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  • in reply to: New foods for chihuahua & italian greyhound? #49588 Report Abuse
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    Since starting a premixed raw diet that is complete and balanced, my dogs not only have no gas to speak of, but their poop literally does not stink, unless you jammed it in your face of course. Stools are smaller and much firmer due to the fact that your dog’s body is able to absorb more of the nutrients in his food, therefore less waste. I am feeding multiple dogs and not a single soft stool since we made the switch, and feeding time is a madhouse as they are very excited and the food disappears rapidly. As a kibble feeder for over 20 years and someone who doesn’t even like to deal with raw meat, I finally decided to sacrifice my own squeamishness for the betterment of my dogs and am so happy to say it was well worth it! PS big yellow rubber kitchen gloves are a key ingredient in feeding a raw diet, that much I will tell you LOL!!

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #49586 Report Abuse
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    Mike, Well it’s disappointing you are unable to put Common Sense Dog Food on your list due to the missing AAFCO labeling, but I do understand you have your rules. It is truly a great food and if you speak to the developer of the food she can probably tell you why she hasn’t done the AAFCO labeling. I know she does not really market the food at all beyond her website and her own personal clients. As the Southern California distributor now for this food I truly hope it gets to be more well known for how great it is for all life stages as it is a complete and balanced diet and has been proven over many years of feeding trials with multiple generations of dogs and over 350 litters of puppies, x-raying for joint development issues etc in the dogs that were raised on it, which is more than can be said for most “complete” raw diets out there, commercial pet foods, and for those that haphazardly try to come up with their own raw food formulation for their dogs. For years I steered my clients away from a raw diet for their growing puppies because I did not know of a good complete and correctly balanced raw diet until I found Common Sense. I didn’t want them running into developmental issues with their puppies because they were lacking in something essential, or overdoing it as both can cause harm. All this being said I understand your site has it’s rules, but if the day ever comes I would love to see Common Sense Raw Dog Food added to your list of Editor’s Choice foods. Thanks for your time. ~ Barbara DiBernardo

    in reply to: Nuvet supplements #49585 Report Abuse
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    First I think your puppy is chewing carpet because he’s a puppy, that’s just what they do, they eat carpet, dirt, pretty much anything they can get to like a toddler, everything gets tested in their mouth. That being said, I am a breeder, I do recommend NuVet to my clients, however unlike a lot of breeders that force clients to buy it, I actually feed it to all of my dogs, whereas a lot of them don’t even feed it to their own dogs. I only recommend my clients buy it, I don’t require them too, I think it’s crazy to force someone to feed something you choose for their dogs. However I have seen it benefit my dogs, some others I couldn’t tell you if it’s done anything, but it hasn’t harmed, and I have seen it help one dog that arrived from Germany and got hot spots, started her on the NuVet and she has never gotten another four years later. My son’s older dog with severe arthritis has also benefited greatly from the NuJoint Plus. For the cost of a couple of fast food trips a month, for one dog at $15-$20 a month, and knowing you’ll probably buy a vitamin from the pet store for the same price of I don’t think you can go wrong with the NuVet, it’s produced in a USDA approved facility with human grade ingredients and there are a lot of good testimonials out there about it. Just because something is part of a network marketing plan doesn’t mean it’s a bad product or a scam, Mary Kay Cosmetics works the same way, and Mary Kay Cosmetics has a wonderful and very old reputation, same with Avon. What it is, is a great way to market your product through word of mouth on a much more personal level than television ads. Tell me have you ever seen a TV ad for Mary Kay Cosmetics, or an ad in Vogue or Cosmopolitan magazine for Mary Kay? No, because they put their money into their employees and sales reps instead of into the pockets of the big guys at network television and the magazines.

    in reply to: Common Sense raw dog food #43908 Report Abuse
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    Your breeder Bullinger German Shepherds can give you more details on her food. Tracy Bullinger did in fact develop this food over many years of research and feeding trials and has come up with a great balanced food that is complete and also easier and safer than trying to properly balance your own dog’s diet. I have many breeder friends that have used it and I am getting my first shipment next week for my dogs and clients and will be a distributor for the food here in Southern California. If you live in the area please feel free to contact me for more information, we will be offering delivery or pickup of the food. My email is [email protected]

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