Jan 17, 2016 - Expert advice on the best dog food for your large breed puppy, adult or senior dog
Senior dogs often develop other health problems that require veterinary attention and maintenance. Sometimes a prescription diet is the best dog food option for large breed seniors, as these veterinary-approved foods are specifically formulated to address your dog’s needs. Talk to your vet about the best food for large breed seniors.
We started using Best Breed when they had Catfish. They no longer make this, but have changed to Salmon. Used it for awhile and then the dogs started turning their nose and refused to eat it. Changed to the large breed and when the bag is first opened they will eat it, but not with gusto. By the time the bag is half gone the food has to be doctored in order for them to eat. The food smells really bad, even when fresh, and makes the breath smell just like the food (whew!). Have started having more and more problems with skin and ear infections in both dogs and the common demoninator is the food. We pay a premium price for this food and don’t feel it is worth the cost. We are now shopping around for something that will get them back on track and are considering BilJac. I read your review on BilJac and while you didn’t give it rave reviews I feel you are basing your review on the ingredient list only and not contacting the manufacturer for the true meaning listing of ingredients or processing procedures. Resently went to a dog show that had a Best Breed and BilJac rep there. Of course both were well versed and told you eveything you wanted to hear, but was most impressed with the BilJac rep that talked only about ingredients and animal nutrition and did not mention or down grade any other brand. Not true of the Best Breed rep. I did like the idea that BilJac doesn’t swell when placed in water and I know, based on experience, that Best Breed does. I have large dogs with deep chests and always concerned with bloat and swelling food in the stomach doesn’t excite me.
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Senior dog food is an excellent choice for your dog as he ages. Unlike breed-specific food, senior dog food actually does make a difference in your . Food designed for older dogs has higher levels of key vitamins and minerals to help them as they age. This one is much more than a marketing gimmick! Still, with so many out there, how do you know which one is best, especially for your big guy? Read on to learn how to find the best senior dog food for large breeds.For canned foods I try my best to stay in the moderate fat range and low carb. I don’t pay attention to whether or not a food is labeled for a puppy or senior. My dog is four years old and I feed puppy, all life stages, senior, large/small breed foods etc. I pay attention to the label (protein, fat, fiber %;s) and also ingredients. You may want to steer clear of grains because they might contribute to his inflammations. As dogs age, their nutritional requirements change. As a result, it’s important to switch them to food that better meets their specific needs. This is especially true of large breed dogs. If your large breed dog is getting older, talk with your vet and start the discussion about which senior dog food could be a good fit. They’ll be able to guide you towards brands that are known to be excellent sources of nutrition, and they can help you decide which senior dog food can give your large breed dog the best nutrition.