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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    That price sounds great ! I'm paying $114 for 15kg for the Vetenary version of Royal Canin which i thought was a top of the range food as i havnt read any bad reviews at all about it but i'm willing to give this Black Hawk a go. My only concern is that with Mojo been so young and still growing very fast i need a food that is going to give him the bone and joint support that he needs to avoid future issues. I'll do some research of my own but would this food be suitable for him at 6 months old. It's my understanding that he'll keep growing for somtime yet (12-18months?). He's roughly 35kg's now and the vets think he might get up near the 50-60 kg mark.
    Your thoughts on this would be appreciated guys.
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    He will do better on Black Hawk. Grains and carbs cause a dog to grow faster then they should, most dry dog foods are terrible for big dog breeds because they contain a ridiculous amount of those things (Ie: wheat or grain or corn meal based with rice, pasta etc)
    Royal Canin is definitely one of the best of the non holistic dry foods. I have given my dog the Whiting and Tapioca Royal Canin on the advice of a holistic vet who usually only plugs raw feeding.
    In saying that the likely reason for your dogs flatulence issues is the excess amounts of grain etc in it, obviously it doesn't sit well in his tummy, imagine the pains in the gut he must get to go along with the smells.
    This is why I plug raw feeding, because although many people believe these dry foods are fine for their dog, their dog does well on it, just because your dog doesn't have something obvious like skin issues or severe diseases show up due to dry or processed foods that doesn't mean your dog isn't silently suffering from bad stomach aches etc.

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    So far i've only found 1 type of Black Hawk, the professional stuff and it dosnt say much about giving it to giant breeds who are still growing ? The reason why i went for royal canin was it had a diffrent type of food for nearly every breed, size, age and health problems in dogs. Is this a con? I'm getting confused again.


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    Thanks K&P. I think we posted at the same time....

    I'm a bit paranoid about the bone and joint support. I'm going to keep looking into it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Thanks K&P. I think we posted at the same time....

    I'm a bit paranoid about the bone and joint support. I'm going to keep looking into it.
    Black Hawk Dog Food, Black Hawk Cat Food, Black Hawk Holistic
    Go to this website and find your local Black Hawk rep/supplier and give them a call, they will be able to give you a much better run down on the product then I can.
    The reason their packaging and website are so simple are to keep costs down so that we can purchase it for such a good price.

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    Hey Sean, you know I have giants ( have had newfs since 1980) and I am quite happy to recommend Black hawk. Most giant Breeders will tell you nowadays to put your puppy directly onto adult food. Do not use the giant puppy foods and try to stay away from preservatives and colouring and wheat/corn. My Breeder has raised many newfie pups. She does not have many ortho issues with the ones she keeps or sends to Newfie savvy owners. Most ortho issues are also often from too much exercise....Some people push puppies into exercise and also allow them to use stairs, jump and especially the down jump. And ofcourse incorrect diet......slow growth is best

    Also do not use any that promote extra calcium and such, you don't want to increase bone growth, slower is better......Natural calcium is fine (bones) it is converted differently. I have a pile of info if you are ever interested. i would just need some time to compile it

    I also have lots of info on bloat, which I am more than happy to share with anyone.........


    I am just scanning in the label , which i kept, so you can see what is in it...........Just will take a while, the old pc is the one with the scanner, I need patience for that
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    Ha,ha..whats the chances. The supplier in Bundy is a lady my wife works with. A quick call to her at work and she said to go on adult formula as the puppy one is to high in protien. We will have a better chat tonight but i'm stoked to speak to someone who i know and can trust as she's a breeder and is always asking how Mojo's going. Should be saving about $30 and get 5kg more aswell !!
    If this dosnt stop the farting i'll look at a RAW diet.
    Thanks K&P for the advice.


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    Gee thanks Newfsie ,i didnt see your post but i'm stoked about your help. Thanks so much guys ! I was a little unsure about going to a adult formula but i'll give it a go now for sure. !!! Gotta love this forum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Hey Sean, you know I have giants ( have had newfs since 1980) and I am quite happy to recommend Black hawk. Most giant Breeders will tell you nowadays to put your puppy directly onto adult food. Do not use the giant puppy foods and try to stay away from preservatives and colouring and wheat/corn. My Breeder has raised many newfie pups. She does not have many ortho issues with the ones she keeps or sends to Newfie savvy owners. Most ortho issues are also often from too much exercise....Some people push puppies into exercise and also allow them to use stairs, jump and especially the down jump. And ofcourse incorrect diet......slow growth is best

    Also do not use any that promote extra calcium and such, you don't want to increase bone growth, slower is better......Natural calcium is fine (bones) it is converted differently. I have a pile of info if you are ever interested. i would just need some time to compile it

    I also have lots of info on bloat, which I am more than happy to share with anyone.........


    I am just scanning in the label , which i kept, so you can see what is in it...........Just will take a while, the old pc is the one with the scanner, I need patience for that
    Newfsie i'd be more than interested in any info on bloat as i have read a little about it but when i went to my vet (a new one) he told me that only cattle (or was it horses?) get bloat and not to worry about it. He's the same tosser that told me Mojo's underbite was incorrect which turned out to be total B.S. I dont think he has a clue really. Its my understanding that bloats from eating to quickly or somthing like that???
    I'd really apreciate some advice on what it is and how to avoid it. (Maybe a thread on it's own or a P.M if you have the time ??)
    Thanks again for any advice.


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    Here is the label, if you copy it to your PC, you should be able to enlarge it?????

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    Haha what a coincidence (that the supplier works with your wife) but very good news.

    No problems about the advice. hopefully this will help. Although personally I would be mixing it with some nice minced chicken as well anyways rather than anything processed.

    Get a new Vet. Dogs regularly get bloat and a lot die from it. You have minimal time once a dog starts to bloat to get them to a vet to save their life. Deep chested breeds are more prone to it.
    Hopefully Newf can provide some more info for you as I am sure she knows more than me about it (thank doG I have never had a dog get it).

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