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Switching Food (Help!)

Jayda has been eating Solid Gold Barking at the Moon. Mostly because that's what her breeder had her on. She looks absolutely fabulous, but I've heard mostly negative things about feeding such a high protein/high calcium diet to a puppy. Her bag of food is nearly gone, so I need to go shopping. Does anyone have any suggestions for a food that is similar in quality, but more age appropriate for her?

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Have you looked at Orijen Large Breed Puppy? (If you want to stay "grain free".)

Or what about Solid Gold Wolf Cub? (If you like Solid Gold as a company.)

This is the ingredient list for the Wolf Cub:

Bison | Ocean Fish Meal | Brown Rice | Millet | Cracked Pearled Barley | Rice Bran | Canola Oil | Tomato Pomace | Flaxseed | Natural Flavoring | Salmon Oil (source of DHA) | Choline Chloride | Taurine | Dried Chicory Root | Parsley Flakes | Pumpkin Meal | Almond Oil | Sesame Oil | Yucca Schidigera Extract | Thyme | Blueberries | Cranberries | Carrots | Broccoli | Vitamin E Supplement | Iron Proteinate | Zinc Proteinate | Copper Proteinate | Ferrous Sulfate | Zinc Sulfate | Copper Sulfate | Potassium Iodide | Thiamine Mononitrate | Manganese Proteinate | Manganous Oxide | Ascorbic Acid | Vitamin A Supplement | Biotin | Calcium Panthothenate | Manganese Sulfate | Sodium Selenite | Pyridoxine Hydrochloride | Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) | Riboflavin | Vitamin D Supplement | Folic Acid |

And the nutrient info:

Protein, Min 26%
Fat, Min 12%
Fiber, Max 4%
Moisture, Max 10%
Calcium, Max 1.5%
Phosphorus, Max 1.2%
Calories per cup, 375

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Re: Switching Food (Help!)

Is the food working for your dog? any health problems, stool problems? if its working, why switch?

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Originally Posted By: markstevenIs the food working for your dog? any health problems, stool problems? if its working, why switch?
She looks great, but I want to switch to a lower calcium food because of the longterm effects that her current food could be causing on her joints.

I think I am going to try the Wolf Cub. It's really hard to get good food around here. As it is, I had to buy a dinky little 4lb bag to start switching her over and I had to order a larger bag. Every day I am more tempted to just start feeding her raw because I am such a control freak about what she is eating!

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Hi Erin,

I had Iso on the Wolf Cub when he was 3 mo and he did not do well on it. It was way to rich for him and I have had him on Barking at the Moon for a few months now and he is doing great on it. I too was a bit concerned with the protein level but he is growing at a normal rate. He eats 1 1/3 cup twice a day. I found with this food you do not need to feed alot. There is soooooo many brands out there that it is hard to choose but this works for him. If Jayda is doing well on the food why change it.

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Does anyone know how much Calcium the Barking at the Moon has? It isn't listed onthe Solid Gold site.

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I e-mailed them about it. I think it was 2.6%

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Originally Posted By: doxseeI e-mailed them about it. I think it was 2.6%

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Originally Posted By: doxseeI e-mailed them about it. I think it was 2.6%
Yeah I know! That's probably exactly what my expression was as well.

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Crude Protein Min of 41%

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