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01-25-2014 10:08 PM
Thewretched Also on Fromm LBP, very shiny coat, solid stool, no problems


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01-25-2014 09:56 PM
mydogs
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I'm feeding Fromm LBP right now. At his pre-agility class, one of the other owners asked if he had just had a bath, because his coat was so shiny (he's solid black). I just said, "nope, not since the end of summer." I also give him Vitamin C and Solid Gold Seameal supplement every day.

I think it really just depends which food your dog does best on. There are some I wouldn't feed, but there are many good brands to choose from.
Same here on the Fromm LBP. Shiniest coat I've ever seen on my pup as well.


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01-23-2014 06:08 PM
Thewretched
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I have been doing some reading about vitamin C for dogs and there is a voice out there which suggests it has it's benefits. So far, it seems that young dogs and old dogs...as well as stressed dogs will exhibit depleted levels of vitamin C levels at times. I did also see a mention of benefit regarding hip dysplasia....wow....wouldn't that be great?!!

Interesting, glad you brought it up...I will look into it further. Sounds as if there is no harm, so...what's to lose?

Thanks,

SuperG
Yeah it's mostly just staying under 2000 MG daily, which would be 4 tablets of the kind we use, I suggest chewable kind, she actually loves it and will do tricks for them


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01-23-2014 05:57 PM
Harry and Lola There is no right or wrong answer, it is such a personal choice and a hard one at that, gosh I have tried so many. Most breeders start their pups on a good quality food, you can continue with this or choose your own, your Vet may have a suggestion also, but from experience avoid Vets suggestion as most push Science Diet which is expensive.

There is evidence that feeding high energy foods to inactive dogs (ie not working dogs) is not good as this can make the average dog hyperactive.

Imo it is better to choose an average quality (not the most expensive or cheapest) dry food for your pup from about 8 to 12 weeks. Look for one that has about 22-24% protein and 12-14% fat. That way if pup is overfeed then the results of overfeeding in terms of weight gain and growth won't be as dramatic as it would be if feed on a higher protein and fat percentage - grow your puppy slowly - overweight and excessive growth can lead to medical issues such as joint problems. I feel it is also good to combine with raw, such as chicken, red meat, yoghurt etc).


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01-23-2014 05:50 PM
SuperG
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Perhaps, I was just expressing that food being not the best kibble compared to other choices, as for vitamin C in the food. I'm not sure


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I have been doing some reading about vitamin C for dogs and there is a voice out there which suggests it has it's benefits. So far, it seems that young dogs and old dogs...as well as stressed dogs will exhibit depleted levels of vitamin C levels at times. I did also see a mention of benefit regarding hip dysplasia....wow....wouldn't that be great?!!

Interesting, glad you brought it up...I will look into it further. Sounds as if there is no harm, so...what's to lose?

Thanks,

SuperG
01-23-2014 05:41 PM
RiverDan The right answer is the food that works for your dog, you, and your wallet.
I think there are hundreds of good food products on the market. Just need to find what works for you.
01-23-2014 05:39 PM
Thewretched Perhaps, I was just expressing that food being not the best kibble compared to other choices, as for vitamin C in the food. I'm not sure


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01-23-2014 05:35 PM
SuperG
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Ascorbic Acid

Why It's In There: Preservative, Vitamin C additive
Ascorbic acid is a widely used additive that helps prevent food spoilage. As a vitamer (a chemical compound that exhibits vitamin activity) of Vitamin C, ascorbic acid is also used as a Vitamin C additive in products ranging from cereal to beverages

Perhaps it is simply used as a preservative to help the food from spoiling????


SuperG
01-23-2014 04:45 PM
Thewretched
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Wonder where your breeder dreamt that up ??

Maybe he/she owns stock in a vitamin company??

I remember my first dog came with a giant bottle and I mean GIANT BOTTLE of vitamin C, she insisted that the dog be given some everyday. I asked three different vets and they all said exactly the same....dogs synthesize their own vitamin C.....probably still have that GIANT container of vitamin C in the basement somewhere...

Maybe something has changed since then?

Just a curious question....what source supplies all the feral and wild canines with their vitamin C ?

I'm being curious not insulting


SuperG
I was told it has to do with helping bigger/floppies ears stand up, helps the cartilage, more of a helper, less of something it needs


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01-23-2014 04:41 PM
Thewretched Attachment 171114 red = bad,


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