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my great dane puppies need your helpr please


All the experts advise to feed great dan not to overfeed a Great Dane puppy needs a special low protein, low calcium, low fat diet in first 2 years of life to slow down his growth rate to protect his joints.

but in royal canin Giant Puppies 34% protein 14% fat

I think a high protein intake(34% protein ) may cause problems in the growth great dane puppie ?
 

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It may cause problems given the quality of the food that Royal Canin is. I would stay away from that brand altogether.
 

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It may cause problems given the quality of the food that Royal Canin is. I would stay away from that brand altogether.
Well, you can argue various use and sourcing of ingredients and such but at the end of the day there are few companies on the planet that knows more about canine feeding than RC, including breed specific formulas where it makes sense. Working dog owners, mushers and various professional and amateur handlers across the globe use RC formulas with great success. Of all the big brands RC is the one I would go with.
 

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no. i wouldnt touch that with a 10ft pole. i can name the reasons, but PM me if your interested in that. i dont feed a puppy food at all, period. back in the day eagle pack holistic large and giant breed puppy was safe, but not anymore. it was heavily tested and proven safe, but then the company was bought out and the formula changed. do yourself a favor and dont feed a puppy food.
 

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Well, you can argue various use and sourcing of ingredients and such but at the end of the day there are few companies on the planet that knows more about canine feeding than RC, including breed specific formulas where it makes sense. Working dog owners, mushers and various professional and amateur handlers across the globe use RC formulas with great success. Of all the big brands RC is the one I would go with.
truthfully, its a mediocre brand. there are many far far better than them, but they arent the worst.... theyre just... eeh...
 

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And many show dogs eat Purina, that in and of itself doesn't make it a good brand.
True, but having a good reputation worldwide in performance dog circles speaks more to the quality than Purina banners at various shows imho. RC, with its HQ still in France, got tons of formulas in different parts of the world. It's proven in the military, police, sled dog racing, SAR and other working dog arenas. I personally don't feed RC at the moment but I did when I was actively training SAR dogs. My beef with RC is not the quality but the price levels they have adopted, at least in my parts of the world. Being one of the biggest ones with huge distribution and volumes you would think they could keep sane prices, but nope. Many of their everyday maintenance formulas are at or above in price than smaller super premium brands.
 

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My beef with RC is not the quality but the price levels they have adopted, at least in my parts of the world. Being one of the biggest ones with huge distribution and volumes you would think they could keep sane prices, but nope. Many of their everyday maintenance formulas are at or above in price than smaller super premium brands.
I agree with this. IMHO Royal Canin is like Science Diet - premium prices for non-premium product.
 

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Well, you can argue various use and sourcing of ingredients and such but at the end of the day there are few companies on the planet that knows more about canine feeding than RC, including breed specific formulas where it makes sense. Working dog owners, mushers and various professional and amateur handlers across the globe use RC formulas with great success. Of all the big brands RC is the one I would go with.
Well, since the OP is asking for opinions - you are certainly entitled to yours as well ;)

As the owner of a Dane - I'd steer clear of Royal Canin. Period.

OP - do you have access to any other brands?
 

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Well, since the OP is asking for opinions - you are certainly entitled to yours as well ;)

As the owner of a Dane - I'd steer clear of Royal Canin. Period.

OP - do you have access to any other brands?
Never owned a Great Dane so I'm not going to argue if RC Giant formulas are appropriate or not for a dane, don't have much to add in that respect. Was more a general reply to you saying "It may cause problems given the quality of the food that Royal Canin is" which is a very open ended statement that many would not agree with. RC got good products that are miles ahead of the other major brands imho, fwiw. I know it's popular to hate on all the big brands (and I do it myself for various reasons) but we have a lot to thank the researchers and nutritionists at organisations like Iams, Waltham and Royal Canin for. All the other small manufacturers we seem to love today builds on knowledge these guys have come up with over the years.
 
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