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dog food question

November 12th, 2006, 12:06 PM
Someone told us that if we buy a dog food with lower sodium it will help with Brick's "hyperness" that true? We feed him Eagle Pack which is a high quality food, and I couldn't find sodium on it - could it be disguised as something else?


November 12th, 2006, 12:23 PM
Eagle pack, if I'm remembering properly does have extra salt in it, but I've never heard of salt making a dog hyper... It might make them drink more, but that's about it.:shrug:

November 12th, 2006, 12:43 PM
salt shouldnt equal hyperness..... ??? i ve never heard of that before

November 12th, 2006, 02:28 PM
I'm not much of a dog food expert but generally....

Extra salt is a common cause of water retention...I've never heard of it causing hyper activity.

You should be more wary of sugar content - glucose and fructose.

November 12th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Maybe they meant hypertension. There is some debate about salt contributing to cardiovascular disease. A higher B complex content in the food may have a calming effect if that was what you were looking for.

November 12th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Nah, she said the sodium might cause excitedness...which didn't make much sense to me either.....sugar, I can understand, but sodium?!?! That's why I came here!!! Thanks!