Sooo, the breeder who we got our darling puppy from feeds Eukanuba (shocking! I assumed it would be Purina Pro Plan since that seems to be most breeder’s “go to”!), and she was feeding the puppies the adult version.
Before picking Tea up, I asked her what she was eating so I could lay in a supply - I naturally bought the Eukanuba puppy kibble (puppy is 11 1/2 weeks now), but when we were leaving with pup, breeder asked whether I needed some of the kibble she had been feeding to take home with us (gave us a little goody bag with toys, puppy packet with papers, shot records, everything - she was thorough and prepared); when I told her I had bought the puppy kibble, she said “OH!, a fellow breeder has told me that puppy food has too much protein, and that it can contribute to joint issues!”
I am familiar with excessive protein being a factor in equine OCD (well, excessive growth/weight), but is it an issue in dogs?
According to some research, Eukanuba adult dog food has 19% protein and the puppy has 29%; young puppies are supposed to get 22-29% protein. I have been mixing the two.
Thoughts? This is new one on me…