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Old September 22nd, 2008, 09:00 PM
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% of Protein in dog food

Is there any concern for a higher protein diet in large breed dogs? I know there is concern for Pano when dogs eat a high protein diet.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:29 AM
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I have never heard of a concern of feeding higher protein diets to larger breed dogs. I myself actually prefer a grain free diet (higher protein) over a diet that contains grains (lower protein). But, if you have a high active larger breed dog I would highly advise you to use a food that contains grains since these high energy dogs will do better with the added carbs. And just wondering what you mean by Pano? Is that regarded to the kidneys?
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:35 AM
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I've heard the calcium is the real concern, not the protein since the former promotes rapid bone growth which is bad.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:45 AM
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It's definitely not the protein....it is the calcium but mostly the phosphorous that is the concern. There is a thread here about it....I'll go look for it.
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Here is the thread.....

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread....+puppy+protein
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Protein in dog food & pano

http://www.jersey.net/~mountaindog/berner1/lpano.htm

Hi EC. The above link leads to a very good article on pano.

My GSD is pretty active - out every day for at least 2.5 - 3hrs and also does obedience training for 1/2hr 1-2 times per day. Looks like I need food that has a bit of carb. I'm going to try to lower the amount of the Canidae I have been giving him. It says he should have 3 cups - he's been getting about
3 3/4 cups. Hopefully this will help harden up his stools. I like the ingredients in Canidae - except for the barley.
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Thanks for the post Rainbow!

What that is a very informative article. It seems Orijen actually cares about their customers - not Canidae. I emailed Canidae and they basically told me I should trnasition my dog from old to new - dughhh. I told him that was not my issue.
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