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First Ingredients in dog food

Discussion in 'Commercial Food' started by coopersmom, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Crystal1

    Crystal1 Forums Enthusiast

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    Have you had a vet check Randy for worms? If there aren't any health problems, then it's the same as with people--you have to lower the calories and exercise. There isn't any magic diet for dogs either. I know it's hard to cut back on treats and food, because you want him to be happy; but in the long run he will be happier and live longer if you do what's best for him.
     
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  2. BarbV

    BarbV Forums Celebrity

    How old is Randy? My two boys are both the same height but only 11 months. Indy is fairly fine boned and about 20 lbs. Bacca is bigger bone, is longer in body and longer in neck and is about 25-26 lbs. I would not want either of them to be any heavier.

    They both get Purina Pro Plan Chicken & Rice (though I'm researching as to whether to switch) - they each get 1 1/3 cups per day, which I think is less than the bag says. But they are starving. I limit treats to very small and only for training (small kibble sized soft nuggets) and lots of carrots!

    Are you feeding once or twice per day? If you feed twice, then they burn if off faster. I feed in the morning, then send boys out for raucous play. Then in early evening - about 4:30 - and more play. It doesn't have a chanc to glue to their hips!
     
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  3. coopersmom

    coopersmom Forums Enthusiast

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    Randy will be 8 on May 31. Tonight I gave him 3/4 cup of the Nurto Ultra. I think I'll try cutting him down to 3/4 2X/day this weekend and see how he does.
     
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  4. diinin

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    Your higher grain diet is probably hurting your cause. Check out the study below. It's written rather scientifically, but if you scroll to the very last paragraph in the Discussion section, you can get the gist of it.

    http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/134/8/2087S
     
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  5. Selena Wohlslagel

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    Blue Buffalo starts out with chicken
     
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  6. Selena Wohlslagel

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    Our vet said in dieting them add some low sodium green beans so they don't feel like they are starving
     
  7. Piper's mom

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    Just an FYI...this thread is 12 years old...many of those who commented originally are no longer around.
     
  8. Selena Wohlslagel

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    Thank you Piper's Mom.Makesme feel better about what I have been feeding him
     
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  9. Selena Wohlslagel

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    I am beginning to think Luke's proper weight is 25 lbs. He's smaller than a cocker spaniel but much larger than a Jack Russell. And he's very active.
     
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  10. Ron Atkinson

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    The choices are end less and confusing for me .I did lots of research after Teddy reached 31 pounds during the pandemic. In March we visited the Vet for a weight Management visit I wanted to increase exercise but also wanted to make sure he was healthy enough to do it I am happy to say at his July visit he was 28.1. We have increased our walks to 4 miles a day once in the morning and once in the evening. He gets 1/3 cup of food 3 times a day and green beans for treats. I have been using Blue Buffalo weight maintenance formula.A side benefit is I have lost 10 lbs. because of the exercise I would like Teddy to get to 25 lbs.
     
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