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My plan when I got Mojo was to stick with pretty traditional feeding combining a high quality kibble with a high quality canned, and I'd chosen Halo...but Mojo has never eaten regularly or with any enthusiasm. He's the worst eater I've ever seen, actually. I've realized he won't starve himself, obviously, and he's grown from puppy to adult size just fine, but it's depressing to see him so uninterested in food and throwing out bowl after bowl of perfectly good food.
I finally gave up and bought some of the Nature's Variety after reading posts on this forum, and for the first time, he's excited about eating and finishes every bowl on a regular schedule. So I had already decided to stick with the raw, but I want to use kibble, too, and that was the part of the decision I wasn't sure about. For the moment, I'm using up the Halo kibble and starting to use a sample baggie of Prairie. He likes the Prairie kibble by itself, too.
I know that giant breeds have to keep low protein or they can develop growth problems, and I know older dogs often are put on very low protein diets, but I've never read anything specific to toy breeds in regard to protein. The whole protein subject seems to be controversial, and almost all vets continue to recommend protein content in the 26% range for all dogs, near as I can tell. This is why I want to hear from others experienced with Havanese on this forum. I appreciate everyone's thoughts.
Pixie's Mom, thanks for the compliment...Mojo appeared to be your typical black and tan at the time we chose him from the litter, and looked very much like his little brother who is still a typical black and tan. Mojo has turned out to have major silvering, I guess, and is coloring more like a sable all the time. He has no real black anywhere anymore, and the dark that is still there is more of a brown. Most of that will be gone if we ever cut his coat.
of two Happy Havs
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