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my great dane is fawn 32 inch 10 months old........can he grow more...

i feed him beef cooked in mornings 11 am and nutripet (puppy) at night 8.30 pm...

should i change his diet or food (nutripet)..please suggest me good food


Asked by Member 896348 on Oct 2nd 2009 in Great Dane
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Bam-Bam, CGC

Well that is NOT a balanced diet at all. If you are going to feed beef in the morning, then you need to be feeding the proper supplements and carbs and stuff with it. So chances are your dog is NOT getting enough vitamins through the diet. Go all kibble, or research homecooking more so you can get your pup the proper nutrients to grow right!


Bam-Bam, CGC answered on 10/2/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Aster

Formulating your own dog diet is difficult and tragic if you don't get it right. I don't think it is worth the risk. I would put him an adult food. Almost any of them would be fine as long as the calcium is less than 1.5%. It is a well proven practice to make an early switch to adult food for the larger breeds. It slows growth allowing the joints to develop under less stress. For the same reason, it is important to keep them lean, but usually that isn't a problem with Great Danes. If he wants to show off his ribs, leave well enough alone.

Check the ends of the leg bones. If they are still much knobbier than an adult's, the growth plates are still open and it is still growing. If not, do not expect much more growth.

You may find this link interesting, jn.nutrition.org


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K-10 Von Canein

Bam-Bam has it right. On the lighter side, there is not much wrong with nutripet. It does not contain anything that causes cancer. However, it does contain beet pulp, which can cause ear infections as well as allergies. It would also be a better kibble with more meat, which you are giving in the morning. Do some research, and you'll end up with a good formula.


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