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Thanks. Any recommendations on how to figure out how many calories they need?
Thanks Patty. I am trying to figure out the calcium level for a 5 month old large breed puppy who is eating canned food.
Does any one know about the calcium levels in canned food? Would one be able to calculate using the same method as for the dry and raw? Also, is the canned food usually “all life stages” and appropriate for a puppy? Sorry if this has been asked and answered already.
I know this has been asked and answered but I can’t find the answer. As the puppies mature, at what age is calcium level no longer an issue.
The list is on page 15. It would be nice if it were ea.sier to get to the page but, with effort, it can be done.
Whitney-Grandma Lucy’s Pureformance comes either with chicken, lamb, rabbit, or goat as the freeze dried
protein source. The pre mix requires you to add your own protein.
If the link does not work go to page 15 and look for a 7/23/13 post from HDM. The link is there.
Here is the link for the list: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwApI_dhlbnFTXhUdi1KazFzSUk/edit?pli=1
Or fish oil
Perhaps I missed this but, how do you determine the amount of a human product to give your dog. For example: Dr. Stephen Langer’s Ultimate 15 Strain Probiotic
Here is a link to the formulation of ProBalance: http://www.propetsupplements.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ProBalance-Canine-07-125.pdf Is this the information you needed?
Should a puppy, who is eating one of the foods on your list, get a vitamin supplement? My 3 year old gets ProBalance added to his food and I was wondering if my 6 month old should be getting it too.
Thank you in advance.
I just put a ball or a bone in the bowl to slow my puppy down when he eats. There are bowls you can buy made to help slow him down.
As far as weight, I will pop into my vet’s office and put him on a scale to check ( I have a 6 month old Golden right now). I usually do that about once a month until they are a year old. They never charge me for that. You can also just feel along his rib cage. You should just be able to feel the outline of his ribs. I had a Berner so I no how much fur they have.
Larger kibbles, I really don’t know. The brands that I have been rotating are all about the same size.
i was just looking at the new list and noticed Grandma Lucy’s Pureformance is no longer on the list. Have they raised their calcium levels?
Thank you for all your hard work and all the information you have gotten for all of us.
I should add that 4% is the amount for a puppy.
The 4% is from the raw food forum and the % to feed if you are feeding a raw diet. I had to switch my puppy to raw a few days ago. He has had loose poops and after trying different ways to clear it up and consulting with the vet, nothing was working. I switched to raw a few days ago and things are much better.
Thanks HDM. I appreciate the help so much. I am starting today and feeding 4% of his body weight.
Thank you for all your help. I have one other question. I have access to the commercial frozen raw foods (I work in a small pet food store): Bravo, Primal, Stella and Chewies, etc. But, I noticed there are no calcium levels listed on the bag. Do you know if any of the freeze dries or raw frozen food have the appropriate calcium levels for large breed puppies?
So, I am a bit confused. Right now I am feeding my puppy NV Turkey and adding Bravo Buffalo Boneless as a topper. If I were to use Bravo Balance or a canned food, which is a complete and balanced raw food, would it raise the calcium to a level that is too high?
Thanks so much for your help.
I was wondering, at what age does the level of calcium in food not become an issue. I have a 5.5 month old Golden Retriever and currently have him on a rotation of low calcium food.