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  • in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #53762 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Kibble is carbs???
    Yah, I guess it is if that’s what you feed your dogs! lol
    Benful, alpo, old roy
    yes, dogs were not meant to have grains/carbs!
    Meat!
    Have you ever heard of Orijen, Wellness Core, Acana
    I do brush my dog’s teeth which most people find it hard to do, but not time-consuming!
    Well, keep doing what you’re doing, Grizzly Adams, and feed your wet food and throw
    your dog a bone!
    As KIM pointed out, no need to be rude!

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #53758 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Hey Kim,
    Not a good idea to:
    And since I’m not HDM, I can’t help Kim N by saying feed the dog canned and brush its teeth. Problem solved.

    I think I have another email for HDM and will try to get it for you!
    I can tell you’re really concerned for your Pup and want to do the right thing.
    My best friend is a top vet in chicago. Having dinner with her tomorrow and will
    ask about this for you.
    Also, you mentioned difficult or “failing” at brushing teeth?
    Are you using a brush (tooth)
    Actually, I just got some (flavorful) new toothpaste and some “finger scrubbers”
    for my babies.
    Will be trying it tomorrow
    Again, do NOT feed your baby only wet food. Her teeth will rot
    Enjoy your evening and weekend
    Best
    Michael (AKA Spaniel 39)

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #53737 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Hi,
    I have a Komondor-Hungarian sheep dog
    16 months and 120 pounds
    I had asked HDM (not that long ago if you want to look book a bit)
    as I could not find ANYTHING about when to stop watching the calcium intake
    of large/giant breeds.
    Even my Vet didn’t know
    She wrote back that doesnt’t matter after reaching Adult size.
    I don’t go overboard and give her anything like 2.5 calcium, etc
    But thankfully that stage is over!

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #53676 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    UHMMM
    Fromm is great. But I think you have the wrong Forum; not that HDM or anyone else
    would not be happy to assist you, but with all due m respect, this is the
    Large/Giant Breed Forum; Our dogs at birth weighed more than yours now!

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #51203 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Hi, Kriste
    I had such problems with my baby Komondor and runny/loose stools
    (she’s 1 1/2 years now) and have posted before.
    Anyway, I strongly suggest grain free and the one food I had great success with
    (and not too expensive) is Nutrisource Large Breed Lamb, great food and perfect
    calcium/phosphorous levels

    Michael

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #50891 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Hi, Mom
    Happy Labor day to you et all.
    I started a new topic a while ago but no one responded <g>
    My big baby Sophie the Komondor is now 18 months old and of course has been
    on low calcium/phosphorous through all her puppyhood and young Tween months.
    Bone structure/density/skeleton perfect
    Some of the new foods I’m considering are higher in calcium/phosphorous so that’s
    my question (and I can’t find anything online at all).
    Once full grown, is the calcium /phosphorous levels important.
    Some of the foods I’m interested in are around 2.0/2.2%.
    Thanks!

    in reply to: Fish Oil? #47370 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    hey Mom, I had a post and needed your advice-Thank you!

    Hi
    HDM et all
    My sophie the Komondor is now 17 months old and I’ve switched her large breed puppy
    food to Adult large breed, still with the lower calcium and phosphorous levels
    around 1.4 calcium and 1.0 phosphorous
    But I can’t seem to find any information on if I can feed them higher levels once full grown
    and adults. I have 2 springer spaniels and even though I rotate their diets, would like not
    to have to get so many different kinds of dog foods
    is 2.2, etc too high a cacium level for an adult large breed? Does it even matter.
    The spaniels are doing well on Wellness Core Ocean (and great stools) and would love
    to put Sophie on that
    Thank you all
    Michael (and Sophie and Samuel the Spaniel and Charlotte)

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #46576 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Hey
    HDM
    I’m not sure my last comment/question went through. please advise
    I’m well familiar with the leve of Phosphorous/Calcium levels of growing large
    breed pups . My baby Sophie the Komondor is now 120lbs at 16 months;
    At some point, I want to switch her food, but as an adult (aroun d 20-24 months)
    do I still need to check calcium levels or can she eat just about any adult kibble
    right now, she’s on foods that are under 1.3 calcium and under 1.0 phosphorous.

    Thank you

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #46575 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    I’ve had great luck with Nutrisource Large breed Puppy Lamb and also the adult formula
    I didn’t realize (years ago) that lamb is relatively easy to digest by pups, even more so
    than chicken/pork/beef

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #45616 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Hi, mom <g>
    You might remember I have a Big Komondor Girl, Sophie, now 120 lean pounds and
    16 Months old. I’m the one that discovered the calcium miss labeling on Canine Caviar.
    Anyway, Sophie is on Nutrisource Large Breed Lamb and she loves the Fromm Beef
    (Frittata) I’m mixing in with it.
    Anyway, I trust your judgement of course, But I thought even as full grown adults
    (with the komondor, 18-24 months), still had to watch the calcium levels.
    Not taken in by industry advertising, but of course all the “adult” large breed formulas
    marketed by companies
    Anyway, so once full grown, doesn’t matter? Calcium levels over 2 % and more ok.
    Good to know. I supplement with green beens, some fruit (she can smell a blueberry, her
    favorite, a mile away, stole my banana from the counter today, etc etc etc)
    But for her staple dry kibble, would be nice to rotate inexpensively (for me, under
    $55 for a 25 pound bag), and if calcium levels not an issue in a future, more choices
    of course
    Thanks
    Michael (and Samuel the Spaniel and Sophie)!

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #45150 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    I have had great luck with Sophie my 120 pound Komondor on
    Nutrisource Large Breed Lamb (she was on large breed puppy previously but now
    she’s 15 months old).
    It gets great reviews and reasonably priced especially compared to Orijen or Acana.

    Before that, she did well on canine Caviar Lamb Puppy dinner but was very expensive
    plus they had a labeling problem, where there was a misprint on the bags showing
    the puppy formula calcium level over 2% and did nothing about it
    (Oh, the food inside is ok, we just need to use up the bags!!!)
    Another good one I used but don’t anymore is Artemis’s Osopure Duck and garbanzo beans
    but the big bags are $70.

    Personally, not into the “raw” diet for my pups;
    I do supplement their diet (have 2 springer spaniels also) with a very lean
    Hamburger or turkey burger—cooked—once a week or 10 days.
    They love green beans, blueberries, cooked spinach.
    It’s great to supplement with veggies, etc

    GLTA!

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #43874 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Mimi, thanks
    My Sophie is so sweet too; I knew the importance of socialization given the protectiveness
    factor as an adult and I think I went too far.
    If she sees anyone walking towards her or across the street, she will sit and “smile”
    and wait to greet them. Impossible to take her/walk her anywhere lol
    but I don’t mind, She is just starting to form her “cords”
    I didn’t read your post carefully. Sorry, didn’t realize you had been on raw.
    I found it much too expensive and kibble has come a long way (Acana, Orijen, etc)
    and you can always supplement it with a tablespoon of a good canned lamb/duck/etc.
    or in Sophie’s case last night, a big extra lean, Hamburger!
    I forgot to mention Evangers!
    They’ve done research for decades on large breeds
    They have a meat lovers with Rabbit, not real expensive, my dogs loved!

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #43870 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    mimi and William
    see my post above yours.
    NOW also has an adult formula
    I learned the hard way (diarrhea, loose stools) that many puppies/dogs have a chicken
    allergy and have stopped feeding it (the kibble, that is) to my dogs.
    I have a Huge breed (Komondor) and 2 Springer Spaniels right now.
    Lamb is easily digestible and my Komondor is on Nutrisource large Breed LAMB
    I think it’s about $49 for a 30 pound bag
    Acana Duck and Bartlett Pear is good and low calcium levels for the large breed puppies
    although it is expensive.
    It’s really trial and error until you find something that works
    Oh, and also, I only use grain free, although there are some good foods with low
    glycemic grains such as oats, millet, alfalfa.
    Also, for diarrhea, I’ve used canned (unspiced) pumpin but find that a baked
    sweet potato (with skin) is better

    spaniel39
    Participant

    I feed my baby (sophie the Komondor) 130pound
    14 months old
    Nutrisource large breed lamb
    about 1.63 pound
    as you get a 30 pound bag
    I went through so many and this is perfect
    Gets 5 stars dog advisor also
    Lamb meal, peas, pea starch, pea flour, salmon meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), potatoes, tomato pomace, natural turkey and chicken flavor, sunflower oil, potassium chloride, dried brewers yeast, salmon oil, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), salt, choline chloride, taurine, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), glucosamine hydrochloride, tryptophan, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtillis fermentation product.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #43088 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    Jason B
    I now have a 1 year 2 month old 130 pound Komondor
    I started her off on Canine Caviar Puppy Dinner (lamb)
    but was pretty expensive
    I had great luck with Petcurean NOW large breed puppy
    Now Fresh Large Breed Puppy (5 stars)
    But it’s not inexpensive at about $59 for a large bag.
    NOW FRESH™ Large Breed Puppy food recipe is made with 100% FRESH turkey, salmon, duck & 100% fresh Omega 3 & 6 oils from coconuts and canola. NOW FRESH™ also features zero grains, gluten, wheat, beef, corn or soy. Zero rendered meats, by-products or artificial preservatives.

    This recipe also features:

    Calcium and phosphorus to promote your puppy’s growth
    New Zealand green mussels to support hip and joint health
    Added L-Carnitine to support heart health/fat burning
    Pre + Probiotics to support digestion
    Added Taurine to support vision and heart function

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #21372 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Hi, All
    well, I finally heard back and I’m mostly convinced it was a labeling error
    (but still perplexed when they caught it, why they would keep using up the older packaging with
    the misinformation?)
    They are sending me replacement bags (new with the correct information)
    for the Large Breed Puppy Lamb Dinner.

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #21317 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
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    It really does bother me that they don’t seem to care
    Oh, we have this formula and we put it in bags that list a different formula but
    oh well?
    Not even apologizing.
    should really contact the FDA or who else?
    Is Dog Food Journal still around
    Dog food analysis

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #21315 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Hi, AL
    well, I received a reply from Canine caviar AND
    (I had sent the info to Petflow/wag/Mr Chewey)
    from Mr Chewey, who had contacted the company and received a reply that they forwarded to me.

    Follow me?
    I got a reply from Canine Caviar
    I got a different reply from Canine Caviar that was sent to dog food distributor Mr Chewy
    who forwarded it to me.
    Sound good?
    NOT!
    Two different explanations and I truly believe some sort of cover-up
    Not a very bright one as they have admitted putting the large breed food, into bags
    that have different mineral (calcium/phosphorous) levels posted.
    This is not minor.
    A large breed pup fed a calcium level of 2.3 and phosphorous of 2 definitely
    will adversely affect the pups health and growth and definitely cause skeletal
    agonizing deformities (as any vet).
    That is why the large breed brands have calcium no more than 1-1.3% and phosphorous
    around .95-1%. There is a medical/scientific reason for this.
    Anyway, both Mr Chewey and Canine caviar offered to replace my bags
    (although it’s been 2 days and haven’t heard back from Canine, which is really irritating)
    I mean, they know/knew about this and did not tell any of their distributors, no one!
    What does that tell you?

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #21019 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Acutally, HDM, Black and tan and everyone/anyone concerned for their pup’s health and
    companies who “may” mislead/mislabel
    I would call the company for clarification as well.
    I mean most of us believe what we read on packaging.
    I did feed canine formula to my super sonic growing 4 month old Komondor,
    but still was uncomfortable doing so.
    What if the bags are correct and they made some batches with double the calcium and phosphorous?

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #21018 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Morning
    I got the same internal service error but yet got an email from them that it was received.
    In any case, I heard from someone this morning via email-dawn
    HDM, perhaps you can call her. Here’s the email (and my reply)
    Good morning dawn,
    I did not receive any email(s) from you and not available today as traveling but
    could call tomorrow.
    I am also going to relay your number to a member of dogfoodadvisor.com
    whom you can speak to
    But basically, just want to be sure that the canine caviar large breed lamb puppy dinner is 1.3 calcium/1.0 phosphorous instead of the higher and dangerous levels
    of 2.3 and 2.0 written on the bag

    Thank you
    Michael S Bosse
    Chicago

    In a message dated 7/10/2013 8:33:37 A.M. Central Daylight Time, @caninecaviar.com">DBarraco@caninecaviar.com writes:

    Good day Sir,

    I have not heard back from you so I wanted to write again in case the email did not go through.
    Once again, I have spoke with our support group and read your email.

    May we have a conversation as there are several clarifying questions that I have?
    I am eager to address your concerns.
    Feel free to contact me or provide a number where I can call you.

    We do appreciate your suggestion and willingness to help.

    Sincerely,

    Dawn Barraco
    714 223 1800 office
    970 576 8775 cell
    @caninecaviar.com">dbarraco@caninecaviar.com

    also, HDM
    my email is spaniel39
    and I’m on AOL

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #20980 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    I’ve tried to email them in the past and found them to have horrible customer service so I’m not expecting much.

    well, we will see
    feel free to write me at
    Spaniel39
    aol

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #20960 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Thank you and not being paranoid but I’m assuming it’s a mistake on the outside and not the
    inside <g>;
    that suddenly they somehow made a huge batch of 2.3 calcium/2.0 phosphorus dog
    food by mistake. That would be disastrous

    ALSO, I found another food I might try for variation that wasn’t on your list
    ◾Now Fresh Large Breed Puppy (5 stars)

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #20956 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Thanks Black and Tan and you are correct in that most dog owners are not very knowledgable
    about dog food
    But among the Holistic and “natural” brands (which are much more expensive),
    most really are and have to be for large breed dogs (Komondor, Great Dane, etc)
    Calcium levels and Phosphorous levels HAVE to be around 1.0-1.3
    or crippling results due to excessive early skeletal growth occurs.
    These levels of calcium and phosphorous are not even suitable for an average or small size breed.
    This IS a serious matter; in fact the editor if Dog Food Advisor just wrote and advised going to the
    FDA (which I’m not going to do. Let the chips fall where they may)

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for your message and for posting your experience on our website. It’s frustrating how these companies get away with this. You may wish to also write to the FDA.

    You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your area:

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/default.htm

    Hope this helps.

    Mike Sagman, Editor
    The Dog Food Advisor

    in reply to: Canine Caviar Large Breed Labeling Error #20951 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    No, formula is exactly the same
    they just mislabled the bags

    in reply to: need a new food for Sophie the Komondor #20880 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Thank you HDM
    I can’t seem to find the large breed puppy thread but definitely want to go grain free for Baby
    Sophie. Her poop is now perfect as temporarily I decided to put her on the Spaniels’ diet;
    mxiture of wellness ocean core and Nature’s Variety Beef. Also (for the spaniels) use
    Acana Ranchlands and Grasslands.
    I say temporarily, as the calcium and phosphorous levels are much too high but sure just a few
    days won’t hurt
    I ordered Canine Caviar Lamb Dinner with Venison (almost grain free) as it came highly recommended
    we will see

    in reply to: need a new food for Sophie the Komondor #20662 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Houng dog mom!
    Morining
    what grain free would your reccommend for my giant baby!

    in reply to: need a new food for Sophie the Komondor #20661 Report Abuse
    spaniel39
    Participant

    Thank you
    I used fromm gold puppy food for my previous spaniels and they did well.
    We’re beginning to think that she could have a poultry/chicken allergy.
    I was really hoping the Artemis would work
    For now, going to try Solid Gold Wolf large pup and I also ordered canine caviar which gets
    good reviews, Lamb Dinner with venison

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