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Old 01-05-2013, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heart getting really confused on food

Some say Blue Buffalo...but Fromm seems to be really good. I would have to order it online..She came with a bag of Blue Buffalo which she eats...but what flavor of Fromm is good. All of it sounds great. And the treats sound good too...

Please help...I want her to have the best.
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In my personal opinion, Fromm's is better than BB. I feed Leila Fromm's and she does well on it.

What I was told is to keep protein less than 30%, buy only food with all ingredients from the USA, avoid anything with fillers, and use grainfree to prevent allergies. Hope that helps!

Of course, the best would be to do home cooking and give fresh meats and veggies but I don't. Occasionally, I will bake Leila a little chicken breast with no seasonings and I have given her some sweet potato with nothing added to that either.
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Is it okay to add a little chicken and brown rice to the dry food...just a little bit to start with??? I really like the idea of doing some cooking for her....not as her sole source of food however...I still want to find a dry food that I'm satisfied with.
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I have used many of the grain-free and grain-inclusive flavors for Obi. I think he likes the Game Bird Recipe and Duck and sweet potato formulas. He fairly enjoys pork and applesauce. He's not into the fishy flavors but some dogs like it (just like some people enjoy seafood while others don't). I say pick which one you think sounds good and give it a try Fromm is a wonderful company so I hope Mia does well on it. A little chicken and rice is okay to top the dry food with...but I'd do a very tiny amount. You want her to have a balanced amount of nutrients. Just as a caution, if there is a disproportionate amount of "home-cooked," she may not get be getting enough vitamins/electrolytes/minerals. People who do majority of home-cooked usually have to add supplements and have routine checkups to make sure the dog is getting a balanced diet. I usually top off Obi's kibble with a very tiny amount of peas, carrot, and other veggies or chicken but it is less than a spoonful.
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Is it okay to add a little chicken and brown rice to the dry food...just a little bit to start with??? I really like the idea of doing some cooking for her....not as her sole source of food however...I still want to find a dry food that I'm satisfied with.
Yes - I'd also suggest soaking the dry food in warm water for five minutes before feeding to bring out the flavor.
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I switched to Fromm back in May. I've tried her on Tunalini and pork and applesauce and she seems to like the pork and applesauce the best. I also give her 1/4 c. of Honest Kitchen (Force) once a day; you mix it with water and it's lower protein than the Fromm. Daisy is kind of a little pig at 4 lbs. She likes variety.
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Nancy, which blue buffalo do you feed?
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I feed Jasmine Blue Buffalo = Life Protection Formula and I think Jasmine likes it, but I am not sure. How do you know if your dog likes something? I thought I would try to get a sample of Fromm to see if Jasmine likes it. What do you think?
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Nancy, which blue buffalo do you feed?

Its the Life Protection Formula....she seems to like it, but I might order a small bag of the Fromms and see if she likes it better. All the flavors sound really good.
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Thanks for the advice on the adding a bit of chicken and brown rice to her breakfast. I won't do it with every meal...just a tiny bit in the morning to get her day started.
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