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originally posted by: nightbringr
Most people will use dry food because it's cheaper, keeps well and dogs still like it plenty, and then use wet food for treats or to supplement.
originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: Malisa
Don't make any changes to his/her diet. Try to keep everything as normal. Poor thing probably is still dealing with the loss it's original owner. If the pup is handling the wet food fine, don't make any changes. If you do decide to go to dry food, try mixing a little bit at a time with the wet food. Small changes. Best wishes and thank you for caring for this pup.
originally posted by: rickymouse
We just have cats, and they usually eat mostly dry food, but we do treat them to wet food in the morning. I put some special minerals in the cats food for breakfast, they seem to do pretty well with what I give them.
The youngest cat, completely blind and about three years old, loves grassmilk and Bacon. That cat eats more bacon than the wife and I eat together, over half a pound winds up going to the cat spread out over a couple of days. But it's fir has got nice and soft now since it started to eat the bacon, it used to be really course. That blind cat will climb right into the refrigerator since we started giving him bacon, we have to watch that he is not in there before closing the door.
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
If you've ever seen what goes into the dry kibble and how its made you wouldn't feed it yer dustbin! Its worse than garbage. I feed my 2 chihuahuas raw from a specialist dog butcher, then lightly fry it as they won't touch it raw...it gives them all the roughage and nutriments they need. I fed them wet before and the amount of stomach upsets they had and poo parcels they left I won't even go into
But yup agree with the other poster don't change her diet if its what she's used to leave it at that
originally posted by: drussell41
Please keep this animal on the same food. There is no way to know if they had problems with other food (allergies or GI upset, for example). Dogs have to be transitioned very slowly to new food anyway.
There have been MANY recalls on dry dog food. Try googling it, or looking at Truth in Pet Food truthaboutpetfood.com...
My guess is that if they went to this much trouble to stock up this much wet food, there was probably a very good reason. At the very least, the poor little dog deserves to keep as much of its routine the same as possible.
Thanks for taking on this dog.
originally posted by: Macenroe82
if you change that dogs diet, your in for a crap storm!
Most dogs have sensitive stomachs.
You change their food, that gut gets upset... before you know it, youll walk into your home and there will be crap half a foot deep on the floor.