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Food question again SORRY

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I have one, only one complaint or rather concern amount of food required to keep weight on. (Really I have a couple of trialling concerns but the light at the end of the tunnel is still shining training wise LOL).

Yank does everything at a million miles per hour training wise. Naturally he uses a lot of calories. BTW, he is great in the house and in his kennel run at night, no pacing.

He is nearly 2 years of age. He is fed a diet of raw meaty bones and 7 cups of Eagle Pack Power per day. Vet checks have him, fit as a fiddle.

Does anyone else need to feed so much dry food to their dogs????????
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You might examine the contents of the food you use. Some sources of protein are not as digestible as others...for example - corn gluten raises the protein content but is not very digestible.

I feed 2.5 cups/day to two older dogs and to one smallerm younger female. My young male gets 4 cups per day to stay in good shape. It is 26/18 food by a different manufacturer...a manufacturer that has had no recalls and does not import any contents except meat from Australia. Since switching, I have little waste and the dogs seem to be in better general shape...

Here are it's contents which seem to be alot different from the food you use...

Poultry Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Meal, Chicken Fat [Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (Source of Vitamin E) and Citric Acid], Dried Potato Product, Menhaden Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Plain Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Flax Meal, Dried Whole Eggs, Dried Cheese, Lecithin, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Whey, Natural Flavors, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Garlic, Dried Streptococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Manganous Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.
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Here is a link to a study (cat food) regarding the use of corn gluten meal and other meals (meat, fish, etc) for protein:
So what I wonder is corn meal the same as corn gluten meal as far as the labeling is concerned? It is definitely not the same product.

This what I found when I did a search:

"What is Corn Gluten Meal?"
Corn gluten meal is a yellowy powder created as a by-product during a milling process of corn. It is primarily used in farm animal feeds, dog food, and fish food. It contains 60% protein and 10% nitrogen. It is also used as a "pre-emergent" weed control for lawns. The nitrogen in the Corn Gluten Meal provides a small amount of fertilizer helping to "green-up" the lawn.

"Is Corn Gluten Meal the same as the cornmeal I make muffins with?"
It's a very different product, cornmeal for baking is a specific product made by grinding dried corn kernels.
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