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I heard that it wasn't good for the kidneys to give a dog food high in protein. Can anyone tell me if this is right? Eukanuba, which is the food the breeder told me to give him, has about 36% protein. I always gave my other dog Purina One because it was lower in protein.
 

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Originally posted by LadysMom@Jul 27 2005, 10:59 AM
Start with this article from the Animal Protection Institute about what is really in commercial pet foods.

http://www.api4animals.org/79.htm

If you read labels, you probably won't be impressed with either Eukanuba or Purina (especially Purina).

I'd start Bailey on a really good kibble made from human grade ingredients, like Wellness, Canidae, Newmans Own, etc. Nutro also makes excellent food. Make sure whatever you choose is recommended for puppies, too, as their nutritional needs are different.

You can do a comparison here:

http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=home-tab
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Thanks for the info. She said Eukanuba because that's what he's eating now. I wasn't impressed with the ingredients, though.
 

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The big day is........still not 100% sure, but I'm going to ask her if August 6 would work. It would only be 11 weeks, but I think that's okay as long as he is fully weaned. That would be perfect for me since I can take some days off then and work with him.
 

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Just posted, but I forgot to say that she only gives a 2 week health guarantee, and I'm the one who has to have the liver test done on him in the second week after I bring him home. Then, if there is anything wrong with the tests, she will take him back. The way I figure it, she wanted more for the dog than what I paid, so another $100 or so would bring it up to what she says the dog is worth.
 

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Originally posted by Joe+Jul 27 2005, 02:57 PM-->
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You can do a comparison here:

http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=home-tab
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I love that tool, we feed only Nutro dry and canned and I think its really help keep Sampson and Maggie healthy
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I noticed that Nutro has chicken meal and some other meal. Is the meal as good as actual chicken or turkey ingredients? I bought an expensive bag of Innova for puppies, but it's really too expensive. I liked the ingredients in Nutro for puppies except for the meal.
 
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