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Old 03-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys im new to the forum and new to doberman's, i was recently a german shephard owner and switched to a doberman was i was able to afford one now haha...So i have male red doberman name "Boss"...and he is 9weeks and he has his papers, and also his parents have papers.

I just have a couple question. Can i use human fish oil and is Puppy Chow Large Breed good for dobermans.

will be posting pics soon
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. There is a search function in the upper right hand side where you can search different foods for your pooch. I feed Innova or Taste of the Wild for my kids.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fish Oil is OK but I'd definitely look for a (much) better food. Look on dogfoodanalysis.com for food comparisons
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you look at the ingredients on the bag mostly fillers like corn yes if you buy a better food you may not have to feed as much at each feeding because the calories are denser. It will go just as far as the cheap stuff usually if you feed a good quality food you have better trips to the vet,better coat, & better health.I feed mine Salmon capsules from Walmart good luck with your new pup.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to DT. What happened to your GSD? I love both breeds.
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This is what is in your Large breed puppy food
Whole grain corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), barley, dried beet pulp, animal digest, dicalcium phosphate, fish oil, calcium carbonate, dried yeast, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, DL-Methionine, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.
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would not feed this to my puppy.
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Welcome from Missouri and congrats on your new boy. I never recommend puppy food for a puppy. A good quality adult dog food will help avoid problems with pano etc.
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Welcome to the forum from Virginia. Fish oil is fine but would definitely change to a different food...remember, this needs to be a slow process as you dont want to upset his system and have diarrhea on your hands. There are many threads on here concerning food and change over.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome to DT. What happened to your GSD? I love both breeds.
Yes, what happened to your GSD? I have both breeds as well.

No one can make the decision for you as to what to feed your dog. Many dobes do well on Acana. Some do well on Pro Plan. I feed Nature's Variety.

Do some reading on Dog Food Analysis - Reviews of kibble. It will help you learn what is, and isn't good to have in your dog food.
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