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Dunno about gatorade,but that stuff sound good bcuz Tia never seems to want to drink at shows she is always to busy "seeing" other dogs to drink.
 

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Sounds like its good stuff. How often should our dogs drink water? Princess only drinks when she has been out or when she has been chewing on a bone or something. If this gets her to drink more water (and if its necessary) than I wouldn't mind getting it.

Also don't mean hijack the thread but is the "grain free rubicon dog food" any good? From what I read it sounds high quality and pretty complete. Just wondering what you guys thought about that.

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Just yesterday my vet told me it was okay to give Gatorade to one of my dogs who is sick. She suggested Pedialyte but I know my dogs don't like it, and I already had Gatorade in the fridge and the vet said it's okay. But I don't know if dogs like the tast. I gave it to Hayley in a syringe, just in case because she is sick and dehydrated. But if it's safe for her, it should be safe for a healthy dog.
 

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MrDesi said:
Also don't mean hijack the thread but is the "grain free rubicon dog food" any good? From what I read it sounds high quality and pretty complete. Just wondering what you guys thought about that.

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I don't know anything about the brand you mentioned, but I've fed two different kind of grain free dog food..a kibble (Innova Evo) and a dehydrated food (Honest Kitchen). I think both are excellent products, and my dogs did well on both.

The Evo kibble should be fed with a few cautions: I wouldn't feed it to a growing puppy due to the high protein content. And you have to be careful how much of it you feed to adults-the fat content is considerably higher than most kibbles, so dogs can pork out on it really fast
 

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I don't know anything about the brand you mentioned, but I've fed two different kind of grain free dog food..a kibble (Innova Evo) and a dehydrated food (Honest Kitchen). I think both are excellent products, and my dogs did well on both.

The Evo kibble should be fed with a few cautions: I wouldn't feed it to a growing puppy due to the high protein content. And you have to be careful how much of it you feed to adults-the fat content is considerably higher than most kibbles, so dogs can pork out on it really fast
Thanks.

Also, why "grain free".

Right now I feed Princess raw, and her morning meal consists of grain mix (buck wheat and oats)/vitamin C/vitamin E/B complex/blackstrap molasses/saflower oil/yougurt/(an egg and honey are added twice a week).

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MrDesi said:
Thanks.

Also, why "grain free".
I don't think dogs really need grains in their diet..and in premade foods, I think they're just cheap fillers that frequently are the cause of allergies.
 

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Grain Free

I fed raw for years and never fed grain; not necessary. I agree with Murraydobe
 

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Hey Mr.Desi,

How is she doing on the new food ?? I forgot to ask you. Keep in mind grains provide alot of nutritents and of course there is alot of debate to feed them or not. They are a fairly small part of the diet when feeding homemade, unlike some of the commercial foods.
 

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Hey Okie-dobie,

She is doing great. I asked because I read about the "grain free" kibble at the link mentioned by BIB.

I haven't had to take her to the vet since I switched over to your recipe (besides her shots). Her coat is shiny and thick. She is taking the food very well, dives right in every monrning and night. When I used to feed her Kibble (canidae) she would take such a long time to eat and sometimes wouldn't even finish her food. I am glad I went this route, thanks for the help and the recipe.

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Sounds good for them, especially if they are under stress (example, hot weather, heavy exercise, etc...).

Duncdobe, I know you have posted a few times already, and several members already know you, but why don't you take a few minutes and introduce yourself and your dogs to the rest of the forum in our introductions area. Belated welcome to Doberman Talk!!
 

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MrDesi -
are you feeding the grain mix every morning?

If so, I wouldn't say that its a very small part of the diet (as Okie said) - that would be abouthalf of the diet, right?
 

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doberkim said:
MrDesi -
are you feeding the grain mix every morning?

If so, I wouldn't say that its a very small part of the diet (as Okie said) - that would be abouthalf of the diet, right?
Kim-
I do feed Princess a grain mix every morning, which gets supplemented with (safflower oil, vitamin c, vitamin e, vitamin b, 1 raw egg 4 x a week, blackstrap molasses, and yogurt).

However, it is approximately 4oz of grain mix compared to 16oz of meat in the evening. So this would make it close to 1/4 of the diet.

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Wow that's great MrDesi, I am glad she is doing so well. ;)
 
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