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by susanandthek9s on 20 December 2008 - 23:12

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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.

by MomofBeckett on 20 December 2008 - 23:12

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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.

by susanandthek9s on 21 December 2008 - 00:12

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Unfortunately, high protein is what causes the problem. If the protein is kept at or below 24%, the dogs don't get the crystals in their urine.

by birdwing on 21 December 2008 - 00:12

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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. 



by susanandthek9s on 21 December 2008 - 02:12

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Thanks, birdwing! It's now called Diamond Hi-Energy, but it has 20% fat and 24% protein--just right for these dogs.

by B.Andersen on 21 December 2008 - 02:12

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Enhance Hunters edge 24 / 18

by yellowrose of Texas on 21 December 2008 - 02:12

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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...



by susanandthek9s on 21 December 2008 - 03:12

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Thanks, B. Anderson! Enhance Hunter's Edge also looks like a good bet for these dogs.

by birdwing on 22 December 2008 - 08:12

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I am having GREAT luck with the diamond.  The dogs love it, their stool is small and compact and clean up is a breeze.  Coats are good, eyes are bright and all are in good weight.  The price is cheap as well, $23 for 50 pounds and they don't eat much at all. 

I understand that a lot of people don't like most foods, and won't feed Diamond, but my dogs would eat out of the trash if allowed and all would eat cat poop, so this food has to be an improvement from that.  :o)


Susan Griffin

by Shepherd Woman on 22 December 2008 - 12:12

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WOW, that's a great price!  Do they have it for pups too?  I'll be getting my new pup at the end of Jan and want to start him off great.  He's all ready going to be on Pro Plan and I'll keep him on that for a while.

by snajper69 on 22 December 2008 - 13:12

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Try Vetschoice Holistic formula I think is 24/18 or something like that, very nice food my dog are doing superb on it. Tried to switch them to Orijen as a test nothing got out of it. So I am back with Vetschoice price is about 40 for 40lb. All ingridiants 100% US. In my opinion is a decent food and everyone that I know that been using it loves it. Good luck.

by SitasMom on 22 December 2008 - 15:12

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has all the info you're looking for....

by deathrow dogpack on 22 December 2008 - 17:12

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check out diamond extreme athlete.  40lb bad for about 27 dollars.  i feed this to my pitbull to keep weight on him without overfeeding.  no corn or byproducts.  compare ingredients to all other diamond products.  

by gsdsch3v on 22 December 2008 - 17:12

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forgive me if this posts twice, I switched browsers and it isn't quite the same :)   

You might try a product called "Balanced Fat" from Red Paw.  It is a sled dog product that might help you keep the protein low if you already have a good base food but just need more fat.  they also have a nice line of dog foods but can be hard to find a distributor.  The fat is a small enough thing that it is more shippable than a bag of food.


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