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Feeding large breed puppies

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Bubble2bubble Sun 05-Mar-17 19:19:55

I have two foster pups at the moment and we don't know their breed but they are certainly large and possibly giant breed crosses. Started them on Millies Wolfheart Salmon and Potato but have started to worry - is there a reason not to feed to much protein to very large pups? The food is 70% protein. Something about growing too fast and causing joint damage?
I am pretty sure I may have read something about this but google is not helping me tonight....

BiteyShark Sun 05-Mar-17 20:03:39

I moved my puppy to Millie's about 3.5 months old. Their website says it is fine for puppies and mine at 5 months old is all muscle and no fat. As long as they are getting all their nutrients then I can't see any issue.

Bubble2bubble Sun 05-Mar-17 20:24:22

Thanks, yes according to the food calculator ( which I just found) on the Millies website it's fine. Pups are probably about 14 wks

hockityponktas Sun 05-Mar-17 20:30:58

Ooh can we see a pic so we can play guess the breed?

Bubble2bubble Sun 05-Mar-17 20:32:59

Thought you'd never ask...;)

hockityponktas Sun 05-Mar-17 20:38:03

Oh I'm normally good at this but I have no idea at all! They are gorgeous thoughsmile

hockityponktas Sun 05-Mar-17 20:39:42

I think I'm thrown by the mention of giant breed! I'd hazard a guess at a Newfie cross, something with a long snout!

Bubble2bubble Sun 05-Mar-17 20:48:36

My money is on collie x newfie, but it's certainly unusual!

dotdotdotmustdash Tue 07-Mar-17 16:32:18

GSD X Newfie?

Wolfiefan Tue 07-Mar-17 16:35:31

I have an Irish wolfhound. At 5 1/2 months she's on provimi multimilk. 500ml morning. 3 meals of royal canin giant puppy food and an evening supper of multimilk with ready brek and crumbled farleys rusks.
They are gorgeous.

robomum40 Tue 07-Mar-17 19:06:12

GSD X lab maybe?!

Bubble2bubble Tue 07-Mar-17 19:12:07

GSD x is a definite possibility as well. Massive webbed paws though..

Never heard of giving puppies milk wolfie - is that extra calcium because of their her size? I have them on three meals a day but they inhale each one as if it was their first this year sad

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