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Topic: Solid Gold Dog Food

Question from Nathan in Bear:
I have a 1 year 5 month old 90 pound Rottweiler. We take him for daily walks and currently have him in obedience training. I was doing food research online and ran into a food called "Solid Gold Barking at the Moon." It's a high protein dog food with the main ingredients including salmon meal, beef, and potatoes.

What do you think his maximum weight will be and is this food a good choice? It received a 6 star rating on

Answer from Dr. Mindy Cohan:
I have not used Solid Gold food myself, but it is AAFCO approved and appears to be a good choice for your dog. It was not affected by any of the recent dog food recalls. At nearly 18 months of age, your dog should be fully grown. Because Rottweilers are predisposed to joint problems, it is important to avoid overfeeding to keep him slim.

If you plan to switch from his current food to the Solid Gold brand, be sure to do so gradually. Mix the two foods, adding a larger percentage of the Solid Gold over the course of a week. A slow transition will help to prevent upset to your dog's stomach and bowels.

Posted April 3, 2008

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