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The Food Group

Everything you need to know to make the best food choices for your Doodles! 

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WELCOME TO THE FOOD GROUP - This group was started in an attempt to present well-researched and FACT-based information on the amazingly complicated and confusing issue of feeding our dogs. There are also many issues we would like to explore. We thought it would be helpful to put all of these questions, information, and feedback into one place here on DK where everyone can find it, contribute to it, ask questions, and learn together.



Discussion Forum

Your favorite high value treats?

Started by J and Riley (and Luna). Last reply by Kathy and Ruby Skye Aug 11. 24 Replies

Riley LOVES her kibble but she is really not super motivated by any treats we've tried.  We really haven't tried that many (just pure bites chicken and Zuke's minis, right now using a different Fromm kibble as treats) but we need a couple different…Continue

IBD Diagnosis: Food recs, etc

Started by Nicole and Teddy. Last reply by Nicole and Teddy Aug 7. 44 Replies

Hi there! Just left a long string in the Medical issues group as Teddy has received an IBD diagnosis. The GI panel results indicated cobalamin and folate are slightly low. Pancreatic lipase and TLI elevated. Findings are consistent with small…Continue

Puppy with Giardia and Lots of Itchiness

Started by Beau. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Aug 6. 24 Replies

Hi everyone,I have an 11 wk old goldendoodle puppy named Beau. Three days after picking him up, he had diarrhea and vomiting. His fecal sample was initially negative. After a stint at the animal hospital (the vet initially thought he may have parvo…Continue

Current Recall Information

Started by Dianne Carter ~ Trinity Doodles. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Aug 3. 518 Replies

I ran this idea by Karen this morning and she thought it would be a good idea, so...This discussion is for current recall information only. In the interest of staying informed without unnecessary panic please try to verify with a credible source…Continue

Tags: information, recall, food, commercial

Here is where the smaller Wellness bags have “gone”...

Started by Cindy and Olive (Ollie). Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jul 30. 4 Replies

hi doodle friends,I have fed Ollie girl the Wellness LID Simple Salmon and Potato for over 2 years now, but recently couldn’t find anywhere the smaller bags, which I prefer. They’re more convenient, stay fresher, and we know the happy that comes…Continue

Grain Free Food Warnings

Started by Erin. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jul 28. 66 Replies

Hello all! My doodle currently eats Zignature Trout and Salmon grain free after trying Orijen for many months and him being constipated from it. He has done great on Zignature now for almost 3 yrs but my vet and many breeders I follow are now…Continue

Tired of the same food

Started by Stacy. Last reply by Stacy Jul 26. 26 Replies

I think this is an easy question. I think Maggie is tired of her food. She's been eating the same thing for a long time, and she's kind of blah on it. She's my most reluctant eater anyway.She's eating Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Beef. She's…Continue

Proviable Users, I Have Some Questions

Started by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jul 25. 50 Replies

My turn to ask for advice. :)Jasper's digestive system has gotten a little bit "off" the past few weeks. I'm chalking it up to new and different treats, and too many of them; the treats were being dispensed very liberally during the weeks leading up…Continue

Puppy with Reoccurring Giardia and a recent move :(

Started by Beth Donati. Last reply by Beth Donati Jul 24. 2 Replies

Hi all,  I'm a first-time puppy owner and recently got a 19 week old labradoodle named Ridge. He's the sweetest little guy and loves to play and snuggle. He's been on Life's Abundance since my parents brought him home in California at 12 weeks. He…Continue

Should I Be Concerned?

Started by Anne & Mr. Haley. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jul 15. 5 Replies

I added some treats (Charlee Bear liver and Fruitables sweet  potato and pecan) to Haley's auto ship food expecting them to be shipped at the same time as the food.  The food arrived Friday.  The treats are in transit but estimated delivery is July…Continue

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Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on June 18, 2019 at 1:26pm

My DD just sent me this. LOL!

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 
Want to know how long you can safely keep meat in the refrigerator? Or how long to boil an egg? How about whether it's better to use wooden or plastic cutting boards? Just ask Karen, your guide to expert knowledge on handling and storing food safely and preventing food poisoning."
Comment by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie on April 29, 2019 at 10:42am

My Maisie girl is an odd cookie, she spends an easy 20-30 minutes on a medium size whimzee? Meanwhile my other two have polished off theirs and are checked thr wagon so to speak, even a small treat like the yummy chummies she can take an easy 5+ minutes to eat? I'll be planning my order in the next few days.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 29, 2019 at 7:05am

That's good. 

Comment by Laura and Angus on April 29, 2019 at 6:52am

I can't say he doesn't like it exactly - just weirdly won't try it without support. He's weird. Angus really doesn't get a lot of extra fat/calories in his diet -- 1 tbsp (or less) of PB in a Kong when we leave the house (so Tues/Thurs he gets, at most, 2 tbsp). He goes to daycare 2-3 days per week and gets about 3 walks per day on non-daycare days. We have ourselves an extremely active doodle, so he's always been at a very healthy weight.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 29, 2019 at 6:45am

Angus is the first I've heard of who didn't like them! 
Go easy with peanut butter. There is no food in the entire world that is higher in fat and calories than peanut butter. 

Comment by Laura and Angus on April 29, 2019 at 6:33am

Ugh - we tried out a beef trachea yesterday with Angus and he was not even willing to try it. Anyone else have a weird doodle who takes a while to try new treats, toys, or chews? I'm hoping we can get him to try it out --- might entice him with a little PB on the end ... that sometimes helps get him started. We have a weird doodle.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 3:24pm

I just answered my own question. Amazon sells a package of 20 of the same size for 32.99. That's $1.65 each. 

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 3:22pm

I mean, Best Bully Sticks website has a package of 10 for 11.99 That's $1.20 each. Is Amazon cheaper??

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 3:20pm

Yeah, a lot of the beef chews do come from South America. But Best Bully is a reliable company. Not sure about buying them third hand thru Amazon. I know they have good pricing, but sometimes that isn't the most important thing...

Comment by Leslie, Yogi & Maci Bear on April 26, 2019 at 3:14pm

Just double checking. Best Bully sticks on Amazon said they are from Brazil?


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