I also have a GSD. She is around 78 pounds, and we feed her ~ cups of Victor Grain-Free Joint Health Beef Meal and Sweet Potato. She lost weight (which was the desired result because we need to keep her slim due to her hip dysplasia). She’s continuing to eat Victor and has maintained quite nicely.
On the other side, we have a presa canario (around 70 lbs) who has two bad ACLs, and we can’t seem to put any weight on her on the Victor food. We feed her 4-5 cups a day, and she isn’t gaining a pound. (Talk about expensive—especially with three dogs.)
If anyone else can post good experiences about premium dog food that helps dogs gain weight, I’d appreciate it!!
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