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    Lovemyboys is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultHow much calcium is too much?

    I'm sorry to impose yet another food question, but I have been feeding my 6 month old pup Blue Buffalo adult Lamb & Rice. I have seen so much talk about the volume of calcium a pup should take in. The food lists 1.3% calcium & 1.0% phosphorus, he eats about 3 cups daily and weighs in at about 64lbs. Has anyone any thoughts on this? Thanks so much for any help you can offer.

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    That's only a smidge high -- IIRC, the desired amount for a growing Lab pup is about 1.2% Ca and 0.9% Ph (max & min).


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    Thanks so much Bob, I feel much better about it now-Have a great night

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    I'd base it more on how uniform his growth is. If I saw really gawky growth phases, I'd be worried. I personally prefer the levels of Euk LBP for my pups, but that's due to having the history. Hasn't your breeder shed any light on the subject? They'd know best. Anne

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    Thanks for your help Anne, I will check the levels in the EUK LBP. We have had a time of finding something he can tolerate. I am still waiting for reply from the breeder. Again thank you

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