Older Dog food issue
Wed Jun 27, 2018 22:23

Hi All,
Our sweet Brandy (Goldendoodle) will be 14 years old in Sept. She is about 75 lbs. She has been eating Orijen Senior kibble and for the past year we've had to add some canned food/baby food/water to get her to eat. Now she stopped eating it altogether... but will inhale just the canned food if I give her that. She will eat kibble of another brand (4Health) in small bitesized pieces but I can't find that in a Senior food formula. What are your opinions on Senior food necessity? It has much more protein plus the Glucosamine and Chondrotin. Brandy had been eating about 2 cups of dry food a day (not very active anymore..just two long walks and some backyard strolls a day). If I go all canned I have no idea how much to feed her. Advise is very much appreciated!

    • I think the advantage of the senior food isLori & The Two Hound Train, Thu Jun 28 07:44
      to provide high protein, but low fat. The lower fat is generally better for seniors because they aren't as active. It is 435 kcals per cup --- so she is getting approx 870 kcals per day. Canned food... more
      • Protein In Dry and Can Dog FoodJoe , Thu Jun 28 23:10
        When comparing can dog food to dry for the most part it will appear that dry food has more protein when you look at the labels. Do a web search titled, Why You Must Never Trust Stated Protein Content ... more
    • Dog FoodJoe, Wed Jun 27 23:35
      As far as how much can dog food to feed just have it equal the amount of calories of what she was eating. You can figure this out by looking at the labels. In regards to Glucosamine and Chondroitin... more
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