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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.
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Salmon Oil and/or Evening Primrose Oil ?

Started by Jeanne, Tura and Dolly. Last reply by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie on Monday. 6 Replies

My oldest doodle (Standard F1b) has had a couple skin infections so per advice here I started giving her one EPO tablet daily and so far no more issues so that is great.  We are a Guardian for an ALD…Continue

Wellness Trufood

Started by Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa. Last reply by Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa Oct 11. 3 Replies

We have a new Petsmart opening in my neighborhood and I went in thinking they might have some toys on sale. As I wandered the aisles, I saw a food I am unfamiliar with and I know Karen has probably…Continue

Recommended Dog Food Brands 2017

Started by Karen & Jackdoodle. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Oct 10. 87 Replies

GRAIN-FREE FORMULAS ONLYOrijen…Continue

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Grain Free from Costco

Started by Stephanie Crisp. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Oct 7. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if the Kirklands brand grain free is good or not?ThanksContinue

For those of you with dogs with sensitive stomaches...

Started by Lindsey Holt. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Oct 3. 10 Replies

Hi all,For those of you with doodles with sensitive tummies do you ever rotate protein sources in the line that you feed.I know many that do this, but all of their pups have had no tummy troubles,…Continue

Tummy Troubles

Started by Hannah & Pepper. Last reply by Hannah & Pepper Oct 2. 19 Replies

Hi All,Unfortunately, Pepper is having her first tummy troubles (loose stool), she has thrown up a few times but usually it was carsickness.  So back to the issue--Pepper is on Orijen Puppy formula…Continue

Tummy Trouble Again

Started by Carolyn & Barkley the Bear. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Sep 22. 11 Replies

Barkley is only just over 2 years old but tummy troubles seem to dominate.  This past spring we had bouts with Giardia but finally moved past that...not fun!  About three weeks ago he had very runny…Continue

Itchy doods

Started by Bonnie and Kona. Last reply by Shari Becker Sep 19. 15 Replies

Owen has two hot spots and an ear infection. (He is not prone to either.) I took him into the vet today for the ear infection because I am managing the hot spots fine with having Owen wear a cone and…Continue

Anal gland maintenance

Started by Susan Severn. Last reply by Lindsey Holt Sep 19. 5 Replies

I am on a waiting list for a puppy (probably will have her in March or April).  Trying to learn as much as I can ahead of time.  Would love to learn how to groom her myself but thought anal glands…Continue

Acana food recommendation

Started by Cathy, Josie and Piper. Last reply by Cathy, Josie and Piper Sep 15. 4 Replies

I have 2 doodles that are opposites. Josie is 5 years old, she is 3/4 retriever, 1/4 poodle who is very relaxed, calm and was gaining weight. She got up to 57 lbs and so the vet recommended she lose…Continue

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Comment by Deborah Brown on September 19, 2017 at 4:46pm

Thanks!

Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on September 19, 2017 at 4:44pm

You remembered right, Deb. The Six Fish treats contain only 3 kcal each, the Original and Duck treats have 4 kcal each, and all of the other varieties have 5 kcal each. 

Comment by Deborah Brown on September 19, 2017 at 4:29pm

I might be imagining this but I seem to remember someone saying that Orijen freeze dried treats had only 3 or 5 calories.  I think it was because they are puffed up with air.  Does this sound familiar?  I don't want to pass this along if its not correct.

Comment by Mark Wilson on September 18, 2017 at 7:11pm

Understood.

Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on September 18, 2017 at 5:16pm

And perhaps Helga could respond to your question in the raw feeding group as well. :)

Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on September 18, 2017 at 5:14pm

I appreciate that Mike. While we do include commercial raw foods on our recommended list, we are not fans of prey model raw feeding in this group, nor the often cult-like mentally that accompanies it. 

Comment by Mark Wilson on September 18, 2017 at 5:11pm

Sorry, Karen.  A bit lazy of me.

Thanks, Helga!  I've been raw feeding for a few months now, and after much trepidation at the outset, I'm starting to feel comfortable with the process.  Or at least I did until I discovered a raw feeding group on Facebook.  Seems I still have much to learn, or perhaps consider in terms of depth.  Do you follow a strict Prey Model regimen?  I'll save all future conversation for the rawfood group.

Comment by Helga, Nimbus, Sierra, Clooney on September 18, 2017 at 9:34am
Hi Mark,
I feed raw. If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer.
Comment by Karen & Jackdoodle on September 18, 2017 at 6:34am

Hi Mark, there is a separate group here for raw feeders here on DK, but it is not very active.  http://www.doodlekisses.com/group/rawfood

Comment by Mark Wilson on September 18, 2017 at 5:01am

Are there any raw feeders in this group, and is it even an appropriate topic for discussion?  No worries, I'm not a crusader and I respect each owner's choice for their pet.  I'm just looking to engender conversation with other Doodle owners who have chosen this path.

 

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