Hippo


Akita/Rottweiler
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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Birthday:
May 7th 2002

Likes:
DESTROYING TOYS! food, hugs, sleeping, going for car rides, going to the lake

Pet-Peeves:
dogs jumping on him, rude dogs in general

Favorite Toy:
anything with a sqeaker in it

Favorite Food:
meatloaf or hot dogs

Favorite Walk:
Lake Del Valle State Parks

Best Tricks:
targeting with other tricks. catching food in the air.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
4 Health has a new grain free dog food.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 3rd 2010 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1102996


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A dog food essay (of the persuasive variety side)


Proportions Dog Food Review

August 17th 2010 11:55 pm
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Not terribly long ago, I receive my free 2-meal trial of Proportions Dog Food. Honestly, the product was a pleasant surprise. Abridged, here's how the company works. You go online and enter in your dogs information (age, breed, food allergies if applicable, activity level, weight and a picture). The website's algorithm calculates how many calories your dog requires on a daily basis.

The meals themselves are composed of three parts: the kibble, the wet food, and the fruit/vegetable packet. Even though the Proportions website will select a dog food, you can edit this and end up choosing a different brand of food (such as grain-free Wellness Core). Prices given on the website include shipping. Packages show up at your house with your dogs picture and name on each meal.

There are some great benefits to this diet:

Healthy Food: The ingredients get Hippo's seal of approval.

Convenience: Just open up each pre-sorted pouch, pour and serve.

Organization: If you have multiple dogs and have people watching the animals, each meal is already rationed out for each dog. Each meal ration has their name and picture on it. Boxes that contain the meals are easily stored.

Green: Packaging material (the box the packets come in) is made from recycled materials, and you can re-recycle it. Dogs refuse to let things to go waste, take note.

For the sake of being "fair and balanced", here are the drawbacks to Proportions:

Limited Variety. There is great variety in the dry kibble, but the wet food only has a chicken option. If you have a dog that has food allergies to poultry, you're out of luck.

Price: If you're on a budget, this diet can add up quick. Cost for Hippo alone was from $3.10-$3.85 per meal (based on 2 meals a day). That's $6.20-$7.70/day. The yearly food bill would cost $2236-$2810 (bear in mind, shipping included. The current yearly food bill for all 3 of my dogs is $1180 (I feed a prey-model raw diet).

With price in mind, I must jump back to the benefits of the company, Proportions offers a kickback referral program. Refer a customer (who orders the food), and you get a month free for your dog. Refer 12 people, and your dog can eat free for a year. It's a nice "bennie" for the verbose socialite (such as yours truly).

Current Verdict: 4/5 starts. It's not for everyone's budget, but those who do not like to shop around, want a varied diet delivered to their door for their best friend, this is a great company.

 

Proportions Dog Food Review

August 17th 2010 11:53 pm
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Not terribly long ago, I receive my free 2-meal trial of Proportions Dog Food. Honestly, the product was a pleasant surprise. Abridged, here's how the company works. You go online and enter in your dogs information (age, breed, food allergies if applicable, activity level, weight and a picture). The websites algorithm calculates how many calories your dog requires on a daily basis.

The meals themselves are composed of three parts: the kibble, the wet food, and the fruit/vegetable packet. Even though the Proportions website will select a dog food, you can edit this and end up choosing a different brand of food (such as grain-free Wellness Core). Prices given on the website include shipping. Packages show up at your house with your dogs picture and name on each meal.

There are some great benefits to this diet:

Healthy Food: The ingredients get Hippo's seal of approval.

Convenience: Just open up each pre-sorted pouch, pour and serve.

Organization: If you have multiple dogs and have people watching the animals, each meal is already rationed out for each dog. Each meal ration has their name and picture on it. Boxes that contain the meals are easily stored.

Green: Packaging material (the box the packets come in) is made from recycled materials, and you can re-recycle it. Dogs refuse to let things to go waste, take note.

For the sake of being "fair and balanced", here are the drawbacks to Proportions:

Limited Variety. There is great variety in the dry kibble, but the wet food only has a chicken option. If you have a dog that has food allergies to poultry, you're out of luck.

Price: If you're on a budget, this diet can add up quick. Cost for Hippo alone was from $3.10-$3.85 per meal (based on 2 meals a day). That's $6.20-$7.70/day. The yearly food bill would cost $2236-$2810 (bear in mind, shipping included. The current yearly food bill for all 3 of my dogs is $1180 (I feed a prey-model raw diet).

With price in mind, I must jump back to the benefits of the company, Proportions offers a kickback referral program. Refer a customer (who orders the food), and you get a month free for your dog. Refer 12 people, and your dog can eat free for a year. It's a nice "bennie" for the verbose socialite (such as yours truly).

Current Verdict: 4/5 starts. It's not for everyone's budget, but those who do not like to shop around, want a varied diet delivered to their door for their best friend, this is a great company.

 

Hippo doesn't roll in crap, but I have another dog that does

March 28th 2010 2:00 pm
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You have seen your dog do and have smelt the repercussions of the results. Your dog rolls in a dead animal or some other vile spot. Your dog stinks, but he’s loving it. You on the other hand, are not as pleased. The reality of the situation is that your dog wants you to be pleased by it. Why on earth would a dog want to please you by rolling in something stinky? It all boils down to him being in touch with the wild DNA of his ancestors.

Here’s the reasoning behind your dog’s logic. In the wild, predators roll in things to mask their scent. The stinker it is, the better chance is has of masking the predatory smell. If the predators scent is masked, then they have an increased chance of getting closer to their prey and therefore a better chance of catching it. By rolling in repugnant articles, your dog is telling you, “my scent is masked, we can stalk things now”.

 
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