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Scotland2016

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Special Dog Food for Regular Dogs
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:05:18 PM »
A while back, Amazon accidentally delivered a 30 lb bag of bulldog dog food to our house. I contacted them, and there was no way to return it. We tried to give it away to a friend who had a baby bulldog, but sadly his puppy died. I posted it on Facebook Marketplace, but no takers. I stopped my car to ask a random man walking a bulldog if he wanted it, but he didn't. As far as I can tell, there is no bulldog rescue in our area.

So now I'm wondering, can I feed this food to our regular, mixed breed dogs? I assume it won't hurt them (beyond the possible indigestion issues from switching food) and 30 lbs would last us about 6 weeks. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Special Dog Food for Regular Dogs
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 12:09:02 PM »
Considering tha tour dog considers half-rotten carrots from a compost heap a delicious snack, I would be surprised if the wrong colour of dog on the bag would bother her at all.

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Re: Special Dog Food for Regular Dogs
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 12:18:33 PM »
Go for it. I'm assuming it's Royal Canin, since they're the primary breed-specific food manufacturer? That's a good quality food and won't hurt your dogs. Transition gradually to the new food (over a period of about a week) and then gradually back to their regular food when you finish.

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Re: Special Dog Food for Regular Dogs
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 04:15:25 PM »
These dogs also enjoy half-rotten carrots, so good point.

Yes, Royal Canin. Thank you for the advice! We'll start them on it tomorrow. I'm glad it won't go to waste.

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Re: Special Dog Food for Regular Dogs
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 06:04:38 PM »
In future, you can donate unneeded food to food banks, animal shelters, etc. Sometimes you really can't use it for some reason (like the cat is picky and refuses to eat it).

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Re: Special Dog Food for Regular Dogs
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 07:35:04 PM »
Recently my sweet dog became very ill and I had a very high quality specialty dog food I tried to donate to a shelter because she couldn't keep it down.  In my area they would not take it because it was in a bin and not in the original bag. Being open was not an issue.  She then passed away and I was left with a big bag of even more expensive prescription dog food.

I finally found friends with dogs who had tummies of steel to take them.  I know my dog could never eat just any food.  So as a fur mommy who has dealt with major tummy troubles with her pup, I would recommend you mix it in gradually with their current food. You never know when tummy issues could strike.