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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Why BARF but no EVO?

This may be a stupid question but, why is it okay to feed a puppy as young as four weeks old raw but they shouldn't have Innova Evo until they're 1 or even 2years old. I would think that the protein content in raw would be as much if not more than the Evo.

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Re: Why BARF but no EVO?

When I emailed Wellness asking if I could feed a pup their new Core line, their reply spoke to calcium levels and not protein levels.

I have started to see more thought that rather than protein levels causing the rapid growth and bone issues it's calcium and energy levels in the food.

It's all very complicated!

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Re: Why BARF but no EVO?

Our bodies are mostly water. Same with animals. And I am extra careful with calcium in a pup. Things like eggshells that are LOADED with calcium. The pup might get several eggs per week but only one eggshell every other week or so.

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Re: Why BARF but no EVO?

I just read a good article about this in the Whole Dog Journal. Raw food has a large amount of water in it whereas kibble has very little water. So although a raw diet is all meat (some raw diets) it does not have as much protein as the higher protein kibble.

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Re: Why BARF but no EVO?

That all makes sense. This whole food search is such a pain!!

I've decided on the EVO adult for Harmony, b/c of allergies and such. But I guess I'll go with the Canidae ALS for the pup. I have them both on the NB Sweet Potato and Fish right now and they both have gas and Harmony's itchy and has eye boogers.

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