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ILoveMyGermanShepard on Propylene Glycol — Dog Food Aid or Automotive Antifreeze? Two months ago, I wrote I was fighting to save my GS life, sadly last week we lost her, our beloved German Shepherd, due to what we believe was her dog food and it containing Propylene Glycol. She was a once in a lifetime pup - she fought the good fight, but her body wasn't strong enough to fight any further. She had all the classic symptoms - bleeding internally, clot factor was off, liver and kidney failure, violent vomiting, bloat - May she rest in peace - she was our baby - I sure hope…
May 29, 2015 8:23 pm

Crazy4dogs on Lotus Dog Food (Dry) If it works for your puppy, that's the most important thing!
May 29, 2015 8:15 pm

rumtea on Lotus Dog Food (Dry) I adopted a new puppy and she has very wet tool with the food they gave her. I went to a local good reputation high end pet store which has all of the expensive dog food. They gave me some samples. My puppy didn't think twice and ate this Lotus small bite chicken oven baked for puppy right away. I couldn't get her to try the other brand because she didn't eat them. After several days had this food mixed with Wellness puppy can food, her stool improved and has good texture. She seem to be healthy…
May 29, 2015 8:04 pm

Dog_Obsessed on Hill’s Science Diet Adult (Dry) Thanks! :)
May 29, 2015 7:53 pm

Bobby dog on Iams ProActive Health (Dry) Check those sites for store locators you never know; sometimes some garden supply stores sell decent and reasonably priced foods too.As for brands at Petsupermarket, Nutro might fit your needs. Join their VIP club for discounts, look for sales & store coupons/specials, and use this site to help choose a food if you buy from them. I think they may even honor coupons and sale prices from other local pet stores, not positive. Look at how many calories are in a cup of your current dog food…
May 29, 2015 7:31 pm

ChiChi on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) I've tried warm water but miss picky says no lol! It will sit out and get soggy and I have no choice but to toss it. I do use canned food quite often though for that exact reason (added moisture). I even add some water to the wet food just to get extra in her. Not sure if softening the kibble will be enough as they are the definition of HUGE haha. I worry about her swallowing them whole, I can't imagine it digests very easily eaten like that.
May 29, 2015 7:14 pm

ChiChi on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) I have never tried using probiotics or digestive enzymes but am always open to trying new things for her. Any suggestions for a specific brand?Maybe something like that would help with her new anal gland problem. Twice now she has randomly got an infected anal gland, pretty sure due to her poop being way too small and hard. I've been using pumpkin in her diet since an the problem hasn't reoccurred which is good. Her digestive system seems to be getting very random though. Sometimes her stool…
May 29, 2015 7:06 pm

Crazy4dogs on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) Have you tried adding warm water to the kibble to soften it? Adding a bit of canned food makes it even more interesting as they get older and lose some of their sense of smell. The warm water and canned food are actually beneficial to keep her more hydrated as she ages.
May 29, 2015 6:59 pm

Crazy4dogs on Iams ProActive Health (Dry) Bobby dog gave you some good choices and suggestions. A lot of the online dog food have free shipping if you spend $50 and no tax, so you could order food for the month or so and it might work out cheaper.
May 29, 2015 6:56 pm

Storm's Mom on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) Ok, I was just wondering if you tried putting probiotics and digestive enzymes in her food? May help with digestion, period (including those pesky chickpeas, peas, and lentils...interestingly enough, my guy had issues with chickpeas and lentils for a while..until the probiotics and digestive enzymes).
May 29, 2015 6:54 pm

maria on Iams ProActive Health (Dry) I'm closer to a petsupermarket and Walmart so those brands don't sound familiar . And it's so expensive to ship online but I will definitely search along those lines and the rest of your advice for coupons and how many cups usually feed the big ones 2 1/2 and the smaller lab 1 1/2 she won't more then that . Thank you very much
May 29, 2015 6:22 pm

ChiChi on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) Oh she doesn't have any ongoing stomach issues. Those are just problems she has whenever I tried to introduce her to a food with chickpeas/lentils. Not sure why but her stomach seems to have problems handling it.Right now she is eating Farmina grain free which she is doing AMAZING on but I have to order it online as no store around me carries it or even uses any suppliers of it.Only problem is the kibble size is much too big for as she's getting older and she's small. She tends to just…
May 29, 2015 5:59 pm

Storm's Mom on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) What sort of things have you tried to sort out her stomach issues?
May 29, 2015 5:51 pm

Crazy4dogs on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods I think it's probably that the protein is too low to get a better rating. It might be the added potato protein as well.
May 29, 2015 5:50 pm

ChiChi on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) Ugh you've got to be kidding me! I used to feed this food a little over a year ago and my dog did great on it. I recently was thinking of switching her back onto it due to having some problems with her current food. No way she can eat this now! I stay far away from foods with chickpeas/peas/lentils.A long time ago, I used to feed my dog Orijen and was very happy with that. Until they added chickpeas and lentils. After that, my dog just couldn't handle the food. Constant loose stool and I'm…
May 29, 2015 5:23 pm

Sherman on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods I wouldn't sweat it. 3.5 is fine for my dog! And yes, I do care about my dog.
May 29, 2015 5:00 pm

Sherman on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods I think if you visit a good pet store such as Mud Bay, you can get the answers you a searching for. I am not a fan of Science Diet. I find it to be overpriced and not all that great for the money. Personally, I have used AvoDerm and Canidae. Blue Buffalo looks pretty good to me. It sounds like your dog has a specific problem and may need a dog food with low ash content. I would look for a dog food compatible to the same ingredients as Hill's Prescription C/d to take care of the bladder…
May 29, 2015 4:58 pm

Shawna on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Wow!! He is so handsome!! Love his soulful eyes!! I'll bet that as he eats more of the higher and better protein in the new food that you will see his muscles become more defined, chiseled.
May 29, 2015 3:29 pm

hdmetalman on Freshpet Select Dog Food (Rolled) I have been buying fresh pet for about 6 months now, our aging los apso and he has become more picking with age. I mix have dry with a 1/4 serving of the wet tube, he has put some of his healthy weight back on and is more active again. So in my book this as been great product for our Carter.
May 29, 2015 3:06 pm

*CMC* on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) He is quite the looker and Im sure the pic you saw was just bad lighting. He is all muscle and 75lbs.
May 29, 2015 2:47 pm

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May 29, 2015 2:46 pm

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May 29, 2015 2:46 pm

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May 29, 2015 2:46 pm

Crazy4dogs on Canidae Grain Free Pure (Dry) I don't think Canidae pure has a senior. Did you mean Canidae Platinum? That's only 20% protein and about as low as you can go.
May 29, 2015 2:44 pm

*CMC* on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Thanks Rocco is quite the looker. Im sure it is just bad lighting. He is all muscle and 75lbs.
May 29, 2015 2:42 pm

Bobby dog on Canidae Grain Free Pure (Dry) Hi foss77: Foods rated 4.5 - 5 stars will always be high in protein due to how this site rates foods: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/frequently-asked-questions/rate-dog-food/I suggest looking at foods rated in those categories then see if they make a senior or weight loss recipe; some senior foods have lower protein. Or, there might also be recipes included in the review that rate lower due to low protein content.For even more of a selection expand your search criteria to include 3 and 4…
May 29, 2015 2:42 pm

foss77 on Canidae Grain Free Pure (Dry) Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep it in mind as I continue to research different foods!
May 29, 2015 2:12 pm

Ritzibitzi on Canidae Grain Free Pure (Dry) Maybe taste of the wild.
May 29, 2015 2:03 pm

Crazy4dogs on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) 1/2 cup pumpkin has 3.5 g fiber. I think that's too much Karen Becker recommends 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds. That would be about 2 1/3 tablespoons for a 75 lb dog. when I use it on my labs I use a serving tablespoon which would probably be 2 measuring tablespoons Here's Karen Becker's link:http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/11/19/dietary-fiber.aspx
May 29, 2015 1:49 pm

Storm's Mom on Off Topic Discussions deleted double post
May 29, 2015 1:10 pm

Storm's Mom on Off Topic Discussions No, definitely do NOT free feed her. That's going in the wrong direction entirely.
May 29, 2015 1:00 pm

Pitlove on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) i usually let my 66lb AmStaff have about 3-4 spoonfuls and that seems to work good.
May 29, 2015 12:58 pm

Pitlove on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) First off let me say that your boy is beautiful! possibly a little bit overweight but its hard to tell in the picture. I do kefir as a probiotic at dinner time for my AmStaff and a digestive supplement in the morning. I put canned pumpkin in his food if i notice some loose stool. kefir is a great way to get healthy bacteria back into their gut and make it healthy enough to eat just like a human! switching as frequently as you want. i change my dogs food every bag and i dont have to blend his…
May 29, 2015 12:57 pm

Angela P on Pure Balance Grain Free (Dry) Mine also does not have fleas or ticks or mites. The bison did the same thing to him. I don't think the food is bad, because our other dog LOVES it and it's done wonders for her sensitive stomach. I'm betting it's one of the ingredients.
May 29, 2015 12:53 pm

Angela P on Pure Balance Grain Free (Dry) Oh my gosh. My dogs are on the bison and pea and this JUST happened to one of them! I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow because I've been searching for an answer. The one dog loves it and it's the only food that hasn't upset her stomach, but for my hound mix, who always had drier, itchier skin to begin with, has now scratched raw spots on his back that are terrible. One is the size of a baseball. I bet it's an allergy to one of the ingredients. I'm not glad that your dog is experiencing this too,…
May 29, 2015 12:42 pm

aimee on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) I don't know.. pumpkin has a high water content and isn't a very concentrated source of fiber. I've always thought when people would say to add pumpkin in the amount of 1-2 tsp or tbls it wouldn't be enough to really add much in the way of fiber for anything but a small dog..
May 29, 2015 12:40 pm

sharron on Off Topic Discussions wondering if i could free feed her since she isn't a glutton - i don't mean with can mixed in just the dry
May 29, 2015 12:38 pm

Crazy4cats on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) I don't blame you! Good luck.
May 29, 2015 12:25 pm

griffs on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) I did wonder if it could be that specific formula that she couldn't handle. But her reaction was so extreme that I haven't had the courage to try other Merrick formulas - and at the moment the grain free variety is simply too pricey for me. I'll check the Victor's store locator right now. Thanks again. Much appreciated!
May 29, 2015 12:10 pm

Bobby dog on Simply Nourish Dog Food (Dry) Hi Jennifer: I would contact the store manager at Petsmart for a refund. That is their house brand and here is their return policy: http://www.petsmart.com/helpdeskarticle/-/-helpdesk-returns-refunds-category-helpdesk_category_cmp_20121219_173450-helpdesk_landing_article_return_policy_cmp_20120808_132132
May 29, 2015 11:48 am

Storm's Mom on Off Topic Discussions Well, if you're feeding her twice at night AND giving her a treat, it stands to reason she wouldn't eat in morning. Her stomach would likely still be digesting all that food.
May 29, 2015 11:48 am

sharron on Off Topic Discussions ok thanks, that makes sense - i noticed this morning when i gave her breakfast that she only took a couple of mouthfuls and left the rest
May 29, 2015 11:47 am

Storm's Mom on Off Topic Discussions If she's not a fan of eating in the morning, maybe try feeding her the full 1/2 or 1/3 cup daily serving once in the evening rather than 2 servings both at night? That way, her stomach is only working to digest food once, rather than having to do it again just a few hours later. It's unlikely she'd have digested the food from the previous serving before giving her the 2nd one anyway.
May 29, 2015 11:42 am

sharron on Off Topic Discussions after finding out that the dental chews has sugar in them, i'm certainly not going to continue giving them to her - it's only been in the last few months that she actually started eating them - before that time i would buy a bag every so often and she would just hide them and i never got into the habit of buying other types of treats because she didn't like them and i don't believe that she needs them - when i bought the acana yesterday afternoon i gave her 1/8 cup for dinner and another 1/8…
May 29, 2015 11:39 am

Adam Eugenio on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods I have a Podengo/Pitbull mix who has severe skin allergies. Shakes her head sometimes, constantly chews and links her paws, and always has a red irritated anus. We've had her glands expelled and checked and that was not the issue. I have never tried a different food for her, only Earthborn Holistic Primitive. What would you all suggest? I was thinking a Hypoallergenic or LID food, but I've seen many negative reviews on LID foods as most are from poor companies. I want a quality food from a…
May 29, 2015 11:32 am

Bobby dog on Iams ProActive Health (Dry) Hi maria: Sounds like you have your hands full! One way to make the most of your pet food budget is to figure out the calories each dog needs to maintain their health. Sometimes spending a little more per bag on a kibble that is calorically dense can end up costing you less than feeding a kibble that comes in a large bag that costs less. However, sometimes it doesn't work out that way because each dog will have different nutritional needs and may maintain weight/health better on foods with…
May 29, 2015 11:29 am

Storm's Mom on Off Topic Discussions It's likely, then, that feeding her the chews is part of the problem here. It's likely part of why she's not eating her kibble/canned consistently...if not entirely why. Please stop feeding them (or any other treats) entirely..immediately. If she doesn't like that, too darn bad. Once she starts eating her kibble and canned regularly (twice a day, every day), then you could think about feeding maybe a quarter of a chew as a treat immediately AFTER she eats her *actual* food (the kibble with…
May 29, 2015 11:26 am

Crazy4dogs on Dog Food Calculator I love the days when the raw/cooked is already prepared & I just have to pull it out of the fridge! :D
May 29, 2015 11:17 am

sharron on Off Topic Discussions oh yes - she gets a chew, usually a 1/2 of one at night around 7:30 and she knows when it's that time - when it comes to meals now she doesn't eat until around 4 - up to that time she's not interested in eating - i have tried to get her to eat in the mornings but she is not interested - this started about 3-4 months ago - she doesn't bug me for a chew during the day
May 29, 2015 11:17 am

Crazy4dogs on Dog Food Calculator I know, right? Thanks Dori! I'll take a look! :)
May 29, 2015 11:15 am

Crazy4cats on Dog Food Calculator Hahahaha! I just bought mine a few months ago at Target. It wasn't that expensive. I get the buying everything for the pets problem though. I already spend more time on their meals, I think, than for us humans! :/
May 29, 2015 11:14 am

Crazy4dogs on Off Topic Discussions LOL! Of course! I'm a fanatical bag reader. I usually do cow ears, pig snouts, etc. I do occaisonally buy the chews but they're mostly pointless since teeth can't get cleaned in 30 seconds (or less) of chewing. I was really surprised when I saw sugar of some type in some of the chews.
May 29, 2015 11:12 am

Storm's Mom on Off Topic Discussions I would also advise ALWAYS feeding her canned with kibble going forward. Please remember it's not about what she "wants", it's about what YOU want to..and should..feed her based on what YOU know/learn is best for her.Has she consistently been eating the chews even when she got disinterested in one kibble after another?
May 29, 2015 11:08 am

towtrip on Lotus Dog Food (Canned) I have concerns about the safety of this product. When I open the cans, the food spews EVERYWHERE. The last can I opened outside and it sprayed at least 10 feet into the yard! I threw it away. Canned goods shouldn't contain gas!
May 29, 2015 11:01 am

Dori on Dog Food Calculator Silly you. Everything's for the dogs you know that. Check out amazon. They're incredible cheap, digital. Mine came with the batteries that I haven't had to change and it's over a year since I bought it. I use it twice a day. Takes up absolutely no counter space. Handy little gadget. I used to wonder and think, kitchen scale???? What on earth would I want a kitchen scale for, I'm not weighing my food. Then came the foray into the world of raw feeding and realized...AHHHHH that's why I…
May 29, 2015 11:01 am

Crazy4dogs on Dog Food Calculator OK, now you guys are gonna make me want to go out and buy a scale! I already have a food dehydrator, a crock pot and a pressure cooker. And they're mostly for the dogs! LOL!
May 29, 2015 10:58 am

Crazy4cats on Off Topic Discussions To make them yummy, of course! :(
May 29, 2015 10:52 am

Jennifer Bartman-Bull on Simply Nourish Dog Food (Dry) Does anyone know how I can contact the company that makes this food? I bought a case of the canned cat food and every single can wasonly half full. Clearly a packing blunder. The pet store told me to contact the company for a refund but I can't seem to find them online.
May 29, 2015 10:51 am

Crazy4cats on Dog Food Calculator I feed NW Naturals as "meal mixers" as well. I have a little battery operated kitchen scale that I use to weigh them. I think it's actually pretty accurate!
May 29, 2015 10:50 am

Crazy4dogs on Off Topic Discussions I always mix wet (canned) with kibble and add warm water to the whole mix. Just subtract the kibble calories from the added can calories. It takes a while for the gums to heal but if she still has trouble chewing after another week, I'd contact the vet.
May 29, 2015 10:49 am

sharron on Off Topic Discussions sorry but another question - on the days she wants can food - is it ok to mix wet with acana or is it best just to feed the acana on its' own - also how much can should be mixed with dry - i have to soften the dry - since having the tooth removed, she is having trouble chewing - thanks
May 29, 2015 10:40 am

Crazy4dogs on Honest Kitchen Grain Free (Dehydrated) Ouch! That's a long time to keep them in his/her stomach! Yeah, grinding or processing smaller really does help! :)
May 29, 2015 10:35 am

Masoncamps on Honest Kitchen Grain Free (Dehydrated) I have the same issue with my large dog but the smaller one handles it just fine. i couldn't figure out why at the end of the week he would throw up sweet potatoes and vegetables as if he was holding onto them all that time. I started to put everything in a food processor and haven't had a problem since.
May 29, 2015 10:27 am

sharron on Off Topic Discussions my god!! - i didn't realize they had sugar in them - no wonder she likes them - well i won't be buying those any more - thanks for the tip!!!
May 29, 2015 10:20 am

Crazy4dogs on Off Topic Discussions Generally no more than 10% of a dogs daily calorie intake should be from treats of any kind, including dental sticks/treats. Your brand actually includes sucrose (sugar) in the ingredient panel. I will never understand why pet companies make dental chews that include sugar! :(Here's the link:http://www.royalcanin.ca/index.php/Veterinary-Products/Canine-Nutrition/Veterinary-Care-Nutrition/Medi-Chews
May 29, 2015 10:16 am

Crazy4dogs on Dog Food Calculator LOL! I just read this Dori! I'm slightly anal retentive. I do measure the cups of food and I have big dogs so I can eyeball the canned toppings. On the raw, I mostly buy the patties or cut the patties by measuring the roll and marking the portions. I love Northwest Naturals, but hate counting out the little nuggets since I'm in the 50ish range. ;)
May 29, 2015 10:07 am

Bobby dog on Wellness Stews (Canned) Hi Elaine: I am not sure what percentage of fat you need for your dogs. I feed Wellness Core Weight Management in my "low fat" canned rotation.Here is an article from Dogaware with info on low fat diets. Included are a few formulas for figuring out the fat content in commercial and fresh foods towards the bottom of the page. You will also find info on low fat commercial foods, fresh foods, and resources/references for further research within those charts. Good luck with your…
May 29, 2015 10:05 am

Kimberly Chapman Radke on Himalayan Dog Chews Recall of 2015 Pet Smart has it on their Corporate page under Product Notices and Recalls: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=196265&p=irol-notices
May 29, 2015 9:49 am

Crazy4cats on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) BTW, my dogs did fine on the Merrick grain free rather than classic formula, but it is too expensive for me to feed regularly. Here is Victor's find a store link: http://www.victordogfood.com/find_dealer.html If you find a dealer, maker sure to call them first because most of them do not carry all recipes. I have to special order the grain free joint health kibble to make sure they actually have it before I drive 20 miles to pick it up!
May 29, 2015 9:39 am

sharron on Off Topic Discussions thanks for the info - what percentage of the daily calorie intake should allowed for treats
May 29, 2015 9:35 am

griffs on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) Thanks for the recommendation! I've not noticed Victor in my area, but I'll take another look around & check it out if possible : )
May 29, 2015 9:32 am

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) Thanks C4C. I thought that might be what she was referring to, but I don't go to Costco and who knows. It seems like every company has been adding new lines lately! Glad I took advantage of all the 5 star foods that were clearanced! :)
May 29, 2015 9:20 am

Crazy4dogs on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Just IMO, I think 1/2 cup of pumpkin might be too much. Pumpkin works for both diarrhea and constipation. A little for diarrhea and a lot for constipation. It might be better to start with just a little and go up to more if you need to. Good luck with it! :)
May 29, 2015 9:13 am

*CMC* on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Thanks, that is pretty similar to what the Vet recommended.
May 29, 2015 9:05 am

*CMC* on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) BTW this food has a 4.5 star rating on Dogfoodadvisor.com which is much higher than some of the Blue Buffalo's
May 29, 2015 9:00 am

*CMC* on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) I got Rocco Premium Edge Chicken and Rice dog food. I was told by his vet to add about half a cup of pumpkin and 1/4 cup of Greek pro biotic yogurt along with the new food to help him with the transition. She said to not give him the Ol'Roy any more or the Pure Balance. I found this food at Care-a-lot and it was $36 for a 35lb bag of food. I am just hopping my baby boy gets better...he is truly Momma's Baby!
May 29, 2015 8:59 am

Crazy4cats on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) Hi c4d-Here is the link to the Kirkland pet food. Their grain free line is called Nature's Domain. Maybe that is what she is referring to? http://www.kirklandsignaturepetsupplies.com/
May 29, 2015 8:51 am

Crazy4cats on Best Weight Loss Dog Foods Here is their contact us form: http://nutrish.rachaelray.com/contact-us It's frustrating when they don't put that info on the bag or on their site. I found that most companies respond pretty quickly to questions. Hopefully, that will be the case for you!
May 29, 2015 8:41 am

Marycarol Mc Cabe Warrick on Best Weight Loss Dog Foods My English bull dog is about 6 to 10 lbs overweight. Giving him Rachel Ray Just 6 as it seems to have all the healthy ingred. with no by product. But, cannot figure how many cal. it has on bag. Opinion? He is 6 yrs. and 75 lbs which is alot but big boned
May 29, 2015 8:26 am

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) She's probably liking the fat and flavoring added to the food, since that's what most dogs like as opposed to corn, rice and wheat or potatoes. If you're using the Purina Sport, it's fat runs from 16%-20%. Are you using the chicken formulas of Purina? Which formula? If you only tried the Pure Balance Salmon, she just might not like fish. I don't feed the Costco brand, so I'm not sure what Kirkland Naturals are and I don't seem to be able to find that formula. Is the food actually called…
May 29, 2015 8:21 am

mizzemm on Orijen Freeze Dried (Freeze-Dried) I recently started feeding my dog Orijen Freeze dried regional red food. He has never been a consistently voracious eater; he had days when he ate everything but usually did not run over to eat right away and never sat and waited while we prepped the food--but with this stuff, he does. He loves it. He's 52 or 53 pounds so I give him one disc per meal along with one cup Orijen dry adult dog food. Very happy so far--was previously feeding him Orijen dry with Wellness wet food, mainly beef and…
May 29, 2015 7:33 am

Elaine Squires Romagnano on Wellness Stews (Canned) I have a yorkie and a yorkie poo and they both have been diagnosed with pancreitis. My Yorkie is Also over weight. I have them on the Wellness weight management. I want to know What the best can of Wellness would be Good to mix with the dry food.
May 29, 2015 7:18 am

Crazy4dogs on Off Topic Discussions Sharron, are you aware that those medi chews you're giving her are 42 calories per stick? I could only find them online in 2 sizes so I'm assuming you are using the small size. At a 200 calorie diet, if you're including the medi chews calorie count, the chews make up 21% or almost 1/4 of the daily calorie intake. That's a lot of non nutritional calories. You might want to cut those chews back to every other day.
May 29, 2015 6:37 am

Susan on Iams ProActive Health (Dry) Hi a few people feed Victor & say its healthy & cheap http://www.victordogfood.com/dogfood.html
May 29, 2015 5:57 am

KC Lorenz on Orijen Dog Food (Dry) Was wondering if anyone has tried mixing Orijen with soft food of another brand? My 13yr old Eskie loves Natures Recipe Pure Essentials Chicken and Sweet Potatoes (For those who have never used it, it's actually real chicken they use. Looks as if you cut it up yourself). I mix that with Natures Recipe hard food. I'd like to switch her to Orijen while mixing it with the Pure Essentials Chicken and Sweet Potatoes. Has anyone ever mixed soft and hard food of different brands? And if so, were there…
May 29, 2015 5:32 am

NJ Patient on Himalayan Dog Chews Recall of 2015 I never heard of it BUT the FDA, Petco and other website should have information. Where did this info come from initially before I let 1200 breeders know about it and they inform families?
May 28, 2015 11:17 pm

Linda Johnson Ross on Hill’s Prescription Diet I/D Canine (Canned) What were you originally feeding your dog? This food is loaded with corn which is bad for dogs. Read the ingriedients.
May 28, 2015 9:53 pm

Think about it on Himalayan Dog Chews Recall of 2015 Why is there no information on the FDA, Petco, or Himalayan website?
May 28, 2015 9:44 pm

Crazy4cats on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) Hi- Do you have a dealer that sells Victor in your area? My dogs did not do very well on one of the Merrick Classic recipes either, but they do great on the grain free Victor kibble. It's about the same price or cheaper depending on where you live. They also sell kibble with grain. Check them out!
May 28, 2015 9:31 pm

maria on Iams ProActive Health (Dry) I have 5 dogs 5 year old small lab mix 2 year old American bulldog 1 year old pitbull 2 year old pitbull 5 month old Rottie mixI rescued them trying to find them homes but nobody ever inquired about them so I kept them I refused to send them to the shelter or streets. So I don't have a lot of money iam college student live with my parents and were hitting rough times I used to feed Dog Chow but I stopped then I started feeding Kirkland but I didn't have membership card and I moved far from my…
May 28, 2015 9:13 pm

sharron on Off Topic Discussions thanks - i bought the 3 acana singles, trial size, and i'm going to try it for a month and see if she maintains her weight - will feed her 1/4 cup (+ )and plus her dental chew stick/day that would equal close to the 200 cal/day that was recommended by her vet - she has lost interest in the royal canin and she's not interested at all in the merrick wet that i bought - will try the 1/4 cup at first and see how that goes - lately she hasn't been eating that much - she's not sick
May 28, 2015 8:49 pm

India Eileen on Bil-Jac Dog Food (Cooked Frozen) I don't count positivity as blindly following something on pure bias. They're clearly paying you a pretty penny to tell people what they want to hear. They probably trained you to say all this. But do you really know nutrition?
May 28, 2015 7:57 pm

India Eileen on Bil-Jac Dog Food (Cooked Frozen) It contains highly processed ingredients. You must agree that's a fact.
May 28, 2015 7:55 pm

India Eileen on Bil-Jac Dog Food (Cooked Frozen) I know, right?! I'm astounded that people can sit here and say this is the healthiest thing to give your dog. Rotted baked goods?? Sugar?? I'm glad I'm not the only one freaking out hahaha
May 28, 2015 7:54 pm

India Eileen on Bil-Jac Dog Food (Cooked Frozen) Orijen doesn't scorch their food like everyone else. They slow cook...I gotta say, I'm having a hard time trying to imagine anyone claiming a food with molasses and baked goods is right for their dog. You don't seem to have a lot of your facts straight. But I wonder if you can tell me the health benefits of rotted baked goods and sugar being given to your dog and mine.
May 28, 2015 7:52 pm

theBCnut on Off Topic Discussions Some calories are not digested. There are certain proteins in plants that dogs can't use and fiber is counted as a carb even though it isn't digested. So foods that have no or low amounts of these types of ingredients are more efficiently used and less needs to be fed. And stools will be smaller too. Foods that are high in these indigestible ingredients will need to be fed in larger amounts to get the same number of calories out of them and the stools will be larger too.
May 28, 2015 7:51 pm

griffs on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) I tried switching my dog to this brand. I had high hopes for the quality of Merrick - and did a lot of research here before selecting. I value the wealth of information provided on this website/forum. Unfortunately, my dog had a terrible reaction to the Beef Barley & Carrot. I transitioned her VERY SLOWLY, gradually mixing with her previous food over many weeks. She began to have loose stools. Then diarrhea and a ton of gas. Then severe diarrhea and severe gas. So severe that I took her to…
May 28, 2015 7:49 pm

LabsRawesome on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) JV77, Have you ever tried 4health? It's sold at Tractor Supply. It's about $1/pound. Their grain inclusive has rice. http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/4healthtrade%3B-performance-formula-for-adult-dogs-35-lb-bag
May 28, 2015 6:16 pm

Bobby dog on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) Hi JV777: Check out Pro Pac, Fromm, Infinia, or Exclusive. The Pro Plan Natural grain inclusive line might appeal to your dog's taste as well.
May 28, 2015 6:14 pm

èdè Yorùbá Sinsajo on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) I am not the website admin, but to answer you; yes, so that you can avoid the protein jump messiness. However, if the protein content of the new food is close, then you should be fine.
May 28, 2015 6:12 pm