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Old 06-07-2019, 10:42 AM  
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My little guy went to a neighbors house and ate their kibble. He doesn't eat kibble We thought it was a territorial thing. I brought some home, and he ate it, along with his Stella & chewy lil bites (these are new).

I figured I would try some, and also had heard about Pro Plan Savor than even the most picky dogs (mine) eat.

The Savor has bits of meat in it, and he wolfed them down. He couldn't eat the kibble part since it was big, and he had a few bites after I broke it up. But the most interesting thing was that he stopped to drink midway thru eating. Then he drank some more. I looked at the ingredients and saw salt listed as the 14th item - that's way too much if you consider all the other nutritional things listed before it.

The Castor & Pollux has salt listed as the 28th ingredients and he didn't drink much after having about 1/8 cup along with 1/8 S&C.

I don't think neither S&C nor Primal have any salt in them at all.

After reading so many good things about Pro Plan, I'm actually surprised it contains that much salt. I looked at dog food advisor and it's listed as an average food.

I think I'll stick with S&C and Primal.

Thoughts on salt content in their food?
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I read on a reputable nutrition site (dog food project) that the order of the ingredients listed does not necessarily mean that the amount of things is proportionate to the order. So if salt is listed as the first ingredient, that does not mean that there's more salt than something listed as the 10th ingredient. But I do not know 100% if this is so, I just read it. I'd say watch out for pea/legume protein...that it's not the main source of protein. You can always call the companies too and ask questions. I want to see plenty of % of animal protein, like meat. 85% or so. If your dog does well on a food, good poops, shiny coat, energy, good weight and fitness etc...it's probably okay. I wouldn't jump to conclusions and pair together the drinking of water during his meal with too much salt...not after only one incident and observation. You'd probably need to see a more definite pattern. I think you can also get your vet to check the blood for levels of important or essential vitamin and mineral levels etc.
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I'm not sure your dog drank water because of salt. My guy always drinks in-between and after eating kibble more so because its dry.
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Thanks. I do believe I read the ingredients are proportionally ordered.

As for drinking in the middle of eating... my little guy never does. I feed the freeze dried raw without rehydrating and sometimes he doesn't drink until about 30 minutes after dinner.

However, my dad, as a treat, gives him bits of salami, which he loves. He will drink immediately after consuming them... and perhaps drink a bit more after a while. So I have to think Pro Plan Savor has a high salt content. Which would explain why so many dogs eat it.

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