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Germanshepherdlover2507 03-20-2014 09:33 PM

Good brands of food?
We took Rosco to the vet and he advised dog food which has 20% or less protein in it. So do any of you guys know of a good healthy brand like that?

SunCzarina 03-20-2014 10:02 PM


zyppi 03-20-2014 10:03 PM

yes, why??

sehrgutcsg 03-20-2014 10:28 PM

Can't say I agree with that advice.

At a minimum 25% for a young puppy and perhaps' 28% protein. Might consider a second opinion ?

My dog is growing so fast the measuring tape is even surprised, it's running out of number's.

Some of these vet's are a few sandwich's shy of a nice picnic basket...:help:

SunCzarina 03-20-2014 10:34 PM

Vets don't get a lot of training in nutrition. More hours with sales reps trying to sell them food for the office. Think about how many bags of SD you see at the vets vs brands like Blue or Taste of the Wild or what I feed, Fromm.

Doc 03-20-2014 10:53 PM

Flint River Ranch Trout and Potato. Added bonus: Never had a recall.

Germanshepherdlover2507 03-20-2014 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by zyppi (Post 5238946)
yes, why??

Because he has weaker hips and ankles so he told us we should feed him less protein

K9POPPY 03-21-2014 06:03 AM

That's a question that you will probably get endless opinions on what is best here- if you are interested in how dog foods are rated, check out :)

NancyJ 03-21-2014 07:24 AM

This is a search for low protein dog foods on Dog Food Advisor

Low Protein Dog Foods

It is a controversial topic with which I have no experience. May want to check with Carmen (user name carmspack) on this topic. I believe she has given helpful info to a lot of folks with dropped pasterns which I think is related to the overall issue.

RubyTuesday 03-21-2014 06:36 PM

Personally, I'd seek a 2nd medical opinion on this before doing it. The understanding of what are appropriate protein levels has changed greatly in the last couple of decades.

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