@himalayangypsy Hi there, she looks like a B. I too have a basenji mixie, probably part IG as well and also a Velcro dog with some separation anxiety, but a very lovey dog and a very happy dog. I laughed when reading "she had other ideas" about it being temporary. Yep, not surprising! Enjoy your new friend!
New Basenji Family
Hello! My name is Omega and my family and I are adding a Basenji male puppy to our family in January/February 2017! We CANT WAIT! I was wondering what you all feed your Basenji?
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I always seemed to have a Basenji with a sensitive tummy or allergies so we always did a high quality Lamb and Rice.Added some pumpkin and chicken broth at night.
What brand is that?
2baroos last edited by
Eukanuba Lamb and Rice. I would see what the breeder feeds.
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I don't consider eukanuba to be very high quality. Far from awful and they have really improved, but I try to feed only top quality.
I generally trust Whole Dog Journal's annual lists.
I have had many dogs with allergy issues (chows and Rottweilers), and when they do, I go to fish and potato. Right now, my daughter's Samoyed is on Life's Abundance because that's what the breeder fed. Not sure we'll keep him on it. I have my basenji on rotation foods. Sometimes it's Blue Buffalo, sometimes others. Right now she's on Fromm Pork and Applesauce. My dogs have always gotten variety,
Dog food brands like Champion Petfoods’, Orijen, Diamond’s Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo, and Merrick have been regulars on the Whole Dog Journal Approved list in recent years, as have Artemis, Bench & Field, Natura’s California Natural, and Wellpet’s Wellness, among many others. <<
Whole Dog Food Journal Approved Dry List 2014
Ainstworth Pet Nutrition (Back to Basics)
Bench & Field
Castor & Pollux
Central Garden & Pet (Active Care, Advanced Pet Diets, AvoDerm, Pinnacle)
Champion Pet Foods (Arcana, Orijen)
Diamond (Chicken Soup, Preium Edge, Professional, Taste of the Wild)
Dr. Gary’s Best Breed
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food
Drs. Foster & Smith
Fromm Family Foods
Hill’s (Ideal Balance)
Hi-Tek (Hi-Tek Naturals, Leonard Powell Signature, Life4K9)
Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. (Earthborn Holistic)
Ohio Pet Foods (Blackwood)
Performance Pet (Spring Naturals)
Pets Global (Zignature)
Pet Valu (Performatrin Ultra)
Precise (Precise Holistic Complete)
Pyramid (Tuscan Natural)
Three Dog Bakery (Bake to Nature)
Tuffy’s Pet Foods (Natural Planet, Nutrisource)
Verus Pet Foods
Wellpet (Holistic Select, Wellness)
Wow! Thank you for this list! This helps a lot! So do you have a mix of wet/dry or all dry?
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I change foods every 4 to 6 wks, my kids are used to different brands. I use only grain free. Fromms, their grain free dry. But I use a few different like Natural Balance Duck and Potatoe, I have used Blue Buffalo, Artemis, Precise
We rotate the varieties of Canidae Grain Free. Feeding a good-quality kibble can be expensive, but it helps if you buy an airtight dog-food container and buy a 25-pound bag. You can get a 50-pound bag of some foods, but we haven't tried this yet since we're not sure it would stay fresh long enough, even in an airtight container.
We feed fresh meat always. We started out with kibble, but we find our B's are more healthy with meat and related chews (soft bones, cartilage, heart, etc.).