Dalmation Dog

What brand of dog food is best to feed a dalmatian?

I know that dalmatians suffer from Uric Acid stones and just wondered if any type of food can prevent these? also should i feed him on a food for larger dogs?


6 Responses to “What brand of dog food is best to feed a dalmatian?”

  1. alisa on September 15th, 2010 1:21 am

    generally it is suggested that the food have 25% or less protein content. also, make sure your dog drinks lots of water. this is the most important thing. make sure to have fresh water out at all times and if you feel she or he isn’t drinking enough, soak the kibbles in water before you feed. my dogs are not on a large breed food. also, is your dog female or male? females generally have less problems because they can pass the stones easier
    ADD: I feed my Dals nutro. it is not the best of the best I know, but the protein content is good and my one dal that is prone to skin allergies from food does great on it. skin allergies is another thing that dals are prone to

    ADD: Im not sure if leigh just phrased it wrong but dalmatians already have unusually high uric acid. that is what causes the problems. if those foods “promote acidity” that is not what you want. however, like I said, i might be fooled by the way she phrased it so just do some research before chosing foods.

  2. bmx.twins on September 15th, 2010 2:00 am

    my dog eats purina i think and hes a labrador(almost same as dalmation) and he is supposed to live like 5 yrs more than with his old food

  3. Karin on September 15th, 2010 2:01 am

    When picking a dog food, read the labels! Look for brands with recognizable ingredients like chicken or turkey meal (not by-products), lamb, brown rice, eggs, flaxseed. Stay away from anything containing corn or wheat, as those can cause serious allergies and health problems for dogs. And please don’t just go by price alone, but look at how much you have to feed the dog. Cheap brands require you to give up to 4x more food (which means 4x more poop), so you can actually pay 4x as much and still come out ahead by purchasing a good quality food. Your dog will be healthier, spend less time at the vet, and live longer, as well. Look for brands that are not available in chain stores, like Canidae, Nutro, or Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul (not Iams!!). Try a feed store or look online. You will not regret it!

  4. Leigh on September 15th, 2010 2:41 am

    I can tell you that Natura Pet Foods (Innova, California Naturals, Karma, etc.) promote acidic urine (about 6.6-6.8 on the pH scale), I assume that is what you’re looking for in a food. Here’s a link to their site: http://naturapet.com You can call them (info on website) to find a dealer near you.

  5. abc_kid on September 15th, 2010 2:46 am

    I have three dalmatians at the moment, one male & two females, I find Supercoat, it’s all natural, & Pedigree good brands to use. Just make certain you get either Poultry or lamb falvoured as these are less likely to cause stones then other meats.
    There are also Low purine diets available from the Vets, or you can make your own dog food using chicken or lamb with rice & low purine fruits & veges like; broccoli, kale, mustard-greens, carrots & tomatoes. But always stay away from liver(worst thing to feed a dalmatian)asparagus, cauliflower, beans & peas, mushrooms, spinach & whole grains which are all High in purines.

  6. grumpy girl on September 15th, 2010 3:40 am

    check out these foods on the web, and choose the one that suits your dogs needs best: wellness, solid gold, natural balance, newmans own, merrick, taste of the wild, and blue buffalo. canadie { hope i spelled it right } is a brand recommended on this site, but not available where i live, may be worth researching it. i feed solid gold.