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    so i think maybe it would be healthy to do half wet half kibble? maybe ill try that, im very strict with how much food i give her and i make sure that everyone else in the house is as well because i know how important her health is, but i would never allow her to become underweight. The vet said she looks healthy at 15.9 pounds and that she wouldnt want to see her gain any more.

    that being said, which canned food do u guys like? ive tried some but not many. there are TONS out there though. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    so i think maybe it would be healthy to do half wet half kibble? maybe ill try that, im very strict with how much food i give her and i make sure that everyone else in the house is as well because i know how important her health is, but i would never allow her to become underweight. The vet said she looks healthy at 15.9 pounds and that she wouldnt want to see her gain any more.

    that being said, which canned food do u guys like? ive tried some but not many. there are TONS out there though. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Personally I would feed raw or home cooked meals IF I had more knowledge/time or an expert in animal nutrition help me meal plan. But I do what I believe is the next best thing. Fletcher is on Wellness Core with raw fresh fruits and veggies thrown in. He only gets fruits and veggies as treats or kibble. I personally do not feed wet food because tho there are good ones out there I just am rather grossed out by many can foods, even human ones. Fletcher gets lots of home made frozen treats too. I freeze blocks of ice with fruit and veggies in them, he loves them will lick and lick away at the ice and they are a good "keep him busy" and I even leave him in his crate with one when I'm going to be out for a longer time.

    If you are already feeding Wellness then try the Core canned food.
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    what kinds of vegetables? and do u cook them or leave them raw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmaK11 View Post
    what kinds of vegetables? and do u cook them or leave them raw?
    We feed our dogs and cat primarily raw food, including beef, turkey, chicken organs, and ground mixed vegetables which we buy frozen. The vegetables are the usual assortments of mixed frozen vegetables. Our recipes are approved by our main holistic veterinarian and include supplements designed for cardiac health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmaK11 View Post
    what kinds of vegetables? and do u cook them or leave them raw?

    Raw and some frozen. Fletcher gets a lot of baby carrots cause we always have them in the house, but frozen green beans, beets (I do peel and chop them) sometimes he gets sweet potatoes and frozen peas. Fruit he loves strawberries, apples, blueberries I almost always have all 3 in the house too. But he really likes melons too, honeydew I make in big chunks and froze them these were great treats for those hot summer days.

    Now that I think about it the only canned food Fletcher has every had was canned pumpkin, it really helps with those bouts of "puppy yucky poops"


    I was wondering tho would it be a nice Thanksgiving treat to let Fletcher have the turkey giblets? You know the organs.... cooked or raw???? Would that be alright? And if so could I skip the kibble that night?
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    i just bought a bag of frozen vegetables at whole foods, if i mix them in with emma's food i think shell eat them, but i've tried giving her small pieces of carrots and shell take them and then leave them on the carpet. i'm not sure about the turkey giblets, i bought emma the merrick thanksgiving day canned food for thanksgiving. they come in really small cans now for small breed so that u dont have to leave a big can opened in the fridge for too long. its perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmaK11 View Post
    i just bought a bag of frozen vegetables at whole foods, if i mix them in with emma's food i think shell eat them, but i've tried giving her small pieces of carrots and shell take them and then leave them on the carpet. i'm not sure about the turkey giblets, i bought emma the merrick thanksgiving day canned food for thanksgiving. they come in really small cans now for small breed so that u dont have to leave a big can opened in the fridge for too long. its perfect
    We've found that frozen vegetables are best consumed and digested by our cavaliers if they are ground. Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner is one of our two favorites for when we travel or run out of our pre-prepared raw meals. The ingredients lists of that Merrick canned food, as well as Merrick Cowboy Cookout, are impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RodRussell View Post
    Please name a few "high end" kibbles.
    Orijen, Acana, Fromm Four Star, Wellness

    I feed Orijen (rotating with 6 Fish and Adult Chicken) supplemented with fruits and vegetables. If you are advocating Merrick, then you should take a look at Orijen's ingredients. Unfortunately I do not have the time, space, or money to feed a raw diet, so with that said I do believe feeding Orijen (with fruits and veg) meets all of their nutritional needs and is made with quality ingredients.

    Many many sources have said that wet food can cause tooth decay if proper dental hygiene is not ensured. This includes two of my vets and several books I have read.
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    i brush emmas teeth twice a day, and feed her half kibble half wet so i dont think tooth decay should be a problem. i hope not at least.

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