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Old 02-18-2010, 09:00 PM
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Hi all! I've been searching for a new food for my girls and I hear Orijen Puppy Food is really good being a non-grain dog food.

I also hear that it causes liver damage because of the high protein content in it.

Is this food really safe?

Do any of you use it?
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I use it. but I've never heard of it causing liver damage.
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liver damage?o_o i used it for a couple months before and dexter loved it for the time being of course LOL



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There's a lot of controversy out on whether or not the super-high protein in most grain-free dogs is good for them or not (especially when its just a companion dog, not a high-energy working dog); like you said some studies show it can cause liver problems. It's mentioned in a lot of the dogfoodanalysis.com reviews for some of the common grain-free brands.

Evo for example is prolly rated as one of the best foods but has I think over 42% protein? Yet a lot of smaller less active dogs DO eat it and do fine. That said, a lot of people also say their dogs "do fine" on Purina, Iams, etc. So, it's one of those things that only time will tell and more research will need to be done... you just gotta go with what YOU'RE comfortable with.

Grain-free brands that I've used that have a lower protein are

*Merrick's "Before Grain" Chicken
*Earthborn Holistic's Primitive Natural
*Taste Of The Wild High Prairie

...or you could go with raw. Meh, I'm still feeding kibble.. I admit it... but I'm getting there lol.
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Thanks for all your info! It's ok I went with Chicken Soup for the Puppy Lovers Soul. They love it!
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