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    Quote Originally Posted by last5oh_302 View Post
    I rotate through all the Acana Regionals (Grasslands, Ranchlands, Wild Prairie ) other than the fish formula (Pacifica) because she doesn't seem to like it. All Canadian, no grain, no imported ingredients, and no recalls.
    I also throw in frozen turkey necks and chicken carcasses a few times a week.
    I like the Acana Grasslands products, but all 4 are much higher in protein and fat(33/17) than the Pro Plan Senior I am feeding. ( 28/12). Is too much protein bad for an old dog?( almost 14).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    I like the Acana Grasslands products, but all 4 are much higher in protein and fat(33/17) than the Pro Plan Senior I am feeding. ( 28/12). Is too much protein bad for an old dog?( almost 14).
    First I've heard of that Sharon. I've heard/read about high protein diets causing issues but they seem to be discounted as myths. I've also read that older dogs require more protein, but that could just be a myth as well. Most of the protein from Acana comes from meat, so I don't see that as being a negative and I've never had any issues after feeding it for over 20 years now.
    The nice thing is you can try it and if it doesn't work you can return it for a full refund.
    Rick

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    Thanks Rick , but I wouldn't know if that much protein was harmful to the old girl.( wouldn't be able to see the effect.) I want to feed all 3 the same food so that's why I'm wondering.
    I'll talk to the vet about it next time I'm in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    Thanks Rick , but I wouldn't know if that much protein was harmful to the old girl.( wouldn't be able to see the effect.) I want to feed all 3 the same food so that's why I'm wondering.
    I'll talk to the vet about it next time I'm in.
    Is your vet a nutritionist Sharon? If so, you're lucky to have that kind of info at hand. I know some vets are nutritionists but I believe most aren't.
    The only advice I can offer is that I know a nutritionist who says Acana is fine, in fact she totes it as being one of the best. She feeds it to her old dogs.

    Good luck!
    Rick

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    My vet tells me everytime he sees the dog to keep feeding him Acana. Dog is hard as a rock even if he is way above breed standard weight wise. Standard for a male Brittany is @ 38lbs and Tucker is 47lbs with no fat at all. Little bugger can run 30 kms in a morning without even trying. No doubt many other foods will do the same but I see no reason to change.

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    Definitely a beautiful dog.
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    I think you are wise reducing the protein intake Sharon in your senior dog. I would think that just like humans, it probably gets harder and harder for the liver and kidneys to break down large amounts of protein.
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    Sharon .... We feed ProPlan Performance / Sport (30/20) .... Have for years and our old guy who will be 13 in February continues to do well on it. He is not as active as he has been in the past, but he continues to maintain a healthy weight, great coat, and works well with his system and the vet is very pleased with his health when he is in for a visit. Have thought of changing to a senior diet, but as PPP has been designed as an all life stages food, out thoughts have been why mess with what apparently is working very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    I like the Acana Grasslands products, but all 4 are much higher in protein and fat(33/17) than the Pro Plan Senior I am feeding. ( 28/12). Is too much protein bad for an old dog?( almost 14).
    Not sure I would be changing foods for a 14 yr old dog if it's doing well on what it eats now.
    Iím suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    Not sure I would be changing foods for a 14 yr old dog if it's doing well on what it eats now.


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