dog food protein amount for great dane puppy?
i have a 7 week old great dane puppy, i’ve read everywhere not to feed her puppy food. so i bought her the blue buffalo holistic lamb and brown rice recipe for adult dogs. on the bag it says it has crude protein 22.0% min and crude fat 12.0% min. what does that mean?? does it mean that thats the minimum protein and crude fat? if thats what it means, then exactly how much protein and fat does it have? im supposed to feed my puppy no more then 24% crude protein and more then 12% fat. so knowing this, the min sign beside the percentage number is stressing me out. this may be obvious and sound like a stupid question, but i dont want to run the risk of feeding my pup the wrong food. so please can anyone help??
and just to let you know, i know recently that blue buffalo has had a recall on some of there dog foods, don’t worry i didn’t get the recall dog food one. for the most part there food has a pretty good rep.
Many breeders place their puppies in the 7th week before the fear stage. Some states laws are 7 weeks.
There are only a couple of puppy kibbles that are formulated for GIANT breeds. 🙂
All of my puppy buyers feed Eagle Holistic Giant Breed Eagle Puppy for a year. They also give powder MSM supplement.
Some other alternatives I give them are….
Precise Holistic Complete Large/Giant Breed Puppy 23% protein and 12% fat.
Natures Domain (Turkey) http://www.naturesdomainpetfood.com/ingredients which is grain free and you can find it Costco. The other two foods you need to find a feed supply store in your area.
I have found that the above foods have the right ratios of calcium, phosphorus, protein and calories for a dane puppy to lesson the the chance of bone growth issues. Calories should be around 375 a cup or close to that. Not much higher. It’s more important to be concerned about calcium, phosphorus and calories.
Recommended Foods for Danes. No lamb & Rice
Natura Pet Products brands : Calif Naturals – Health Wise- & Innova,
Kirkland Chicken & Rice (Costco)
Wellness Dog Food ,
Canidae Dog Food
Nature’s Variety – Raw Instinct
Natural Balance Ultra Premium
Costco’s new Grain Free Kibble for all life stages Nature’s Domain Pet Food
HEIGHT & WEIGHT DATA, (some puppies are larger or smaller then the chart)
Feeding chart for dane pups
2 months 2-4 cups per day – (divided into 3 meals daily)
3 months 3-5 cups per day – (divided into 2 meals daily)
4 months 4-6 cups per day – (divided into 2 meals daily)
5 months 5-7 cups per day – (divided into 2 meals daily
6 months 6-8 cups per day – (divided into 2 meals daily)
7 months….. 6-9 cups per day – (divided into 2 meals daily)
8 months….. 6-9 cups per day – (divided into 2 meals daily)
9 months….. 7-10 cups per day- (divided into 2 meals daily)
10 – 12 months….7-10 cups per day – (divided into 2 meals daily)
Good luck with your puppy.
Edit…. Wow why is someone going through giving thumbs down on good info given by others???
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