protein content? - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
mabarker's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,132
Location: British Columbia, in the Cariboo
Dogs Name: Phoenix
Titles: BPISS BOB BPIG Ch Supernova Smart Fire Denmel CGN CW-SP ACE ITD.
Dogs Age: 16/11/2012
Gallery Pics: 12
Visit mabarker's Gallery
Thanks: 528
Thanked 6,114 Times in 950 Posts
Images: 12
Click here to find out how mabarker became a supporter
protein content?

Hi all, I will be bringing my show prospect pup home and am trying to pick a food brand. My last dobe had a super sensitive stomach and we bounced around to severl different foods, including several formulas of Innova, TOTW, GO!, and NOW and Orijin. I prefer to feed grain free, and am planning one meal kibble, one meal my own cooked concoction (which includes game meat, cottage cheese/and or plain yogurt, yams, and a vaiety of veggies and fruit, with salmon oil).
I had problems with Pano with my last pup when he was little, and understand that there is a such thing as "too much" protein, and Im not looking to grow my pup super fast. I know what to look for on a label ingredient wise, but what about optimal precentages of prtein and fat?? Look forward to your input. FWIW, I checked on the brand that the breeder is currently feeding in our local stores, and it is not available to me, so I need to switch it up.
mabarker is offline  
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 12:35 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,778
Dogs Name: Tell us your dogs name

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit mmctaq's Gallery
Thanks: 1,976
Thanked 4,882 Times in 1,806 Posts
I do not believe that there is an issue with too much protein, but with too much food and too-high mineral content. Too much food promotes too-rapid growth, and too much calcium can lead to improper skeletal growth. Dunno what you fed your pano pup, but at least one of the kibbles you listed (GO!) should NOT be fed to pups... not even the product specifically for puppies!

If half of this pup's food will be composed of homecooked meals, I would suggest that you get on to a list which deals with that like K9Kitchen : dog diets raw cooked allergies disease or K9Nutrition : Dog Nutrition and Health. Cooking tends to be some more complicated than raw, and half is a high enough percentage of the diet that screwing up would not be a good idea, particularly for a growing pup.

When I was still feeding kibble (back in The Dark Ages LOL!), I had ten or twelve different products that I rotated through without any ado... different proteins, different manufacturers, etc. If I HAD to go back to kibble, I would do the same again.
mmctaq is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to mmctaq For This Useful Post:
Adara (01-20-2013), AlyssaN (01-18-2013), LindaH (01-18-2013), mabarker (01-18-2013), MeadowCat (01-18-2013), pdubois64 (01-18-2013), Sam1491 (01-18-2013)
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 02:16 PM
pdubois64's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,798
Location: Alberta, Canada
Dogs Name: Daisy (Raisin), Dillon R.I.P.
Dogs Age: 1
Gallery Pics: 50
Visit pdubois64's Gallery
Thanks: 7,022
Thanked 7,274 Times in 1,869 Posts
Images: 50

Zoopsie Daisy vom Dobereich

Dillon:b.2/19/09 d.9/28/12 "The best walks in life are always the briefest"
pdubois64 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to pdubois64 For This Useful Post:
MeadowCat (01-18-2013)
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,599
Location: South Florida
Dogs Name: Devon (red female)
Titles: First Place
Dogs Age: 5 years old
Gallery Pics: 5
Visit Sherryh's Gallery
Thanks: 36,018
Thanked 4,659 Times in 2,698 Posts
Images: 5
Ask LindaH on the forum she is up to date on this better than me....
Sherryh is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Sherryh For This Useful Post:
LindaH (01-18-2013)
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:46 PM
LindaH's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 16,048
Dogs Name: Sunburg's Indian River Park "Parker"
Dogs Age: Born May 24, 2007
Gallery Pics: 25
Visit LindaH's Gallery
Thanks: 24,917
Thanked 24,133 Times in 9,831 Posts
Images: 25
Originally Posted by Sherryh View Post
Ask LindaH on the forum she is up to date on this better than me....
Thanks, Sherry , but I think mmctaq covered it pretty well.

I would suggest Orijen LBP as I think it is the best kibble out there.

I also don't believe high protein foods are harmful, but too many calories fed causes growth problems/pano. Try reading the sticky in the puppy section about Overgrowing Your Puppy...

You need to know what you are doing BEFORE you start feeding raw or cooked raw to a large breed puppy

Posted in your announcement thread that my Parker is a half brother to Smartie. Small world indeed!

All dogs deserve a good home

Subscribe to this newsletter first:

How to select a good dog kibble

Dog food information:

Diet additives and Raw diet information
LindaH is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 05:26 PM
Anton-Caesar's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 242
Location: Watford, England
Dogs Name: Ceasar the risk taker
Titles: Mr.........
Dogs Age: DOB 14/07/2012
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit Anton-Caesar's Gallery
Thanks: 65
Thanked 206 Times in 108 Posts
Images: 1
No such thing as too much protein, its the calcium that can lead to problems, if i remember rightly puppies cannot get rid of excess calcium like adult dogs so they just try to utilise all of the calcium you give them, make sure the food is less that 1.6% calcium

Orijen LBP is fine (and very good) you may find stools are loose because of the high protein, i fed Caes on Orijen but have since switched him to Acana Wild Prairie as the Orijen was too rich now he is fine, both are made by Champion Petfoods, id recommend either
Anton-Caesar is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 10:45 PM
Vormund15's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,384

Gallery Pics: 5
Visit Vormund15's Gallery
Thanks: 734
Thanked 1,585 Times in 713 Posts
Images: 5
I had a question about protein consumption in a growing pup and this answers it.

Protein content isn't a huge deal but the amount of any food you feed can cause you to grow your pup too fast and excessive Ca levels can cause improper skeletal growth.

Vormund15 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome