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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

Proviable Users, I Have Some Questions

Started by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle. Last reply by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie 13 hours ago. 48 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

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

What to Feed to Gain Weight

Started by Joy Williams. Last reply by Joy Williams Jul 13. 11 Replies

I have been MIA around here for a while, but luckily, “the Girls” have been healthy for the most part - until recently. I started home cooking for them a few months ago and they love it. They both have lost weight, but Maddie, who has always been…Continue

Need help choosing puppy food!!

Started by Caroline. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jul 13. 13 Replies

This group has been of GREAT help to me as I research what type of food to feed my new doodle baby! I've finally narrowed down my search to the Wellness brand. It seems to be great quality while not breaking the bank too much and it's on Amazon and…Continue

Tired of the same food

Started by Stacy. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jul 12. 23 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

Grain Free Food Warnings

Started by Erin. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jul 9. 64 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

Current Recall Information

Started by Dianne Carter ~ Trinity Doodles. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jul 6. 513 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

Fungi Treats?

Started by Stacy. Last reply by Stacy Jul 5. 9 Replies

I promise I'm not considering feeding the girls treats made out of Koji (Aspergillus oryzae) as the protein. But I was randomly browsing the internet and I stumbled across an ad for this, and I thought, "well that's the weirdest thing ever. I better…Continue

Best food for skin?

Started by Darcy & Millie. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Jul 4. 2 Replies

My goldendoodle is 6 years old. Recently, she has started to get sebaceous cysts. And,she also got another large growth on her leg which she is currently on antibiotics for (it is going away thank goodness).  The vet suggested I start giving her…Continue

Joint health and supplements

Started by Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jul 2. 8 Replies

Karen, I'm hoping maybe you can give me some good advice (you always do) about supplements for our aging Doodles. Lucy just turned 10 years old and I am noticing a reluctance to get up and run around like she used to . She is slower to stand and I…Continue

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Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on November 20, 2009 at 4:06pm
Orijen was named the Dog Food of the year fro 2009 by the Whole Dog Journal. IMO, you cannot buy a higher quality kibble.
The protein issue is controversial. If we think about dogs who are fed the RAW diet, they eat nothing BUT protein...just meat & bones, and their owners will tell you they are healthier than any other dogs. I don't necessarily agree with that, but Jack is doing better on the Orijen than he's ever done on any other food.
Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on November 20, 2009 at 2:58pm
EVO has a new flavor now, a herring & fish formula. At least, I think it's new.
Comment by Maryjane & Barkley on November 20, 2009 at 2:37pm
We are in Tennessee and find Orijen to be a little easier to find than Acana. Barkley is 6 1/2 months and has been on Orijen large breed puppy since 11 weeks. He has done really well on it and does not seem to get the carbohydrate fluctuation that sometimes occurs with kibble containing grains. It is best to slowly transition a pup to the new food by gradually increasing it. I highly recommend Orijen. Also, we occasionally change it up by using EVO Red Meat, but Barkley prefers the Orijen.
Comment by Sandy on November 20, 2009 at 12:51pm
Ann - I am in Canada too - Ontario, and Acana is made in Canada. Hopefully they can find it. :)
Comment by Sandy on November 20, 2009 at 4:34am
I just checked out dog foods to switch Toby over. I went with Acana, which is made by the makers of Orijen. Orijen is very high in protein, over 40%, I think. Acana is 29% protein. In discussing it with the owner of the store where I purchased it, she says she has found the labs and retrievers tend to do well on Orijen for a time, and then can get the runs because of the high protein. Toby tends to have a tricky stomach anyway, so I went with the lower protein Acana.
Comment by F, Calla & Luca on November 19, 2009 at 9:01pm
Karen's own Jack is on Orijen and I know she thinks very highly of it. It's quite expensive but one of the top rated foods.
Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on November 19, 2009 at 9:01pm
Ann, Highly recommended.
Comment by Laura & Chewie on October 14, 2009 at 11:09am
Me too!
Comment by Allyson, Peri & Taquito on October 14, 2009 at 10:47am
Sounds like I need to try Charlee Bears....
Comment by Kelly Gallagher on October 14, 2009 at 9:51am
Maddy loves them too! I always laugh when I see what 46lb dog will do for a little Charlee Bear Turkey and Cranberry treat!

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