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Q: Yorkie Food...

July 24, 2009 | By Deonk1 | 4 answers | Expired: 1848 days ago

Tags: food, blue seal

Deonk1

Ok, that's all who answered my training questions, I'm about 6 months away from getting my Yorkie. So in my budgeting I'm trying to learn as much about food as I can. I asked the breeder I've selected what she feeds. The two she mentioned were Eucanuba and Royal Canin. I've done some research and have noticed that you don't want anything with by-products which I agree with, and corn... is that right?

My mother is an equine Blue Seal dealer, and we've been very happy with their feeds for my horses, but I noticed that all of their dog foods have corn in the first two ingredients, no animal by-products though, and when I looked at Eucanuba yesterday they had animal by-product.

Can someone give the me crash run of dog nutrition, I can tell anyone what to feed thier horse, and about protein etc. but before I get a dog I wanna feed it the best. Although I'm a student and would like to find something affordable, I also understand that good food prevents vet bills, so what does everyone recommend? I like the looks of the Royal Canin... I read the ingredients it looked ok... (by what I know at least).

Has anyone used the Blue Seal, any comments?
Also I've read that you'd feed about 3/4 cup a day, is that right? if so roughly how many cups or days would be in say a 5lb bag? In other words, if I pick the best food, what am I looking at for a monthly cost.

Thanks

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Makayla Y.
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Jul 24, 2009

What i do for my dogs is i feed the food from this website look at it if you have time, the website is www.thehonestkitchen.com this is what our dogs eat, they LOVE it (Angel is a fast eater and cleans Truman's bowl when he is done and today she tryed to steal his food and he was not to happy!! they had a small fight over HIS food)

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Ethel02
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Jul 24, 2009

Eukabana, Iams, Science Diet, & allot more ar terrible, don't know how they got a good reputation, they were also on the recall list awhile back, I stay with holistic it sounds more expensive but it's not, I talked to a nutritionist, even if the bag on holistic says to feed the same as the other foods, don't you only need 1/2 of what it says (they want to see more food too) I have feed my greyhounds 75/80 lbs & Black Lab 90 lbs 1 cup in the a.m & 1 cup in the p.m. greys are thinner but with their metabolism they get the same as Lab it used to be 4 cups each a day, I also mix wet food, to give them a change I use Verus, Royal Canin is good, Blue Buffalo, Wellness, you can look on you computer for holistic dog food, also to ask what kind of protein your dog needs, they all need different amt's. & the bag will tell you how much protein is in that food different meat or fish control that, if you can't find a good holistic food one of the better Reg. brand name's is Pro Plan, I got it with my first greyhound, she 17 now, they are very particular with their dogs, & I don't think people paid allot of attention to holistic food for their dogs then. Good luck diet is very important, Taste of the wild is very rich for some dogs I know the greys can't tolerate it

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JerZgirl
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Jul 24, 2009

Eukanuba and Royal Canin arent horrible foods-not the best-but there are FAR worse feeds out there for your dog.

My dogs have all done well on Innova-both the regular and Innova Evo. Taste of The Wild while I haven't tired it my friends have and have raved about it. Blue Buffalo (sold in Petsmarts) is a holistic very good food for the price. Though conisdering a Yorkie's size-you will only need to buy little bags. Solid Gold is another good brand-they make a food especially for tiny dogs.

It can be dizzying but find out what is sold by you and see what you feel the most comfortable feeding.

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Mary C.
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Jul 24, 2009

Try a holistic diet for your pup. Royal canin is ok, very expensive and there are better foods out there with reasonable prices. My favorites are grain free diets. Taste of the Wild, Evo and Canidae also now has a grain free formula. Eukanuba and Science Diet are among my least favorites based on ingredients. Blue Seal is great with livestock feed but also another I wouldn't choice for dog food. (just my opinion, I like a food with no fillers such as corn, wheat and soy) Check out www.dogfoodanalysis.com for ratings and reviews on all the dog foods, I'm sure you'll find the right one for your pup.

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