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12/7/12 12:30 P

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Hi!
I don't make my own because my vet is one that is in favor of manufactured brands.... BUT,.Sounds good and healthy if you have the right combination, like you said. I wish I had the time to even give it a try! haha! Keep us posted!
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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/7/12 8:57 A

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Thanks all! I think I am going to just transition him back to regular dog food. I don't want to take the chance that he is not getting what he needs. I am going to go with a high quality grain free food for sure. I don't think the vet's comment has anything to do with selling anything. The brands she recommended were not what they have in the office.

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12/7/12 7:43 A

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emoticon Cindy. I feed a high quality commercial brand. I'm not sure I would trust myself to make sure they were getting a balanced.diet.

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12/6/12 11:24 P

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The food does indeed have to be nutritionally balanced to suit the dog's needs, but that doesn't mean exclusively commercial foods - many of which are not all they are cracked up to be.....

You definitely need to research what you are using though, in my opinion. As far as the vets only recommending commercially made foods because they get some sort of kickback? Maybe that is more of an American thing, it's not something that we tend to hear about or have to deal with here in Canada.



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12/6/12 11:16 P

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I don't make my food at home but I do feed my dogs raw and I do know a lot of vets are against people using anything but manufactured dog food. I think a lot of the reason for that is because they're paid by these companies to sell their food. I think that's the case for quite a few vets. Not nesecarily all vets though. I would just do some research online and see if other sites verify the recipe that you have :)

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/6/12 5:41 P

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I have been making homemade food for my puppy, and my vet told me today that it can be tricky to get the right nutrient ratios. I did get the recipe I use off a vet website. Does anyone here have experience with this?

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