Dog nutrition: what do you feed your pooch?

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  1. Seldomski

    Seldomski Paralysis by analysis Skier

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    Not really sure what your point is @CalG . When I put the oil on their food, the dogs get excited and eat it faster. If that's not due to the taste being pleasing to them, I don't know what to call it.

    I also agree that some dogs will eat cat poo. Not owning a cat at the moment, I can't offer my opinion on whether one that does eat cat poo does it because of the taste or not.

    My dogs also eat grass sometimes. But they don't seem to be enjoying themselves when they eat it. It's more of a self-medication instinct when they have upset stomach.
     
  2. Sibhusky

    Sibhusky Making fresh tracks Skier

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    My dogs carry frozen dog poop around in the winter, eat rabbit poop, deer poop, I'm sure they'd eat bear poop if I let them. They also graze on long grass all the time. One has a yen for mushrooms, and has been to the emergency vet for that.
     
  3. Monique

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    Oh, geez. Now I remember that when I had my cat Oscar, the various dogs who shared the house with her DID go after her poop. Thanks for that .. oh, the look of a dog with kitty litter stuck to his chin ...
     
  4. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Out on the slopes Skier

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    We feed our cats regular cat food and they supplement that with a healthy amount of birds, chipmunks, and occasional squirrel.
     
  5. CalG

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    Pavlovian association.

    A couple of dogs I have had the pleasure of working with, get all excited, and lick their chops just after hearing a clicker. A Brittney I had got really excited whenever the phrase "load up" was spoken. I mean Really excited. Bird Brain! ;-)
     


  6. flowing alpy

    flowing alpy At the base lodge Skier

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    hard to argue with a good dog imo
     
  7. Scrundy

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    We or should I say she feeds our dogs Orijen and supplements with boiled boneless chicken thighs. Wish she just fed them all chicken, it’s cheaper by the pound by far then the Orijen. Got to say all the dogs I’ve had over the years loved this stuff. About impossible to get them to switch once they’ve had it.
    Also got to say people always say they are very healthy looking dogs with beautiful coats. Maybe I should start the same diet.
     
  8. Monique

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    My dogs ate Orijen pretty happily. I'm trying Purina Pro Plan, and to my surprise, they seem to like it even better. I imagine Purina spends plenty on palatability research.
     
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    I wish it were something a little more reputable than medium.com , but .. well, frankly, I'm too lazy right now to follow it up
     
  12. Guy in Shorts

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    Hill's W/D via chewy.com for our pancreatic Nelson.
     

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