The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 38

Thread: Dog food fat content

  1. #1
    Senior Member MooseGooser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    7,385

    Default Dog food fat content

    I am really confused about the listed fat content in a dog food.

    Lets take Euk for example.

    I believe the food is listed as 30/20 so, 30% protien,, 20% fat.

    What is the benifit from a food with such a high fat content?

    I have fed Flinch Blue Buffalo large breed puppy.

    I am leaning to now switch her over to Blue Large breed Adult Chicken and Rice.

    It is Listed as 26/12,, but has a very high recommendation listing, and rated very high.


    Why is there such a difference in the fat content??


    Gooser
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
    Brynmoors Prairie Sage JH ​(Sage) Just a dang fool huntin Dawg
    HRCH Calypso Seven Bales High SH (Bailey)
    HR Calypso Zoomin Loosies Mad Hader (Maddi) We loved you baby. R.I.P.
    FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet SH (Flinch)


    My Christian Name is Michael Baker..
    I have gone by "Gooser" since I was a "gossling"

  2. #2
    Senior Member MooseGooser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    7,385

    Default

    I was shocked when I went to Blues site,,and did their comparison of foods,using Blu adult,, Euk performance,, and Pro plan!
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
    Brynmoors Prairie Sage JH ​(Sage) Just a dang fool huntin Dawg
    HRCH Calypso Seven Bales High SH (Bailey)
    HR Calypso Zoomin Loosies Mad Hader (Maddi) We loved you baby. R.I.P.
    FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet SH (Flinch)


    My Christian Name is Michael Baker..
    I have gone by "Gooser" since I was a "gossling"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Benton, AR
    Posts
    790

    Default

    Eukanuba Premium Performance is for dogs that are constantly active. Hence the higher level of fat protein. Blue buffalo adult is just regular maintenance formula. It would be more accurate to compare Euk Large breed adult (23/13) to Blue Buffalo adult.

    Blue Buffalo gets higher ratings because of better quality ingredients however i dont think they have a premium active formula.
    Last edited by blake_mhoona; 10-15-2012 at 02:01 PM.

  4. #4

    Default

    I have no vested interest in Fromm food
    However they offer two foods
    One with 30% protein and 18% fat
    And another at 30% protein and 19% fat

    Not cheap by any means but great food, no recalls and a family run business
    JMOP
    Freya

  5. #5
    Senior Member BirdNMouth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    659

    Default

    Dogs use fat for energy so most performance foods are going to have a higher fat content then a maintenance food. Dogs that are worked hard or have a high metabolism eat a lot less food on a higher fat diet. Example being a dog who is eating 6 cups of maintenance food may only eat 3-4 cups performance feed.
    -Danielle
    Last edited by BirdNMouth; 10-15-2012 at 02:07 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    san Antonio
    Posts
    118

    Default

    You do understand that there are different formulations of dog food to fit specific needs. Ie.. higher fat content for dogs that need more calories to burn such as dogs in training, or dogs going into a (cold winter) hunting season, etc..I feed 30/20 from October until February. My dogs are in and out of cold water and cold temp's, In March I cut back the total amount of food and then in June, I go to a 24/16 formulation for hot weather. Some dogs metabulism require higher or lower fat content. But make sure you research what the fat content consists of, as well as the protein also.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Hunt'EmUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,031

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post


    Why is there such a difference in the fat content??
    Pampered Pets or Couch Potatoes, don't need much Fat(calorie/rich energy food), When they don't use it and they expand
    Last edited by Hunt'EmUp; 10-15-2012 at 02:41 PM.
    "They's Just DAWGS"
    "Hunting is a skill to be learned whether you do it early or late it still needs to be learned"
    "I train dogs, Not papers"

    GMRH HRCH Quick MH (most importantly Duck/Upland Enthusiast) Rip. July-2014
    MHR HRCH Lakota MH (most importantly Upland/Duck Enthusiast)
    HR Storm.. the Pup (Beginning Upland & Waterfowl Enthusiast)

  8. #8
    Senior Member Breck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Elverson, PA
    Posts
    2,431

    Default

    EVERYONE should download this PDF file from Eukanuba on the Nutrition and Care of the Sporting Dog. If you've seen this doc before this is the last update from 2009.

    http://www.euksport.com/sportingDog/...09_updated.pdf
    "Darla" AFC Candlewoods Lil Smokin Tequila (2002-2013)(fondly remembered)
    "Smoke" Smokin Auggies Menace, QAA (2003- )(retired nut case, ask Rando)
    "Simba" Humewood Simba (1999-2014)(my 1st dog)

    .
    Per favore, non mi rompere i coglioni.
    Grazie




  9. #9
    Senior Member MooseGooser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    7,385

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'EmUp View Post
    Pampered Pets or Couch Potatoes, don't need much Fat(calorie/rich energy food), When they don't use it and they expand
    While I appreciate this comment, I wonder how many of us truly have dogs that require the added fat.

    If I were to compare my active dog to one of Cherylons, there would not be a comparison.
    I do train daily, But, the level of training is not nearly extreme .

    The last thing I want is to feed a food with a high fat content when it really isn't necessary, and have the dog get fat.

    Do MOST of us need to feed a high fat performance?
    Last edited by MooseGooser; 10-15-2012 at 03:33 PM.
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
    Brynmoors Prairie Sage JH ​(Sage) Just a dang fool huntin Dawg
    HRCH Calypso Seven Bales High SH (Bailey)
    HR Calypso Zoomin Loosies Mad Hader (Maddi) We loved you baby. R.I.P.
    FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet SH (Flinch)


    My Christian Name is Michael Baker..
    I have gone by "Gooser" since I was a "gossling"

  10. #10
    Senior Member EdA's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    6,969

    Default

    Gooser,

    Dogs don't get fat from consuming fat, they get fat from consuming too many calories. Dietary fat is important for working dogs because of the way fats are metabolized and utilized for energy. It is complicated and may confuse you more but here is an article from the Iams Co.

    http://www.iams.com/pet-health/dog-a...ne-performance

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •