Addie, our new pup (3 m old puppy with itchy skin) - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8
Smile 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!!

Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 12-05-2012 at 09:48 PM.
Lori13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8
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

Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 12-05-2012 at 09:35 PM.
Lori13 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Master Member
 
gaia_bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 784
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

Courtney M.
SG1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, BH 07/01/2013
gaia_bear is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:31 PM
Crowned Member
 
GSDBESTK9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 29,139
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.

Carolina Johnson

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
GSDBESTK9 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Master Member
 
FrankieC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 615
Fromm would be another good choice if you have access to it. And welcome to the forum

GSD Kira
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
GSD Riley
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
FrankieC is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:34 PM
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lori13 View Post
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/


***

MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus


"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude

Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 12-05-2012 at 09:37 PM.
MaggieRoseLee is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8
Thank you
Lori13 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:35 PM
Crowned Member
 
GatorBytes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 4,276
Here's a link about kibble in general FYI (especially see the bolded parts)

Cooked Vs. Raw Food

Welcome

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown
GatorBytes is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
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 View Post
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.
msvette2u is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 11:14 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Jenkintown,Pa.
Posts: 15,199
you may have to switch food a few times before you
find one that works for your dog. a bath may help
the itching.
doggiedad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome