Is it really that important for a medium size pup eating a high quality kibble?? If so, what should I be looking at, calcium phosphorus or the ratio?
I feed Acana, which im sure you know is high quality kibble. 1st it was Wild Prairie, now shes on Pacifica. The other 2 grain free flavors have higher c/p and ratio. So, even though Acana is high quality, should I not feed the other flavors to my 6 month old pup?
Oh, and sorry if there was any confusion. I wasnt asking if its important to eat high quality kibble. I meant, since my dogs do eat a high quality kibble, is c/p really something I should worry about?
Ok thanks.. the other flavors are ok to feed when my dog is over a year old? Because, I like acana and so does my pup, and id like to find 1 brand that I can rotate. Another question... what do you think about orijens regional red for a pup?
We have been feeding our new pup Earthborn Meadow Feast. Never really knew about importance of Calc/Phos when picking food but she really likes it and seems to be doing well so far. What are peoples opinion on this food with regards to Calc/Phos? Ratio of 1.2 if I read it correctly.
Crude Protein, not less than 26.00%
Crude Fat, not less than 15.00%
Crude Fiber, not more than 5.00%
Moisture, not more than 10.00%
Calcium, not less than 1.20%
Phosphorus, not less than 1.00%
Vitamin E, not less than 300 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), not less than 100 mg/kg*
L-Carnitine, not less than 15 mg/kg*
Beta-Carotene, not less than 5 mg/kg*
Taurine, not less than 0.05%*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, not less than 2.10%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, not less than 1.70%*
I've seen some pretty high calcium levels in some of these "higher quality" foods. Then people wonder why their pups have so many growth/orthopedic/muscular problems. You absolutely DO need to pay attention to the calcium levels no matter what you end up feeding. You puppy will pay the price if you don't.
♣ Laura ♣