I have a 7 month old, female, German Breed Great Dane. She is 85 lbs. We were feeding her Eagle For Giant Breed Puppies, which was recommended on the Great Dane Lady Website. But, we live overseas and due to shipping problems we are feeding her Nutro Senior which is low in protein (20%) and fat (10%). But she started limping last week while we were house sitting another dane. I am worried about her and I wrapped her joints, which seems to be helping. She has been on this food for over a month or so, enough that we are in our 3 rd bag of it. Should I go back to the Eagle? Is she limping because of the nutrients, or from strain from playing with the other Dane (12 m/o male 130 lbs)? I just want to do what is right by her. We have an appointment today for shots, but my vet office is not to knowledgable about HOD or other giant breed problems. Any advise would be helpful.
*we are limited to Hills, Royal Cannine at the Vets office as far as food and then your standard grocery dog foods. Anything else other than purina, pedigree, Nutro has to be imported from the US
Senior dog food is just that it is meant for aging dogs. It is not good for growing giant breeds. It doesn’t provide all the nutrients a pup needs.
NUTRO is not a good dog food to begin with.
I would definetly either get the pup back onto the Eagle Pack or find another adult dog food that has the protein level of 24%. I dont know where you are or what dog food are avaible to you so I can’t make a recomendation as to which would be best.
Why not ask your friends what they are feeding the Dane your watching?
Pano is another concern I’d have too.