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Ok, so I think we've established that it isn't the breed of the dog that really matters. It's how you raise it and treat it.

Which makes me wonder what you all feed your dogs?

I think it's one of the most important things you can do for your dog's good health.

Here is what I feed my dog. He gets a combination of canned and kibbles.

For the canned, we go with <a href="http://oldmotherhubbard.com/dogs/wellness_detail.asp?pCode=canDogSup5Lamb" target="_blank">Wellness Super5Mix Lamb</a> He loves this stuff. It's supposedly hormone free and generally just good for him. It's about $1.50 a can as opposed to Science Diet at $1.10 a can. But it seems like a better food = worth it. You can actually see the bits of carrot and sweet potato.

For the kibbles he gets <a href="http://www.nutroproducts.com/ncdogintroi.html" target="_blank">Nutro Natural Choice Lamb & Rice</a> He seems to like this stuff. It's supposedly a good dog food. But I'm thinking about switching him over the the Wellness Kibbles. The Wellness ingredients just seem good. Natural Choice seems like a good dog food though.

Other than that we give him bits of human food, carrots, potatoes, green beans, etc. SOME table scraps. The vets I've talked to say it's a good idea to give your dog the occassional scrap, so long as it's healthy. Basically, if it's good for you, it's good for them. Pizza, for example, would not be good. No Spicy foods, no cheesy foods. No greasy foods. Just the good stuff. Vegetables are important for dogs. Afterall, if they were to eat a rabbit in the wild, they would eat the whole rabbit including the intestines - which are full of greens. 40% of a dogs diet in the wild is greens - through rabbit, that is.

So what do you guys/gals feed your dogs? Live chickens, Soylent Green, Cats?

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I feed My cats with Specific TM, croquettes. however they love chicken, ham and beef. From time to time they love eating grass in our garden.
We dont feed them with box, because box are too fatty.
One of my cat, the White's one feed with lezards, wich is very bad food for cats.
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[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong>I feed My cats with Specific TM, croquettes. however they love chicken, ham and beef. From time to time they love eating grass in our garden.
We dont feed them with box, because box are too fatty.
One of my cat, the White's one feed with lezards, wich is very bad food for cats.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's also very bad for the lezards.
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[quote]Originally posted by seb:
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It's also very bad for the lezards. </strong><hr></blockquote>

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Your animals are eating the grass because they aren't getting enough vegetables. You need to make sure they are getting a little roughage (&lt;- colloquial English for "vegetables") with their protein-rich diet. They need more than meat.

We mammals need to ingest our amino acids, only bacteria can make its own.

I know if I ever get an animal (once I'm out of the apartments here around college) I'll be getting the expensive healthy hippie animal food they sell in boatloads around here.

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I would pay money to hear powerdoc say "lezards". I'm sure Frenchmen and Texans have a hilarious time sitting around talking to each other simply listening to each other speak in their native accents.
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My girlfriends cat had really stinky poo and the vet said we should switch to Science Diet. Its much better now! Not that I get on my hands and knees and smell, but the aroma is a lot less! <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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