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|05-14-2017, 01:23 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Southeastern, PA
Should I Go Higher in Protein?
Since JB has been diagnosed with a grade 3 murmur, much information I have came across states that a higher protein diet could be beneficial. I am unsure of this since I was always told that protein diets for yorkies around 24-28% is the standard (although JB is a Biewer Terrier).
I am also a grain-free freak (just my personal preference) since it has worked well for both of my furkids. I currently feed a salmon dry kibble with pea protein (which is around a 4-4.5 star rated food on Foodadvisor) with 24% crude protein.
Just curious as to what you guys think and if higher protein would do any good or just let it be. Also if keeping them on a fish-based diet is ok (no meat). The only meat they get is an organic Turkey & Sweet Potato crunchy treat once a day.
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|05-14-2017, 02:15 PM||#2|
Yorkie mom of 4
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
I wouldn't change but that's my opinion. You have to be careful with dog food advisor the guy who does it only does it by ingredients and is a human dentist. They rate foods like blue buffalo very high when blue buffalo has terrible quality control and has been cought lying many times about what is in their food. I'm thinking if she is doing well on her food and the heart murmur hasn't been 100% confirmed I wouldn't change anything.
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|05-14-2017, 05:08 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Marco Island
Just be sure that he Protein is "good" Protein. My boy who has PLE is on a special home cooked diet plan. Quinoa and Tilapia. I also crush vitamins and other supplements to add to his food. It's kept him alive for 3 years after I was told he would only live 3-6 months.
|05-15-2017, 05:56 AM||#5|
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I strongly prefer higher protein over higher carbs for canines - by far! I wouldn't hesitate to try something new.
I feed raw, but the kibble that impresses me most is Natures Logic Venison. I get on Amazon when we travel w/ the kiddos.
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