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I am looking for suggestion to feed my doodle. He is 6 months old we are currently useing bill jack for puppies large breed. I dont know if its agreeing with him he seems to be very loose. one day he seems fine and then the next loose. I even cut out his treats. any suggestions thanks

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Comment by Erica Carano on December 2, 2010 at 12:40am
We feed Nutra Max at the recommendation of our vet. My Great Dane made it to 11 years old on it!
Comment by D Harvey on November 30, 2010 at 10:44am
Thanks to everyone who posted our vet recomended califorina natural. venicen. Buddy seems to be doing well with it. his stools are getting more formed, thanks againg for all your suggestions.
Comment by Melissa David on November 25, 2010 at 11:35am
We have a 6.5 month old goldendoodle - Murphy - and we had quite a few problems with allergies this past summer. Lots of scratching and chewing. We were unsure if it was food or seasonal so we have switched his food just in case. I'm totally onboard with the "no grain" approach and Murphy is now on Acana Pacifica. It's packed with all sorts of goodies and Murphy seems to really like it. The only downfall is that it's pretty stinky but the protein is fish, so I was expecting it to smell like fish. Acana also has 2 other types of the no grain kind. Check out this dog food review site - http://dogfoodchat.com/dog-food-reviews/ I also highly reccomend dried liver bites as treats. It's 100% dried liver, you can buy it anywhere, and Murphy will do absolutely anything for it. It is a great training/reward treat.
Comment by Macswell Dood on November 25, 2010 at 7:13am
I am a life-long animal owner and lover and into natural health and holistics for myself. In our town we have a GREAT store that carries a lot of different natural and organic brands that don't have the normal allergens such as wheat, corn, soy, "meals" (chicken meal, etc). My Dood didn't like the foods from the box stores such as Wellness or the Dick Van Patten Natural Balance foods and we finally found one that's a winner! It's called MERRICK and the first ingredient is organic chicken! Wow. He REALLY loves it, even more than his treats! Stools are shaped and slightly soft, yet semi-firm. He loves the Puppy Plate dry and Puppy Plate Wet mixed... I can't recommend it enough! Plus the bonus? It's not as expensive as you'd think AND it can be bought on Amazon!
Not that the other foods listed are bad, it's just each pooch has their own tastes just like us humans do! Figured I'd put it out there as an alternative in case anyone is interested...

Also, I'm having a problem finding treats that my 3 month old likes. I've bought bags upon bags and he's SO picky! Doesn't like the Natural Balance pup treats, the soft square ones OR the L.I.T. small hard ones either. The only ones he likes is from the Vet and the ingredients are AWFUL! Wheat everywhere plus car fluid! Oh man. But they are the ONLY ones he seems to like and that was a fluke b/c the vet gave them to him during a visit. Butler "Lean Treats" is the name of the treats. The ingredients are JUST AWFUL!! Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Wheat four, BHA....ick! Any advice on healthy treats for a picky pup?
Comment by Laurel Aislin on November 23, 2010 at 10:41pm
My previous dog, Annie, died in August of an apparent heart attack. She gave 4 loud yelps and died instantly. She had been very healthy and had no known issues. I had switched her to raw organic food a year ago. I often wonder if this sped up her death? I just don't know. Now I have a golden doodle and give him the medi cal. It's such a dilemma with animals and the best food.
Comment by Michelle Cowan on November 23, 2010 at 8:52pm
I use Wellness for large breed puppies. I have read a lot about dog food and believe it or not Bil-Jac was one that was cautioned to stay away from due to the high empty calories and little nutritional value. This surprised me since many years ago we used to feed that to our schnauzer!
Comment by Laurel Aislin on November 18, 2010 at 3:54pm
My 6 month old boy has had trouble with diarrhea. We have had all the tests done and it appears he has clostridium. He's now on Medi Cal's new gastro for puppies and is doing well.
Comment by Elizabeth Lepiane on November 16, 2010 at 9:18am
hills science diet for large breeds puppy ( up to one year) ! harry loves it , and it doesn't make him gassy.
Comment by Carrie Jessica Boone on November 12, 2010 at 7:45pm
I have a 5month old and am using Wellness Puppy and have loved it.

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