I have had many labs I have fed them every food under the sun.... done all the research, talked with vets, experts and as you all know it is so darn confusing!
I have come to the conclusion that I am going to stick with Innova. I have for years no reason to change what worked in the past.
My only question now is do I feed the puppy LB puppy, or just stick to the regular innova in the green bag? From what I see the adult food is the better of the 2 but I am sure I am missing something. Any feedback?
3,601 kcal/kg (102 g = 1 cup) 4,168 kcal/kg (159 g = 1 cup
Moisture 6.34 % Moisture 9.5 %
Protein 27.3 % Protein 24.0 %
Fat 14.9 % Fat 14.0 %
Linoleic Acid 2.46 % Linoleic Acid 4.38 %
Omega 3 0.31 % Omega 3 0.63 %
Carbohydrates 48.63 % Carbohydrates 40.6 %
Fiber 2.1 % Fiber 3.0 %
Ash 4.75 % Ash 7.9 %
Calcium 0.94 % Calcium 1.1 %
Phosphorous 0.79 % Phosphorous 1.0 %
Magnesium 0.11 % Magnesium 0.1 %
Sodium 0.2 % Sodium 0.35 %
Potassium 0.64 % Potassium 0.65 %
Chloride 0.22 % Chloride 0.49 %
Iron 246 mg/kg Iron 569 mg/kg
Zinc 255 mg/kg Zinc 250 mg/kg
Copper 21 mg/kg Copper 9 mg/kg
Iodine 2.4 mg/kg Iodine 1.7 mg/kg
Manganese 36 mg/kg Manganese 47 mg/kg
Selenium 0.36 mg/kg Selenium 0.31 mg/kg
Arginine 1.74 % Arginine 1.83 %
Histidine 0.41 % Histidine 0.62 %
Isoleucine 0.79 % Isoleucine 1.1 %
Leucine 1.27 % Leucine 1.98 %
Lysine 1.47 % Lysine 1.72 %
Methionine 0.52 % Methionine 0.73 %
Met-Cysteine 0.79 % Met-Cysteine 1.06 %
Phenylalanine 0.96 % Phenylalanine 1.01 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.66 % Phe-Tyrosine 1.83 %
Threonine 0.89 % Threonine 0.96 %
Tryptophan 0.21 % Tryptophan 0.4 %
Valine 1.05 % Valine 1.32 %
Taurine 1000 mg/kg Taurine 1987 mg/kg
Choline 1896 mg/kg Choline 1737 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)4.86 mg/kg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 9.96 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)5.43 mg/kg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3.66 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 43.99 mg/kg Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 61 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)3.8 mg/kg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 5.0 mg/kg
Folic Acid 7.78 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.55 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 18.23 mg/kg Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 19 mg/kg
Biotin 0.97 mg/kg Biotin 0.55 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 850 ug/kg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 72 ug/kg
Vitamin A 20047 IU/kg Vitamin A 21000 IU/kg
Vitamin C 526 mg/kg Vitamin C 500 mg/kg
Vitamin D 1990 IU/kg Vitamin D 786 IU/kg
Vitamin E 350 IU/kg Vitamin E 300 IU/kg
Vitamin K 288 ug/kg Vitamin K 928 ug/kg
ME 3768 kcal/kg ME 4168 kcal/kg
ME 366 kcal/cup ME 557 kcal/cup
Trust me that I am no expert. I have been trying to learn though. The two thing that I have picked up for the large breeds, especially those prone to hip displasia. We want to keep the Calcium and Phosphorus low. The data does that for the Puppy formula.
The other thing is to have higher carbs for the growing energetic pup, which we want lower for the adult to prevent weight gain.
Those are the primary things that I have picked up from input on these forums, breeder, and vet.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
Dogs draw their energy from fat not carbs. So the fat content is important as well.
Personally i would go with the puppy formula for reasons stated as well as the protein content. 24% in the adult is not enough for a growing pup.