The Dangers of High Protein Dog Foods

What is a high protein dog food?

A high protein dog food is one that contains more than 30% protein.

Too much protein

Too much protein can put stress on the kidneys, lead to bone loss, and cause nutrient deficiencies.


Signs of a high protein diet in dogs can include weight loss, increased thirst, and urination, and vomiting.

How can I prevent

Read the labels of dog food carefully and choose a food that has no more than 30% protein.

What should I feed

Feed your dog a balanced diet that is high in fiber and low in protein.

Eating a high protein diet?

If your dog is already eating a high protein diet, talk to your veterinarian about how to gradually switch them to a healthier diet.


A low protein dog food can help to improve kidney health, reduce bone loss, and prevent nutrient deficiencies.

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