I would strongly disagree and so would most vets and dog
nutritionalists. You are NOT suppose to feed a dog corn and by-
Many dogs have major allergies to corn and causes itching and bad skin
they do poop more when fed corn and a low quality food.
You will also notice with a low quality food that the dogs teeth will
develop more plaque and bad breath.
what brand of food do you feed your dog? Sounds like you feed him/her
Pedigree or some other food with all corn fillers and by-products.
California Natural, Innova, Solid Gold are all premium dog foods with
high quality ingredients. Stephanie
> None of your recommendations would be a very good idea IMHO. None
> of the foods are created for giant breed dogs. Such pets are at
> high risk for musculoskeletal problems which can be attenuated
> by reducing the calories and vastly reducing the calcium levels.
> The issue of large breed puppies is well documented and there are
> many solid scientific research studies to support feeding these a
> reduced calcium and energy level diet. It may be a little late to
> help the 10 month old Gt. Dane.
> Secondly why the anti corn stuff? There is no logical reason
> to make such a statement.
> Corn is:
> 1. The second most digestible grain following rice.
> 2. Contains 5 times the levels of essential fatty acids as rice
> 3. Is 20 times less likely to cause an allergy than wheat.
> data from Journal of Veterinary Nutrition, June 1994
> > >I have a 10 month-old Great Dane, an 8 week-old Great Dane/Mastiff
> > >(who I just learned will live from parvovirus) and a 2 year-old
> > >chihuahua mix. 2 very hungry puppies that eat alot and a small dog
> > >doesn't eat much (he prefers the crumbs that others drop).
> > >I am looking for a dog food that will make my dog go "poops" less.
> > >don't have a extremely large backyard and also have some neighbors
> > >like to call the health department. Since I have the not-so-
> > >task of picking up the stuff they leave behind I am wondering of
> > >is something that will make it less.
> > ***** You're somewhat doomed by having two HUGE breeds, but still,
> > lessen the volume a bit.
> > I personally avoid anything with CORN in in, since I see a dramatic
> > poop (individual pile volume as well as # of piles) with foods
> > I prefer better grade ingredients, which is why my food of choice
> > Natural. Innova, made by the same company, Canidae, Pinnacle,
> > Gold, Wellnessm - many good "super premium natural" foods out
there. If you're
> > going to stick with somehting more commonly available, I'd choose
> > Choice, which is now available more widely than it had been.
> > Hills, Iams, Eukanuba - well - a lot of people feed them, but I
> > Janet Boss
> > Best Friends Dog Obedience
> > "Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
> > "Second-hand dogs AREN'T second-rate"
> > see Lucy at: http://www.flyball.com/nsl/
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