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Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by kayas_mummy on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:19 pm

Hi
Can anybody recommend a decent food for my 10 week old staffie please
at the moment i have her on dried bakers puppy food and iams dried food..
thanks

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Nosipho on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:27 pm

Oh shes lovely! But Baker is a bit of a rubbish food, full of colourings and additives. Iams is slightly better but I dont like some of their animal testing policies and dont support them. A few good foods are; Wainwrights (Pets at home brand), james wellbeloved, fish4dogs and natures menu (wet food). There is a list somewhere with best dried foods.

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Nosipho on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:28 pm

Ooh and Orijen is a good food though quite expensive!

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by kayas_mummy on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:38 pm

Hi
Thankyou i wasnt sure if i was feeding her the right stuff for nutrition and minerals etc.
I will try her the pets at home or wellbeing this weekend and will let you know how she gets on with it..
Thankyou for replying to me

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:58 pm

Depends what you want to feed, for me the best food is a raw diet.

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:46 pm

Here's the list Smile

http://staffy-bull-terrier.co.uk/dryfood.html

Tommy and Tilly were both on Wainwrights (puppy and adult as appropriate) and that was fine but Tilly got bored so we are in the changeover process to Fish4dogs.

Definitely ditch the bakers though

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by janey on Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:10 pm



Any change of food needs to be done gradually, so whatever you choose do it over a week at least Smile

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:15 pm

janey wrote:

Any change of food needs to be done gradually, so whatever you choose do it over a week at least Smile

Thanks Janey , forgot to add that Blushing

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Kathy on Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:11 pm

Rocky has recently been changed over from James Welbeloved to Barking Heads and he seems to have appreciated the change, he is calmer now.


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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:36 pm

Whatever you choose, make sure it isn't Bakers! Big Grin It's the pits!

I take it you want to feed a complete dry food? If so, then the ones that have been mentioned above are all good.

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Galadriel on Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:59 am

The best dry completes are the grain free ones with a high meat content like Orijen, Applaws, Fish4Dogs, Taste of the Wild etc.

Then there are loads of mid range foods with a fairly decent meat content and not mostly grain (or a 'better' grain - oats and rice are better than maize/corn or wheat for example) like Arden Grange, Symply, James Wellbeloved, Lathams, Simpsons Premium, Natural Dog Food Company, Wainwrights.

Just avoid all like supermarket own foods, Bakers, Winalot, Webbox, Wagg, Pedigree, Iams, Hills, Purina, Royal Canin, Harringtons, Omega, Eukanuba, Chappie, Chudleys, Alpha. Basically foods where the ingredients aren't clear or have grain as the first ingredient, low meat content, additives, sugar, salt etc.

You might find www.whichdogfood.co.uk helpful Smile

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Onyx322010 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:40 am

Taste of the wild is a great food for pups. Not too high protein, good fat. Origen is a fabulous food. I definitely agree, the food your using is not ideal. Do some research, pricing and availability. GRAIN FREE!!!

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by kayas_mummy on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:29 pm

Thankyou all.. I have ordered the fish4dogs fingerscrossed this works well
for her..

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Re: Best food to feed staffie pup

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:31 pm

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:03 pm

Galadriel you may class Simpson as a middle of the road food, but i beg to differ and have witnessed EXCELLENT results with their Salmon grain free diet used on a Stafford with chronic ear infection ... like i said before dont knock something till you try it and see results. We can all read ingredients available online of different diets for dogs, but proof is in the puddling so to speak.
Out of fish4dogs and Simpsons i would select Simpsons, now thats not from read ingredients thats from watching and seeing the condition of my 5 dogs when they were on these diets.
My male had a dreadful coat on fish4dogs, but gleamed on Simpsons.
I have learnt over the years expensive does not always mean the best.
You feed your dog on what your purse can afford and what suits your dog.
But I do agree Bakers is the pits as are most supermarket supplied foods.

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Post by Galadriel on Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:52 pm

Denise wrote:Galadriel you may class Simpson as a middle of the road food, but i beg to differ and have witnessed EXCELLENT results with their Salmon grain free diet used on a Stafford with chronic ear infection ... like i said before dont knock something till you try it and see results. We can all read ingredients available online of different diets for dogs, but proof is in the puddling so to speak.
Out of fish4dogs and Simpsons i would select Simpsons, now thats not from read ingredients thats from watching and seeing the condition of my 5 dogs when they were on these diets.
My male had a dreadful coat on fish4dogs, but gleamed on Simpsons.
I have learnt over the years expensive does not always mean the best.
You feed your dog on what your purse can afford and what suits your dog.
But I do agree Bakers is the pits as are most supermarket supplied foods.

I think we've had this discussion before Wink

I'm not knocking Simpsons, it's not a bad food, especially the grain free one, in fact, that one is probably at the top of the mid range group and like all foods, what suits one dog might not suit another but it just doesn't have enough animal protein IMO to go into the premium group.

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:05 pm

Well i still beg to differ.

I just wonder how the hell the dogs and puppies raised and looked after all them years ago by the old timers managed to look and grow into fine example with out a certain % of protein Wink

In my parents time they themselves and breeders they knew reared pups on Chappie, plus maybe eggs ... some of these pups are Champs in some of todays dogs pedigrees .. amazing ay applause

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:00 pm

I use Pero puppy and junior for Lola Snow and Pero SBT for Lily Mae, it is specially formulated for Staffords. Bakers is bad, it killed my friend's King Charles' Spaniel not outright but over the years. Chappie is supposed to be a ok for a cheaper food. I also give them either mackerel or sardines twice a week to help their coats and brains!! Big Grin

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