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Display Name: ashea3
Member Since: 6/11/10

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That stinks. I have been using them for over a year and I am am also a city dog owner. I use the large dog bags because I pick up a lot of poop from my great dane. Maybe you just got a bad batch? I can only say great things about them and prefer them over other alternatives.

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7/6/10 04:48 PM

After doing a significant amount of research, I feed my dog raw, and am learning to make it myself. However, it is a decision you should come to yourself. Here are some books and resources that I have found helpful:

-Our vet, Dr. Barbara Royal's food handouts, available at (unbiased and gives recommendations) (a contributor to the Whole Dog Journal's website--very helpful and lists great resources)
-Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet: Healthier Dog Food the ABC Way by Steve Brown (very good, works for both kibble and homemade)
-See Spot Live Longer by Steve Brown (a good primer and intro to dog food)
-K9 Kitchen by Monica Segal
-Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats: Simple Homemade Food (very similar to Steve Brown's)

If you are going to stay with kibble for ease-of-use and economic reasons, definitely go grain-free. Previously we used Horizon Legacy Grain-Free, they are one of the new companies and have not been bought out and their ingredients are very good--I believe they even use sweet potato as opposed to white potato, which is good. I would encourage you though, to look into the processing that kibble goes through--I did and have since discontinued using it.

However, if you want to make the switch to raw, there are several companies out there that make it super easy. I use Darwins, which delivers to our door. Their meat is free-range and their vegetables are organic. Stella & Chewys and Paw Naturaw, and Honest Kitchen are also great companies, but a bit more expensive.

Hopefully will find something that works for you and your pup!

Deciphering Food Labels for Fido: Any Suggestions? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
7/2/10 10:45 AM

I have used Earthbath for my great dane puppy, and couldn't be more pleased. It's totally natural, biodegradable and I can pronounce all of the ingredients! It gets the smell out and never dries out his sensitive skin. Finally, it lathers well and it doesn't have SLS.

It's about $13 for a 16 oz. bottle. We too end up washing him about once every one to two weeks, so I pair it with their conditioner.

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6/11/10 02:35 PM