genetic defect. One of only 2 males in the litter(the other male and the 4 females having short hair) he was very well trained and very well taken care of.

Carrots make a great treat for dogs. Water melon does also in moderation.
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Carrots, dried yams, cucumber slices and apple slices are great dog snacks. My dogs even love greens and almost all the vegetables I cook.
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I'd use brown rice instead of white rice.
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It all ends up brown anyway.
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I'd use brown rice instead of white rice.
Actully we switched to grain free because now they are saying that the brown rice contains too much arsenic for the dogs.
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/arsenic-food-faq
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/red-fl...rice-dog-food/
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