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Old 12-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious to know if blending foods would be ok to do. Like for instance some people say the Blue Buffalo Wilderness puppy blend is to rich or has to much protein. So what if you took a half serving of that and blended it with a half serving of the Blue Buffalo Life Protection formula?
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If he's doing well on the food and likes it... don't worry about protein. If the foods too rich for him, you'll know it on the way out. If he has solid stools, you're good.

It's the amount of calcium that you need to watch out for in these grain free kibbles and large breed puppies. I don't know what the BB wilderness puppy formulas have, but it's something I'd definitely want to know prior to feeding it.
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If he's doing well on the food and likes it... don't worry about protein. If the foods too rich for him, you'll know it on the way out. If he has solid stools, you're good.

It's the amount of calcium that you need to watch out for in these grain free kibbles and large breed puppies. I don't know what the BB wilderness puppy formulas have, but it's something I'd definitely want to know prior to feeding it.
Thanks for the info. I checked the Blue Wilderness nutrition label for amount of calcium and it says (1.3% min), so how is that amount? Also the reason for concern about the high amount of protein is rapid growth, and with rapid growth comes bone and joint issues. I have seen some comments about that and it kind of makes sense to me. I am not sure if that information is accurate? What do you feed your GSD?

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find out what percentage of protein is safe to feed. find out
how much protein is in the Wilderness puppy food and the Life
Protection. you need to know the protein levels of both foods
before you give less of one of the foods. someone on here will
know what percentage of protein is safe or required.

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Just curious to know if blending foods would be ok to do. Like for instance some people say the Blue Buffalo Wilderness puppy blend is to rich or has to much protein. So what if you took a half serving of that and blended it with a half serving of the Blue Buffalo Life Protection formula?
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