Big Lil pup
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Dogs Name: Foxfire's The Real McCoy (McCoy)
Titles: Pet of the Year
Dogs Age: DOB 9/12/14
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Our youngest, who will be 4 yo in September has been on Acana since he was 14 months old. I had a complete cardio work up when he was a little over 3. At the time I had a full blood panel done. All came back "perfect" including liver enzymes.
Remember... Dogs, like humans all react differently to diets. The biggest problem that I have read about (mostly anecdotally) with respect to high protein kibble has to do with digestive intolerance, especially in younger dogs.
I am so happy to hear that your pup is doing better.
Your comment is a good wake up for folks to be proactive with respect to their dogs health. Primarily, this would be testing for heart disease (DCM) and thyroid issues.
Many, if not most Dobermans, end up with either or both eventually.
Canine treatment for both of these have greatly improved in recent years.
Thanks for your comment.