Best food for English mastiff

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Zoey1002, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Zoey1002

    Zoey1002 New Member

    I have a 10 month old english mastiff. what is the best food to feed them? She does not seem to like anything I give her. Also do I still need to feed her a puppy formula or could I go to an adult formula? Right now she is on eukanuba.
     
  2. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    There's no one best food. There are lots of threads about the different kinds of foods appropriate for mastiff pups so take a look around and see what you can get near you. Definitely get her off the eukanuba though. You want an adult or all life stages food with the appropriate levels of calcium and phosphorus, ideally grain free and chicken free since many mastiffs have issues with grains and chicken.
     
  3. DDBsR4Me

    DDBsR4Me New Member

    Acana, Orijen, Wellness, and Fromm are some good foods.
     
  4. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Yea they are but only certain formulas of each :)
     
  5. jmli1973

    jmli1973 New Member

    i feed vets choice lamb and rice
     
  6. mastiffmedic

    mastiffmedic New Member

    Vets aren't nutrition experts, they just push whatever food line sales rep gave them. Eukanuba is NOT a quality food, do some research and get a good one.
     
  7. acain37

    acain37 Member

    I feed mine, 4health Lamb and rice, plus some plain yogurt mixed in.
     
  8. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member

    We feed raw.
     
  9. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    4health is made by Diamond so keep an eye out of for any more recalls :)
     
  10. seeknoxrun

    seeknoxrun New Member

    Vet's Choice is a brand. I dont think they meant that they feed by their personal veterinarian's recommendation. :) i had never heard of it, so I poked around their site last night and it looks to be decent quality, too.
     
  11. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    I've never heard of them before last night but the brand is on the Whole Dog Journal list for 2012 and will be in my guide as well :)
     
  12. seeknoxrun

    seeknoxrun New Member

    I hadn't either! I was tempted to try them out, but I still wanted to try out Earthborn - I've just heard such great things about it. I am tempted, however to try their skin and coat supplement. Roux is developing quite the itching habit. We're going to see how she does on Earthborn, but might be looking into some sort of fish oil supplement to see if that doesn't help her itchies.
     
  13. jmli1973

    jmli1973 New Member

    vets choice is the name of the food

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    goog to hear it will be on your guide
     
  14. jmli1973

    jmli1973 New Member

    goog to hear it will be on your guide

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    was gonna try the vet choice skin conditioner but want to see if others have used it
     
  15. jmli1973

    jmli1973 New Member

    was gonna try the vet choice skin conditioner but want to see if others have used it
     
  16. mistygreen

    mistygreen New Member

    ?I have 6 months english mastiff..I feed him with dog chow.
     
  17. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Get him off it ASAP but you need to transition slowly from the old food to the new.
     
  18. Martin

    Martin New Member

    Hi friends,...
    I am here to this forum and read out all the posts and i agree with your reviews.I think english mastiff food
    is the best food for the dog health.Its foods giving them good energy and health.I am really thankful for great
    sharing.
     
  19. Mamie2shoes

    Mamie2shoes New Member

    We have a 5 month girl on Natural Balance Duck and Potato, not part of the recall. It's minerals are within the recommended levels and has helped her tummy greatly. She is growing nice and slowly, as all em's should. She has chicken issues, so we were unable to feed raw (beef/pork/lamb are too expensive alone for every meal). Just don't forget to look at each label and study your brands. Good luck and know that everyone's suggestions are meant to help. Fur-babies vary, so there is not an only one right answer.
     
  20. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Have you tried her on raw chicken? I'm only asking because many dogs who have issues with chicken in kibble do fine on raw. My EM has chicken kibble issues but she's fine on the occasion where she gets raw chicken. Just something to think about!
     

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