Feeding

Proper nutrition is one of the most important things, growing a dane puppy is like nothing else. I feed a high quality ADULT kibble, Victor Professiona,l which can be found at some feed stores, I purchase mine from Max's Pet supplies in Gardnerville, NV, local pet food stores that carry it can be found on the victor website which will list all the different vendors and it can also be found on chewy.com. I have also fed Victor Hi Pro Plus and Victor Beef and Brown Rice. I have a list of other kibbles I have already researched and pre-approved that I can provide. 

When it comes to feeding a dane puppy the major things to monitor in their diet is the calcium and phosphorus levels. We like to see these very low, also calories can play a roll in their growth. Too many calories increase the chances of improper growth, HOD, knuckling, etc. Older studies showed that lower proteins were good, but that's not the case, It's not the percentages of the protein but rather the QUALITY of the proteins in the good. You want a meat based diet for your growing puppy.

If you have any questions about a foods please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Please take some time to view each chart I have posted and contact me with any questions. Also see my "supplements" page for what supplements I recommend and use on my girsl.

Below are some great dog food forums, read reviews from the consumers

www.dogfoodanalysis.com

www.dogfoodadvisor.com

www.dogfoodchat.com

Also some good forums/sites with feeding advice as well as growth issues that can come from improper nutrition/vaccinating

www.greatdanelady.com

www.danesonline.com

Safe & Unsafe Foods For Your Dogs

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Apple seeds

  • Apricot pits

  • Avocados

  • Cherry pits

  • Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)

  • Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)

  • Garlic

  • Grapes

  • Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)

  • Hops (used in home beer brewing)

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Moldy foods

  • Mushroom plants

  • Mustard seeds

  • Onions and onion powder

  • Peach pits

  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts)

  • Raisins

  • Rhubarb leaves

  • Salt

  • Tea (because it contains caffeine)

  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)

  • Walnuts

  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)

  • Yeast dough

 

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