Innova: EVO: - one of the best grain free foods out there. High calorie, high protein (with 4 unique protein sources), low carb and packed full of nutrients. While it is a great option for a grown Dane, it is not a balanced formula for a growing puppy.
What Is The Best Dog Food for a Great Dane? - Dog Food Guru
Great Danes don’t mature into adults until they are 18-24 months of age, so it is important to feed them appropriately during this crucial time. My top pick for the best dog food for Great Danes in the puppy stage of life is .
The Best Dog Food For Great Danes (4 Owner-Approved Choices)
If you can’t find Eukanuba or if it is out of your price range, don’t despair! is another great choice for the best dog food for Great Danes in the puppy stage.
Topic: Large Breed Adult-Great Dane-Dry Food - Dog Food Advisor
How Do I Select A Food For Growth? Based on the number of calls/emails I get regarding orthopedic problems in giant breeds, and based in 34 years of raising Great Danes, it is my opinion some of the Large/Giant breed formulas on the market are very problematic due to high calories and low calcium levels which cause uneven growth patterns. In short - .9% levels of calcium are FAR TOO LOW and that info is based in antiquated research information from 1974-1991! The design of these foods is based on minimal research, but through careful marketing techniques by dog food companies and a vigorous attempt to influence the veterinary community, for the purpose of promoting sales of these formulas, vets now push these low calcium diets on to their clients with large and giant breeds. Vets have little or now training in nutrition, let along understand the quirks of giant breed growth! The majority of the emails and phone calls I receive these days are from owners with puppies being fed Large/Giant breed formulas. The problem is many of the foods are "designed" in the laboratory and have never had extensive feed trials done using these formulas on large and giant breeds for a long period of time. Only after extensive testing over a long period of time will they know if these foods work for growth. Most companies are far to eager to get these products out on the market to get their share of the customer base, instead of doing what is best for the dogs. For 22 yrs, the only large/giant breed formula ever tested on giant breeds, for extended periods of time, and in multiple giant litters was Eagle Natural Pack but now that the company is no longer owned by Eagle, this food is no longer a viable option for pet owners and breeders. When trying to decide which commercial adult formulas are appropriate for growth, there are very specific things the consumer must consider. Not all the information may be listed on the bag or in words that you are familiar with, so this means you must contact the company directly. These are the 10 most essential items I look for when recommending an adult formula to my puppy buyers, that is suitable for growth for the large and giant breeds.I hope you are not feeding your puppy "puppy food". Yuu should NEVER feed a great dane puppy food. There bodies grow at such a rapid rate that the puppy food can actually cripple them. There tendons in their legs grow to fast and they will begin to walk on the tips of their toes. I have had great danes for 5 years and also did great dane rescue. The best rated foods are actually the more expensive ones, I feed mine Nutro Lamb and Rice and that is rated very well, I get it at my local TSC store for around $30 a bag. I hope I don't come off as rude, I just panic when I hear of people feeding great danes puppy food, as I know of a few people that did and crippled their dogs permanently. Hope this helps i would probably go with Iams on your list as well and I know you said not to say something about another food, but that nutro is good stuff. I really like bil jac and royal canine as well, but those are really pricey. I would check out all your options before deciding, you can do lots of comparing on their websites