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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

Hi everyone! I was just wondering what people are feeding their Vizsla? I've read somewhere (before I got my Vizsla) that they excel on a natural diet and since we were already feeding our first dog California Natural we thought great we don't have to switch anything! ...Howeverrrr..when we brought him to the vet and told the technician what we are feeding him (you know because they're always asking every time you go lol) she gave us the "EH OH" then at the end of the visit proceeded to stick a crap load of Iams samples and coupons in the bag ... I was under the impression that California Natural was great dog food.. ???.Does someone know something I don't!? lol
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 11:22 PM
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

Not sure what to tell you, but I did alot of research on this site and asked a few fellow V owners in my neck of the woods and decided to change our 6 month old's food.

Have you been through this thread and checked out the link, it's quite informative.
https://www.vizslaforums.com/index.php/topic,364.0.html

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 11:40 PM
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

Kasey

Your food is fine. I'm guessing that the Vet sells the Iams Vet line of foods,a nd is just giving you the coupons at the request/contractural obligation of Iams.
Our vet pushes Science Diet.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 10:37 AM
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

you have to realize that vets are just like doctors, they often push the line the get paid to push. Try telling a vet that you feed raw, and see the reaction you get.

IMO raw is the best for my and my V
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 11:24 AM
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

Our vet pushes Science Diet too, but from the majority of reviews I've read online I found that Science Diet is one of the lower rated foods. We told her that we were feeding Nico Orijen and they looked at us like they had never heard of the brand. I agree with tgrove - I think vets are swayed towards certain brands because the manufacturers push them.
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

of coarse they are, my uncle works as a vet tech and they get kick backs from the manufacturers of the food.

the best thing is to do a little research and establish goals for you and your pet

example: Save money? Easy to feed? Is my V allergic? (mine was)
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 04:47 PM
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

We listen to what our breeder tells us, not the vet. Obviously the Breeder is going to know more about their specific breed and family lineage ... we already have our guy on adult food (at 4 months) just on Purina Pro Choice ... I think it all depends! I've been told if you aren't having your dog hunt then you don't need the high enery food
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

Cynwagon - Purina is not a good food. It's full of tons of fillers that dogs don't digest. It's made with cheap ingredients which is why it's a cheaper food to buy.

I feed my dogs Wellness. No grains, artifical flavors, or animal by-products.

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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

We just switched to a Canadian brand food. All natural and fresh ingredients. Orijen puppy food. Now, we had Kian on what the breeder fed the litter and that was a Purina Puppy chow Optimum start and he just got sick of it. He wouldn't eat it anymore.
Now the only problem we are having now is that this new food is packed with protein and it shows :-X ..... he is very gassy, he can clear out a room in no time ;D



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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 03:43 AM
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Re: What's everyone feeding their Vizsla?

There's no way my V would eat "biscuits only" morning, noon and night whatever brand they were. And who could blame her. We mix it up with rice, vegetables, and the green leafy ones. Not to mention raw venison and chickens. Try to limit the beef. Also throw in a few bones for entertainment.

The only time she would get biscuits only was if I was out tramping/hunting for a few days. And then only if we didn't shoot something.
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