What is it about the protein that I am missing. I always understood that also, when I bought kibble, but here I am feeding 100% protein in the raw diet with no adverse effects.
Is it the quality or type of protein that makes the difference?
Inquiring mind here
Well, even raw diets aren't 100% protein. A chicken breast, for example, isn't 100% protein - it has some fat content, etc. I think this probably gets too far into the raw vs kibble debate for this thread, so I don't really want the thread to go off-topic. Personally, if I were going to feed raw, I would consult a veterinary nutritionist who is willing to balance the raw diet, but that's me (and I get that people don't, and their dogs seem to do just fine on it, but I personally know a raw fed dog who has nutritional DCM, and the owner has fed balanced raw for many years...she's really skilled at it, and every other dog has done really well, so...I'd be paranoid).
If you're asking about high protein and the correlation to fast growth, and knuckling over, and all of that...I've always wondered. I don't know if it's a true association, or if it happens with something in particular with THOSE puppies....I fed high protein foods to my dogs as pups and they did just fine. It's not what I'll do in the future, for a lot of reasons, but I kind of wonder if some puppies are just more prone to knuckling over than others, you know?
(I'm going to reiterate that I'm NOT anti-raw, I don't want that debate to happen in this thread, and I truly don't care what other people feed. To each their own.)