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Posted: 8/16/2002 3:23:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2002 3:25:14 PM EDT by hunterwarrior]
I'll be getting my new Doberman puppy next week. The breeder feeds Purina Pro Plan Chicken and Rice Puppy food. Is there a better food that is more nutritious and produces fewer stools? I welcome your experiances and opinions. HW
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 3:39:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/16/2002 3:46:36 PM EDT
Ask your vet. Mine told me all the top shelf brands were equaly good. Just avoid any of the cheap stuff. My dogs get Purina Dog Chow, just the regular stuff. Congrats on the new dog, and good luck. [beer]
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 3:57:07 PM EDT
Iams large breed! Try it, you'll like it. (the dog will too)
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 4:01:14 PM EDT
Binfords "soylent green" for puppies.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 4:04:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 4:05:58 PM EDT
For most dog meal needs you cannot beat iams large breed for price and quality.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 4:09:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2002 4:10:38 PM EDT by chetchat]
Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice. Some dogs develop some kind of allergy to chicken - not sure if it's a breed problem, gland problem that comes with age, or something else. With lamb it's not a problem.
If you change, buy small bags and make sure the dog will eat it before you commit to a large purchase.
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That sounds reasonable but don't plan a large purchase 'cause your dog eats a sample bag or one bowl of a new, strange food. He might eat it 'cause he's hungry or just because it's different. Then, after you've bought 40 or 100 pounds of [i]"Hungry Hound's Pre-Adolescent Diet", you find out your dog won't eat it. Period. Buy a 4 or 8 lb. bag for a trial. Last thing - dry food was once described to me as being like cereal. No one likes stale cereal. Your pup will enjoy his dinner more if it's fresh. 'Nuff said :)
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 4:12:54 PM EDT
One of the best is "Flint River Ranch" Store bought dog food is junk! A lot of breeders feed junk because they don't want to spend the money for quality dog food. & just because a Vets sells something it doesn't mean it good. Read the bag-would you eat it? Quality dog food is oven baked, no preservatives, no by products. You'll feed you dog less and have less stools. Email me and I will send you all the information on FRR dog food. And in a final note, Your one lucky guy enjoy your new puppy,If you need help with training I can send you info. k9trainer@cox.net
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 4:29:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 5:12:40 PM EDT
Try [url=http://www.nutroproducts.com/]NutroMax[/url]. It's all natural, with no wheat. Whatever you do, see if the dog likes it, and then transition slowly. Start mixing just a little bit in, and over a week or two, increase until he/she is eating only the new food.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 5:39:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 5:58:08 PM EDT
I don't like the taste of any of them[:D]
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 6:10:02 PM EDT
[url]www.wysong.net[/url] is by far the best thing you can feed a pooch. Stay away from the high protein dog foods while the dog is a pup. It'll make his bones grow too fast and you'll end up with a shit load of problem in the future like Hip dysplasia and numerous allergies. The wysong stuff is pretty expensive but very much worth it. As a treat I give my Doberman (Titan) [url]www.stevesrealfood.com[/url] man he loves that stuff too.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 6:14:40 PM EDT
i've got a couple hundred lbs of purina stocked up for when the shtf looters aint gonna take that stuff, and it doesn't taste too bad if you eat fast and use lots of water
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 6:47:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By agtm: i've got a couple hundred lbs of purina stocked up for when the shtf looters aint gonna take that stuff, and it doesn't taste too bad if you eat fast and use lots of water
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA [;D]
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 7:00:38 PM EDT
it depends on hte dog too, had my shorthair on one of those super foods, and she was getting real dry skin and dingy coat. the vet recommended switching to a more fatty food. works good for her.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 8:13:02 PM EDT
Hills is one of the worst dog foods on the market, Its the food vets sell and thats the only reason people buy it.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 8:24:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2002 8:25:31 PM EDT by deadeye47]
Old double T (Dead Trespassers and Terrorists!)[:D]
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 8:30:15 PM EDT
My Chows like Nutro Natural Choice, Lamb meal and Rice flavor. I've found most dry dog foods to be edible, but usually very gritty unless eaten with a lot of beverage. I prefer dry food to wet, though. The smell goes away sooner.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 9:52:46 PM EDT
OL' ROY is the way to go. You can get a 50lb bag for like $8.00. My dogs eat it jsut the same as they did their IAMS I used to get for almost three times as much.
Link Posted: 8/16/2002 10:05:02 PM EDT
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I recently started using [url]www.blackwoodpetfood.com[/url] as the Old Mother Hubbard Wellness became to expensive at 44 bucks for a thirty pound bag. The Blackwood is about a buck a pound and came highly recommended by others in my dogs breed. Must say the coats are great, stools are good, and the dogs love it. Of course they love anything though. The only thing I don't like about it is the size of the kibble is really small so they don't chew it as much as I would like. They make several different kinds for different needs.
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 12:10:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CAPITALIST: I don't like the taste of any of them[:D]
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Some of those peanut butter dog biscuits arent really that bad.....
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 1:30:24 AM EDT
Yup Ole Roy gets the job done!
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 4:46:51 AM EDT
I feed both Nutro and Eukanuba. $38 for 40 lbs. I've yet to have a problem with either.
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 5:33:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2002 5:34:49 AM EDT by K-9]
If you spent $8.00 for OleRoy you spent $8.00 to much. You would be better of feeding your dog cardboard with gravy on it. And of course if that's all your dog gets to chose from sure he'll eat it or starve. I'm just wondering at what point would you realize you have a problem with your dog food, If you read the bag (ingredients) you'll find there is a big difference in manufactures. I cant understand why some people would spend money on crap and then turn around and feed it to there dog. Nutro is good food.
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 5:46:10 AM EDT
I mix Eukanuba and IAMS and on occasion they get a little chicken broth poured over the top. Also I give them a swab of peanut butter on a milkbone biscuit, they love that... good luck with the dobe.
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 5:58:49 AM EDT
There's only [u]one[/u] way to go: [size=4]Muenster Natural Dog Food[/size=4] From Muenster Milling Co., Muenster, Texas. Go to:[url]http://www.muenstermilling.com/products.php[/url] Read the list of ingredients! Eric The(Organic)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 7:06:27 AM EDT
Check out the labels on Iams and Eukanuba brand Lamb and Rice or any other like formula's they make and then check out the label from "Pro pet" brand which is sold here in NY by Agway stores and you'll find the percentages and label ingredients to be exactly the same. The only difference is the Pro pet brand is half the price of Iams or Eukanuba!!
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Link Posted: 8/17/2002 1:15:23 PM EDT
Hey, lets keep focused here guys. These dogs that your spending big bucks on for food are happy as hell to gobble up one of their own turds or lick up their own barf. Seems to me that Ol' Roy would beat that shit any day. [no pun intended]
Link Posted: 8/17/2002 1:18:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2002 8:00:49 AM EDT
Petsmart baked puppy food. I mix in a little canned food every once in a while.
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