Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Dogs Name: Odin
Titles: Hawaii's Top Shoe Snatcher
Dogs Age: 5 Months
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Can't go wrong with Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach. Basically since Grain-Free is not really supported, I try to stick with food with Whole Grains. Also Puppy Formula is not recommended for the reasons you mentioned above. An All Life Stages or Adult food is recommended by a lot of people for LargeBreed Puppies.
Brands I've Tried TOTW Ancient Grains, L.I.D Nature's Balance, Canidae All Life Stages, Hill's Science Sensitive Stomach/Skin . These all have whole grains. Purina Pro Plan and Canidae ALS comes in 30lb bags at my store (Hawaii Petco) for $55 (Canidae) / $60 (Purina).
So after trying all of them, I'm just gonna end up using Purina Pro. The only reason I tried the other brands was that my Local Pet Store the 1st 2 times I got Purina Pro Plan, it ended up having some Worms/Beetles (Weevils?). Tried out the other brands but dog food for a Doberman can add up. Recently went back to Pro Plan, no bugs now!
Honestly I feel super comfortable that a lot of Doberman Owners recommend Purina Pro Plan, so I really wanted to come back to giving my dog it.
I always felt like Merrick's was a bit overpriced. Their product always looks flashy. At the same time I don't think its bad to want to stick to Merricks. Whatever works for your dog is best.
Last edited by allmightyodin; 04-02-2020 at 03:01 AM.