Great Dane Needs to Gain Weight

What should I feed my Great Dane for weight gain?

Cindy from Spokane, WA

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RE: Great Dane Needs to Gain Weight

When I bought my Great Dane from an excellent breeder, he told me how important it was that the dog gets his proper food.

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When they reach about 2 years of age they can eat 15 pounds of food. The breeder told me not to feed the dog just dog food, that much could burn his stomach. The dog needs good meat, well cooked with pasta or rice and some carrots.

So, I cooked a big pot of lean beef for my Great Dane. He ate mostly my home cooking. He was very healthy and his weight was just right. He looked outstanding!

I know it's like cooking for another person, but this is what a Great Dane needs. Dog food alone, won't give you good results. (02/13/2009)

By Daisy R.

RE: Great Dane Needs to Gain Weight

When my babies were little, my pediatrician had me give them a little cream (heavy whipping cream in the little cartons). If you don't overdue it (which may give the dog diarrhea) it may help. Add some cream to his food and see how he does. (02/13/2009)

By kmcb59

RE: Great Dane Needs to Gain Weight

When I was young we got a Shepherd from the pound. My mom fattened him up by feeding him cream of wheat in the mornings, then regular dog food the rest of the day. She would put sugar, butter and milk just like us kids ate. (02/14/2009)

By Karen, Green Cove Springs Fl

RE: Great Dane Needs to Gain Weight

The best thing you can do for a large breed such as our Mastiff or your Dane is to put them strictly on a high quality, high protein dog food.

Two really good dog foods are Merick brand and Eagle Pack brand. They are the highest quality proper formula for large breed and giant breed dogs. We feed Eagle and I praise it.

Big difference in fur, poo, and energy levels in our dogs. We know a lot of people who use it, as well as our breeder.

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Also, remember that you don't want your dog to become fat or gain weight at a speed that is dangerous for its health. These dogs grow at a fast pace but take a while to gain their thickness. (02/16/2009)

By Chandra

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