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|Half meat is as low as I would go for any dog and I would only do so for actual disease or budget issues. Max isn't a working dog but is less jittery on zero carbs, could look at feeding something like this instead of half meat.
Instead of attempting to manage a working dog by reducing protein try training and install an off switch as part of that training. Sassy was hilarious, she worked harder to maintain a down stay than recalls when a youngster, looked like a tied down helium balloon sometimes. Max used to be easy, today he is driving us nuts because it is windy outside and he hasn't had a proper walk. Need that off switch NOW!
Try fish oil instead of flaxseed oil. It contains less omega 6 and the omega 3 is much better utilized so you need less. Better yet, use some fatty fish like mackerel, salmon, sardine in the food.
Are you including some liver and some source of calcium in that food? Just an ounce of liver per 50 pounds of dog and 1/2 tsp of powdered egg shell per pound of meaty stuff goes a long way to making a home cooked diet more suitable to long term feeding.
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