Is 2.2%/1.2% Calcium/Phosphorus too high?

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    Calico J

    Hello! I’m currently looking for a legume and fish-free dog food for my 2-year-old lab (I’m eliminating allergies and legumes seem to be the only culprit). Single protein, preferably chicken. High quality. Good manufacturer. Basic chicken and rice, you know?

    My dog is quite active, so a food with high protein and a fair amount of fat is also important.

    Anyway, one of the foods that came up in my search was Wysong Fundamentals:

    Dry Matter Analysis:

    Protein: 42.1%
    Fat: 15.8%
    Fiber: 4.0%
    Ash: 10.5%
    Calcium: 2.2%
    Phosphorus: 1.2%
    Magnesium: 0.1%
    Sodium: 0.4%
    Taurine: 0.3%
    Cabohydrates: 24.4%
    Kcals (as fed/cup): 435/cup
    Calorie content/kg: 3,480kg

    INGREDIENTS: Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Organic Chicken, Chicken Fat, Natural Chicken Flavor, Taurine, Calcium Propionate, Choline Chloride, Citric Acid, Yeast Extract, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid [source of Vitamin C], Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus lactis Fermentation Product.

    My dog turned 2 in July, so he’s full grown. Very much a field/working lab in physique. Muscular, but long and lean. Very agile. 60lbs.

    It’s just… I’ve never seen calcium and phosphorus this high in a dog food, so I wanted to ask if it was safe to feed to my pup.

    Thank you for the help!

    P.S. I’m also considering Nature’s Select High Protein:
    Calcium: 1.4%
    Phosphorus: 1.0%

    #123151 Report Abuse
    Calico J

    Adding another food I’m considering:

    FirstMate Chicken Meal & Oats formula Ingredients: Chicken Meal Oatmeal Brown Rice Chicken Fat (Mixed Tocopherols) Tomato Pomace Potassium Chloride Choline Chloride Calcium Propionate Blueberries Raspberries Cranberries Minerals (Zinc Proteinate Iron Proteinate Calcium Carbonate Manganese Proteinate Copper Proteinate Selenium Yeast Calcium Iodate) Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement Niacin Thiamine mononitrate D-pantothenic Acid Vitamin A Supplement Riboflavin Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Biotin Vitamin B12 Supplement Vitamin D3 Supplement Folic Acid ) Glucosamine Hydrochloride

    <b>This one has a calcium to phosphorus ratio of 2.2%/1.4%.</b>

    #123214 Report Abuse

    This level of calcium would be ok for a fully matured adult dog.

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