Does anyone know of a high-fat (19%-20%), moderate-protein (no more than 24%) dog food? I've found only two, Royal Canin German Shepherd and Back to Basics. I ask because I know three GSDs who need a high-fat food to maintain weight and good coat condition, but get crystals in their urine if they eat the usual high-fat, high-protein dog foods.
You might want to look into the Blue Buffalo brand of food. They have a Wilderness formula that is high protein and low carb. My dogs are all on the Blue foods (both puppy and adult) and their coats and weight are great and health is good.
Try to find Diamond Sporting Dog mix, in the maroon bag. It has a "new formula" and the stools are small and compact. Low protein, high fat.
Thanks, birdwing! It's now called Diamond Hi-Energy, but it has 20% fat and 24% protein--just right for these dogs.
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Diamond dog food does not work at my kennel..tried it many times...diahrea out the gazebo...they change their formula every other 9 months and wont be honest with you..
In the first place the high energy is entirely too off the ratio of what you need in protein.
corn and other allergins in it..and it is meal and by products.
Nurture Heavenly Harvest Holistic Dog food has no wheat , no corn and no soy or by products...Found all over the usa call company on the link Im posting and you will find the store nearest you..
21% protein 16% fat
Has veggies and lots of good in it..You need to be feeding raw meat anyway , and that should have some fat included..add olive oil, extra virgin and fish oil caps or salmon oil wild caught...and your good to go.
Cottage cheese and yogurt for treats and raw liver to boot...