Giant breed age & calcium restriction

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    Case
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    At what age is calcium restriction no longer a concern in large breed (Great Dane) dogs/pups?

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    Cyndi
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    I would imagine when they stop growing, which I believe is about 1 1/2-2 years. At least I bumped up your post though, so maybe someone else can give you a definite answer.

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    Case
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    I found a post from HDM that says 8-10 months.

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    DogFoodie
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    Hi Case,

    8 to 10 months would be appropriate for a large breed puppy, but for a giant breed, I’d second Cyndi’s estimate of 18 months to 2 years.

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    theBCnut
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    I’m with 4FF and Cyndi, for a giant breed, I would err on the side of caution. Most dogs can regulate their uptake of calcium by the time they are 8 months old, but for slower maturing dogs, I would give them extra time rather than find out when it’s too late that I should have. You want to wait until they have achieved at least 80% of their adult size and have finished all of their rapid growth phases. For a giant breed, that should be around 18 months.

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    Case
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    I mistook large for meaning giant. Thank you guys.

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