What large breed puppy food would you recommend that doesn't contain corn?


Question

I have Doberman puppy and was wondering if there was a good food specifically for that breed. I have currently feeding him Iams puppy for large breed dogs, but my son told  me that I shouldn’t be feeding him a food with corn in it. I was also considering giving him supplements, but really don’t know where to start.

Thanks and have a blessed day.

Answer

Hi Crystal,

Thank you for contacting me regarding what to feed your Doberman puppy.

The two most important things to do for your pet is to feed your dog an age appropriate food and feed the right amount.

If you want to avoid corn, Chuck & Don’s carries a few brands of large breed puppy foods that do not have corn. Some examples are the Holistic Select Large Breed Puppy, Wellness Large Breed Puppy, and NutriSource Large Breed Puppy.  

Some dogs can have a sensitive stomach, so always gradually change foods. If you choose to switch from the Iams, feed your dog 3/4 Iams, 1/4 new food for two days, 1/2 of each for 2 days, and then 3/4 new food, 1/4 Iams for 2 days. Day 7 you should be good to go with the new food.  If you have more Iams left than 7 days worth, it is okay to make the transition last longer.  

Regarding supplements, I would recommend supplements for a large breed dog, like a hip and joint supplement.  By starting your puppy on these supplements, you can potentially avoid hip problems in the future.  We carry several varieties of glucosamine/chondroitin supplements that come in tablets, powder and liquid forms.  We also carry the Wapiti Labs Mobility supplement, an elk velvet antler supplement that is very effective in improving pets mobility.

There are also supplements for skin and coat that contain Omega 3 fatty acids. These are available in powder and liquid.  Some examples are the Halo Dream Coat, Missing Link, Nature’s Logic Sardine Oil, and Alaska Salmon Oil. One supplement, Missing Link Plus, combines the skin and coat supplement with added glucosamine for hip and joints, this way you could get both benefits with only one supplement (a powder you can put on the top of your dog’s food).

Visit your local Chuck and Don’s for further assistance.

Hope this helps!

Have a great day!  

“The” Chuck
Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet