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pup food

Postby 00laura.smith00 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:39 pm

Hi Everybody

We have a spoodle pup arriving in 2 weeks. Has anybody tried Mighty Mix dog food? ( you can get it online) I was told supermarket food wasn't that good for them... i want to get good food but have a limited budget ...whats best for the wallet and the dogs nutrition?

I have tried to look online but most of the sites are american...

Your help would be much appreciated :)
I am looking forward to getting all sorts of tips from this website!!!

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Murphy
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Re: pup food

Postby Murphy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:53 pm

We found that when we got our puppy, we were told by the breeder that he was used to dry puppy food. He wouldnt eat any of the biscuits( Puppy Small bites) that we got from the Vet. We got some Puppy roll & Pedigree tinned Puppy food from the supermarket, he gobbled these up. I feel sometimes the Vets push the products they sell, but check the labels as to what the food contains. After they puppy stage we moved him onto K9 Natural, he has been on this for 3 odd years now & does very well on it.
He has K9 in the evenings & about 1/2 cup dry biscats for breakfast.
Best of luck
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Re: pup food

Postby sl_simpson » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:19 pm

Generally try a feed biscuts when they are puppies as they provide an all round balanced food for your growing pup. Plus they do help with getting through the teething stage quicker. Pups have their sharpe baby teeth up to about 8months these natural fall out and are replaced by their adult teeth. There have been a number of older dogs 1 1/2yrs that still have some baby teeth one reason is because they were feed on too softer food diet and not had chew toys. They have needed these teeth removed by vet. Quite costly.

My personal preference with dog food is to keep it as natural as possible avoid preservatives, food colourings etc.... Main ingrediant to be protein and not too much fillers of wheats and cereals (these should be well down the list or not at all).

Some of the puppy & dog food we have had Orijen and Ultra sold through Petworkz. Or Orijen from their own website.

http://www.petworkz.co.nz/Products.aspx ... -+Dog+Food

http://www.orijen.co.nz/

http://www.ultrapetfood.co.nz/index.html

SPCA also have a range out also sold in New World supermarkets
http://www.spcapetclub.co.nz/category/7 ... -food.aspx

We are also on K9 Natural and Ziwipeaks as they have got older
http://www.ziwipeak.com/nzl/home.shtml#

There is alot to choose from and budget to think of
All the best

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Re: pup food

Postby 00laura.smith00 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:28 pm

thank you for taking time to reply :) I think i will go with ultra at this point..seems to be reasonably priced too. I can't wait to get the pup :) will keep you posted and no doubt ask many more questions on our journey through "parenthood" !


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