Hi there! I brought my 9 year old Bichon Frise to the DR for a month vacation and then back to live her permanently. I have only given her bottled water and she has been fine. She's a little too much of a prima donna to do things like drink out of other dogs' bowls or standing water. In fact, if she wants a drink, she requests that fresh water be added to her bowl! However, my sister also brought three large German Shepherds with her from the states and both those dogs and the 17 puppies of those dogs drink tap water (and anything else they can find). I have one of the puppies and he has a small bowl of drinking water from the bottle, which is what the drinks primarily, but he also has a large pot of tap water in which he plays...splashing with his front paws, stepping in with his back paws, and dipping his head and then lying in the water (to stay cool, I presume). Occasionally, in the past two weeks (he's only 10 weeks old), he has shown some symptoms of intestinal issues, but for the most part, he's been fine. I think it depends on the dog. Giving him bottled water once he is full-sized is not an option. He already drinks about 10 times as much water as my Bichon and they are the same physical size right now. I can't imagine keeping him in bottled water once he's an adult! Good luck. Oh, and Beneful makes a Salmon and rice dry dog food....
That brings up another question
Is good dogfood available without killing the budget?
Depends on what you think is good dogfood.
Originally Posted by bri777
Pup of 10 weeks...woms?
Originally Posted by judypdr
Royal Canin is about 1600 pesos.......... I got 40lbs of Eukanuba last week at Playero for 2500 pesos
Originally Posted by bri777
Purina is here...
Playero and No Coast prices are the same as SDQ from what I see.
Royal Canin, Purina Pro Plan, Pro Pet (soya free) are all good brands, know from experience, you can get here but expensive. Eukaneuba and their sub brand Beneful I stay away from also from experience.
I usually look at the components on the bag and see how the amounts of proteine and fat correlate to each other, what the additives are and then look how my dogs react to it, do they have diarhea, poo more then usual, skin and coat and energetic level of the dog.
Up till now I do it for all the dogs with Champéon which is the generic brand of Alican and they are all doing just great on it in every aspect. 850 RDS per bag (20KG). Once a week they get some royal sardines in oil mixed in them just for the coat, really good and once a week they get no kibbles but nice big raw cow bones to chew on it. They love it.
Thanks for the comment about my 10-week-old pup, but my sister is an experienced breeder and has wormed him regularly, as well as seen to all his shots. Basically, he's doing great. She put him on Purina puppy but he should actually be on something for large breed puppies as he is growing so quickly!
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