Was just doing what the breeder told me. I never said or thought a boxer was a “large” breed.Costco's food is made by "Diamonds Food." And funny enough "Diamonds Food," has had several recall's but "Kirkland," (Costco) not so much?Most likely " Kirkland Dog Food's," are the most well kept secert out there? I don't know but it is the "Kibble of choice of Rescues Nationwide?" They also make a higher priced "Grain Free Food." Which I would advise ... staying away from! Regardless of who makes it! As for "Purina," as such, I don't have an issue with it as such but .... the "large Breed," formalization and such for a "Boxer?"
Well that is just straight up flat out BS! A big Boxer male, is "normally ," about 85 lbs. And a 85 lbs Boxer is a "freaking Huge Dog!" My girl American Line, was big for a girl weight wise at 65 lbs." But the male Boxers I knew ... made her look like a dwarf!
Nonetheless even at 85 lbs, a Boxer is not a Large Breed Dog. Large Breed means 100+ lbs. Now that is gonna be a "Big Dog," a "Boxer," is classified as a "Medium Breed Dog." An American Bull Dog, Cane Corso, Neapolitan Masstiff, a Great Dane, Bull Masstiff, Sanit Bernard or a Newfoudland to name a few, those are "Large Breed Dog's!" A Boxer, not so much?
Large Breed Formulas contain a lot of Calcium, they are made for "Large Breed," dog's. A Boxer despite an owners perception ... is not a Large Breed Dog. To much calcium can cause an issue with growth plates, in a growing puppy, it's not "Purnian's fault," if an owner chooses the wrong food?
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it's not "Purinas," fault if you chose the "wrong Dog Food," based on your perception .. just saying.