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Thread: Can High Performance(Hi-Protein) food lead to Hyper Activity

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    Senior Member Dustin D's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'EmUp View Post
    Back to original topic, switched a skinny dog from 30/20 to EVO 42% protein, high fat, he put on weight. It must've been a little too hot for him. He became a wild jittery mess. He was always a high powered dog, but became an uncontrollable maniac. Very annoying in a duck blind. Switched him back to a 30/20 mix and he was back to being his controllable self. So for some dogs perhaps a 30-20 might be a tad too much as well. We feed performance dogs this mixture on the assumption that they need the extra calories to put in a full days work, and that their performance will be depressed on lower protein/fat foods. I've had dogs on lower P/F foods and you can see a difference when you switch up. So why would it be improper to assume you would not see a difference if you switch down?

    This is what I was thinking and it's similar to what a Local Vet told me. Said that unless you're training hard daily you should just feed normal healthy food.

    Feeding him Hi-Performance and then sitting him in a Dog Box in a blind for a few hours could be the equivalent of giving your kid skittles and then telling him to sit still and be quiet.

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    That is correct. I had to stop feeding Pro Plan Prof to a male I had since he could not work everyday . He was a high rolling nut case on Prof. Still high rolling on maint but much more controllable. My girl I have now is the same way. I notice a lot of difference once I stop mixing prof with maint. Only maint for her now no matter how much work she gets.

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    I don't want to say anyone is wrong, but it seems to me, that if the dog is not gaining weight, you are giving the same amount of calories. As long as they are getting enough and not to much food, I have a hard time believing that caloric density of the food makes a difference in their behavior. I'd look for something else to be the cause of the behavior change.

    Just say, I'm like a Misourian on this regards,
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