01-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NC Mountains
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It really does depend if the dog is going to use that protein. If your dogs aren't very active then that built up protein is not going to be good on the dog in the long run. For very active and performance dogs, a high protein diet is great. Just like it is with horses, if you have a jumper, barrel racer, cross country whichever, you want to give the horse higher protein, you wouldn't be giving a dressage horse a huge amount. The deal is with the excess protein in the dogs system, the calories not used will turn into fat and the rest will be excreted in the urine. But if your dog already has kidney issues a lot of protein is going to be bad for the dog. It is a myth that high protein causes kidney disease but it's best for dogs with weak kidneys to remain on a low protein diet in order to save them.
If your dogs are active during the hunting season then you should be fine.
My dog Guinness is very high energy and very active. She uses all that energy daily, so my vet recommended a higher protein for her. And we put her on TOTW Roasted Bison and Venison formula which has over 30% protein. Keep your dog active on it and you should be fine.