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Old 02-02-2014, 03:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Now Fresh Adult Food vs. Now Fresh Large Breed Food?

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I am switching my GSD to Now Fresh dog food. She has some food sensitivities and this was the best food I could find for it that is readily available. I'm unsure if there is really any added benefit to putting her on the large breed formula though. I am alright with reading the ingredients but the whole guaranteed analysis and percentage thing stumps me. I'm wondering if someone could take a look at the ingredients and analysis thing and tell me if there is any benefit to the large breed formula or if I should just stick with the regular adult formula. Thanks!

Now Fresh Grain Free Adult:
Ingredients:
De-boned turkey, potato flour, peas, apples, whole dried egg, pea fibre, tomato, potatoes, flaxseed, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavour, salmon, de-boned duck, sundried alfalfa, coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), carrots, pumpkin, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, papayas, pineapple, grapefruit, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, dried kelp, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, lecithin, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), niacin, inositol, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, beta-carotene, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc proteinate , ferrous sulphate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulphate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, selenium yeast), taurine, DL-methionine, L-lysine, dried chicory root, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, yeast extract, yucca schidigera extract, marigold, L-carnitine, dried rosemary.

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude protein (min) 26%
Crude fat (min) 16%
Crude fibre (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10%
Calcium (min) 1.1%
Phosphorus (min) 0.7%
*Omega 6 (min) 2.5%
*Omega 3 (min) 0.5%

Now Fresh Grain Free Large Breed Adult
Ingredients:
De-boned turkey, whole dried egg, potatoes, peas, potato flour, tapioca, natural flavour, flaxseed, de-boned salmon, de-boned duck, pea fibre, apples, sweet potatoes, calcium phosphate, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), alfalfa, carrots, pumpkin, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, papayas, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, squash, pomegranate, dried chicory root, dried kelp, calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, inositol, niacin, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, beta-carotene, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc methionine complex, zinc proteinate , iron proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper sulphate, ferrous sulphate, calcium iodate, manganous oxide, selenium yeast), taurine, DL-methionine, L-lysine, algae extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, yeast extract, New Zealand green mussels, yucca schidigera extract, chondroitin sulphate, marigold, L-carnitine, dried rosemary, green tea extract, peppermint, parsley, rosehips, zedoary, dandelion, chamomile, ginger, tumeric, fennel, juniper berries, licorice, cardamom, cloves.

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude protein (min) 27%
Crude fat (min) 13%
Crude fibre (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
Calcium (min) 1.1%
Phosphorus (min) 0.8%
*Glucosamine (min) 360 mg/kg
*Chondroitin Sulphate (min) 120 mg/kg
*L-Carnitine (min) 190 mg/kg
*Taurine (min) 1500 mg/kg
*Omega 6 (min) 2.4%
*Omega 3 (min) 0.48%
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with the large breed adult has it has slightly less protein & fat and the added benefits of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulphate - essential for joint and cartilage repair. There is evidence that diets very high in protein can contribute to hyperactivity. As we all know the first few ingredients make up the bulk of the product, I'm not entirely sure but I would think whole dried egg would be more nutritious than potato flour?
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