List of our Recommended Kibbles

From Excerpts by The Great Dane Lady

A. Precise Holistic Complete Large Breed Puppy Food 23% protein 12% fat. If you are unable to locate it in your area

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B.   It is important NOT to switch from kibble to kibble, and to remain constant in the pup's feeding regimen so periods of growth accelleration is not encouraged. Slow and steady growth of your pup's bone structure is the goal, so have them remain constant on one of the listed kibbles below.

The following Kibble choices are also approved for LARGE and GIANT BREED PUPS,   FROM 8 weeks up and through - 20 MONTHS







Precise Holistic Complete

Large/Giant Breed Puppy

23 % protein
12% fat


360 per cup



24% protein
14% fat


420 per cup (calorie dense)

Fromm's Gold

Large Breed ADULT

23% protein
12 % fat


380 per cup


Large Breed ADULT

23% protein
14% fat


340 per cup

Petcurean GO

Salmon Oatmeal

22% protein
12% fat


466 per cup
( watch.. it's very calorie dense)








If you have a puppy that is under 6 months of age, you should make the feeding transition quickly so as not to disrupt their growth patterns. This should be done in 3 meals or less using the Precise or Precise Plus line of foods. I like the Precise Canine Adult Formula or Precise Super Premium Foundation formula, both support growth very well.

Puppies: Start with 50% old food and 50% new food and sprinkle your Probiotics on top of the food to smooth transition. The Probiotics can beBakPakPlus, 4 in 1 Probiotics or Filling N The Wholes. And make the transition over by the third or fourth meal.

Adults: start with 25% new and 75% old food and use probiotics but take 2-3 days to move over to new food totally.


GIANT BREEDS - Dogs maturing over 100 lbs or more at 18 months.

This chart is based on the assumption that a dog may be crated or less active during the day while the owner is at work. Use this guideline to help prevent growth diseases in puppies ( HOD). The most sensitive time for growth problems is from 2 months - 6 months of age, with the most common being 11-16 weeks of age.  Giants (Danes, Newfies, Pyers, Irish Wolfhounds etc.).

On the chart below, start with the low end amounts (females) and on males use the mid-range amounts. They should not be fed at the high end amount until they are in the at least 1/2 way through the month. Example:
If your female puppy is 10 weeks old she would be on 3 cups a day of kibble divided into 2 feedings. 


** LARGE BREEDS - Dogs that mature between 45 - 99 lbs.

Greyhounds,Labs, Boxers, Collies, Goldens, Shepherds, Dobes, Rotties etc., should be fed the low end amounts on chart up to 5 months, then at 5 months and up they tend to hold around 5-7 cups of food, unlike the giant breeds - so hold in this range of 5-7 cups -increase or decrease according to activity levels. You want them well covered, but with the last rib showing slightly.

2 months 2-4 cups per day - (divided into 3 meals daily)
3 months 3-5 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily) 
4 months 4-6 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily)
5 months 5-7 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily)

6 months and up 5-8 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily)


Vitamin C or Ester C - 500 mg daily with food (this is a minimum...we like to get them up to around 1500 mg per day as adults)

Probiotics - Purchase a "multiple beneficial bacteria" Probiotic product from the refrigerator section of the health food store - (acidophilus) and double dose for 2-3 days, according to the container for an adult human - then just once a day to get the flora of the gut established.

If you do not have a health food store, ask the pharmacist for want a Probiotic or Lactobacillus Acidophilus product. Yogurt does NOT have enough cultures or guaranteed living cultures so don't bother to use it for this purpose. Plus, tYogurt will add calcium to the pups diet which we do not want during the growing phases.

Purchase a small bottle of MSM- Nutritional sulfur start dosage 1000 - 1500 mg daily divided into two meals. MSM is critical in helping with malabsorption of nutrients/minerals.

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