535 Calorie Dog Food - High Protein - High Fat. - Bully Max

These nutrient-dense or high-energy dog foods are higher in protein and fat
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Also, it’s obviously quite possible to make adequate diets for dogs that are quite high in inexpensive grains – the majority of the global pet food industry is devoted to this very endeavor. If these foods were as nutritionally inadequate as many industry critics make them out to be, we wouldn’t have a pet overpopulation problem, if you know what we mean! Many carbs contain a slew of vitamins, phytochemicals, minerals, trace elements, dietary fiber, and even some fatty acids and protein. And many dogs do just fine on these diets.
Today, most experts recommend dog foods for seniors that are higher in protein content (but also lower in fat, carbs and calories).
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While a few veterinary prescription diets fit the general high-protein, calorie-restricted description, these foods often contain inferior ingredients and excess fiber fillers. Increasingly, pet owners are seeking natural, non-prescription foods that will aid in weight management while delivering higher quality nutrition. This is not an easy food to find commercially as many higher protein foods are often high in calories. But a good example of a non-prescription food that will aid in weight management while delivering higher quality nutrition is Acana Light & Fit Dry Dog Food with 35% protein, 10% fat, approximately 30% carbohydrates, 325 calories per cup and an excellent ingredient profile. So, most low fat dog foods also tend to be low in protein and high in carbs, too
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Photo provided by FlickrSupreme® High Protein Dog Food is scientifically formulated to provide a healthy maintenance food for active dogs who require extra protein and fat in their diet.
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“Typically puppies, working dogs or very active dogs will require a higher-protein food and need a higher fat content,” Sher said. “Our overweight furry friends require a lower protein, fat or carbohydrate content.”Most dog foods are plant-based. Crafted in the U.S. with an all-natural, meat-based formula, Bully Max High-Performance dog food packs 30% more protein and 20% more fat than traditional options. With 535 calories per cup, you won’t need as much to keep your dog going every day – saving cost per serving, while nourishing your dog.Now that we have the basics laid out, we can return to the protein in the food. Many people cite old, outdated research that claims high protein percentages in the food are harmful to dogs and do all kinds of damage, especially to the liver. Fact is that these studies were conducted by feeding dogs foods that were made from poor quality, hard to digest protein sources, such as soy, corn, byproducts, blood meal and so on. From my explanation above, you now already know that it is a question of protein quality that affects the kidneys. Consider a wolf in the wild, who will eat relatively little else but meat if they can help it - these animals don't get kidney diseases on the same scale domestic dogs do. Their protein comes in the form of quality muscle and organ meat though, not processed leftovers from human food processing. It also contains around 70% moisture, whereas most commercial dry foods contain a maximum of 10%. Dogs and other "dog like" animals (canids) evolved eating a diet that consists primarily of meat, fat and bones, which they have been eating for hundreds of thousands of years. Commercial foods, especially dry food, has only been widely available for the past 60 years and we are still learning how much damage certain aspects of it can do. Things have improved quite a bit from hitting rock bottom in the 70s and 80s, but the majority of pet food manufacturers still produce bad foods from poor quality ingredients.If you look for foods that have more meat protein, they will generally have fewer carbohydrates, no matter the source of the carbs – whether it is peas and lentils, potatoes, or grains. However, many high protein dog foods are also high in fat. While fat is not all bad, especially for very active working dogs, it’s not good to see too much fat in a diet for most of our couch potato pets. If your dog is overweight or if he has problems digesting fat, look for dog foods that have slightly less fat but are still high in protein. You don’t have to choose a low calorie or weight control dog food. Just check the fat percentages (DMB) and opt for a food that has slightly less fat. Many people like Wellness CORE because it has slightly less fat while still providing high protein. In general, look for a dog food that has twice the protein percentage as the fat percentage.