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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

Chewy again shows why they are awesome

Started by Leslie, Yogi & Maci Bear. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle 9 hours ago. 4 Replies this link works. Chewy went above and way beyond :-)Continue

Vomiting Up Breakfast

Started by Amy and Annabelle. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

So 6 weeks ago Annabelle vomited up her breakfast almost as soon as she ate it. I also gave her a chewable flea/tick med in with it at the time as I always do on med day. I attributed it to that at…Continue

Food, Poop and Transition Questions

Started by Shannon. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle on Friday. 3 Replies

Hi all! I have a few questions and am not sure where to head next for my pups. I have two goldendoodles, both around 3 years old. They both, but in particular one of them, have sensitive stomachs.…Continue

Food for non-doodle

Started by Roni & Roxy. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Jan 15. 5 Replies

My son and daughter-in-law just got a six-month-old German shepherd. I was just wondering if all the wonderful advice from Karen (and others) in this group would apply for them as well, or if this…Continue

Orijen puppy food and high creatine (kidney function)

Started by Lori watts. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Jan 14. 13 Replies

My puppy has just turned 8mths and we were scheduled for neuturing last wk. Did bldwk ahead of time and showed slightly boarderline kidney enzymes (bun, creatine) and elevated lymphocites. Cancelled…Continue

Oily green residue in Acana

Started by Leslie, Yogi & Maci Bear. Last reply by Laurie, Wally & Charlotte Jan 14. 20 Replies

When I open a bag of my dood's food I pour it into a Vittles Vault to keep it fresh. I also wash this out between bags with hot soapy water.The last bag I opened had dog food in it that looks shiny…Continue

Solid gold food for puppy with soft stool

Started by Maria. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Jan 13. 2 Replies

Hi everyone. We have a new 17 week old mini doodleShe was on life abundance from the breeder and had very soft not form stool. The vet tested her and test came back neg. the doctor said to give her…Continue

Orijen Large Breed Puppy Food or Orijen Puppy Food

Started by Amy Mullen. Last reply by Amy Mullen Jan 11. 2 Replies

Hello,We recently switched our 5 month old double doodle, Max, to Orijen Large Breed Puppy Food. After doing research on doodle kisses, I should have switched him to the Orijen Puppy Food... I think.…Continue

Recommended Dog Food Brands as of January 2016

Started by Karen & Jackdoodle. Last reply by Alexandra Meir Jan 10. 56 Replies


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Fromm questions

Started by Jill DeMartino. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Jan 5. 3 Replies

Hello:) 2 questions for everyone in regards to Fromm....1.  I started to transition my pup from Fromm Puppy Gold (the pink bag) to Fromm Four Star Salmon Ala Veg.  She is doing great (no tummy upset,…Continue

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Comment by Alexandra Meir on Saturday

Thanks for the recomendation.... but I was looking for one I could make myself. I'm trying to buy the least amount of packaging as possible and make the most things at home as possible. 

Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on Saturday

Musher's Secret is good product for dry paw pads. It contains food-grade beeswax, which is safe if they lick it. 

Comment by Alexandra Meir on Saturday

That's really good to know about coconut oil Karen, I had tried feeding it to my American Staffordshire Terrier mix for his coat and it did nothing but cause diarrhea.
I've kept the coconut oil and currently use it for plain on their paws because they are so ruff it hurts to have either my Staffie or Lab mixes paw me. After 2 applications their paws are so much better.
I liked the coconut oil for this because they can lick it off and it's ok, but this article makes me wonder if I should stop using the coconut oil for this. Though all the paw butter recipes I've found use coconut oil and beeswax and I'm not sure about the accidentally digesting beeswax.  

Comment by Barbara Brian on Friday
Thank you! Good to know
Comment by Beth & Cheddar on Friday
Karen, I definitely did. I shared a few of the posts you have contributed to on the topic and they decided against a prescription diet.
Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on Friday

Barbara, it may not bother them, but it is doing absolutely nothing beneficial for them, and it may actually contribute to inflammatory conditions. Coconut oil does not contain the types of Omega 3 fatty acids that are beneficial for dogs, or that dogs can even utilize. It's also full of saturated fat. 
You may want to read this article, by a canine nutritionist who promotes natural products and treatments:

Comment by Barbara Brian on Friday
Karen is there something about coconut oil I don't know about? We give our doodle and her retriever brother a spoonful every day. They love it and it doesn't appear to bother them.
Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on Friday

That's so discouraging, Beth. I'm glad your brother has you to advise him. Hopefully you told him that food allergies in a 6 mo old puppy are extremely rare and that Rx food wouldn't be the way to go even if he did have them. 

Comment by Beth & Cheddar on Friday
Good for them! Cheddar's brother was just told at 6.5 months old that he probably had food allergies and should go on a prescription diet. I am so glad for doodlekisses and being able to give my brother information from here to debunk that.
Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on Friday

Lori, I thought about doing that, but no matter what you post in the doodle groups on FB, somebody will tell a story about how they did or used whatever is being "outed", and how wonderful it is. Coconut oil, buying a puppy from an online ad, retractable leashes, you will get someone defending it. I expect the same thing will happen with the Rx food, but bless you for trying. As they say, you can lead a doodle to water.....LOL


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