Posted : 8/12/2008 7:27:43 PM
in a BOOK i read that a diet like that is better for large breed dogs who may suffer from such joint problems....
Slow consistent growth is better for large breed dogs. See http://www.greatdanelady.com/
She recommends Eagle Large/Giant Breed Puppy Food or Eagle Natural Pack - 23% protein 12% fat. http://www.greatdanelady.com/articles/puppy_feed_program_2006_htm.htm
Would feeding a pup a raw diet from the start be a bad or good thing?
Done right it can be a good thing. Done wrong it can be a bad thing, but there are lots of raw feeding breeders. Generally it is recommended that one learn to raw feed on an adult dog before trying it on a puppy - especially a large breed puppy.
NOTE: Not everyone likes the Great Dane Lady. Not everyone agrees with raw feeding. <grin>