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Lwilley 06-24-2014 11:33 AM

I confused - low protein kibble
 
My pup is 6 months. I specifically bought Call of the Wild puppy food for large breeds when she was able to be on kibble to ensure slow growth.

My girl had a tender paw and the vet said she has early signs of Pavo. The vet said to put her on low protein adult food and some tums for calcium.

I thought Call of the Wild was low protein! I am so upset! I thought I was giving her top of the line for low protein specifically to make sure she has slow bone growth. Now she is growing too fast!!:cry:

Now what do I feed her??

mydogs 06-24-2014 12:23 PM

It's too high calcium that causes issues. What's the calcium in it? Protein?


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Mishka&Milo 06-24-2014 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwilley (Post 5683769)
My pup is 6 months. I specifically bought Call of the Wild puppy food for large breeds when she was able to be on kibble to ensure slow growth.



My girl had a tender paw and the vet said she has early signs of Pavo. The vet said to put her on low protein adult food and some tums for calcium.



I thought Call of the Wild was low protein! I am so upset! I thought I was giving her top of the line for low protein specifically to make sure she has slow bone growth. Now she is growing too fast!!:cry:



Now what do I feed her??


My girl is on a high protein, low calcium. Protein helps muscle growth.. Calcium is what hurts the bones. Fromm four star adult food is what I feed. No puppy food as I do not like the high calcium. I would NEVER give a pup calcium supplements due to the joint damage it can cause. Puppy's need protein. Just curious, how big is she? How much does she weigh?



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jocoyn 06-24-2014 02:21 PM

You don't really want to give the pup a high protein food......and the tums does not make any sense. Adults can discard excess calcium and adjust to mineral imbalances better than puppies. We have a sticky note on all that on the feeding your puppy section of the forum that suggests 1-1.5% calcium with calcium and phosphorus in balance.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...g-puppies.html

Do you have a link to the ingredients and composition for your puppy food? I thought maybe you meant taste of the wild but they don't make a large breed puppy food.

How much is she eating? How big is she? If she is getting too many calories it is about the total protein in her diet more than the % on the bag.

Doc 06-24-2014 05:19 PM

Taste of the Wild Puppy Food
Taste of the Wild Mobile

jocoyn 06-24-2014 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Doc (Post 5685153)
Taste of the Wild Puppy Food
Taste of the Wild Mobile

She said "food for large breeds" ...TOTW only makes a puppy food.

Lwilley 06-24-2014 11:30 PM

Piper is 65 lbs and she eats 1.5 to 2 cups in the morning and the evening. The vet to put her on a low protein adult dog food. What is your recommendation I feed here?

Lwilley 06-24-2014 11:45 PM

I meant to say she has early signs of pano not parvovirus

Sunflowers 06-25-2014 05:12 AM

Not all protein is created equal.

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mydogs 06-25-2014 07:03 AM

There is California naturals chicken meal and rice. Protein 21%. But the calcium is 2.11%. Calcium should be under 1.5.


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