|07-10-2014 08:00 PM|
|ChristenHolden||I feed the diamond naturals as well. No issues yet on the new formula dogs love it I use 40 pounds a week for my 13.|
|07-10-2014 06:36 PM|
I really did try to give different foods for each dog - my older dog and the doxie doesn't need this type of kibble. I felt it unfair to give them a 'smaller' amount of kibble. But I decided that was more of a human emotion. All the dogs finish eating at about the same time anyway.
I do struggle with the Doxie keeping weight off of her. She is an opportunistic eater...if it falls or crawls, she'll eat it. She had a broken back leg at some point in her life and it was never set, so I have to watch her exercise levels. She was HUGE - belly & chest dragging the ground huge - when we got her. So she's come a long way since then. Her coat is shiney and nothing drags the ground. To the average person she looks of good weight, but I think for the sake of her leg, she needs to be a bit thinner.
|07-10-2014 06:33 PM|
|07-10-2014 06:20 PM|
|07-10-2014 06:16 PM|
I feed the Extreme Athlete to all of my dogs. I feed my 10 year old Golden 1.5 cups a day. I feed my mini doxie a handful. I feed my GSD 2 cups a day, my Lacy one cup a day and my daughters beagle less than a cup a day.
They all get a raw chicken leg or wing in the morning. Their poop is solid and very small amounts.
Every dog will tend to put on weight if I provide more food. I've never had a problem putting weight on any of them.
|07-10-2014 05:25 PM|
Harley is not very athletic, so I may just stick to Diamond Naturals Beef and Rice. I usually just feed Varick more of it.
|07-10-2014 05:17 PM|
I use the Diamond Naturals Chicken and Rice mixed with the Diamond Naturals Extreme Athlete. The EA has more calories, more protein, and more fat. When you have a dog that is burning off a lot of energy, the hope is that it will help the dog keep weight on.
Frankly, though, I am wondering if others seem to be having issues since they changed their look and formula.
|07-10-2014 04:22 PM|
I'm currently feeding Varick and Harley Diamond Natural, but I may want to switch to Hi-Energy. For high energy, working/sporting dogs.
Varick is the very high energy one. Harley, not so much. Would it hurt him to eat this food?
What exactly does a high energy dog food do for a dog?