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View Poll Results: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?
Less than 10 years with standard kibble (e.g. Purina or Iams) 0 0%
Less than 10 years with premium kibble (e.g. Orijen or TOTW) 0 0%
Less than 10 years with raw diet 1 7.69%
10-13 years with standard kibble 1 7.69%
10-13 years with premium kibble 1 7.69%
10-13 years with raw diet 0 0%
13-15 years with standard kibble 3 23.08%
13-15 years with premium kibble 3 23.08%
13-15 years with raw diet 0 0%
15+ years with standard kibble 0 0%
15+ years with premium kibble 3 23.08%
15+ years with raw diet 1 7.69%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

Im curious if food throughout a Vs life changes the life expectancy. Please vote once for each V you have owned. After you vote, please comment on what specific food and any supplements you may have given them, and the exact age.

Thanks!

Just the other day I ran into a V owner that said her first V (un-neutered) lived to be 17 years old! Although i didn't think to ask her what she fed him back then. Also, her current V (2nd) was neutered and he was a humping machine (another knock to that myth).
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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

Mine are still alive, so I can not vote.

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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

Nobody has had Vs before their current one? Although this is my first, it seems like most people I run into have had at least a couple.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

This is our very first Vizsla, so I can't vote, but am very interested in this poll's stats.
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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

I've had several different dogs in my life (Beagles, a Harrier, a Basset/Otterhound cross, another Beagle, a Bluetick Coonhound, a Vizsla mix, and a Vizsla -- Willie). Willie is the only purebred Vizsla I've ever had. They have all lived good, long lives.

Having said that, I can't be of much help with your food poll. My philosophy has always been to switch their foods around regularly. I never stuck with just one particular brand. I think the variety is a good thing.

p.s. I have always supplemented with human grade food, primarily high quality protein.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 04:19 PM
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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

I'm on my first V as well - she just turned a year old today. She has been fed TOTW since we brought her home and seems quite healthy, happy, and way too wise for her own good.
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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

I'm really surprised at the low turnout. With 6000 members & 355 online daily, I would have expected enough "votes" to give statistically good results. Maybe we're mostly first-V owners because after the first V, the forum is not so interesting. Or, maybe almost all the members online are just readers, not repliers (but submitting a vote is not like posting). This post has been read 653 times so far, how can there be only 4 votes?

BTW - I tried to vote twice, but the ballot is gone & all I get is the results.
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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

Sorry my friend, Darcy is my first Vizsla, and if she knows whats good for her, she had better live forever....cause she is my best ever buddie..

Galantyne Cimbora..lovingly know as Darcy.
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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

If your dogs don't fit into any of the categories, then you would be unable to vote. I think that is the reason for the low voting. My oldest V will be turning 5 this summer and all three of them are living. This may have been a good poll for long time breeders.

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Re: How long did your Vizsla live and what did you feed them?

[size=18pt][/size]if you want a better poll - ask owners of V's 10yrs or older - health issues - how well is your V - but breeder & life style enter into it - this forum is always looking 4 the perfect DIET - so am I - LOL !!!!!
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