I'm looking for a grain free, high protein/low carb kibble that isn't toooo energy dense. Henry is eating Orijen right now, and only gets a measly 1.5 cups per day and is getting grumpy. :
Boy, did I ever read that thread title wrong! LOL
It looks like the Orijen Adult is 483 kcal/250 ml and the Solid Gold BatM is 465 kcal/cup (also 250 ml). I think Henry will still be grumpy.
How'd you read it, Caseys Mom?? heehee!
It's weird... on the Orijen for his weight range, he's supposed to get between 1.75-2.5 cups per day. I was feeding 2 cups per day and he's packing on the weight. For Barking at the Moon, for his weight range (60-80lbs), they suggest 3-3.5 cups per day.
Oh lah, I just don't know!! Poor boy... he looked like he wanted to eat the bowl as well tonight...
You cant go by the cups they reccomend as they all seem to have crazy ideas of the amount to feed. You only look at Kcals and I dont think you'll be able to feed much more, what if you supplemwnt with green beans
I may have to go to that, Eric!!
You may want to consider Timberwolf Organics Ocean Blue. The protein is not too high and it is grain free. It works great with my 11 1/2 yr old girl.
Most Timberwolf products are 3600 to 3900 Kcals/kg, assuming 150g per cup -and assuming I did the math right - that would be higher than what she is currently feeding
I now how awful a grumpy yellow labby is with a gumbly belly! I had one for 14 years! No fun!
I have been moistening Guthrie's food since we got him and was told to continue moistening it thoughout his life. Because it is all plumped up from the water it makes them feel full. Moistening it also slows their eating down a bit. The downside? You have to watch them make pitiful hungry faces at you for 20 minutes till the water soaks in. Maybe this might help?
Guthrie(Folklaur Love Over Gold) Born 4/15/07
I read it to mean: Does anyone who feeds Solid Gold...bark at the moon?How'd you read it, Caseys Mom?? heehee!
That's one dog food I won't forget the name of in a hurry. LOL
I like the idea of pre-soaking to make the food bigger. If you're otherwise happy with the Orijen, why don't you give that a try.
Thanks Megan, I'll try presoaking his food (I'm sure he'll be giving me the stink eye the whole time). He was a bit better this morning... but then he had an extra snack of PB and his heartworm pill! LOL!
Sandy, thanks... I looked at Ocean Blue as well but as Eric said, it's even more energy dense (550kcal/cup vs Orijen 483 kcal/cup) so I'd be feeding even less... I think Henery would run away if that happened!!
Oh, if only I put this much thought into my own food... :