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The Food Group

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.



Discussion Forum

Dog/puppy feeding amount calculator

Started by J and Riley (and Luna). Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle 10 hours ago. 19 Replies

A while ago I made an excel sheet to calculate feeding amounts.  I made a web version to share so anyone can use it :)  It's especially useful for puppies since they grow so quickly it's hard to keep up with how much to feed them on a weekly…Continue

Taurine Deficiency

Started by Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle 14 hours ago. 103 Replies

Saw this in Doodle Family on FB and wanted the experts opinion.Grain-Free Feeders - PLEASE READ:We all know how difficult it is to make decisions regarding diet for our pets. I am sharing this information not to add additional worry or concern but…Continue

What should I feed this puppy?

Started by Stacy. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle 17 hours ago. 24 Replies

17 weeks old, 27 pounds per report. They've been feeding her Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy and I know that's not on the list. She said that other food gave her diarrhea. I know I'm not supposed to change food for 2 weeks (is it the same if it's not an…Continue

Current Recall Information

Started by Dianne Carter ~ Trinity Doodles. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on Saturday. 504 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

Advice on 6mo old Goldendoodle Diet Change

Started by Harpreet Singh. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on Friday. 11 Replies

Hi,I am new to DK and have been reading through the forums. I have a 6 month old goldendoodle mini named Dexter. He has been doing quite well and growing appropriately. We purchased him from a breeder and got him at 9 weeks. He was being fed…Continue

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

Started by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle. Last reply by Cindy and Olive (Ollie) on Friday. 31 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

Crumps Naturals?

Started by Josh Adams. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on Friday. 3 Replies

Has anyone heard or tried this brand before?Our local pet store carries their mini trainers (snap apart treats) and swears by them. She's met the owner of the company several times. It's a Canadian family-owned company. The sample we got was their…Continue

Has anyone hears of Northwest Naturals Raw Diet for Dogs?

Started by Diane Margetts. Last reply by Diane Margetts on Friday. 11 Replies

It was highly recommended to me but I would rather hear some opinions through this site before I believe it.Continue

Taurine-Deficient (Nutritional) Dilated Cardiomyopathy FB Group

Started by Nancy. Last reply by Nancy Mar 18. 16 Replies

I was just wondering if anyone else is a troll on this FB group and what are you thoughts on posts and comments?  First I have to mention that I follow the Food Recommendations of this group and believe Karen over any of the posters in that group,…Continue

puppy food

Started by Rosalyn Ancrum. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Mar 15. 25 Replies

Has anyone has any experience with the following puppy foods?Nulo  FreestyleEarthborn Holistic primitive natural or puppy vantageWellness Complete HealthContinue

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Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on February 17, 2019 at 2:52pm

Well, there are a lot of good fish based foods among the brands that we do recommend. Just about every brand makes at least one fish based food. 

Comment by Sue & Lily Grace on February 17, 2019 at 2:40pm

 It was a store clerk in the little boutique store that I buy my Acana in. Lily has been on Acana for six years and has never had a problem but I’m so concerned about them selling out to Purina that I want to do some research to see what else I can get for her.  Her vet suggested about six months ago to switch her from the duck to fish that it might be a cooler food for her allergies.  After all these years with good results I hate the fact that Champion may sell out. 

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on February 17, 2019 at 1:55pm

Nature's Logic is not a recommended brand. I can;t imagine who would suggest it as a replacement for a top quality food like Acana; I suspect it was store clerk. 
Why do you want to switch from Acana?

Comment by Sue & Lily Grace on February 17, 2019 at 1:39pm

Has anyone used Nature Logic sardine kibble?   This food has been suggested to me to replace Acana Freshwater Fish for Lily Grace.  Several things initially bothered me. There is no fresh food in it, it is all meal and then it contains Porcine plasma.  I cannot understand why this would be necessary and how they would control the quality of it. I’d be interested to know what others think about product. 

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on February 17, 2019 at 7:00am

The Greenies Pill Pockets are full of wheat and corn. I'd avoid them. 
JD took about 10 pills per day and I always used mashed sweet potatoes; not to hide them, but to help them go down easier and not get stuck at the back of his tongue. 
Other "coatings" you can try are peanut butter, liverwurst (braunschweiger), or cream cheese. 

Comment by Leslie, Yogi & Maci Bear on February 17, 2019 at 4:04am

Curious if greenies pill pockets are still okay to use. I’m currently just sticking pills in a little piece of sweet potato everyday. Looking for options. 

Comment by F, Calla & Luca on February 14, 2019 at 11:29am

I use them. I give a half to each dog in the evening do they do much good? I doubt it but the dogs love them. The rawhide is a ground up and hasn’t caused any problems.

Comment by Rosalyn Ancrum on February 14, 2019 at 11:27am

Lol,  yeah I guess this is  a grooming discussion.  However, my dog eats the chews  and the toothpaste like food!! 

Comment by Ronna, Murphy & Wilson on February 14, 2019 at 11:05am

My vet recommends them ( because she sells them) but I do not use them because they are rawhide. 

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on February 14, 2019 at 10:37am

Quite a few people use CET products for their dogs' dental health. Here are the results from a search I did:


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