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Offline MParlier

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Please see the board "Traditional Dog Food for American Mastiffs" (link below) for extremely important information regarding proper nutrition for GIANT breed puppies during their first 18-24 months of life.  Many important topics are "stickied" (see thumbtacks) for easy reference.  If you have any questions about what to feed your puppy, please contact your breeder.

http://amfamilyforum.net/Forum/index.php?board=51.0


Here are just a few topics:

Relationship of Nutrition to Developmental Skeletal Disease in Young Dogs
http://amfamilyforum.net/Forum/index.php?topic=1464.0

Giant Breed Nutrition and Feeding
http://amfamilyforum.net/Forum/index.php?topic=83.0

Skeletal Diseases of the Growing Dog: Nutritional Influences & the Role of Diet
http://amfamilyforum.net/Forum/index.php?topic=751.0


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~EM Frankie (B: 11.11.01 ~ adopted 10.07) RIP 10.28.09
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Offline tbrown

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Re: IMPORTANT information for diets for GIANT breed puppies from 18-24 months
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 03:09:53 PM »
Is there any reason not to feed your dog cooked meat?   Does it have to be raw to be nutricious?   I've been feeding Cooper
dry Nature's Domain with cooked chicken or beef in it.
Tracey
Lindenhurst, NY
Cooper- Orion Farms
Merlin + Caliope 2/9/11

Offline Beata93

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We currently feed Nature's Domain salmon and sweet potato. I'd like to incorporate some "human" food, meaning not processed. But if I just add chicken or any meat to his food, do I have to worry about his protein levels going too high? He's 16 months old.
Beata Everett
Trumbull, CT
Tucker:  Born 8-29-11, Hidden Acres
Parents: Sheriden & Hunley

Offline dmartin

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The protein may not be too high but adding things will unbalance a balanced kibble.
Debbie from Toronto
Captain Kiss, CGN, CRNMCL, CRNTMCL, CRAMCL, CRATMCL- Hidden Acres Farm
Born May 9/14 to Abby / Bull

Sasha, CGN, CKC, CRNCL, SDS-SP, SDA - Hidden Acres Farm
Born: Dec 10/10 - RIP Aug 19/16
Hunley / Rebel

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Offline Beata93

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That was part of my fear so we'll stick to the dog food and treats in very limited amounts,  :thx:
Beata Everett
Trumbull, CT
Tucker:  Born 8-29-11, Hidden Acres
Parents: Sheriden & Hunley

 

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