Recommended Dog Foods

Below is just a sampling of good foods, many others are available but not yet listed here.  Check out for a complete listing of all “five star” dog foods. See where your dog food lies in the site’s rankings of between one and five stars.

Canned Foods

Feed the same brand canned food as you do dry. Do not give more than 1/3 of a 12 oz can a day. You can also add boiled chicken or chopped beef or lean hamburger to dry food as an alternative to canned food. You can also mix a small amount of yogurt or cottage cheese. Adding 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin and white rice will help tummy troubles.

For adult Danes, start out with 3 cups in the morning and 3 cups at night. Cut back if the dog appears to gain too much weight, or increase if needed. You should be able to see a faint outline of the last rib on your dog’s rib cage. If you can’t he/she is too heavy! Each dog is different of course and some adjustment in the amounts you feed and treat will be necessary.


A few dog biscuits are usually much appreciated each day. Small beef-basted rawhide sticks that are ground up and formed are all right occasionally. Do not give rawhide bones. They are too hard to digest.