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Everything you need to know to make the best food choices for your Labradoodles and Goldendoodles!

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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.
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Recommended Dog Treat Brands as of APRIL 2015

Started by Allyson, Peri & Taquito. Last reply by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie Jun 17. 377 Replies

Finally!  Going to get a discussion started with good (and safe) dog treats! As a reminder, any treats made from a company listed in our Recommended Foods list will work, so I am not going to list them here. Visit this link for those brands: …Continue

Tags: goldendoodle, labradoodle, list, recommended, healthy

Eating grass

Started by Denise Mabie. Last reply by J and Riley (and Luna) Jun 13. 12 Replies

My 14mo old labradoodle eats grass daily. She has been eating Orijen since she was 8 weeks old. She started on the puppy formula and now I’m alternating between the Red Meat and Fish formulas.Is there something else I should be feeding her?Continue

Fetch Fuel supplement

Started by Alyssa and Theo. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jun 5. 5 Replies

Hi again everyone,I was looking at the Fetch Fuel supplements the other day while shopping and was interested. I cant seem to find too much information on them on the internet. The store I buy from is not a large company and they usually only sell…Continue

Tags: Supplements

Food Switch

Started by Maddie. Last reply by Maddie Jun 4. 29 Replies

Hello everyone! We just switched Willy to Steve's real food frozen PREY diet, and he loves it!! However, we have noticed some new behaviors since switching him, and were wondering if anyone had any input.First, he has been obsessed with eating…Continue

Quick Q: Fromm 4-Star line

Started by Stacy. Last reply by Stacy Jun 4. 74 Replies

We've always talked about being able to switch flavors between the 4 Star line of foods without transitioning, but some of the flavors are grain free, and some of them are healthy grain. I've only ever fed the healthy grain formulas (not because I'm…Continue

Food for sensitive stomach

Started by Kate Rich. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jun 3. 16 Replies

I posted a few weeks ago about our 8 month puppy Taco. He has been on wellness complete health puppy (chicken) grain free and then with grains version since we transitioned him at 10 weeks. He ate a rope toy ( we think) over a month ago. Multiple…Continue

Veterinary recommends Hills Science z/d diet - Due to anal gland issues? HELP!!

Started by Lisa Duarte. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jun 2. 7 Replies

So our 2-year old labradoodle has continued to experience impacted/full anal glands which need to be cleaned out by the vet almost monthly. The vet is now thinking it may be a food sensitivity (which I have inquired with the vet previously) and is…Continue

Current Recall Information

Started by Dianne Carter ~ Trinity Doodles. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie May 23. 511 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

Wanted: Photos of Your Dogs With Pet Food Bags, Please!

Started by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie May 22. 43 Replies

Dear Food Groupies, In light of recent news about Champion selling through Petco, and the rumors that the company may be sold to Nestle-Purina, I think it might be time to change the photo in our Recommended Brands section. Cute as it is, if I have…Continue

Switching from Acana

Started by Alyssa and Theo. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle May 19. 21 Replies

Hi all,I have been thinking about switching from Acana recently. My boy has been happy on the Duck singles line for a long time. However, with them selling in Petco and rumors of selling the company, it has made me nervous to keep him on it. I was…Continue

Tags: Acana

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Comment by Carolyn & Barkley the Bear on April 26, 2019 at 11:20am

Thank you... that is very helpful!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 10:52am

Here's what I got. You might want to look through some of these:
https://doodlekisses.com/group/thefoodgroup/forum/topic/search?grou...

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 10:51am

It really depends on your individual dog's likes and chewing styles. I would stick with individual items rather than "variety packs". 

And a reminder, we do have a list of recommended treat brands up at the top of the page, as well as many discussions about various kinds of chews. To look for these discussions, simply click "View All" right above this Comments section and then enter your search term..i.e. "chews" and you will get a list of all the discussions here in this group having to do with chews.

Comment by Carolyn & Barkley the Bear on April 26, 2019 at 10:11am

I’m looking for a good chew/treat for Barkley as well.  I see Barkworthies has many different items... bully sticks, trachea, cows tails.  Are there any that I should stay away from?  He is a big chewer and will chew up anything I give him pretty quickly!  But I do like to give him a treat now and then.

Thank you!

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 10:00am

Only Natural Pet brand is good too.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 9:59am

Glancing at some of their offerings, I see Amazon has Best Bully Stciks brand and Bravo brand. Both fine.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 9:57am

Barkworthies.
Be careful with sourcing on Amazon.

Comment by Bonnie and Kona on April 26, 2019 at 9:45am

Anyone have a favorite brand of beef trachea? Amazon has so many brands.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on April 26, 2019 at 9:16am

Yep, in those kinds of stores, I never even ask about the brands of the bulk chews. They guarantee sourcing and they've already done the research. Nice.

Comment by J and Riley (and Luna) on April 26, 2019 at 9:08am

There are a few small pet shops nearby that don't buy anything with questionable sourcing.  Makes picking up nice treats easy for us :)  not even sure of the brand but this latest beef trachea was Canadian 

 

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