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Victor's New Food

Postby Doc E » Sat May 16, 2015 12:01 pm

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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby orhunter » Sat May 16, 2015 1:09 pm

.....and no Canola Oil. Looks like good stuff.
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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby Doc E » Sat May 16, 2015 8:04 pm

Not a lot of dogs need 38% Protein.
Most hard working dogs need at least 18% (prefer 20%) Fat.

I feed 28/18 Spring and Summer and go to the 30/20 during the colder months of hunting seasons.

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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby orhunter » Sat May 16, 2015 8:30 pm

I mix foods to get the nutrition level I want.
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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby Dakotazeb » Sat May 16, 2015 9:01 pm

Doc E wrote:Not a lot of dogs need 38% Protein.
Most hard working dogs need at least 18% (prefer 20%) Fat.

I feed 28/18 Spring and Summer and go to the 30/20 during the colder months of hunting seasons.

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I would agree. 38% seems like a lot of protein. Had a vet tell me once that too much protein may not be good for dogs. I have had the best luck with, and prefer, protein of approx. 26% for normal feeding and when the dogs aren't working real hard. Hunting season and trials I might go to 30% but even then I tend to feed the 26%. Dogs do great.
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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby Doc E » Sat May 16, 2015 9:05 pm

Dakotazeb wrote: Had a vet tell me once that too much protein may not be good for dogs.


As long as a dog has normal kidneys and is otherwise healthy, up to 49+% isn't harmful.

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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby Dakotazeb » Fri May 29, 2015 12:16 pm

Doc E wrote:
Dakotazeb wrote: Had a vet tell me once that too much protein may not be good for dogs.


As long as a dog has normal kidneys and is otherwise healthy, up to 49+% isn't harmful.

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But isn't feeding an excessive amount of protein putting a lot of unnecessary stress on the kidneys? Even for a healthy dog with "normal kidneys"? Why feed more protein than the dog needs???
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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat May 30, 2015 11:15 am

Studies in racing dogs have shown protein higher than 35% was detrimental to performance. Wish I had a copy to show you, but its in my long gone didn't know I'd need it canine nutrition notes. Its just a pearl I remember...

Protein is more expensive than fat and carbohydrates. Why pay more for something they don't need?
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Re: Victor's New Food

Postby lanco » Sat May 30, 2015 10:56 pm

Kiwi colleague , I suspect the answer to your question is similar to why so many duck hunters shoot 3.5" shells and why there are 3,000,000 different types of bass lure :lol: .

Excess protein isn't likely to harm a dog but somewhere around 30% any benefit from adding more is lost.
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