|Barked: Thu Aug 20, '09 8:31am PST |
|Hi! Welcome to Dane-hood!
Grandma feeds us Iams large breed, but she mixes it with purina large breed cuz we think purina is tastier than Iams. You really shouldn't be fed free choice at all. Danes, as well as other large and giant breeds, get nutritional growth problems like Pano, OCD, HOD, etc. These all come from too much nutrition making us grow too fast. Pano is the least horrendous in that it is self limiting. OCD can require surgery. HOD can be pretty serious. All cause a lot of pain!! We're also prone to Bloat, so make sure you are fed multiple meals instead of just 1. And most importantly, make sure you have quiet time for at least a half hour to an hour after eating ALWAYS, even when you're all grown up. In large breed growing puppies, a little ribb-y is always better than a little chubby. follow amounts on the bag, or just under. When in doubt, ask your vet or your breeder (assuming you came from a good breeder) for an appropriate feeding rate. If you wanna know more about Pano, OCD, HOD, and bloat as well as all things dane, check out GDCA.org, chromadane.com, all-about-great-danes.com, and Apollodane.com. Good luck!
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