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Lower protein food for GSD Puppy

What would everyone recommend to feed a 16 week old GSD puppy that has some issues with his hocks being low? I'm trying to find a brand and style of dry food that I can trust.

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What would everyone recommend to feed a 16 week old GSD puppy that has some issues with his hocks being low? I'm trying to find a brand and style of dry food that I can trust.
You will get 100 different opinions about 100 different dog foods!
My vote is for REAL food, either raw or 100% Human Grade food called The Honest Kitchen DE-Hydrated foods. Don't let the price fool you! 1-10 pound box RE-hydrates into approximately 40 pounds of food. Kinda looks like cooked oatmeal when re-hydrated....this is not kibble type.
Read about it here: All Natural Dog Food - Dehydrated Pet Food | The Honest Kitchen
Hope this helps!
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Thanks, Moms. I would like to stick to a dry food if possible. Right now I think I found something that seems to be a good quality dry.

Anyone else use Fromm Gold food? I am looking at switching to either the Adult or the Large Breed Puppy formula.
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I would take a look at this spreadsheet, and find a food that is 24% or lower...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...1NuX290bG5ULVE


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... And the problem with a lower protein food is that it also seems to be a somewhat lower quality of food. Dilemma. But lower protein is what everyone recommends.

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Seriously, I think it's all guess work. I think if they are going to come up, they will come up. I also think that if Carmen has some ideas on supplements or feeding, I would listen to her!

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I would pick a food that is the lowest protein of a brand that you can be happy feeding. I don't think I would buy Beneful (just an example) just because it was the lowest.

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Thanks, Moms. I would like to stick to a dry food if possible. Right now I think I found something that seems to be a good quality dry.

Anyone else use Fromm Gold food? I am looking at switching to either the Adult or the Large Breed Puppy formula.
We use fromm and it's great, fixed up my pup from many problems. we use LBP

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Thanks for the input. Did some reading on different foods. Bought a bag of Fromm Large Breed Puppy. Has a lot of good stuff in it and not much filler. He seemed to like the taste and prefers it over the Loyall we had. Now crossing my fingers the change over goes well.
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How's the puppy doing?

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