A working dog...as in a dog that is working...should have between 25%-30%. Per AAFCO, a puppy should be getting about 23%, so that percentage is fine. NRC has a different way to calculate it but I would have to read how to do it.
With the latest information coming out of Tufts and UC Davis on grain free foods containing peas, potatoes potentially causing heart issues from lack of taurine, I would be more concerned about the ingredients than the protein content for a puppy.
The first ingredient on the horizon is Chicken Meal, followed by 2 grains and then chicken again.
This is Vintage
Fresh Herring, Fresh Salmon, Peas, Potatoes, Dehydrated Fish, Green lentils, Chickpeas,
2 meats that are NOT meals. Which means they have more water in them. Followed by peas, potatoe and lentils and chickpeas. all vegetable/legume that contain higher protein.
And they make this claim
"Market Fresh Produce including Whole Vegetables and Fruits,
X NO plant protein, starch, fiber or flour concentrates"
Except..... they have peas, lentil, potatoes and chickpeas in their products that all have protein in them!!!!
I would not feed Vintage given the latest data. Not only is it less protein but I would bet the protein is coming from the peas, lentils, chickpeas and not the meat.
Last edited by Jax08; 07-28-2018 at 09:33 PM.