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I am wondering if acana wholesome grains puppy would be good for a german shepherd puppy. Would the calcium levels in the food be too high? Also due to the FDA investigation on grain free diets and heart problems, do you guys think acana is still a trustable brand since acana was one of the brands being investigated?
 

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The brands 'under investigation' were not knowingly harming dogs. The evidence is not exactly confirmed yet either.
The claimed problem is also not the LACK of grain but the INCLUSION of legumes. Grain free pretty much always means it contains legumes instead.

I choose grain inclusive foods in case the claims are correct, because grain hasn't been shown to have any real negative impact on canine health as a whole. I like grains like oats, barley, quinoa and rice. I avoid grains like corn and wheat because they are the less healthy options, and corn has a lot of sugar. I still trust the same brands as I did before, most of them are offering excellent grain inclusive formulas now as well.
 

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Hello, I am wondering if acana wholesome grains puppy would be good for a german shepherd puppy. Would the calcium levels in the food be too high? Also due to the FDA investigation on grain free diets and heart problems, do you guys think acana is still a trustable brand since acana was one of the brands being investigated?
Not familiar with acana brand, will give it a look-see next time i stock up. I myself don't feel comfortable sticking to any one brand, i like to continually switch it up and the dog seems to enjoy it too. This month i bought a bag of blue buffalo wilderness. I haven't the foggiest idea of the calcium levels, i try not to overthink things. But just look at the bag, it has a picture of a cute little baby wolf, how badass is that... 🐺
 

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The "best" food is one your dog does well on, likes to eat, and that you can afford to feed. A lot of people like Acana. I think it's overpriced. Any food formulated for puppies and/or "all life stages" needs to meet certain requirements, one of which is the proper calcium to phosphorus ratio.

My Standard Poodle puppy, who I am expecting to be a good 26" tall and 55# at maturity is currently eating Pro Plan Puppy Sensitive Skin and Stomach Salmon and Rice. PURINA PRO PLAN Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula Puppy Dry Dog Food | Chewy
 
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