My 5 yo male golden is on Performatrin Large Breed Super Premium Weight Management Dog Food.
Again, he is my families dog, I have since moved out, so am trying to still hold some control
Since the fall, Bails has really had trouble at his other end, too hard, too soft poo's, and really bad anal glands, to the point where we're going to the vet and/or groomers too often (I need to be taught how to do it I suppose? ew, ha ha) to relieve the swelling, and stench.
Do you think this food is a good choice for him (or any dog)? First few ingredients are: Chicken, Ground Rice, Ground Corn, Hulled Barley, Beet Pulp and Poultry By-Product.
I saw on the list of ingredients is Rice Bran!? Someone enlighten me, in horses -Rice Bran is used to help horses GAIN weight, and here I am finding it in a weight management feed? Explain!
I know there are MANY other factors on top of their food. (Treats, human food a biggy, etc) He has always been on the Performatrin since he was a pup and we have moved him into the adult intended feed.
He is of good weight, with brutal arthritus in his hind end, and gets SynioviG3 2x daily as well.
Suggestions are welcomed. I am slowly trying to teach my family (and myself) what we perhaps shouldn't be doing, so your words are appreciated!