Actually...if orijens availablemore easily just feed orijen large breed pup. its the same price as a cana a lot of places and considered superior by most. but is rich.
i think those are still minimum numbers on the Prarie Harvest and Pacifica. the last time i emailed acana, they gave me as fed max numbers of 2% and 2.1% respectively, which are the numbers that i am more concerned about.CORRECTION!!!!
After researching Acana GRAIN FREE foods more in depth, only the Grasslands formula would NOT be suitable for a large breed puppy as it has a minimum of 2% calcium with no maximum cap.
Prarie Harvest and Pacifica have low (1.3% to 1.4% calcium) making them suitable for your puppy. Protein and fat levels are appropriate and calories are excellant for growing puppies.
I believe I also posted this incorrectly in another thread. Please disregard my comment in the other thread if found. My apologies.
i think those are still minimum numbers on the Prarie Harvest and Pacifica. the last time i emailed acana, they gave me as fed max numbers of 2% and 2.1% respectively, which are the numbers that i am more concerned about.
so, i still would avoid acana grainless foods for a larger breed pup.
i always tell people 3 cups is a good place to start, then adjust according to the dogs body condition, which is really the critical factor.My Pups are not considered large breed as I expect them to only weigh in at around 45lb when adults. They currently weigh in at about 25lb at 5 months.
I did go ahead and buy a large bag of grasslands that set me back $61, which I am comfortable paying for. This bag last 2 weeks feeding 2 pups 3.5 cups per day.
I was unclear as how much to feed, the bag stated 1 cup less than what i have been feeding. I e-mailed Acana and they replied as follows: