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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

Recommended Dog Treat Brands as of APRIL 2015

Started by Allyson, Peri & Taquito. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie 13 hours ago. 374 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) on Thursday. 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 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?

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

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


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