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Corn dog

We switched our dogs from a "corn filler" dry food to a high-quality, oft-recommended grain-free food about 8 months ago. I've come to the conclusion that it's not a good choice for Number One Dog. My question is, should we continue to search for a premium dog food that agrees with her, or just go back to the supposedly "bad" food on which she always seemed to be healthy and happy? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Jul 26, 2014 - 17 answers

Best food for a large breed dog that's not quite a puppy anymore?

My husband and I are adding another dog to our family. Yay! He's a rescued coonhound/great dane mix, about 18 months old. We couldn't be more excited to bring this awkward, gangly guy into our home. But what should we feed him? [more inside]
posted by terilou on Nov 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Our dog has started barking at his morning food

Our 8 year old Maltese dog eats twice a day: a main amount at 7:30AM and a smaller amount at 6:30PM. We recently got an automatic feeder so we don't get pawed awake in the morning. For the first few days it was fine, but now he barks at the feeder every morning when the food comes out. Once I go into the kitchen and nudge him near it, he stops barking and eats all his food. At night, with the same food and feeder, he doesn't have an issue. Any ideas?
posted by unionsquarepark on Jan 28, 2013 - 14 answers

How many calories does a dog need?

How much food does my dog need? If you can find a straight calories, carbs, etc. answer that doesn't need vast amounts of complicated math, I will be forever in your debt. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Mar 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Better tasting food for a dog with arthritis

Our 10-year old australian cattle dog, Zoe, has arthritis. Right now she eats Hills Prescription Diet for mobility, which her vet recommended. It helps a lot, but we'd like to switch her to another food. Is there a food you would recommend? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jan 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Should my puppy eat Blue Buffalo, Science Diet or Wellness?

Hello! We are getting a Maltese puppy (12 weeks old) soon and I want to give him the best dog food there is. I've heard about Blue Buffalo, Science Diet and Wellness. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on May 5, 2011 - 38 answers

A great life for my elderly Pekingese

How to give my new 9-year-old Pekingese the healthiest, happiest life possible. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Feb 20, 2011 - 18 answers

How can I make the aging process more comfortable for my OES?

My parents' nine year-old Old English Sheepdog is losing muscle in his hips, and having difficulty getting up. Their house also has predominantly wood flooring. I came across Bark'n Boots Grip Trex Dog Boots during a Google search, and noticed one user's comments said they helped his dog's arthritis a great deal- has anyone else had similar success in using rubber-grip Dog Boots to help a large-breed dog experiencing difficulty in getting up? Aside from adding glucosamine supplements to his diet and placing floor mats on his favorite spots, what else can I do?
posted by invisible ink on Feb 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Are these dogs being fed enough?

A 130-lb Mastiff on 3 cups of food a day? Seriously? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Jan 28, 2010 - 34 answers

How to make my dog have a solid stool?

What type (not brand) of dog food is good for dogs with bad gas and soft stool? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Nov 23, 2009 - 22 answers

too much dog food

I overpurchased, now what can I do? [more inside]
posted by youchirren on Jun 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Raw diet for dogs - pros and cons?

What has been your experience with feeding your dog a raw (prey model) diet? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Jan 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Yes, I cook for my dog. How can I do it better?

I'd like nutritional advice for homemade dog food and maybe treats, using easy-to-find ingredients. I haven't been able to find high quality commercial dog food where I live, so I make most of her food myself, but I would like to make her homemade food as healthy as I possibly can with the resources I have, which are somewhat limited. Current routine, and many(!) more details inside. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Why won't my dog eat regularly? Help!

Why won't my dog eat regularly? It started when my roommate moved out, who had friends over a lot. Over the past few weeks it's progressed into serving him canned food, to some days where he doesn't eat at all except for treats and any kind of cooked meat. [more inside]
posted by philrj on Jul 11, 2008 - 18 answers

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