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    Any opinions on "giant" dog food, specifically for an English Mastiff?

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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    I have a St.Bernard X Boxer and fed him Solid Gold Wolf King from the start. It is lower in protien to steady out his growing in his puppy years, however, he has had some real problems with runny poo and i dont know if the solid gold is to blame...so I am currently switching him to Innova LRGE Breed. He seems to ge liking it!

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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    If your Mastiff is growing you will want a food not to high in protein. The recommendations for Danes is 21-24% protein and 12-15% fat. If over 18 months old giant breeds can handle more protein.

    I recommend a high quality food. One with no by-products or cheap fillers. A specific meat as the first ingredient. There are many foods that fit the bill. Check out some of the previous threads for specific foods
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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/ . If you click on this link you can check out the ratings, ingredients, etc. of several different brands and types of dog food. That way you can make your own decission based on the rating, your preferences and budget.

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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    I feed my 6 month old English Mastiff Eagle Pack Holistic Large and Giant breed puppy. He does great on it and it's a high quality food.

    The Dogs: Eddie the Lab & Uallis the Mastiff
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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    EP Holistic Large and Giant breed puppy is ideal for any Giant breed puppy.
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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    If your Mastiff isn't a puppy, Eagle Pack also has a Holistic Large and Giant breed Adult formula as well. I'll more than likely put Uallis on this when he gets to a year old. Here is a link to their website: http://www.eaglepack.com/

    You should post pictures of your Mastiff! I'd love to see some as I'm one of the few Mastiff owners here

    The Dogs: Eddie the Lab & Uallis the Mastiff
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    Thank you for all your input. Teddy is 10 months old and a gal at the pet store said we should be feeding him adult food vs. puppy food. What are your thoughts?

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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    In most cases that's true, however with the EP large and Giant, the protien and fat levels are right on target for a Mastiff pup. Your's is now 10 months so you could easily go straight to a HIGH QUALITY adult food. just remember to stay away from anything you can buy in a Grocery or discount (walmart, target ect.) store. Go to Petco, a feed store or a specialty store to look at top shelf brands, you'll spend close to the same amount to feed good food to your dog since it's higher quality and more nutritious than the cheap stuff and you'll have less waste to deal with.
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    Re: English Mastiff Food?

    I agree when it comes to most brands. I switched Eddie, my Lab, to adult food right after he got his adult teeth. Though I could have switched earlier and just watered his food down to make it soft.

    Uallis is still on puppy food because of basically what Carla said. There isn't really a reason to switch him now. Though if I did I don't think that it would hurt him.

    Personally, the thing that I really avoid in dog food is the word "by product". If that is anywhere on the bag, I refuse to even consider buying it. In my mind, if I bought that, I may as well feed them trash, it'd be just as nutritious. The idea of feeding them by product I find personally repulsive. But there are other things to avoid as well such as fillers. However, I highly recommend Eagle Pack. My Mastiff absolutely loves it. It's easier for him to digest and he isn't as gassy and doesn't have as much waste as he did before. Also, he doesn't eat as much of EP as he would a crappy brand because he's getting the nutrition he needs from his meals and is satisfied. He doesn't have the desire to keep eating and eating in order to become satisfied. EP isn't the only good brand, there are other good brands as well. For example, my other dogs and cats eat Chicken Soup for the Dog/Cat Lover's Soul and they all do really well with that and it is also high quality and not that expensive. It just makes my Mastiff gassy, so he can't eat it.

    The Dogs: Eddie the Lab & Uallis the Mastiff
    The Cats: Max, Gus & Lexi

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