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Natures variety

Angie J
January 4th, 2007, 08:11 AM
At present I use Canadie as a suppliment when I am away and others have to feed, as opposed to Raw. I have been pondering switching to Natures Variety instesd, but, it is too high in Protien for a Large breed dog.

My Newf boy, Lolly-pup, is a year old now; At what age does this stop applying to him?

My Bernese girl, Belle, is 6 months; Is a bernese considered a Large Breed dog?

Does this even matter if it is not the primary food source?

Angie J

January 4th, 2007, 11:17 AM
IMO, you should worry more about the calcium levels of the food. Neither doggy is done developing, so the calcium levels should still be low (ideally lower than or around 1%).

At 1.41% it's a bit high, so it would depend on the calcium amounts in the raw...

January 4th, 2007, 11:24 AM
if your base diet is balanced (whatever you feed :) ) then i wouldn't worry about any temporary additions you feed, as long as that food is of a good quality of course. dogs have an amazing ability to balance nutrition over time. :thumbs up