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#1 samanthag

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    Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

    Is this a repeat thread?? I searched & didn't find anything but I'm not sure If I did it right. Here it goes......

    Over the weekend I was in contact with the lady whom we adopted our now 9 month old Labradoodle Rusty. I just thought she would like to hear about how Rusty was doing. In fact, we made a play date for Sunday so that he could see his parents. Sunday came around and I had to cancel. I was up at 3am because Rusty was throwing up. He continued to get sick about 4 more times between 4am - 10am. I called her and cancelled our plans because although he was feeling better he still gets motion sickness in the car & I thought that was too much for him. Anyway as I explained what was going on to her she started drilling me on what I feed him. When I told her she said my choice of food for him was making him sick. --Okay lady I've been feeding him this since we adopted him & he's been fine. He loves his food! And it's not cheap!!
    So I have not been able to stop thinking about this (I know I'm not a bad mommy!!) and I am wondering, what are you feeding your dogs?

    #2 **~Jenn~**

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      Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:04 PM

      Well if he has been eating it all this time...I can't see why it would affect him like that now.
      Since he is a young puppy, is it possible he ate something else he shouldn't have? Those things def happen! My dog is 2 and he still picks things up off the ground and starts chomping away... But as a puppy he was much worse.
      Another thing could be, is he eating too fast? If he's eating too fast and not really chewing, just swallowing, the food will sit in his stomach and make him sick.
      My Dog can only eat large Breed dog food because of that reason. If we buy the regular size food, he will not even chew it and throw it all up.
      You will have everyone telling you what the "best" dog food is and what is oh so horrible, but I think you need to go with what your dogs likes. And what fits your budget as well.
      My Dog is on Science Diet lamb & Rice Large breed. But we went through all kinds of different food, until we found this one. Plus as an added bonus to me, he has food allergies and this food doesn't affect him too much as far as his allergies go.
      Good luck with your puppy, and if he keeps throwing up, I would just make a Vet appt just to get to the bottom of it :-)
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      #3 Erika J

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        Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:11 PM

        I feed 75 lb lab mix, Nutros Adult Dog food. He seems to like it just fine. The vet said it is one of the better brands and is comparable to thier RX food they sell. It is about $1 per lb.

        #4 Mrs. Martin

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          Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

          I was about to suggest the same thing- maybe the dog is eating too fast? We use to have to portion control our dog's food when he was a puppy because he would eat so much, so fast, he would vomit.

          Because we have a great dane and he's very expensive to feed, our vet suggested we use the Costco brand food because it's half the price of big-name brands and it has the main ingredients that nutritious dog food should have. We were spending double the amount on a big name brand and turns out the main ingredient was corn which is obviously just a filler. We were told to make sure that the main ingredient in the food is always meat (chicken, lamb, whatever). Our dog has been very happy with that food since we switched.

          #5 samanthag

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            Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:26 PM

            Thanks for your suggestions ladies!
            I honestly think that he ate something that he was not suppose to because he is all better now & he has a full appetite. I have to constantly watch him cuz he will try to eat anything he can put in his mouth.
            I hope this is something he will grow out of!!!
            I was just so offended by this crazy lady telling me that I was feeding him something terrible!

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              Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:46 PM

              Yea..He will grow out of it for the most part, but as I said, my dog is 2 and still likes to just pick up whatever he feels like and put it in his mouth.
              You can do some simple training things, like when he has something bad, teach him to drop it, and then give him one of his toys. We did that, but we weren't consistant, which is why although he's much better then he was as a pup, he still does it :-)
              Just this morning I saw him messing with the cat and then all of a sudden he was chewing something, So I go chasing him around and here he had an inspection sticker from something (no idea what). the cat must have been playing with it and it took it from her..LOL And he is a 73lb, 2 y/o Lab. Somethings, you learn to live with!! LOL
              Good luck though. I'm glad your pup is feeling better :-)
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              #7 Debs

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                Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:51 PM

                As you can see in my pic here I have a labradoodle too, Milo, and he ALWAYS harfs down his food sooo fast! We have him on Pedigree Healthy Vitality and he LOVES it.

                Glad to hear that he's doing better. Most likely he got into something.

                #8 -Kate-

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                  Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:15 PM

                  Our dogs eat California Natural. To help dogs eat slower, take a can of veggies/soup/whatever and peel off the label. Put the can in their food bowl on top of their food. We do that with both dogs and it slows them down as best it can.

                  #9 Debs

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                    Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:14 PM

                    Awesome tip Kate!!

                    #10 samanthag

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                      Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:46 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Debs
                      As you can see in my pic here I have a labradoodle too, Milo, and he ALWAYS harfs down his food sooo fast! We have him on Pedigree Healthy Vitality and he LOVES it.

                      Glad to hear that he's doing better. Most likely he got into something.
                      OMG How cute is Milo!!!!!
                      I just love labradoodles! They are such good dogs!
                      -except when they eat something they are not suppose to...




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