Best Foods for Large Breed Dogs
Our primary recommendation for most dogs is feeding raw.
Raw food must be well-balanced and fresh. There are many good commercial raw foods. If you choose to put together your own raw foods, make sure that you follow the directions in one of the many books on feeding raw or on Nature's Farmacy website. The meat must be fresh. Because it won't be cooked, meat must either be fed or frozen shortly after slaughter. If you don't want to feed raw, the next best option for dogs over 6 months is feeding dehydrated food. Dehydrated food is much more expensive than dry food, but if you can afford it, it is worth the price. Use promo code AMBBRKS3477 to get $8.00 off from Honest Kitchen.
The best dry food we have found that almost all puppies and dogs do well on is TLC.
TLC has probiotics and a little bit of grain for fiber so that even dogs with sensitive stomachs do well on it. For older puppies and dogs whose stomachs tolerate a high protein grain-free food, we recommend rotating your dog's food between TCL and a few of our other favorite foods listed on our Favorite Foods page. If you prefer sticking to the same food, TLC is a good food for long-term use.
TLC has just the right amount of the ingredients that we look at when evaluating a food. See our How to Choose a Dog Food page for the criteria that we used in deciding on our favorite foods. TLC can only be bought directly from the company. It is not sold to distributors nor stores so that it always comes fresh from the manufacturer without sitting in warehouses or store shelves for months. Click on the link below to go to their website and get $5.00 off your first order.