September 22, 2008

royal canin for giants puppy?

i have 2n half months old great dane puppy. i have new vet. because previous was not good. my new vet says me to feed royal canin 34 giants puppy food or eagle pack gint puppy formula. so what i feed him.

You should definitely go with Eagle Pack, it is a much higher quality food compared to Royal Canin.

Royal Canin's protein percentage is way too high for a giant breed puppy. When it comes to large/giant breed puppies, you do not want to feed them a food with more than 24% protein, since high protein will cause them to grow too fast; which is known to cause joint problems later in life.
**Eagle Pack is a high quality food and has a protein percentage of 23%, which is ideal for your pup and will help him grow at a slow/steady rate.

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May 2, 2008

Daniel A @ 2:28 am

feed him small dog biscuits wet a bit if they are still too hard for him to chew or buy any puppy food that you find at the shops or you can buy dog rolls and chop up finely so he can eat
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?L.A. Woman? @ 2:35 am

You should definitely go with Eagle Pack, it is a much higher quality food compared to Royal Canin.

Royal Canin's protein percentage is way too high for a giant breed puppy. When it comes to large/giant breed puppies, you do not want to feed them a food with more than 24% protein, since high protein will cause them to grow too fast; which is known to cause joint problems later in life.
**Eagle Pack is a high quality food and has a protein percentage of 23%, which is ideal for your pup and will help him grow at a slow/steady rate.
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This is a great website that has info on various dog foods (try to avoid any food that is rated in the 1, 2, and 3 star range): http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

clarkspetcouriers @ 2:40 am

The vet is trying to sell you the best food possible, you can also use cheaper products, but check the protein and calcium contents. Also I'd give your puppy daily cod liver oil tablets, as it will protect her joints as she'll put stress on them being a large breed.
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Maz (R.I.P. Roscoe) @ 2:51 am

I know feeding a dane the right food is really important so I would follow the advice of the vet. You could also get in touch with a breed club and ask them for advice on feeding.
http://www.thegreatdaneclub.com/

I have had a quick look on line and found this site on feeding danes
http://www.greatdanelady.com/articles/puppy_feed_program_2006_htm.htm

I have also found a great dane owners forum
http://www.sullyworld.co.uk/newforum/index.php?s=42025e4d607f09d70b675f160ee40b03&showtopic=12298&pid=146884&st=40&#entry146884

where you will be able to post breed specific questions
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Daniel W @ 3:16 am

Don't feed him a cheep food because you're not gonna save any money in the long term. Most cheep foods are not formulated for big dog breeds. I recommend that you feed your great dane a super premium dog food which is specialley formulated for big dog breeds.

A puppy food for this kind of dog breed should have the following properties:

• Optimized protein & fat levels for healthy, balanced growth and strong muscles
• Balanced Calcium & Phosphorus for strong bones
• Glucosamine & Chondroitin for healthy joints

In my opinion it's important to look at the protein source. It should be an animal source, like chicken meet, and it should be listed at the first place when you're looking at the ingerdients of the dog food package. Protein are important for building strong muscles, that's like in body building for humans. They also take good proteins to get strong muscles.

If your great dane becomes strong muscles it will have less problems with the joints which is saving you a lot of money on vet bills.

An other tip for big dog breeds. Feed your puppy 3 times a day and don't play with your puppy after he had his meal.

I've a Saint Bernard and a Rhodesian Ridgeback which are also big dog breeds and they're really healthy and I don't have any joint problems with them.
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http://www.justforthedogs.com

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