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#6053424 - 11/27/15 06:08 PM feeding dogs "non dog food"
Tux Man Offline
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I just got a Golden Retriever pup & the breeder feeds their dogs a substantial portion of their diet in non-dog food. Most of it is vegetables (a LOT of green beans). Apparently, they eat a lot of venison & pork that is harvested wild on their property. Their dogs are beautiful and appear healthy.
I grew up being scolded if we gave the dogs 'table scraps'.
Obviously, you don't want to give a dog highly processed, preservative & hormone filled human food. I also don't want to have an overweight or allergy burdened dog.
Does anybody else subscribe to this feeding option? I spend a lot of cash on expensive food from the vet, and would like to chop that expense down.
Thanks, I'll hang up & listen.

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#6053447 - 11/27/15 06:23 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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I feed table scraps along with the dog food, but I never overdo it.
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#6053458 - 11/27/15 06:27 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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No table scraps for my lab. However wild meat and veggies is very healthy food so . . .
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#6054106 - 11/28/15 07:47 AM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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I will do an occasional steak, chicken or turkey scrap but other than that it is strictly dry kibble with an added flax blend. There are some great dog foods out there today - lots of organic and wild food choices. If you want to get a fun thread going, just ask what is the best type of dog food to feed.
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#6054851 - 11/28/15 03:42 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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what do you think dogs ate before this man made diet was started? Whatever they could kill or scrounge up or table scraps...these dog food companies have everyone believing that dogs cant survive and live a long healthy life without them.

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#6054931 - 11/28/15 04:34 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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Dogs do pretty good on road kill. Deer and hog scraps.
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#6055064 - 11/28/15 05:57 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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Dry dog food is the easiest and cheapest for me. My little Yorkie eats it but still doesn't mind a little from the table.

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#6055254 - 11/28/15 07:57 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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I've seen dogs with pancreitis from being fed too many table scraps.
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#6055275 - 11/28/15 08:10 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
Tux Man Offline
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Yes, it is widely known that dogs do get Pancreitis with too much fat in their diet (especialy when they aren't used to it). Dogs that 'get into the trash' frequently end up @ the Vet due to Pancreitis.
I have tons of fresh vegetables in my garden & multiple freezers full of game- some of the meats are quite lean. I won't feed him corn because Golden Retrievers are prone to corn allergies. Grandpa's Coon Dogs did seemingly well without Purina/Science Diet/Alpo...

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#6055676 - 11/29/15 01:57 AM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
Jbell99 Offline
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I feed my dogs victor blue I get it at my local feed store not too bad priced and my dogs love it she leaned down and helped build muscle

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#6055807 - 11/29/15 08:31 AM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
Cleric Offline
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My dog loves oranges And apples. Just have to be careful with the apple seeds.


Veggie he eats include carrots, green beans, broccoli. He does not like celery


I have yet to find a meet he doesn't like.


I also put an egg on his food about once a week which helps his coat

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#6056030 - 11/29/15 11:11 AM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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I have fed my dogs old deer meat from the freezer at the start of the new season before. The dogs up north we always fill them full of deer fat and bones as we clean them. Wild meat is great protein for them.

On that note, if your commercial dog food has corn as it's primary ingredient, you aren't doing your dog a good service.
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#6056053 - 11/29/15 11:26 AM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
I have fed my dogs old deer meat from the freezer at the start of the new season before. The dogs up north we always fill them full of deer fat and bones as we clean them. Wild meat is great protein for them.

On that note, if your commercial dog food has corn as it's primary ingredient, you aren't doing your dog a good service.


Wrong about the corn. I feed Purina Dog Chow and my dogs have as much bottom as any others in the field, and firm stools. That's all I ask for.
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#6056173 - 11/29/15 12:53 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
I've seen dogs with pancreitis from being fed too many table scraps.



ive raised several hundred dogs of all ages and have yet to have one experience anything of the sort.

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#6056764 - 11/29/15 05:48 PM Re: feeding dogs "non dog food" [Re: Tux Man]
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Corn equals filler.
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