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Lori13 12-05-2012 12:33 PM

Addie, our new pup (3 m old puppy with itchy skin)
 
Addie is our newest addition to our family.. We got her when she was 9 weeks old... She just turned 3 months old... We started her on eukanuba large breed puppy food... But I just switched to nutro large breed puppy food... She seems to love, the issue is that she seems to have itchy skin... No fleas. I've heard that this new food will be great for her skin, coat, and also just all around better food. Any advice out there???

Also bully sticks vs. rawhides... We've stopped giving her the rawhides and switched to the bully sticks. Thanks!!

Lori13 12-05-2012 03:21 PM

New to forum (3 m old puppy with itchy skin)
 
I posted on the new members forum.. Had like 47 views, but no answers:(
My 3 month old GS was on Eukanuba large breed puppy food, she has itchy skin, no fleas... I've heard a lot of good things about Nutro dog food, so I switched.. Suppose to be great for the coat, skin, plus more healthy diet... Any thoughts on this please??
Also... I'm giving Addie bully sticks.. She loves them... Also am learning that rawhides aren't so good for them..

It's is are first time with a GS, we've had dogs before, but she is by far the smartest, and quickest learner. Thanks

gaia_bear 12-05-2012 03:28 PM

If you enter "Nutro" in the search box above you'll get lots of threads that have comments on this food.

There are a lot of really good threads discussing the positives/negatives of different foods :)

GSDBESTK9 12-05-2012 03:31 PM

Eukanuba is not a great food, Nutro might be a little better but not the greatest either. If you want to buy the best go with one of these:

Orijen
Wellness
Canidae
Pinnacle
California Natural

There are others, but these are just some of them. Bully sticks are ok, but no rawhides.

FrankieC 12-05-2012 03:39 PM

Fromm would be another good choice if you have access to it. And welcome to the forum :)

MaggieRoseLee 12-05-2012 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lori13 (Post 2647956)
I posted on the new members forum.. Had like 47 views, but no answers:(

Lori, I find I get more responses when I am specific in the subject line. I\'ll fix it and hopefully you get more help.

Did you get a chance to go thru http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/feeding-our-puppy/

:p

Lori13 12-05-2012 10:24 PM

Thank you

GatorBytes 12-05-2012 10:35 PM

Here's a link about kibble in general FYI (especially see the bolded parts)

Cooked Vs. Raw Food

Welcome:)

msvette2u 12-05-2012 10:43 PM

Welcome!
We've had very good luck with Kirkland signature for our puppies (in rescue) and also Solid Gold KIBBLE, not canned, and also Blue Buffalo.
You could try a squirt of Salmon Oil as well, not a ton but just 1 squirt a day, I think the brand is Grizzly, that comes in a pump container?


Quote:

Originally Posted by GSDBESTK9 (Post 2647973)
Eukanuba is not a great food, Nutro might be a little better but not the greatest either. If you want to buy the best go with one of these:

Orijen
Wellness
Canidae
Pinnacle
California Natural

There are others, but these are just some of them. Bully sticks are ok, but no rawhides.


doggiedad 12-05-2012 11:14 PM

you may have to switch food a few times before you
find one that works for your dog. a bath may help
the itching.


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