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Post by Adri Gubanova Sun Apr 18 2021, 15:14

Hi. We are new here. Our puppy, Dark Titan, is 6 months old. We are looking for a solution. We’ve been struggling to find the best dry food for him.
We have been looking and reading about dry food left and right.
We’veve come across this notion that the protein should be on the lower side. It shouldn’t be more than 30%. The puppy’s kibble should be up to 25%. According to our findings this is due to the risk of kidney failure and also the deformation of the scissors bite and the ears standing up too much.
Our problem is that Titan poops 5 x a day, the kibble we use now has corn in it...we think that causes the frequent stool. We know that it is not good to change the brand of the dry food frequently.
We are looking for some suggestions, well meant advice and help.
Is that high percentage of protein true for SBTs?
What is the norm for a 6 months old puppy’s stool frequency? 😁
Are there any brands of dry food which are aimed specifically for Staffordshire bull terriers?
We are also considering to feed him like this:
morning- dry food
evening - raw food
not mixing the two together, because that is not good for the difference in diggestion...
There are sooo many brands of dry food on the market but we don’t seem to find the right one for our puppy. Unbelievable.
He is otherwise a healthy, beautiful pup with shiny black fur, 11.2kg. Thanks for you suggestions❣
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Post by Nifty staffy Sun Apr 18 2021, 18:45

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Post by Nifty staffy Sun Apr 18 2021, 19:02

Hello and welcome.
Dark Titan is gorgeous! Love Struck

I agree that the number of poops per day depend on what and how much you are feeding him.
What are you feeding and what have you already tried ?

I honestly can’t see how food is going to influence scissor bite and even less how the ears are set  confused  so quite honestly I would concentrate on finding the best quality kibble adapted to your boy.
As for food digestion rates, you might be interested in this article https://therawfeedingcommunity.com/2015/01/08/digest-this-kibble-may-actually-digest-faster-than-raw/

I brought my girls up on Orijen and Acana puppy kibble.
This site might help your choice https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/.
As you can see, I feed “high protein” kibble without any problems due to that. I can also recommend Carnilove and my recent discovery of Grandorf.


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Post by Jenc Sun Apr 18 2021, 21:03

Hi from me & Katy Smile He is a very handsome boy & looking in great condition Love Struck  I have just changed Katy over to Eden holistic & she loves it!
As Nifty has said can’t see how food is going to influence scissor bite and even less how the ears are set, that will be down to his breeding!


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Post by gillybrent Mon Apr 19 2021, 08:54

Protein levels won't influence tooth development or ear set! The ears will be what they will be - mostly it will depend on the ear set of the parents. The teeth depend on calcium & all round good nutrition. Placement of the canines will reflect the shape of the jaw - a too-narrow lower jaw will make for instanding canines, and there's nothing you can do to stop that - it's genetic.

Choose the best quality kibble that you can afford (the allaboutdogfood site is good for that). Don't be fooled in to thinking a breed-specific food is best, that's a gimmick.

If you want to feed one meal kibble and one meal raw that's fine, but make sure the raw is up to your country's standard for animal food. Just make sure the raw is a 'complete' food & that you pay attention to the feeding percentages (at 6 months you should give 5% of their current weight for raw, and preferably an all-life-stage raw mix. At 12 months or so you can reduce that to 2 or 3% of your dog's weight. Obviously, if you're only feeding half raw, you'll need to halve the amounts).

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