This is not true for all dogs. There is no one hard and fast rule for all dogs. Anyone that has dogs with medical problems should consult a nutritionist and make sure to have blood work done and be very careful with high protein kibbles.Many people try to feed EVO like it's just another kibble and it's not. It's very high protein, high fat, almost all meat, high calorie, very low carbohydrate, grainless kibble. You don't feed it like a high carb, low protein, low fat, grain based cereal.
You dog needs much less EVO than other kibbles. If you MUST feed your dog kibble, there is no better for ANY dog. You just have to feed it different.
EVO is touted and "next best thing to a raw diet". Why feed the next best thing when you can feed the best thing? :smile:
Just for the record, raw does not always mean it will cause trouble for your dogs to switch them over. My dogs haven't ever had any trouble with raw, no explosive diarrhea, vomiting, etc.we eventually went to raw and he said his dogs had trouble at first (of course) but now they are perfect.
The problem with protein in most kibble is that it's a mostly plant based protein and too much of it can cause problems in dogs. Animal based proteins never cause a problem unless too much is fed in a meal. Dogs were designed to digest animal based protein and do it very well.This is not true for all dogs. There is no one hard and fast rule for all dogs. Anyone that has dogs with medical problems should consult a nutritionist and make sure to have blood work done and be very careful with high protein kibbles.
Just wondering why you think it is the high protein that is causing the soft stools?I recently transitioned over to EVO about 3 wks ago. I've also recently lowered the amount they are eating. My large dog is having more problems w/her stool than my small dog. The stool starts out soft solid than becomes diarhea. I'm going to keep on it for a couple more weeks and then I'm going to have to switch to something not as high protein if the soft stool continues. They were eating a Salmon, Sweet Potato kibble before this and had no problems as I had to switch them to that to stop their soft stools prior to the salmon. Anyone, have any suggestions with something not as high protetin based? Thx.
Not sure. I'm new at the nutrition thing and just based on my readings here it seems IMO that when a dog is fed more protein they may not be able to digest it as well and my large dog is prone to loose stools. PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong. I'm trying to feed based on what I learn but I want to learn it right. Thx.Just wondering why you think it is the high protein that is causing the soft stools?
If I HAD to feed kibble, EVO or Orijen would be what I would feed. They are not exactly a carnivore diet but they are much closer than any other kibble I've found. Much more meat and much less carbs then any of the other brands. It's difficult to know that just by looking at the ingredient list because they don't list the amount of inappropriate ingredients but if you look at the nutrient list it will become more evident that these 2 kibbles have much more meat and less carbs.I don't see how EVO is anything close to a carnivore type feed, and I really don't how it could be the next best thing to feeding raw. A lot of marketing in there. Looking at the ingredient list, I see plenty what I would consider non-species appropriate IMO.