We hear it all the time: “Why won’t my finicky rottweiler eat the expensive food I buy them?!” Dealing with a picky rottweiler can be frustrating, so we asked our I Love My Rottweiler Facebook community the following question, “What’s the best food for a picky eating Rottweiler?” We received hundreds of replies and summarized some of the best suggestions below.
Always remember to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your rottweiler’s diet, especially if they have any medical issues. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
20 Best Foods for a Picky Rottweiler
I’ve had Rottweilers for over 30 years. They all have had sensitive stomach issues. I switched a couple years ago to FARMINA and my dogs eat well with no digestive upset. Good luck!
Author: Jennifer Starnes G.
I use Science diet sensitive stomach and skin the I add cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs and Smart Earth Camelina oil plus a bit of broth that I cook the chicken in
Author: Margie L.
If you can’t find one, and you’re tired of switching, find a good brand of food and stick with it. If you feed on a schedule, put the food down in the morning and if he doesn’t touch it for 10 minutes take it away and try again at dinner and do the same thing. Your dog will not starve itself unless he’s sick. Your dog is training you to add stuff to his food/ change it because he knows you’ll do it. Unless your dog has a health reason to be one a special food, pick one and stick to it. If you must add, put some water in there and mix it up
Author: Andrea J.
Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Salmon and Sweet Potato, no grain food for his reflux and food allergies. He has been on it for 2.5 years and will still do anything for one kibble piece.
Author: Michele Q.
My Rottweiler is on Pedigree Grilled steak and vegetable flavor, Once a week I give her salmon oil
Author: Marjorie V.
I give mine diamond natural lamb, I add chk. Broccoli green beans and carrots.
Author: Stacy S.
Have you tried mixing the dry with bone broth? How about adding sweet potatoes (mashed) to his wet food or diced, green beans, broccoli. Hope your baby likes some of these.
Author: Candy Borges D.
Farmers dog. It ends up being just as expensive as all the other “trial brands” great food , it’s cuts down our vet expenses, the dogs are so much healthier, and all three different breeds love it!!! Give it a try!!
Author: Jill D.
My girl will only eat fresh pet….it’s $16 for a tube and lasts about 5-6 days. I sprinkle some kibble in for crunch and to help keep her teeth clean. She loves the chicken the most
Author: Dennis M.
I use Victor 1 can wet, 1 scoop dry. My dog couldn’t care less about food until I started doing this. Now he practically knocks me down to get to his bowl.
Author: Susette N.
My boy gets pedigree dry with a little pedigree wet. Also chicken broth and hot dogs cut up. Sometimes a little cheese over it.
Author: Diannalynn S.
We tried Hill’s Science Diet, or Iams Lamb & Rice. HE LOVED IT! (for both brands). Within 2 days, my 5 year old Rottie was playing and running like a puppy!
Author: Sheri D.
Our boy gets Bullymax Chicken 30/20 and we add baked chicken or ground beef and we add a variety of vegetables. Green beans, carrots, red bell pepper, peas, broccoli, brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes. About 1 1/2 cups of kibble and 1 1/2 cups meat and veggies twice a day. His weight is perfect and he has no skin or allergy issues.
Author: David G.
We had to switch to the 4health salmon and potato for my other dog from tractor supply and my rottie loves it! We tried to keep them separate in the beginning but he kept going after it, so we just switched them both to it and he’s done great
Author: Staci R.
Mine doesn’t like his food changed in mid course. Half Purina pro plan and half cooked with chicken brown rice chicken liver flax meal carrots peas green beans Loves it. Twice a day split up. Always the same time a day.
Author: Sharon J.
Blue Buffalo mixed in with some turkey gravy. If they still around I’ve always like Black & Gold brand. Haven’t seen them in a bit the grocery store I would find it at stopped carrying it.
Author: Lyrna S.
NO cook for him best way to go you can Boil Chicken Breast with Sweet Potatoes boiled and mashed up with Veggies. You can cook up Angus Grass Fed Beef, Potatoes and Veggies. You can do Salmon Veggies and Rice there are some good cooked diets out there Farmers dog and Just food for dogs
Author: Nichole Lee W.
Taste of the wild. Wild boar my girls love it and its healthy
Author: Jim B.
Gentle Giants! Never has had a recall! Can order thru Chewy, Petco, Target etc check sights for best price!
Author: Sharon S.
Depending on size, dry food mixed with minimal canned food (dog beef stew) and one slice of Fresh Pet diced. Our Sienna was also very picky. I tried this and magic happened. I use two rolls of Fresh Pet every month at a cost of $38.00 total. It just might work.
Author: Susan C.
Always consult your vet before making any health changes to your rottweiler’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from any medical issues. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.