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ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:25 pm

Bramble is currently on Pro Plan's high performance brand, which the vet suggested. But I don't think it is providing enough. What dog food do you use? (For a number of reasons raw wouldn't work for us.)
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:31 pm

pro plan is the crappiest of crap. Go to Dogfoodadvisor.net. asking here or on FB will yield you a gazillion questions. This is your dog, you know what is needed. Look at the 5 star foods or what will fit in your budget. look at the ingredient list and do some research.
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Jay knowles » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:30 pm

Hi , I would suggest raw if it's at all possible Pepsi thrives on it and so fit and strong. Jay

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:51 pm

Unfortunately raw wouldn't work. My son might touch it, and it's hard to carry around raw food.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Mark77 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am

I feed my dogs Fromm either from the Gold or Four Star line.

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Brindle Lake Dog » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:56 pm

Mark77 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am
I feed my dogs Fromm either from the Gold or Four Star line.
Fromm is good dog food. I started my pup on it and used to feed it to my Mal with great results.

I’ve started to feed Sportdogfood Dock Diving version and it seems to be working well too. It’s not the cheapest but it is high quality.

Disclaimer: I have always fed my dogs kibble supplemented with a raw meal in the evenings. Kibble allows us to go on great adventures where raw is just not practical.

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Susannah » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:32 am

Dagsmark. No nothing toxins or anything. Very good quality.

Also probooster is ok,

And brit care.

My personal fafourite are dagsmark and taste of the Wild.
We still use raw food together with dogfood.

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:39 pm

I'm trying SportDog Active series. It was highly rated at the site Dutchringgirl suggested without being grain-free

I would try raw, but the chance of my son touching raw meat is too high....and it's just more work than I can live with in my chaotic life. We do provide some non meat raw as treats though. She'll do just about anything for a piece of apple, even take a 1 second break from going after a dog.
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Mark77 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:29 pm

So as I mentioned I feed my dogs Fromm Gold Line or Fromm Four Star line. In addition I buy the Fromm canned food. So typically, I put the two dry food cups (female dogs) or three dry food cups (male dog) in each of their bowels. Chop one whole carrot and divide that equally between all three bowels. Then put about eight to ten blue berries in per bowel. Then I do one spoonful of coconut oil per bowel for their fur. Then three spoonfulls each of the Fromm canned food. Then use warm, not hot water over the whole thing, not to soupy. Sometimes I might add some spoonfuls of brown rice that I make separate. I also buy four to five different bags of food at a time to rotate between the different types of the base food, from say duck, to lamb, pork, or beef- so they get different base protein source every few weeks when we open a new bag.

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:38 am

I have my dog on a raw diet and I couldn't be happier. Hes been on it since he was 9 1/2 weeks old. His teeth are always clean. His breath never smells. His coat is also very vibrant and never has a bad dog odor. I understand the whole kids touching the food, I have no kids so I cant relate. I dont go to the store and pick out different food and prepare it. I buy from where koba was trained at called Maximum k9. They sell pre packaged frozen food all grinded up into a tube. Very easy to store and I only take out what hes going to eat in that day. Never sits out to where any bacteria can form. I was scared of the stigma with raw food but honestly would never go back. Hope this helps

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:33 pm

KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:38 am
I have my dog on a raw diet and I couldn't be happier. Hes been on it since he was 9 1/2 weeks old. His teeth are always clean. His breath never smells. His coat is also very vibrant and never has a bad dog odor. I understand the whole kids touching the food, I have no kids so I cant relate. I dont go to the store and pick out different food and prepare it. I buy from where koba was trained at called Maximum k9. They sell pre packaged frozen food all grinded up into a tube. Very easy to store and I only take out what hes going to eat in that day. Never sits out to where any bacteria can form. I was scared of the stigma with raw food but honestly would never go back. Hope this helps
what is the name of the food? I used to do raw but it is hectic. I would prepare it and make patties to freeze. I am always on the look out for easy raw food.
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:46 pm

The place is called maximum k9. They have it on there website. They also deliver which is so convenient.

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by centrop67 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:47 pm

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Laplaiefier » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:40 pm

Rocket had a bad stomach and gut bug when we got him. We tried everything and the only thing that agreed with him was Hills Digestive Care I/D. Since its prescription it's not a long term answer so after every brand we could find and tried we landed on Chewy's American Journey. No more bad breath, gas, runs or rocks. Pardon bluntly said. Best product vs price we've found and the neighbors got some free dog food. :)
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:01 pm

I initially tried American Journey. It made her very gassy.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Laplaiefier » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:34 pm

ladyjubilee wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:01 pm
I initially tried American Journey. It made her very gassy.
Ya don't know what is going to agree with them until it doesn't. We tried Blue and you could hear his stomach growl all night.

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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:18 pm

Agreed. Plus she had come from the shelter, so it could have still been her tummy adjusting and not necessarily food only.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:45 pm

centrop67 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:47 pm
Here's the link Lisa:

https://maximumk9service.com/maximum-k9 ... -food-diet
Im going to give this a try. I switched from Orajen to Victor but now they are both itching like crazy and Sadie has dropped weight and she is so hard to keep weight on in the first place. Plus she is 9 with double hip dysplasia and I have noticed a bit of a change now.
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