One common misconception Dr. Gary would hear from clients is the idea that large breed dogs do not benefit from holistic nutrition as much as smaller dogs. Dr. Gary strongly disagrees with this idea and believe that holistic nutrition is just as critical as they have a massive amount of skin and hair to maintain, tend to have more sensitive gastrointestinal tracts and often need special nutritional attention paid to their joints.
The Large Breed Dog Diet has been developed with (i) high and balanced levels of omega fatty acids for optimum skin and coat health, (ii) healthy sources of fiber with prebiotics and probiotics for proper gastrointestinal functions and (iii) both glucosamine and the Green-Lipped Sea Mussel to assist in natural joint health. Further the food is made with small kibbles. The reason we did this is dogs are not natural masticators, meaning they do not mash their food up before swallowing - typically a dog will take one or two bites and swallow, so a lot of kibbles actually go into the stomach whole. The small kibbles are much easier to digest than the large ones as they have more surface area in relation to weight. In addition, the small kibble allows for the formation of a tighter mass of food, which may help reduce air pockets in the stomach - think of a jar full of BBs compared to a jar full of golf balls - which one has less air in the jar?
Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat [Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)], Egg Product, Pearled Barley, Brewers Dried Yeast, Menhaden Fish Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Lecithin, Menhaden Fish Oil, Flax Seed, Canola Oil, Calcium Carbonate, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Taurine, Cranberry, Alfalfa Meal, New Zealand Sea Mussel, Ascorbic Acid, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Glucosamine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Kelp Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
Crude protein (min) 25.0%
Crude fat (min) 13.0%
Crude fiber (max) 4.5%
Moisture (max) 10.0%