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Lori & The Two Hound Train
I think the advantage of the senior food is
Thu Jun 28, 2018 07:44

to provide high protein, but low fat. The lower fat is generally better for seniors because they aren't as active. It is 435 kcals per cup --- so she is getting approx 870 kcals per day.

Canned food is generally more appetizing to dogs. Look for something that has high protein and lower fat. All food is clearly marked with the kcals. At a minimum, I am guessing she will need two cans a day --- depending on calories. Just watch the carbs.

You picked a great food (Orijen) so do your research if you go the canned route. Co you do half/half? Wonder if that would be enough to entice her to eat? I also like Grandma Lucy's and The Honest Kitchen. My dogs love that soft, warm food.

I don't think the joint supplements found in kibble matter much. Not sure they can get enough in there to make a difference. You could add a supplement - it won't hurt anything. I like Cosequin DS or Super Snouts Green Lipped Mussel Powder.

  • Older Dog food issueBrandysMom, Wed Jun 27 22:23
    Hi All, Our sweet Brandy (Goldendoodle) will be 14 years old in Sept. She is about 75 lbs. She has been eating Orijen Senior kibble and for the past year we've had to add some canned food/baby... more
    • I think the advantage of the senior food is — Lori & The Two Hound Train, Thu Jun 28 07:44
      • Protein In Dry and Can Dog FoodJoe , Thu Jun 28 23:10
        When comparing can dog food to dry for the most part it will appear that dry food has more protein when you look at the labels. Do a web search titled, Why You Must Never Trust Stated Protein Content ... more
    • Dog FoodJoe, Wed Jun 27 23:35
      As far as how much can dog food to feed just have it equal the amount of calories of what she was eating. You can figure this out by looking at the labels. In regards to Glucosamine and Chondroitin... more
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