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Food looks good .
But the FAT % is HIGH
I don't think high fat is an issue for dogs. Once Rusty is an adult I plan on feeding him Acana dog foods. Here is my list of foods I will be rotating:


1. Acana Pacifica
2. Acana Grasslands
3. Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural
4. Merrick Grain Free Duck and Sweet Potato

I'll be switching in some of the other Acana's and Merrick's foods as well. Earthborn is a great cat food, and I will be using them as toppers for my dog (with Merrick as well).

Orijen will be added once in a while as well. I don't want my dog to get bored of his food. Also, I will be giving a raw food meals maybe once or twice a week. Maybe I'm not sure about raw yet.
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I don't think high fat is an issue for dogs. Once Rusty is an adult I plan on feeding him Acana dog foods. Here is my list of foods I will be rotating:


1. Acana Pacifica
2. Acana Grasslands
3. Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural
4. Merrick Grain Free Duck and Sweet Potato

I'll be switching in some of the other Acana's and Merrick's foods as well. Earthborn is a great cat food, and I will be using them as toppers for my dog (with Merrick as well).

Orijen will be added once in a while as well. I don't want my dog to get bored of his food. Also, I will be giving a raw food meals maybe once or twice a week. Maybe I'm not sure about raw yet.
My Golden Girl eats FORMM ( Large Breed Adult ) food witch has a fat
content of 12%
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My Golden Girl eats FORMM ( Large Breed Adult ) food witch has a fat
content of 12%
I want to give Formm Large Breed Puppy a try, but I need to know the calcium levels first.
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When is it safe to feed the goldens a food with higher calcium/phosphorus like Acana Grassland/Ranchlands new formula has? It's something around 2%...
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When is it safe to feed the goldens a food with higher calcium/phosphorus like Acana Grassland/Ranchlands new formula has? It's something around 2%...


Very good question. Personally, I wouldn't feed a food this high in ca, and especially never to a puppy. It would be interesting to know the ash content. My crew does better on a more moderate food with some grain. I've had them on Acana (altho not Ranchlands), Orijen, Wellness Core and currently have them on Dr Tim's Kinesis. They've never looked better!



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Very good question. Personally, I wouldn't feed a food this high in ca, and especially never to a puppy. It would be interesting to know the ash content. My crew does better on a more moderate food with some grain. I've had them on Acana (altho not Ranchlands), Orijen, Wellness Core and currently have them on Dr Tim's Kinesis. They've never looked better!
I have had the same experience with Dr. Tim's. Simply not a better food anywhere at any price.
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Anyone else using Dr. Tim's?
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I've been feeding my golden (Logan) Acana for the past year and he really likes it. In addition to the dry Acana, I mix vegetables to his meals. On occasion i give him boiled chicken breast (no skin). I also give Logan fish oil vitamins in his meal. I buy these fish oil vitamins from Costco, the same fish oil vitamins I take. The fish oil vitamins were suggested by my vet.
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Anyone else using Dr. Tim's?
Yes, I feed Pursuit with excellent results.
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