Sorry, I don't mean to hijack your post, but I have another canidae question...Does anyone know if the canned food will be changed?
yes, that is going to be key for me. if its priced w/ orijen or core, then id rather just use those. however, i very much doubt if it will be priced as low as TOTW, since ive seen that priced even cheaper than the current canidae formulas.Originally Posted By: Chris Wild
Will be interested in seeing what the price tag is on this when it hits the shelves.
i meant in regard to the calcium/phosphorous levels in the grain free all life stages being at/below 1.5%. unless a puppy had problems with the protein sources, then it seems a grainfree that a large breed puppy could use.Originally Posted By: Angela_W I don't see were I could feed either one to puppies, as I can TOTW pacific stream.
Angela To each their own and what works for them. [/quote said:its about more than just HD. higher calcium amounts fed to large breed pups are linked to a range of bone abnormalities including hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and hip dysplasia.
avoiding a higher calcium diet is just one of several precautions against these problems that many of us prefer to take. im glad your dog didnt have problems with this diet.
hmm? good question. i wonder if the old als was as high "as fed" as the new als. if the "as fed" calcium levels are the truer number, then i woul not want to feed any of their formulas to a large breed pup, grain or not.Originally Posted By: BlackGSDBut if you look at the detailed nutrient analysis, the calcium on an "as fed" basis is 2% on the new ALS grain free.
Of course the calicium on the "regular" ALS is 1.8% "as fed".
So which one do you go by? The "minimum", or the "as fed"?
i know the GA was the same, but i dont recall the NA of the old als formula.Originally Posted By: BlackGSDYes, BOTH ALS formulas were/are the same as far as Cal/phos, calories, fat, and I imagine a lot of others.
Since I feed it I looked at it (the NA) way before it was removed. I also compared it to the new formula when they were BOTH still listed ont the website.Originally Posted By: roxy84i know the GA was the same, but i dont recall the NA of the old als formula.Originally Posted By: BlackGSDYes, BOTH ALS formulas were/are the same as far as Cal/phos, calories, fat, and I imagine a lot of others.