Having a new Great Dane puppy at home can be just as exciting as having a new born baby. Family members and friends would gather around, doting and admiring the furry bundle of joy as they sleep in their basket.
Feeding time can be a social event when everyone wants to take turns in giving food. However; this must be done with care as in what goes into their tummies. Great Danes may be fluffy and cute but in a span of one year they can be towering 6 foot on their hind legs.
Large dogs are prone to hip dysplasia, osteochondrosis or joint ailments due to their weight and growth pace. Too much protein would indeed contribute to these health issue’s because it affects their bone development. A low protein diet is recommended with a content of 23% protein and fat no less than 12% but not excessive. A proper diet must be followed for many years of fun times ahead.