Food switch - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
Big Dog
 
Eqstrnathlete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 139
Location: St. Louis, MO
Dogs Name: Bodie's Bluemoon Magnolia
Titles: CGC
Dogs Age: 7m
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Eqstrnathlete's Gallery
Thanks: 4
Thanked 355 Times in 78 Posts
                     
Food switch

Omg, after going to dogfoodadvisor.com I am making the switch! I was feeding plain ole pedigree, now I see it has only a 1 star rating. I have 5 large breed dogs and go through 55 lbs a week. I am goin to switch to all life stages exclusive.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Eqstrnathlete is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
The Following User Says Thank You to Eqstrnathlete For This Useful Post:
falnfenix (01-08-2013)
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 01:49 PM
u mad?
 
PatchworkRobot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,472
Location: Texas
Dogs Name: Rhapsody's Mystery of the Spanish Chest - "Dreizehn", Gaia's Bijort - "Ruthless"
Titles: UKC CH for Dreizehn, CGC for both, CA for both
Dogs Age: Born December 2010, July 2011
Gallery Pics: 5
Visit PatchworkRobot's Gallery
Thanks: 4,836
Thanked 16,094 Times in 4,639 Posts
Images: 5
                     


Make sure you transition them over slowly. Going from such a low quality food to a higher quality food, especially quickly, can be hard on a dog's stomach.



No dog is at fault for being born into this world.
PatchworkRobot is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Big Dog
 
Eqstrnathlete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 139
Location: St. Louis, MO
Dogs Name: Bodie's Bluemoon Magnolia
Titles: CGC
Dogs Age: 7m
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Eqstrnathlete's Gallery
Thanks: 4
Thanked 355 Times in 78 Posts
                     
Should I go by the recommendations for feeding amounts? My mastiff weighs 130# and right now eats 5 cups a day and my 7m Dobe eats 8 cups a day. Seems like I should be able to lower that amount?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Eqstrnathlete is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 08:39 PM
Alpha
 
stryker2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,372
Location: Northern Ohio
Dogs Name: Yago and Stryker (RIP)
Titles: Yago CGC, CA Stryker CGC Both Spoiled Couch Potatoes
Dogs Age: 6yrs 3mo & 6yrs 7mo (RIP)
Gallery Pics: 2
Visit stryker2's Gallery
Thanks: 487
Thanked 2,669 Times in 1,420 Posts
Images: 2
                     
WOW Glad you are making the switch. Do it slowly over a 7-10 day period. Don't get discouraged if one the higher end food does not work. There are lots to choose from. You might have to find the right one. Each dog is different. We like the Grain Free ones.
You can add some plain Pumpkin to help.
You can start with the feeding range on the bag. You will be feeding lesser amount with the higher end foods.
We feed Acana to our boys. They are about 83# They get about 3 cups a day.
Also only feed high quality treats.
Good luck!
stryker2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome