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whitbit317 05-30-2014 10:45 AM

Merrick
 
So, my puppy comes home next week, and I've been trying to do some research on what to feed him. The breeder feeds bil-jac to puppies and whelping females, but transitions to raw/kibble mix. I don't know if I'm ready for the commitment to feed raw just yet. I've been reading that Merrick has too high of a calcium level in the foods, at somewhere around 2.5%. I've tried to read why this is a bad thing and I can't really find the info I'm looking for. Is this so high that feeding Merrick would be a bad idea? I've been really pleased with the brand so far, it helped cure my other dog's Demodex. I'd appreciate any feedback I could get on this.

FelixTheGSD 05-30-2014 10:48 AM

I am in the same stage of puppy prep :)

I don't know much about Merrick, since it's not available where I am, but is Fromm available where you are? It seems like the best brand, IMHO. Just more stuff to look into! :D

mydogs 05-30-2014 12:41 PM

Same here I get my girl on Monday. I will be putting her on Fromm LBP. She's currently on solid gold but I feel calcium too high. Stick to under 1.5%. Anything higher can cause too fast growth which can lead to bone and joint issues.


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