Artemis

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  1. Mikejkd

    Mikejkd New Member

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    Is Artemis a really good food? What is the best food for a giant breed?
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    We had Kona on the Artemis Large Breed Puppy food but changed her over to the Innova Large Breed Puppy food. Artemis is a good food, but I happen to like Innova better. Once she is mature, she will go on Innova EVO.
     
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    Any reason for thinking it is better?
     
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    artemis is a nice food, in quality overall comparable to canidae.

    innova has even higher ingredient quality, and of course EVO has the big advantage of being 100% grain free.
     
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    Those brands do not have a giant puppie formula yet do they?
     
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    innova does have a large breed line now, but if you want my personal opinion, large breed/large breed puppy foods are just an unnecessary gimmick.

    a good quality adult food that is labeled as "suitable for all lifestages" is a much better option for large breed puppies.
     
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    on the note of glucosamine and chondroitin in dog foods - i have yet to find a single brand that would supply a therapeutic dose through the normall daily feeding amount.

    the innova large breed adult for example contains 63 mg glucosamine/cup. a 40 lb dog would need a maintenance dose of about 500mg glucosamine per day for a threapeutic effect. that would mean feeding almost 8 cups of the food to supply enough glucosamine. the other nutritional needs of the dog would be met with 2 3/4 cups for a moderately active dog.
     
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    I thought puppy food had less protien(not depriving them but not as much as there regular lines) so they would not grow to fast. Am I wrong about this?

    Mike
     
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    the main issue is mineral content, too much calcium can cause orthopedic problems, and if dogs are overfed (i.e. too many calories) they grow too fast. protein itself has nothing to do with that tho.

    most puppy foods are higher in protein than adult foods.
     

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