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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Honest Kitchen?

So, Zappa is on The Honset Kitchen Thrive formula and I would like to have the pup on it to. Is this OK or should I keep her on regular puppy food for a little while? What do you guys suggest?

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I'm glad you asked this question!

Two of my Italian Greyhounds have Thrive added to their kibble. Sometimes I've been putting a little on Carly's kibble too (Orijen LB Puppy). She is 10 weeks old.

Here is the ingredient list:

Free-range chicken, organic quinoa, sweet potatoes, spinach, parsley, organic kelp, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

Here is the analysis:

Protein 26.0% (min)
Fat 18.0% (min)
Fiber 6.5% (max)
Moisture 7.5% (max)
Calcium 1.2% (min), 1.4% (max)
Phosphorus 0.9% (min), 1.0% (max)
Magnesium 0.3% (min), 0.39% (max)
Sodium 1.7% (min), 1.8% (max)
Folic Acid 1.6% mg/kg

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Hello what do you people think about feeding raw? my wife just took our 4 month gsd to the vet and comes home and tells me no more raw.Vet says TO much protein can cause the pup to not be able to absorb calcium into bones and can cause prostate cancer.Personally I think He's high.I"ve been mixing raw chicken livers and hearts with his nutro max kibble since he was 8 weeks.What do you think?
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Oh my! I know of many pups well raised on a properly planned raw diet.

As far as the Honest Kitchen, in my limited knowledge, I would feel okay feeding it to a puppy.
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Hello what do you people think about feeding raw? my wife just took our 4 month gsd to the vet and comes home and tells me no more raw.Vet says TO much protein can cause the pup to not be able to absorb calcium into bones and can cause prostate cancer.Personally I think He's high.I"ve been mixing raw chicken livers and hearts with his nutro max kibble since he was 8 weeks.What do you think?
Here's a site for feeding raw:

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Thanks I'll check it out by the way IM new here and I cant seem to figure out how to create a new topic!!!!!
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Well, do you all suggest I mix it with dry puppy for awhile or just go straight to the HK?

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Hello what do you people think about feeding raw? my wife just took our 4 month gsd to the vet and comes home and tells me no more raw.Vet says TO much protein can cause the pup to not be able to absorb calcium into bones and can cause prostate cancer.Personally I think He's high.I"ve been mixing raw chicken livers and hearts with his nutro max kibble since he was 8 weeks.What do you think?
I would find another vet. What does he recomend Science Diet or RC? Which are two of the worst dog foods made today. As long as the protein comes from a meat source it is great. I don't like Nutro at all but the raw is really good. Way to much wheat in the Nutro and corn gluten meal is just aweful. Kinda funny your sharp as a dull butter knife vet didn't mention this.
Nutro large breed
  1. Beef Meal...so,so
  2. Ground Rice..not very good
  3. Ground Whole Wheat...bad,bad,bad
  4. Corn Gluten Meal...bad,bad,bad
  5. Wheat Flour...bad,bad,bad
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What type of kibble do you suggest
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Not trying to be rude, but I have a pup coming in a couple of months I am trying to prepare for so if there are other questions, please start a new thread. I am looking for answers to my questions.

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