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I finally settled on a diet for my 43 pound mutt. Now, do you guys think it's healthy?

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June 16, 2019 / By Shelomith
Question: For breakfast and dinner I give my dog 3/4 cup of Chicken Soup dry dog food with a mixture of 3 spoons of canned food mixed with 1/4 cup of Alpo canned food on top. He always eats most of it. For snack time, I give him 2-3 Old Mother Hubbard Treats. He gets a Kong teeth cleaning toy with Kong toothpaste every other day. On the days he doesn't get that, he gets a Greenie along with his snack. Every night and some mornings, I brush his teeth with a doggy toothbrush and doggy toothpaste. Is this a good diet? Oh yeah, I forgot to ask, any good canned foods? Under $1.00 a can? I would love to spend more money on him, but with the economy being so bad, I can't afford it! :( Ok, I messed up. When I was telling you about the canned I added to his diet, I meant to say: He gets 3 spoons of Alpo canned mixed with 1/4 cup of water. Is there any good replacement for Greenies I can give him? Also, he always has a deer bone on hand from the pet store.
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Pearl Pearl | 9 days ago
I would nix the alpo crap. You can get Chicken Soup canned, which would be better formulated to go with the dry food. I wouldnt feed the greenie either.. they've been known to cause blockages. Greenies dont really do anything to help their teeth anyways. Otherwise, as long as he isnt gaining or loosing weight.. its fine. ADDED so.. you're mixing the alpo with water to make like a "gravy" to pour over his food? Maybe if your dog likes a gravy consitency.. you should check into Merrick's foods.. you can add water to them to make a gravy. ADDED to replace the greenie.. a raw meaty bone.. let him strip the meat off.. that will actually clean his teeth!
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Pearl Originally Answered: I finally settled on a diet for my 43 pound mutt. Now, do you guys think it's healthy?
I would nix the alpo crap. You can get Chicken Soup canned, which would be better formulated to go with the dry food. I wouldnt feed the greenie either.. they've been known to cause blockages. Greenies dont really do anything to help their teeth anyways. Otherwise, as long as he isnt gaining or loosing weight.. its fine. ADDED so.. you're mixing the alpo with water to make like a "gravy" to pour over his food? Maybe if your dog likes a gravy consitency.. you should check into Merrick's foods.. you can add water to them to make a gravy. ADDED to replace the greenie.. a raw meaty bone.. let him strip the meat off.. that will actually clean his teeth!

Marilou Marilou
The chicken soup brand of dry is supposed to be good. the Alpo really isn't necessary though, and isn't the best quality canned food anyways. It's a fairly small amount but, a little bit extra callories every day really adds up over time. I don't know what Old Mother Hubbard treats are, but I recommend saving food-treats for training time.. and those need to be really small lest they become a meal in themselves. Does the vet have any comment on your dogs weight? How stringent you are with treats etc will dependo n if he needs to lose weight or not. Dogs will usually eat more than is healthy for them, no matter what!
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Krista Krista
I'd cut out the Alpo, that's complete crap. Chicken Soup is great food, stick to it. I haven't heard of Old Mother Hubbard treats, so give me a moment while I look it up. Add: The treats are so-so, but they could be better. Instead, dry up some liver, or maybe give some pieces of baby carrot. If you want you can use little bits of chicken. Remember never to over-do treat consumption. Greenies can be dangerous, don't give them to him.
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Jayna Jayna
If you are looking for a healthy, balanced, economical diet for your dog that is great for his teeth and will save you dental cleanings, then you really should look into a raw diet. It is all natural for dogs and their systems have been uniquely designed to eat raw for 1000's of years. There is a group here on yahoo.com called RAWFEEDING. Also here are a couple of articles that might interest you: http://drkimberly-dvm.com/html/pet_foods... http://www.Rawmeatybones.com/ Commercial dog foods turn into a sort of "paste" that sticks to your dog's teeth. Feeding raw is easy, cheaper and very healthy! Good luck!
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Jayna Originally Answered: 3 days diet plan which lose 10 pound is ok?
ugh dont do it!! it's such an old diet- black coffee and grapefruit diet. The caffiene just dehydrates you and you lose water weight, not fat!! you dont want to lose 10 pounds in 3 days anyway!! Its NOT healthy! You shouldnt lose ANY MORE than 2 pounds per week! Remember, diets do not work because EVERYONES body is different. Your best bet is to cut out sugar, and try to eat healthy, balanced meals. Coffee and half a grapefruit for breakfast = not good. Your goal should be to have many, many small meals throughout the day. Jump start your metabolism in the morning with a tall glass of water, and keep eating all day. Have snacks between meals, and try to eat things that are good for you. Eat organic whenever possible, avoid white bread and white rice. Eat whole grain things. Don't drink too much water, either. only drink when you're thirsty. If you're thirsty all the time, drink, but don't over-do it. You should almost never drink just to drink. With meals, fine, and on occasion for example a cup of coffee with breakfast or for a little pickme up but especially with water you can end up draining your body of essential nutrients.

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