Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tallahassee, Fl
I think many people are misinformed by people speaking about too high protein, when what matters is the calcium/phosphorous percentage. Metabolically speaking, a gram of protein has as many calories as a gram of carbohydrates, but dogs have an easier time breaking down and utilizing proteins. Because of this the dog can get more nutrition out of less food. Think about how much a dog that eats pedigree poops. They have to eat a lot because there isn't much in the food that can be utilized by the body. So they poop a lot of it out. With orijen, he should be able to get more from eating less. So really all you have to do is make sure you don't feed him too much.
Dakota "Koda" GSD 02/20/2008
Chloe Calico 9/21/2007
"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too"