Best soft food?

by Emily
(Tolland, CT)

I am currently making my Coton Casper his food. I don't really mind, but I would like to find a prepared dog food that he likes. Before I switched to making his food, I gave him Origen dog food, mixed with a little wet food. He would eat it, but was never too thrilled about it He started having intermittent tummy troubles, so my vet gave me the Science Diet GI wet food. For the first time in Casper's 1 1/2 life he was enjoying his food. While I was glad that he was enjoying his food, I didn't want to keep him on that food. So, I started making his food, and he loves it. What I would like to do is find a soft food that is prepared. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Apr 07, 2016
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Armani is Healthy & Happy NEW
by: Anonymous

We were fortunate to rescue a Coton in February of 2016. Armani is 7 years old and just a little love bug. He fit in with my husband and me in no time-we are a happy little pack of three. We had no idea what to feed him. We are careful what we eat and made the decision to feed him "real food". He gets grass fed, organic chicken (lightly simmered in just a little water-not fully cooked). I then cut it up and freeze meal-time portions. We add various vegetables to his diet likes: butternut squash, broccoli, zucchini. We will give him part of a hard-boiled egg a couple of times a week. He also likes the addition of Organic Greek yogurt and a little applesauce or cottage cheese to his morning meal, or maybe a carrot. We try to understand that while we don't like to eat kibbles - neither does he....boring! We do incorporate a small amount of Orijen kibbles into his diet as well, he likes this brand the best and I did a lot of research prior to getting it for him. We are still learning, but seem to be on the right track! He also gets bone meal, a probiotic and vitamins.

Nov 06, 2012
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Best Dog Food Wet or Dry
by: Lana

Hi Emily,
The best soft dog food on the market is ZiwiPeak Canned Lamb, Venison or Fish Wet Dog Food, the only problem is it's pricey... but worth every penny. The minute I open it my Cotons are all over me...cannot wait to have it...amazing. ZiwiPeak Canned Lamb is by far the most favorite food for my Cotons.

It smells good & they look so happy after a meal. I add some ZiwiPleak on top of the dry food.
ZiwiPeak Real Meat Grain Free Air Dried Dog Food, Lamb/Venison/Fish - dry food is awesome too. They just love it.

I mix some Lamb Dry ZiwiPeak with Innova Prime Grain Free Chicken & Turkey or Fish Adult Dry Dog Food.

I see that their stomach works better too. One of my dogs has very sensitive stomach, but ZiwiPeak's quality food helped us to stay healthy for a long time. I am so happy. Better then paying Vet bills.

We did try other brands on the market, but my dogs did not like any other brands much.
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Keep Casper happy & healthy.
Best regards,
Lana, Gio & Natasha
Lana

Oct 27, 2012
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Best soft food
by: Lynne

My vet, who practices Eastern medicine in addition to Western, suggested that we stay away from chicken as it is a 'hot' meat that can cause stomach issues. After trying several different brands of food, we hit upon 'Taste of the Wild', which our vet touts & our Coton loves! We feed him dry plus a bit of canned mixed in...he cleans the bowl. It's a shame the various manufacturers don't make snack size bags of kibble to allow us to try vs. 5 lb. or larger bags!

Oct 26, 2012
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Mine are not picky at all
by: Kathy

though lately they haven't been eating as much. I feed them Natural Balance (Ultra) dry and with some canned food mixed in. Last night I just gave them dry food and they seemed to like it better. So we shall see.

I learned a few months ago that the best way to feed all 3 of them was to put all the food on one plate and allow enough room for all of them to gather around. Otherwise, they waste a lot of time going from bowl to bowl making sure it's all the same.

Oct 26, 2012
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best soft food
by: Barbara

I put 4 little squares of "4 Health" canned chicken stew in his bowl with his Castor & Pollux organix dry on top. He loves it! I get 4 Health at Tractor Supply and the dry from Amazon. Both foods have chicken as first ingredient with no grains. He loves his food and has no problems! I make sure his treats are wheat and corn free also. Castor & Pollux has some great crunchy peanut butter treats! He loves them. Obi Wan is 2 and 1/2 and has eaten this food for 2 years.

Oct 26, 2012
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picky cotons
by: sherry cotton candie

I love reading all these comments as I have always thought cotton held the record for pickiness. She will eat home cooked chicken one day but walk away the next. Does not ever want the same food 2 days in a row. I have currently 4 bags of dry food she won't eat, cn'd food will do for only one meal but does not like anything with gravy.

I fix her sweet potatoes at least once a week, green beans only with bacon grease (i know thats bad). She likes fresh vegetables/ranch dr. Grd beef/rice once a week, sometimes I am just out of ideas and leave her dry food only. She pouts but will nibble at it.

When we got Candie she ate everything, I tried not to spoil her but little by little she is becoming picky also. I believe she tends to gain easily and is over 14 lbs so I really need to watch her. She will gobble up hers and push Cotton aside and eat hers also. Have started feeding her in a different room.

I think dry food would be best but cannot get them to eat it. I have made meatballs and stuck some in it. They eat the balls and leave the little dry food on the floor. Smart dogs! If I put meat or anything else on top, stirred in whatever-it makes no difference, it ends up spit out on the floor.

Guess this pickiness is our price we pay for our wonderful little Cotons, they are most certainly worth anything but it does get frustrating worrying about their proper nutrition.

Oct 26, 2012
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my picky coton
by: Anonymous

My coton was so picky it took us until he was almost 4 years old for him to really settle into eating dog food and find something he likes and will eat regularly. Finally it happened. He eats Beneful wet not the dry stuff. We realized that he likes broccoli and brussel sprouts and Beneful has pieces of vegetables and pasta and stuff more like real food. He will also eat the Little Caesars wet food but only the breakfast entrees. Oddly enough if you were to put steak and broccoli out for him he would eat the broccoli first. What dog does that??? He also like to eat popcorn while watching a movie, but only certain brands of popcorn. His other favorite is lasagna and he loves the smell of tomato sauce. We have found over the years (and we don't usually have to do this anymore) if we put some beggin strips or a little bit of chicken on top of his dog food it will get him started and then he will usually eat the dog food. Beggin strips are the only dog treats he has ever liked and eaten.

Oct 26, 2012
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dog food
by: Iris Miller

I add a 1/4 " slice of Natural Balance lamb roll chopped up on top of Tuffy's dry food(he does well on IAMS for small dogs).
I also give him canned albacore tuna(we share for lunch) and 1/4 C. chopped up cooked chicken for dinner alongside his food bowl. Tuffy love fresh fish, cooed, nd baked yams.He will not eat and processed (in dog food) yam/sweet potato at all. Talk about fussy for fresh food.If he turns up his nose at the lunch meats I eat *(sometimes( I wonder why I am eating them?

Oct 26, 2012
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Best Dog Food
by: Anne/Glenmoore

Our Molly is extremely picky and after having tried many good wet foods to add to her dry food, she likes Merrick's Pork (96% pork); EVO Beef, Chicken and Turkey. I will also on occasion use EVO or Merrick's duck ($3.99/can) but that is really expensive.

I also cook chicken and beef add on top (chopped into a small amount). If I haven't had time to cook, I will use a small amount of Gerber baby food meats and toddler chicken or meat sticks to get her attention. Of course, we take the chill off the wet foods before giving to her.

We have never had a dog who was so picky. Drives me nuts, however, Molly is the most beautiful, sweet, loving, happy Coton and we would to anything to get her to eat.

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