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10-24-2011 11:18 AM
ironman_stittsville
Re: Food choice for new V owner

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Originally Posted by Cavedog
Tanner's mama,
PS to Suliko: The picture of Sophie in your avatar is simply beautiful, can you show us a larger version of it?
+1 that is a very nice photo, good lighting and a nice expression.
10-24-2011 10:32 AM
JillandDan
Re: Food choice for new V owner

We tried both of those brands with Holley when she was little. The Wellness caused alot of horrible gas in her. My dad actually kicked us out on Christmas Eve because of it. Haha. We had better luck with Blue Buffalo as well as Nutro Natural. Good luck. Food is so tricky.
10-23-2011 08:12 PM
tanners_mama
Re: Food choice for new V owner

New thought...

Just took tanner to his vet appt, 2nd round of puppy shots. Good news is my little guy doubled in size in 4 weeks! From 12lbs at 11 weeks old to 24lbs at 15 weeks old!

Anyway, I asked our vet about TOTW and she isn't a huge fan of all life stage foods for puppies. Not sure if I completely agree, but I'll take her word for it.

So now I'm debating between Blue Buffalo Puppy or Wellness Puppy. Possibly even switching between both. Who has had luck on either of these foods?
10-17-2011 07:47 PM
pippa31
Re: Food choice for new V owner

We have our vizsla on Taste of the Wild and she loves it! So far she has had both the lamb formula and the bison formula. And both she has eaten with no problems!
10-17-2011 01:20 PM
SteelCityDozer
Re: Food choice for new V owner

We were on TOTW before natures instinct and before raw. And although it was healthy for Dozer he didn't like the salmon flavor at all (or whatever the streams one is) and he got bored with all flavors quickly. And I had bought large bags so the local shelter made out on my picky eater. No longer an issue on raw. He practically begs me and stalks the freezer when he knows I'm making his meal. It's such a relief.
10-17-2011 10:17 AM
Suliko
Re: Food choice for new V owner

tanners_mama, I'm glad it worked out!
10-17-2011 09:10 AM
tanners_mama
Re: Food choice for new V owner

Good idea Mischa - I'd hate to spend all that $$ and have him not like the flavor I buy! I got him some new treats by Wellness, with Turkey and Duck and he LOVES them, so hopefully TOTW has a formula with those ingredients.

Suliko - update on the slow-feeding bowl - Funny enough, we now have our Great Dane using this bowl. She was scarfing down her food so that Tanner wouldn't eat it on her. Well, this wasn't going over too well as she would inhale it, and it would all come back up on her :-[ Tanner's eating habits have slowed down quite a bit, so it works out well for Jane, still great advice and a great deal for that bowl! Thanks again
10-16-2011 07:56 PM
Mischa
Re: Food choice for new V owner

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Originally Posted by tanners_mama
Update #2:

Well it's been about 2 weeks since we started on the new food. I'm not a fan. Actually, I now understand why (almost) everyone on this forum insists on only a high quality diet for their pups. Tanner doesn't seem to be a fan of the new food, and isn't eating nearly what he should be for his excercise level/weight.

So after lots of research and consideration, I want to switch him to Taste of the Wild. For being a grain-free food, it isn't too bad for the price, with very high quality ingredients.

Anyone recommend a certain formula? Lots of different varieties in this brand (which I like) and love that it is an all life stages food as well.

Let me know what you think!
Try getting a couple small bags and see which gets gobbled up the fastest...
Most dogs love chicken so that's a good one to start with. Fish is another common one to try, and for some reason, I read that Lamb is often not touched.
I got a bison mix once and Mischa barely ate it...she normally eats EVERYTHING.

So, it's just a matter of finding the flavour that your pup likes.
10-16-2011 06:20 PM
tanners_mama
Re: Food choice for new V owner

Update #2:

Well it's been about 2 weeks since we started on the new food. I'm not a fan. Actually, I now understand why (almost) everyone on this forum insists on only a high quality diet for their pups. Tanner doesn't seem to be a fan of the new food, and isn't eating nearly what he should be for his excercise level/weight.

So after lots of research and consideration, I want to switch him to Taste of the Wild. For being a grain-free food, it isn't too bad for the price, with very high quality ingredients.

Anyone recommend a certain formula? Lots of different varieties in this brand (which I like) and love that it is an all life stages food as well.

Let me know what you think!
10-11-2011 12:25 PM
Looney
Re: Food choice for new V owner

I've been looking into this for a few years now that I've been tracking the V's.

didn't matter which breed i landed on i am set on the "RAW" diet.

Not sure if i can afford the pre portioned stuff or I'll have to make up my own but i really like the benefits i have read/seen on this diet.

hopefully my Laszlo will be coming home in march...*(cross fingers for 3 or more males in the litters)* =)

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