AdministratorSeptember 3, 2009 at 1:09 pm988
I havent personally looked into this heavily but i always brushed it off as most likely linked to high amounts of POOR QUALITY protein which would actually make sense.
High amounts of good protein just doesnt make sense at all.
Poor quality protein, like a dog food with a lot of corn based protein for instance, would have more by-products associated with the breakdown, particularly amonia. That I believe affects the brain and has been known to cause aggression.
Also, how could feeding a good quality protein in high amounts cause aggression when it is what is natural to the dog. If that theory held any merit – then all you would have to do is throw a couple of cups of rice in a raw food and that would lower the protein percentage and magically make the dog less aggressive. Just cant find the sense in that.
But, on the other hand, a poor quality protein is a poor quality protein, no matter what the percentage, and the more the worse because of the toxins from the breakdown.
anyone intrigued by this should look up the information about kidney desease and high protein. Its the same sort of thing.
Many veterinarians that are brainwashed by the science diet company will prescribe a low protein diet, when in actuality protein in itself can actually help repair a kidney, it is poor protein – like that found in science diet, iams, etc in the first place that usually causes the problems (since the same toxins from the breakdown).
So of course less of these poor proteins would be better for the kidneys too – but why not just give normal amounts of a good protein?
remember – I AM NOT A VETERINARIAN. so do your own research.
I have always used Life’s Abundance on my aggression cases (with fish oil) and got great results with the training. No bad protein.
Incidently, maybe coincidence, the dogs with the worse impuilse control i dealt with were raised on food like beniful and other purina brands – bad BAD protein.
I would be interested in more in the L-tryptophan. Seems to help with the serotonin levels. My only experience similar is with prozac on one of the client dogs that i was skeptical about at first, but i would definitely say it helps in conjuction with the other training.