Some people suggest feeding high energy foods such as the more premium, highly concentrated kibble with high percentages of protein to dogs with inactive life styles is not a good thing as it tends to make the dogs more hyperactive, this may lead to anxiety? When I say 'inactive life styles' I mean your average pet that gets exercise for an hour or two a day compared to a working dog.
Feeding kibble with only 20% to 24% protein may lessen a dogs hyperactivity.
From my experience, I would say increasing raw and decreasing kibble has made them calmer. I suspect this may have something to do with the amount of protein they were getting as the kibble I feed them is a grain free high protein one. Apparently actual raw meat does not contain as much protein as some of the high end kibbles and it is the amount of protein a dog gets that affects them.
I don't have any supporting evidence, just my own experience and conversations I have had with my vet.
if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.