jlong_579 said:I will be picking up my first dobie puppy on Saturday and was wondering what brand of dog food is best for him? He will only be 6 weeks old when I get him.
SeaNemesis said:I just want to add in the reason to stay away from grocery store type kibble. The stuff is crap. Dobermans often get dandruff and other skin issues and when you feed with quality food, you will see their coat shine. They will also have healthy skin,bones,eyes,etc. I feed mine chicken soup for the dog. They also get raw daily. At the grocery store today, I was pulling the dogs' food to the side to be bagged differently and the woman behind me, "wow your dogs eat better than we do". I had a couple racks of beef ribs,a pack of small steaks, some oxtail bones and sardines. I also give them plain yogurt,raw eggs with the shell crushed,liver and fresh veggies and fruits throughout the week. Not everyone does this though and high quality dog food alone is fine. Most peoples dogs are forced to live on grocery store kibble.
I am feeding Nutro large breed puppy to Mischa.And Lexus i'm not nuts,not me,oh no,not nuts,hahahahah heeeeeeee hoooooohaaaaaa.Lexus said:Ha, I've gotten that look and response from a few people at the grocery store too! Usually I get the weirdo eyeballs from the chicken backs, oxtail, and chicken gizzards & hearts, then I say "Oh it's for my dog" then they looked relieved for a second until it sets in what I'm buying for a dog!!!
We're all nuts.....:tongue23:
Dobereich said:Watch out for Nutros. I took it off my recommended list many years ago after finding a relation to this food and cancer in my client dogs/cats. Just through my own client base and I discovered 20+ dogs and cats that developed cancer in their youth.
I am not too sure about the buy-out. What you mentioned actually sounds more like Iams. They were being sued by Nutros after they had the Iam's product analyzed and found more then trace amounts of BHT/BHA/ethoxiquin, and animal hair protein in the food. That was pretty big, considering that they advertised their product as being "naturally preserved".Zucker said:Didn't they quietly change their formula some 5-8 years ago? I remember hearing aobut it as being a highly recommended food, then some one big bought them out and the food's quality went down the hill.