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Protein %age

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by Diesel's Dad, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Diesel's Dad

    Diesel's Dad Active Member Registered

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    so, I now understand what new mums mean by ‘baby brain’. I have puppy brain and despite having a maths degree can’t figure this one out...

    Most diet info I’ve seen recommends 25% to 30% protein for large breed puppies. All the high quality kibble I’ve seen echoes this advice.

    However diesel eats raw prepared food (Amongst other things! ) I’m using Natural Instinct puppy which says it’s only 15% looking at other prepared food they seem similar. I do notice the feeding quantity of kibble is much lower but does that account for the difference?

    His weight gain is fine but don’t want to find out down the road that I’m malnourishing him!


  2. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    Raw or wet food will have a lower percentage of protein (and pretty much everything else) as the water content is so high. If you dehydrated it, the protein % would probably be a lot higher than kibbles, but as I understand it, it's the quality of protein that is important so a raw fed dog won't go loopy in the way it's reputed a dog can if fed on high-protein kibble. If he is loopy, that's just because he's made that way!

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