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Hi Chris, as Julie suggested, use the Editor’s Choice quiz and the suggested feeding type. Your new dog needs a food that will work for large breed puppies until about 24 months of age.
Hi Elisha, the Rotation Diet article is worth reading. Changing foods, or even mixing in a little canned food, can be helpful. You can also try offering food twice a day for only 30 minutes at a time instead of leaving the bowl full all day. https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/frequently-asked-questions/diet-rotation-for-dogs/
There are currently 3 Nature’s Variety products suitable for large breed puppies on the Editor’s Choice list: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/reports/type-2/ Check out that link to see the specific formulas.January 31, 2018 at 11:25 pm in reply to: V dog Vegan pet food gave my dog bladder crystals. #110096 Report Abuse
Here’s Dr. Sagman’s note on the review for that particular brand:
“Although we recognize the need for some dog owners to feed a meat-free diet, we also respect a dog’s natural carnivorous bias. https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/canine-nutrition/dogs-carnivores-omnivores/ ”
Bladder crystals are very common, so don’t feel bad. You’ll be able to treat them with your vet’s help.
A rotation diet, or adding a topper, might help. Details on rotation diets here: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/frequently-asked-questions/diet-rotation-for-dogs/
But an 11 month old Golden Retriever still counts as a large breed puppy. Make sure that any food you are using on rotation is still appropriate for a large breed puppy. Editor’s Choice has a whole list: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/reports/puppy-foods/
Is she an adult or a puppy?
Generally, the main Editor’s Choice list here is a good place to start looking: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/reports/editors-choice/
Otherwise, try the Editor’s Choice Puppy Foods (for small breeds) here: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/reports/puppy-foods/
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/reports/puppy-foods/ Love those poodles! Try the EC Best Puppy Foods (small breed section).
My vet advised Omega 3 supplements for my dogs’ cardiac health, and I’ve been using whole canned sardines (packed in water, no salt). One sardine is the right daily dose for a 20 lb dog, according to several websites I used for research (a 3.5 oz can has 2 sardines). The trick is finding no-salt sardines! My local groceries have about 10 brands of sardines, but only one of them is water packed with no added salt. I think mackerel or salmon would also work– but all of those sold near me have salt.September 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm in reply to: Has anyone had a bad reaction to oral flea medications? #89572 Report Abuse
Sorry to hear about your pup 🙁 Although I haven’t personally heard of any dogs passing away from oral flea meds, I’m always concerned about oral them. If you use a topical and there’s a problem, at least you can always wash it off!
Great list. People are always looking for things like this.
RIP, faithful pup. :'( <3
I’ve purchased dried chicken feet from an online store known for their bully sticks. Both of my approx. 18 lb poodles love them and they seem easily digestible. They are kind of icky looking, haha. The duck feet are smaller and the dogs seem to like them even better. But the chicken feet are longer-lasting. Green tripe (dried) is also a good snack.
Cow ears would also be worth a try. They are less greasy than pig ears and take hours for my dogs to finish.