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Originally Posted By: Peet Also, check the anti-oxidants that are used in the kibble. Most anti-oxidants used in dog food are forbidden in our own food (poisoneous for us, but you can feed it to your dog!), like BHA and BHT.
BHA and BHT are *not* banned for human consumption and are generally recognized as safe at appropriate levels.

http://www.nettally.com/prusty/foodpres.htm

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Been doing some more reading and apparently it is *not* the level of protein that is an issue with large breed puppies but, the rate of growth and body weight during that growth.

If they are rushed on growth due to excessive kcal and food amount they will not grow right.

If they are fed too much, they will not grow right.

If they are fed an improper amount of calcium and phosphorus they will not grow right.


This is why the low or no grain foods do not suggest them for puppies. The puppy will eat too much of the food and it will cause a growth problem. It is safer to simply recommend they not eat these foods till they are mature than to rely on owners to feed it sparingly. The foods are constructed very differently in the protein/fat and mineral percentages and just a little too much will make a grave difference.

Protein percentage doesn't matter. It is feeding amount, bodyweight during that growth and mineral content.

Another "bad" thing to do is to supplement puppies with nutritional supplements when they are on a good quality pet food. This can result in too much of a number of vitamins and minerals being ingested and can also cause problems with skeletal growth.


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