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cgetkin Just another day in the woods with this crazy dog. #norbert #newfoundland #dogsofinstagran #newf 1h

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fitzthenewfie Fitz has been super whiney and lazy lately. He layed down while he ate yesterday! I hope he's alright and just having a couple lazy days. He loses interest halfway through training too so we've split it in half twice a day now. Hoping at his 6 month check up everything is good :) can't wait to see how much he weighs! #newfielove #newf #tot #gentlegiants #fitzthenewfie #23weeks #bigbreed #newfiesmn #newfoundlanddog 2h
  •   apgaer If purina is the brand you want, you could do large breed or just adult just be sure the calcium to phosphorus is correct. I stay under 23% for protein personally but that's not what you want to focus on as much as cal to phosph. 1h
  •   apgaer It also may not be pano at all, was just a thought :) be sure to talk to your vet. I never fed puppy food though. I will get you the cal to phos ratio, haven't needed to find the exact for so long but will post when I do have it. 1h
  •   fitzthenewfie @apgaer thank you! I'd love the ratio. I've never looked at the content. I feel terrible, he does have a limp from time to time and sometimes his hands shake so I do think he's had this before a couple months ago.I feel terrible for him :( 1h
  •   apgaer It should be 1.1:1.4-1 the shaking is normal but sounds like perhaps he has pano. Just let the vet know and I think a switch to adult food would be a good idea. 1h
  •   fitzthenewfie @apgaer I'm sorry Ash, I dont understand those numbers! Can you explain lol!! 1h
  •   apgaer On the back of the bag you will see calcium and phosphorus, you want them to sit within those amounts (cass is an adult and his Acana is listed as 1.4:1 right on the bag :) ) 1h
  •   apgaer Hope that helps more. 1h
  •   concordville_newfs_and_ckcs @fitzthenewfie Skyy & Storm are 7 months & on Blue Buffalo large breed puppy. I know Blue has been slightly controversial lately with it's protein content lately but both GF and Murphy were on it for a year without any issues. We plan to keep the pups on it until at least 10 months (as long as no issues arise.) After then we would switch them to large breed adult. Honestly, I don't think there is one right answer to this. Every vet believes something different. See what your vet says about the symptoms you are noticing and go from there. He could just be entering his "teenager" phase. Not sure how long your training sessions are but I suggest keeping it to 10-15 mins max. a couple times a day if necessary. As they get older they get bored of he repetitions. 16min

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  •   woloszyncarol @secretshadow91 You have some great photos I am aware you want more followers and likes so go take a look at www.omgsocialviral,com 3h

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sara_the_newfie Have a good night IG friends! #innocentlook #puppyeyes #fluffypuppy 5h

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gimligentlegiantnewf Ok I get it, I'm cute, but no more pictures. Let's play now please! 5h

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nandiappleby Great leaps. 5h

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