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    VTEnviro is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultNutrition Question - High Energy Food

    I've got a nutrition question for you folks. Rupert is nearly 1 year old now and my wife is beginning to take him running to get him used to it. She plans to take him for about 45 minutes most days once he's got with the program.

    Is there any need to feed him the 'high energy' or 'power' versions of the foods out there? Or is that more if he was going to be a full time working dog instead of a couch potato the rest of the day while we're at work?

    Is simply giving him a little extra of his normal food sufficient?

    Thanks!

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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    What kind of food are you feeding him now?

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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    We feed him Nature's Recipe for Large Breeds. Occasionally one of their other varieties to change up the flavor. He loves it.
    http://www.naturesrecipe.com/recipe_detail.aspx?id=484

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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    No he doesn't need a high energy food and no you shouldn't be taking him running.

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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
    No he doesn't need a high energy food and no you shouldn't be taking him running.
    to elaborate - running on leash with a human alongside is forced exercise. He is at much greater risk for orthopedic injury doing forced exercise. Running off leash (fetch or retreiving) is much better as he is in control of when he stops and starts. He is also still on the young side for really strenuous workouts.

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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    No he doesn't need a high energy food and no you shouldn't be taking him running.
    to elaborate - running on leash with a human alongside is forced exercise. He is at much greater risk for orthopedic injury doing forced exercise. Running off leash (fetch or retreiving) is much better as he is in control of when he stops and starts. He is also still on the young side for really strenuous workouts.
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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog
    Quote Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
    No he doesn't need a high energy food and no you shouldn't be taking him running.
    to elaborate - running on leash with a human alongside is forced exercise. He is at much greater risk for orthopedic injury doing forced exercise. Running off leash (fetch or retreiving) is much better as he is in control of when he stops and starts. He is also still on the young side for really strenuous workouts.
    I fully agree, even for a short run it's not a good idea. Please have your wife wait until the puppy is older to bring him running. Yes a dog CAN keep up with your (no problem) but the impact on their growing joints is not good.
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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
    No he doesn't need a high energy food and no you shouldn't be taking him running.
    Did you ask for running advice or food advice? Don't you love how polite this response is? Isn't this what you look for in a community?

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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    Quote Originally Posted by M. Tornado Puppy
    Quote Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
    No he doesn't need a high energy food and no you shouldn't be taking him running.
    Did you ask for running advice or food advice? Don't you love how polite this response is? Isn't this what you look for in a community?
    To not tell him that running an immature dog like this is a bad idea would be irresponsible. We care about the welfare of his dog. It's a shame that you think that means this is not a community. A forum that was primarily concerned with sparing the feelings of the owners would be a waste of all of our time and inadequately informative.

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    DefaultRe: Nutrition Question - High Energy Food

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog
    Quote Originally Posted by M. Tornado Puppy
    Quote Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
    No he doesn't need a high energy food and no you shouldn't be taking him running.
    Did you ask for running advice or food advice? Don't you love how polite this response is? Isn't this what you look for in a community?
    To not tell him that running an immature dog like this is a bad idea would be irresponsible. We care about the welfare of his dog. It's a shame that you think that means this is not a community. A forum that was primarily concerned with sparing the feelings of the owners would be a waste of all of our time and inadequately informative.
    Right. And we all know that arrogance is the most effective way to teach and build communities. BTW: I was responding to the comment that I quoted--and its TONE--not your response. Anyway.

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