Recommended Food For Cocker Spaniels?

by Maggie
(Texas)

What Should I Feed My Spaniel?

What Should I Feed My Spaniel?

I was told that cocker spaniels cannot have wheat etc. in their diet. My mother-in-law had a cocker, who recently passed away, and she ate a science diet which I know contains corn and such like items.

Would it be wrong or dangerous for me to feed my new cocker spaniel puppy kibble and bits which contains corn and wheat?

Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)

Many dogs and puppies fare well on a diet that contains corn and wheat, however, some dogs simply can't tolerate it and develop either a food allergy or an intolerance.

Corn and wheat are often considered as 'fillers' for the more cheaper brands of dog food. Always check the food manufacturer's ingredients label to view the full nutritional value of the food.

Vets often recommend a diet of hypoallergenic food to help fight the allergy.

I recommend you feed your cocker on the best dog food you can afford.

If you'd like to learn more about healthy dog food, or the cocker spaniel diet, simply follow the link.

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Try a Chicken Base Dog Food
by: Anonymous

Our purebred American Cocker Spaniel who is 15 years old- grew up on Nutrience (before they changed the formula 3 years ago - as she is allergic to Glucosimine & Chondroitin).

Unfortunately all the Nutrience dog food has both of those ingredients & most American Cocker Spaniels are allergic to the Glucosimine & Chondroitin. The secondary food for her was TD Science Diet dog Food that can only be bought from the vet. Our vet has always been very happy with her- always healthy and teeth like a 5 or 6 year old dog. The American Cocker Spaniels prefer chicken, rice, veggies, fruit so look for a dog food that starts with chicken and see how they do. Now our dog eats the TD Science Diet and a Royal Canine Special Mini dog food that is free of her allergies. She has been doing well with that dog food.

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Question Please?
by: Anonymous

One reader made a comment about losing a cocker spaniel that was on a Science diet then buying another cocker but feeding him Blue Buffalo, I would like to know from that person what kind of Blue Buffalo what in it?

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Food For Cocker Spaniels
by: Anonymous

My mother adopted a 4 year old cocker/cavalier king Charles spaniel a few months ago (32 lbs - looks like a small cocker).

Molly had anal glad problems - having to have them expressed every 6 weeks. We put her on a diet of Natural Balance Duck and Potato with treats that do not have any wheat, corn, or soy.

After a few weeks she has never had a problem - no scooting, nothing.

I highly recommend this diet.

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What to feed...
by: Anonymous

We started our cocker on Natures Choice Lamb and Rice, as our family began using Lamb and Rice dog food when I was young because they "poop" less.

After much research we changed to Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb and Rice. It does not have the corn gluten, corn meal, etc, that you find in many dog foods, including Blue, and the dogs actually eat less because their system is absorbing more nutrients with the better quality food. We've found that in the long run we aren't spending any more for this food than we were for the cheaper options.

When we first switched him he had really bad gas for about a week, but now that's gone and he is happy, healthy, with a shiny, full, healthy coat.

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Food for my cocker
by: Anonymous

I owned a cocker spaniel that passed away four years ago....I was devastated. He had skin and ear problems for 7 of his 11 years and he was on Science Diet. I tried very hard with him but he was always on meds.

I purchased another cocker three months after he passed as I couldn't be without a dog.

I have him on Blue Buffalo and so far he is 4 years old and has no problems at all. His fur grows so quickly that he has to be groomed very often. I so far think that the food is responsible for his good health.

It is a little bit more than other dog foods but it cost me more for shampoos and ear meds and skin meds...in the long run the food is a cheaper fix.

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