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Mastiff/pitt at almost 5 months...is there to much protein in this food? He is on Nutri-Source large breed puppy. I have heard that over 20% protein could be to much and make him grow too fast.

Crude Protein (Min.) 26.0% 260 g/kg
Crude Fat (Min.) 14.0% 140 g/kg
Crude Fiber (Max.) 4.0% 40 g/kg
Moisture (Max.) 10.0% 100 g/kg
Selenium (Min.) 0.5 mg/kg 0.5 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.) 175 IU/kg 175 IU/kg
*Omega - 6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 2.9% 29 g/kg
*Omega - 3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 0.50% 5 g/kg
*Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min.) 0.05% 0.5 g/kg
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.) 100 mg/kg
*Total Microorganisms (Min) 100 Million CFU/lb**

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skeletal issues may develop from uneven growth rates. where the bones and ligaments can't keep up with the overall body weight of the dog. especially on the front carriage.
it is linked to protein intake. but i think somewhere around 25% is okay.
more importantly you want high quality sources of vitamins and minerals. this will give the pup the building blocks for connective tissue. and keep track of his calorie intake. don't feed human food. or mix his food with different brands. and get him plenty of playtime for exercise.
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