How to Find the Best Possible Food for Your Type 5 Feeding Situation

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Before I show you a simple, reliable way to find the best possible food for Type 5 feeding

A situation where you’re feeding BOTH a larger breed puppy and an adult dog in the same home

I’d like to share a tragic story that clearly illustrates

Why choosing a food based on your dog’s feeding type… is SO important.

When Katy first wrote me…

She was FRANTIC.

Seems her 3-year-old Labrador Retriever, Beau, was beginning to have trouble with his rear legs.

Especially when he’d try to stand up after a nap.

He was obviously in pain.

Katy wanted to know if Beau’s declining health could be related to the dog food she’d been feeding him.

Of course, I urged her to take Beau to a vet.

But out of curiosity…

I also asked her if she could share with me the name of the food she’d been feeding him.

And I was SHOCKED by her answer.

You see…

Without realizing it…

Katy had been feeding Beau a food that contained too much calcium for his age and breed size… his feeding type.

Which caused his bones to grow too fast.

And his hip joints to become permanently deformed.

Creating the crippling hip dysplasia you see in this x-ray.

Here’s the point…

In addition to genetics

Feeding a dog food that contains the wrong mix of calcium and other nutrients for your dog’s feeding type

Can cause lasting damage.

Including hip dysplasia and rickets… in puppies.

And other chronic life-shortening diseases… in adults.

So…

You need one food you can safely feed to both… a puppy AND an adult.

Which is why I urge you to use the same 4-step method we use at The Dog Food Advisor…

To choose the foods we recommend to our private Editor’s Choice members…

For their own Type 5 feeding situations.

It’s called the EC4 Optimize Method.

And it starts by making sure a food’s nutrient content is suitable for each of your dog’s feeding types.

How to Match a Food
to Your Dog’s Feeding Type

Back in 2008…

When I first launched The Dog Food Advisor website…

It used to be crazy-difficult to figure out if a dog food contained all the right nutrients for a specific feeding type.

You needed a calculator…

Some recent test data…

And lots of patience.

But thanks to an important change in labeling laws that went into effect in January 2016…

It’s now possible for you to be 100% certain ANY food you buy is a good match for your dog’s feeding type.

Without calling your vet.

Or consulting a nutritionist.

Best of all…

The written assurance you need is printed right there on the label of virtually every commercial dog food.

It’s a simple, easy-to-read sentence known as the Nutritional Adequacy Statement.

And using it makes you an instant dog nutrition expert

Yet…

Most dog owners don’t even know it exists.

The Nutritional Adequacy Statement is based on standards established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)…

And taken from data published by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science.

Which means…

Any food claiming to be safe for a large or giant breed puppy must now contain no more than 4.5 grams of calcium for every 1000 calories in the food.

And meet similar guidelines for each of 39 other nutrients, too.

So…

Scan the Package for the
Nutritional Adequacy Statement

Here’s what it looks like…

Since you’re feeding BOTH a large or giant breed puppy and an adult… a Type 5 feeding situation…

You want to be absolutely certain the food meets AAFCO nutrient profiles for All Life Stages“.

And…

That it also reads… “including growth of large size dogs“.

That last phrase is SUPER IMPORTANT!

‘Cause if you don’t see those words…

You should assume the food contains too much calcium… and is NOT SAFE for your large or giant breed puppy.

Also…

Avoid any food that claims it’s solely for “maintenance“.

A Word of Caution

Many dog foods contain risky chemical additives or hidden Chinese protein.

While others are made by companies that never test their foods for Salmonella or cancer-causing mold toxins.

On the Next Page…

I’ll show you how to get instant access to a list of The Dog Food Advisor’s most recommended brands.

Including a list of foods considered ideal for Type 5 feeding… when you’re feeding both a larger breed puppy and an adult together in the same home.

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