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Thread: Diet during hunting season

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    Default Diet during hunting season

    Hello

    I have a 3 year old chocolate male that seems to run out of gas after about 4 hours hunting, I usually don't feed prior to hunting (in the morning) usually just the night before he usually works in front of 1-2 hunters, he is in great shape, he is a high energy dog, not over weight, was wondering how you guys feed your dogs during hunting season or heavy training, I feed Native #2. My previous lab could hunt all day in front of 5 guys and not miss a beat.

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    I don't change a thing. I feed Euk and it gives my dogs the energy and stamina they need for a demanding day afield. I do feed 2x daily I just make sure i feed them early enough in the am so that it has time to settle before they start exerting themselves. I do feed 30/20 though and seeing as how you are feeding Native #2 I don't believe it is a 30/20 food. It may be that your hunting buddy needs #3 instead to "fill up his gas tank".
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    You can't compare past dogs as you have found out. Native make and Formula 3 (30/20) and a formula 4 (35/25). Not sure if that would help to feed. I would think at least the 30/20 food would be something to try. Check their web site for more info and check the area for Nutrition & Training Tips. http://www.nativedogfood.com/

    Also I know trialers that use products from Animal Naturals. K9 Super Fuel and K9 GO DOG. Here is the largest distributor.
    http://www.k9power.com/k9-super-fuel.html & http://www.k9power.com/k9-go-dog.html

    You can add the Super Fuel to any food your feeding.
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    I would definitely try feeding 2 x a day I split feeding during hunting season and feed about 1 pound more a day but when you duck hunt in the morning and pheasant hunt all afternoon it burns extra calories and the other suggestions were good advise as well
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    I ate a boat load of food, and probably put on 20 pounds....
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    Hey thanks thats the direction I was headed, I'll pick up some number 4 in the Native and give that a try.

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    no advice just wanted to say I love your avatar picture

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