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just a concern here, what is the posability of him bowing since hi brother obviously has some bowing and elbowing out? do they look alright and is there a way to prevent issues such as diet, vitamins to ensure healthier bone growth at this age? he is 6 months old and entering that gawky stage. we donot go for walks, we play fetch though and some times flirtpole (as a very special treat) he is now fed Orijen and gets fruit treats (apples, banana's, blue berries once a week and he also gets flaxseed oil due to me not trusting fish oil)

and the photo isnt the best angle or lighting but it is cold and Bogart is a priss.


His Brother (the reason why I worry)
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I do have a ped (he is just a pet and I got him for free. I believe he is scatterbred.. I think? but I donot mind. he is a good companion):

the protein is Orijen Puppy Protein which is I thought was 30? but I just looked it up and it says Protein 42.0%!!!!!
I do have Lamb taste of the wild I am mixing it with. Just switched them over so he has higher % of his last kibble mixed in with the newer. Should I put him back on Totw until he matures? 42% seems really high for a 6 month old puppy..guess it helps to read the protein instead of buying thinking it is better.
I wanted to Switch to Orijen for Riley since she burns her food so fast with TOTW I struggled keeping weight on her last summer and I donot want a repeat this summer. So I went ahead and switched them and the mutt pup over to it aswell.. however if the Protein is too high for Bogart I donot want to risk anything..especially when it comes to my dogs and their joints
OMG that is WAY too high for a pup. When they protein is that high you can run into growth issues like knuckling over. IMO No dogs should have kibble higher than 30% you start to run into problems with the higher protein foods. I know many will say they do not have issues but newer research shows the higher protein foods put extra strain on the kidneys and other organs. I will have to see if I can dig up that thread where we talked about this.

gaff dogs can be really over done and so can the york and ruffian dogs. that bad front looks genetic basied on some of the bullier dogs in the ped. And I say bullier not bully dogs, you can see some of that front in some of the dogs in the ped so be happy your dog seems not to have that. Your dog looks fine in the font and he is cute ;)
Thanks Lisa! I will keep him on the Lamb Totw for the time being and hopefully by a year I could switch him to Orijen like the girls.
and that wasn't the first thing I worried about when I seen the dogs in his Ped either. LOL! honestly thought ATAXIA when i seen some of the names so in mid Febuary we are getting him tested for Ataxia to be on the safe side.
where would I get lard from? never bought that kinda stuff. LOL!
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