Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Don't look for high protein feeds. This boy hasn't finished growing and a too high protein diet promotes fast growth, which doesn't enable proper bone growth ( hip dysplasia ). Despite what the bag says, to me it reads trash from the processing plants. Chicken is usually the offal that humans don't eat, ground up to mush and dried. Don't go by fancy labels and expensive brands, research what you are buying. My large dog did fine on Walmarts Old Roy altho he often got cooked veggies, canned salmon or tuna without the salty juices and real meat scraps. The dog food made up when there wasn't enough of the others. Even as an old dog his coat shone and he wasn't stinky.
The issue isn't high protein, it's the proper balance of calcium and phosphorus.
And IMO the only food worse than Ol' Roy is Science Diet.