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Food Recommendations for Smokie?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:40 pm
by Ash
Smokie liked his Canidae a little too much and now doesn't like it at all. He gained some weight on it now, and is a little plump--which he's NEVER been in 10 years! I was hoping he'd gain a few lbs he looked skinny before! However now he won't even touch his Canidae. I have access to California Natural, Innova, and Canidae, and I think that's it of the higher quality brands. Raw is an absoulte no, my parents would never do that.
I have Jake on Innova Adult -not evo, but he likes Any dog food. Smokie never has cared much for dog food, so he'd need something more 'tasty' to keep him interested. What would you go with?

Re: Food Recommendations for Smokie?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:44 pm
by Trademarkbark
Innova is higher in calories, so might not be the best choice for the time being. California Natural should be a good choice. The chicken and rice would probably be more tasty than the lamb.

Re: Food Recommendations for Smokie?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:46 pm
by Sabine
You could try the Innova Large Breed Senior - it has more protein than the regular adult, but only about 2/3 of the fat, which is ideal for weight loss.

I'm not normally for "senior" or "weight loss" formulas since they tend to be protein and fat restricted and just full of carbs, but with the large breed senior, Natura really came out with a great product. It's suitable for all adult dogs, regardless of size.

Re: Food Recommendations for Smokie?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:47 pm
by Trademarkbark
I hadn't seen those yet. Are they new?

Re: Food Recommendations for Smokie?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:52 pm
by Sabine
They've been around for a while... I added them to the product list on the DFP on 04/22/05, but they were available in stores long before Natura finally got their site updated. They always drag their feet on that.

Re: Food Recommendations for Smokie?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:16 pm
by Trademarkbark
Oh. I guess I didn't notice because I didn't need them! Thanks! That does sound like the ideal choice for her dog!

Re: Food Recommendations for Smokie?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:07 pm
by Ash
Thanks guys, I'll go to the store where they are tomorrow and make the comparison, and see if theres any brand I'm passing up on. It sucks because they have dog food all over and not just in one spot. It's Bretts day off so I'll have more time then.