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#722758 - 7th Sep 2012 11:09pm What Food do you feed your dog/cat?
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did you know that 2 major dry dog/cat foods are tested on dogs and cats?

IAMS / EUKANUBA

Pet food vivisection

IAMS and Eukanuba are P&G brands of pet food. In May 2001 Uncaged exposed horrific accounts of cats and dogs used and killed in experiments for IAMS/Eukanuba with a front page story in the national press.

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=611

http://www.uncaged.co.uk/pgiams.htm

http://www.iamscruelty.com/videos.asp

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#722774 - 7th Sep 2012 11:46pm Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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I feed my mutts 'dry food' again atm. suplemented with fish oil capsules.
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#722783 - 8th Sep 2012 12:06am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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what dry food is it Rude?
all mine are raw fed x

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#722785 - 8th Sep 2012 12:12am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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What I have just seen is disgusting. I wont be buying this food for my pets, Ive just sent the message aswell. B...ards.....

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#722788 - 8th Sep 2012 12:26am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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My little babe eats James Wellbeloved dry food

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#722809 - 8th Sep 2012 7:53am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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The "Yorkie" eats only "Chappie" as recommended by the vet.

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#722825 - 8th Sep 2012 9:44am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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My boss feeds his dog raw meat, it's better for his dog and quite a lot cheaper too.

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#722827 - 8th Sep 2012 9:48am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tatey]
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my greedy little bugger will eat anything, but you cant go wrong with chappie.
he will also devour any fish, great for his coat/ joints
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#722831 - 8th Sep 2012 10:06am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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My Japanese Akita eats four tins of Pedigree and a about a tin full of mixer a day .. But he is a Big Dog` plus he`s still growing,There is one thing that Concern me is his teeth are starting to stain.Won`t touch dental sticks` tried`em,Do you think its too late to use a tooth brush he`s 2 year old.

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#722836 - 8th Sep 2012 10:35am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Vanmanone]
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make a paste with bicarbonate of soda, and rub with one of those rubber thimble (used for counting notes etc)

never use humans toothpaste
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#722851 - 8th Sep 2012 11:28am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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I thought it was humans that tested dog food?
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#722852 - 8th Sep 2012 11:28am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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I thought it was humans that tested dog food?
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#722859 - 8th Sep 2012 11:40am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Vanmanone]
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Originally Posted By: Vanmanone
My Japanese Akita eats four tins of Pedigree and a about a tin full of mixer a day .. But he is a Big Dog` plus he`s still growing,There is one thing that Concern me is his teeth are starting to stain.Won`t touch dental sticks` tried`em,Do you think its too late to use a tooth brush he`s 2 year old.


Have you thought of switching to raw food?
My GSD bitch Tilly is 10 years old and has the teeth of a 4 year old I was told by my vet lol!
There are many benefits of raw feeding. If you need any help or advice just let me know.

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#722862 - 8th Sep 2012 11:54am Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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I've never had to clean my dogs teeth. I Don't need worm treatment or flea control either. They have small pooh's that don't smell. My vet is not keen on raw feeding for 2 reasons. 1/ I won't buy the stuff they sell or recommened. 2/ I don't visit them with any problems re; my dogs. in the past 10 years I have been there only for Routine spaying of 2 bitches and puppy vaccs, and I have 4 big dogs x

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#722867 - 8th Sep 2012 12:15pm Re: What Food do you feed your dog/cat? [Re: Tilly]
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I want to move onto raw feeding but I've read some things about causing problems aswell, I've read one or two online msgs about people who's dogs have died due to the bones ripping up their insides and a few things about the raw food being unsafe to feed, I know some raw meats are but as long as you are carefull about where the food comes from is should be ok right?. I tried a few raw items with my dog and it didnt go well so I want to do more research first, at first I gave her a very small amount of mince which wasnt pretty the next day and a while later we gave her some raw lamb bones, it was messy and she threw up the next day (although Im not sure this wasnt due to the milk my partner had also tried to give her a few hours previously) Ive read a bit maore into it and realised that I should be feeding her chicken to begin with and I know it takes a while for the system to get used to it but it still worries me abit. Tilly where do you get your meat from, I can only do it if it works out not to expensive, I'd like to find a butchers to get chicken carcas from, and I know morrisons do cheap bones and bits and pieces and I found a place on leasowe road that specifically sells raw pet food but i'd be good to know what everyone else round here does

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