• Dear Doctor: More - or less - Calcium for Large-Breed Puppies?

    5 monthes ago - By Tufts University

    I have just gotten a Great Dane puppy, eight weeks old, and the vet said I should feed her food for large-breed puppies because it has less calcium for its calories than food for smaller puppies. I said, “You mean more calcium, right?” because a big dog like a Great Dane needs more calcium to build bigger bones. But the vet insisted that food for large-breed puppies has less calcium. How can that be?
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