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Sharron on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Canned) Lexee is even fussy about canned food - it has to be pate, doesn't like anything chunky, lumpy, stewy or shredded. Have tried raw more than once, doesn't like it either. Tried freeze dried, that was ok for a little while. Canned food is the only food that she will eat consistently.
Been told by more than one vet and a couple of breeders that Yorkies, and Chihuahuas can be picky eaters.May 26, 2016 12:04 pm
Elizabeth Lang on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Canned) Hi Sharron - yes that's my dog's problem as well. He had a very hard time with dry food. I would add water and heat up his food, but he eventually stopped eating that food, and at that point (last year) he was eating a grain free dry food called Call of the Wild. For about 6 months I was making his 2 meals a day myself. Then I found Natural Balance and he took a real liking to the duck and potatoes, after trying the other rice free flavors.
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Sharron on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Canned) Hi Elizabeth - i have a 7 yr old yorkie/chihuahua, like your dog, she is very picky too. I also have spent hundreds of dollars on food over the years I have tried just about every dog food made. She really dislikes dry food so i am feeding her Royal Canin canned.May 26, 2016 11:07 am
Caitlin on NutriSource Grain Free (Dry) Thank you! My pit does have to be on a low glycemic food. My boston though probably would do okay with some grain. I can look into this for her, and find something low glycemic to add to his so he thinks he is getting something too.May 26, 2016 10:47 am
John Sanders on AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles Have you read the testing "requirements"? Only 8 dogs are required for the testing. As many as 2 of the dogs (25%) can be removed from the testing for any reason, including illness or death. The tests only have to run for 6 months and over the 6 month period, it's permissible for animals to lose up to 15% of their starting body weight. Explain to me how this is acceptable?May 26, 2016 10:37 am
Colleen on Pure Balance Dog Food (Canned) I have only used the roll's twice and I used the salmon and the beef because my boxer is allergic to chicken so I try to stay away from anything with feathers per my vet recommendation I only tried them because it was something new I probably won't buy them often because they are a little pricey well for me anyways but I did not notice any problems with my boxer from feeding this to herMay 26, 2016 10:13 am
Elizabeth Lang on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Canned) I have a 6 year old Chihuahua who has always been a very picky eater. I am really bummed to see that the one dog food we have finally found that he actually likes to eat is only given 1.5 stars. He eats the canned NB LID duck and potatoes. We've wasted a fortune on high end dog foods that he wouldn't touch. At this point I'm not switching. His digestive system agrees with the food and his stools are not runny OR bloody. He's satisfied and happy. For those of you who also have severely picky…May 26, 2016 9:15 am
theBCnut on Three Name Brands Top FDA List of Chicken Jerky Treats Suspects Those are really high in salt and now days they has other junk ingredients added. It's really easy to make jerky treats at home in your own oven. Just have the butcher thin slice whatever kind of meat you want to use(I tell my butcher to slice it for jerky) and place the meat in a single layer on a cookie sheet(parchment makes for much easier clean up), then put in in the oven on the lowest setting. Test it every few hours for dryness by bending a piece in half. When you get it dried to your…May 26, 2016 9:13 am
theBCnut on Three Name Brands Top FDA List of Chicken Jerky Treats Suspects I believe they(Australia) required the food to be irradiated because it is processed at a low temperature. Orijen was not willing to process at a higher temp(Yay, Orijen), so they quit selling(were banned) in Australia. I believe that the cat owners were feeding their cats the dog food, which isn't for the best anyway. Lack or Vit A affects many things and, obviously, can cause death.May 26, 2016 9:08 am
Ruben on Lotus Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) I started using this on my American Bulldog puppy ...and she seems to love it. I use to feed her Authority puppy blend her stoles where mush. May 26, 2016 9:06 am
theBCnut on Three Name Brands Top FDA List of Chicken Jerky Treats Suspects I think they require the food to be irradiated if it is processed below a certain temperature.May 26, 2016 9:00 am
Susan on Taste of the Wild (Dry) Hi my boy is 18kg=40lbs & I feed 2 cups of the Sierra Mountain Roasted lamb (338Kcals per cup) + under 1 cup cooked lean pork made into a baked rissole with 1 spoon pumkin & 2 spoons sweet potatoes, If I don't feed the Cooked pork rissole meal then Patch gets a extra 1/2 cup TOTW kibblke, try feeding 3 cups & watch body weight... I weigh my boy weekly, he has IBD & drops in weight very quickly, he loves the Sierra Mountain Lamb he was eating the Pacific Stream Smoked Salmon but…May 26, 2016 6:45 am
Susan on Sportmix Wholesomes Dog Food (Dry) Earthborn Holistics makes Sportmix & ProPac Ultimates....have a look at the Propac formula's grain free & grain kibbles.. http://www.propacultimates.com/dog-food/May 26, 2016 6:23 am
riley hootman on How to Choose the Best Large Breed Puppy Food and Lower Your Dog’s Risk of Hip Dysplasia Fromm gold large breed puppy and nutrisource are great affordable large breed puppy foodsMay 26, 2016 2:55 am
riley hootman on How to Choose the Best Large Breed Puppy Food and Lower Your Dog’s Risk of Hip Dysplasia Fromm gold large breed puppy and nutrisource are great affordable large breed puppy foods.May 26, 2016 2:47 am
riley hootman on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Also make the transition gradual. Going from a 1 star food to a 5 star food can be hard for your dog.May 26, 2016 2:28 am
riley hootman on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Well imo the best dog food in the market is orijin. But if your not looking to spend that much money I would recommend diamond naturals, nutrisource, and Fromm. Also the best dog food at walmart is pure balance. But there's plenty if information on this website.May 26, 2016 2:25 am
Zoe Brownfield on How to Choose the Best Large Breed Puppy Food and Lower Your Dog’s Risk of Hip Dysplasia I have a pitador and we are trying to find him an affordable puppy food. I'm new to owning a dog so can I please get some suggestions?May 25, 2016 11:29 pm
Amateria on Three Name Brands Top FDA List of Chicken Jerky Treats Suspects Despite banning irradiated foods like the above commenter wrote I was told that black hawk is still irradiated here and the jerky my mum once bought also mentioned this on the back of the pack, so it seems they didn't quiet ban it all, I also heard that Totw here is irradiated but I could be wrong.
We also once had Orijen here but they irradiated it into insanity because of our laws on how kibble is made? Darn I don't remember it, it was back when I first started reading... But after cats…May 25, 2016 10:31 pm
Pitlove on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hi Icely-
The 2 companies that have done the most research on large breed puppy growth and nutrition are Hill's and Purina. So a food from one of those 2 companies (I prefer Pro Plan for Purina products), would be a fine choice.
I do understand however that many aren't comfortable with using products from Hill's and Purina so my other suggestions are: Fromm Gold Large Breed Puppy, NutriSource Large Breed Puppy, Precise Holistic Complete Large & Giant Breed Puppy (popular in the Dane…May 25, 2016 9:32 pm
Polly Hattemer on Three Name Brands Top FDA List of Chicken Jerky Treats Suspects Interesting and sad at the same time. I'd only heard that the government had banned it for cat food. I hadn't heard that the government was the ones that required it in the first place. Oh my. At least they corrected their mistake. With as fast as dogs get sick, I suspect there is more to the problem than just a lack of vitamin A. The study I read said the dog's amino acids were skewed.May 25, 2016 9:16 pm
theBCnut on Three Name Brands Top FDA List of Chicken Jerky Treats Suspects Not that I like irradiated food, I don't. But the cats died because irradiation kills the Vit. A in the food and the Australian gov't. were the ones that said the food had to be irradiated.May 25, 2016 8:46 pm
Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) "Do you consider glucose from protein or fats to somehow be different and used differently?"
Not different but I don't think you would disagree that it is more readily available from carbohydrates. Waltham, as well as other sources, specifically state carbs are added for this reason. "Carbohydrates can be divided into four types: 1. Absorbable carbohydrate – a form that is immediately useable by the body. Glucose is the most common dietary unit of carbohydrate but is usually present as a…May 25, 2016 6:34 pm
Marcia Wright Crocker on Blue Buffalo Wilderness (Dry) Are you two really going to get in a fight on a stupid review page?May 25, 2016 5:30 pm
Marcia Wright Crocker on Blue Buffalo Wilderness (Dry) I love the BB foods ! I have a small Pomeranian and her coat has never looked better! She has had more vowel movements but not explosive May 25, 2016 5:29 pm
Shawna on NutriSource Grain Free (Dry) From what I can see, the Nutrisca AND the Nutrisource are grain free so I'm not sure that statement would apply to your situation.
The Nutrisca is higher in both protein and fat however which, like fiber, seems to give a satiating effect. They may actually be hungrier on the Nutrisource. Or, as others stated, they may just like it better. Do they seem to be gaining or losing weight on the food?May 25, 2016 5:08 pm
Azul on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hi Icely, this was posted in the forums by HoundDog Mom. It's a list of foods that are appropriate for Large breep puppies. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwApI_dhlbnFY183Q0NVRXlidWc/edit?pref=2&pli=1 Many may have already seen this, but I’ll re-post here. This is a list I
put together myself of foods that I feel are good choices for growing
large and giant breed puppies. This list includes only grain-free 4 and 5
star foods…May 25, 2016 4:47 pm
Azul on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwApI_dhlbnFY183Q0NVRXlidWc/edit?pref=2&pli=1May 25, 2016 4:44 pm
Crazy4cats on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hi-
Have you checked out this article? http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-large-breed-puppy-food/May 25, 2016 4:24 pm
Karl on Hip Dysplasia in Dogs Linked to Improper Diet I've read about green lipped mussel a couple times now, I really don't know anything about.. I'm going to look further into it. Thanks! And yes, no dog whether purebred, puppy, or old can give you the guarantee of a lifetime of good health! Just part of the package dealing with things like this. That's life!!May 25, 2016 3:33 pm
Icely Wilson on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods I am getting a great dane and mastiff mix. She is 5 weeks old right now but I'm preparing for when we bring her home in a few weeks. I want to give her something that is great for her but not breaking the bank. We picked up Blue Buffalo Freedom chicken for puppies but now I'm not so sure about it. Does anybody have anything that they would recommend? May 25, 2016 2:49 pm
ShepAussie on NutriSource Grain Free (Dry) Good idea KariN. I guess some dogs can do well on at least some amount of grains. Avoid the lower quality grains used in dog & cat food that will not provide as much nutrition to your pets. This also will help with lowering the feeding costs as the foods with grain are less expensive.May 25, 2016 2:44 pm
Melissa McConnell on Whole Earth Farms Grain Free (Dry) This review makes me weak .... We had the same experience with our
4 year old French bulldog Petunia . She started doing the same things you describe .. Vomiting that came and went ..off and on with being fine otherwise .. Thought it was odd that her stools were darker than usual but she was eating and acting herself so didn't think too much about it. Then she got worse suddenly. Took her in but she always perked up for the vet so it was hard to tell just how sick she was. Blood work came back…May 25, 2016 1:08 pm
Christina on Diamond Naturals (Dry) Hey there. You seem to have a picky pup. Couple of suggestions ...
Try the Diamond Naturals Beef Meal and Rice formula if you haven't already--really inexpensive through Amazon. Also, top his food with something soft and yummy. Canned pumpkin works really well and is (typically) an effective dog-pleasing treat. You can also try a little bit of fish oil (pollock oil is not too expensive). Or, chop up a hard-boiled egg and mix it into his kibble. This is a super inexpensive, highly…May 25, 2016 12:37 pm
Debbie on Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Gastrointestinal (Dry) Hi Susan,
He is on the GI/Low fat food. He was on 4health Duck and sweet potato but they said that there is too much fat in there for him. He didn't have a biopsy just a physical exam, and ultra sound. They based his diagnosis on symptoms. I think the 4heatlh was ok for him to eat but it was the Organic PB that I gave him in his kong that did it to him, it was very oily. I will slowly switch him from this food to my normal food as soon as he is off the Prednisone. I can't at this point as his…May 25, 2016 12:02 pm
KariN on NutriSource Grain Free (Dry) Hi Caitlin -One other thing to consider is that a grain free food is not going to fill them up as much - there's no bulk to it.....I have the same issue with our dogs. We have a pittie that had a grain sensitivity as a puppy so we put all 4 dogs on grain free,.It was fine for a month or so, then I noticed we were going thru a 30 pound bag of food in a week! They were hungry ALL the time! I took a chance and tried adding some regular grain in food back to the diet and thankfully, she seems to…May 25, 2016 11:23 am
terri on Fromm Gold Dog Food (Dry) I use the Fromm grain free puppyMay 25, 2016 8:44 am
terri on Fromm Gold Dog Food (Dry) I have begun using fromm grain free heartland gold puppy food for my Pom puppy. He really seems to like it! I was disappointed though that the adult dog food has a a full star rating less than the puppy food which has a 4.5. Also I couldn't find what the source of their protein was. Anyone know?May 25, 2016 8:44 am
Shea on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) I have researched canidae and decided to try it out so I just ordered the resolve and land for her. I'm really hoping she does well on these. I figured out she was eating too many carbs and canidae pure doesn't have as much. Thanks for the recommendation!May 25, 2016 8:08 am
Susan on Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Gastrointestinal (Dry) Hi my boy also was diagnosed with IBD thru biopsies, he was put on Eukanuba Intestinal in the end, cause the Hills Z/d Ultra & Hills I/d Restore Low Fat made his IBD worse & made him itch & smell, Royal Canine Intestinal Low Fat made him itch, red paws & smell bad yeast & acid reflux, we have barley in the R/C Low Fat in Australia, we had 1 more vet diet left to try the Eukanuba Intestinal, vet wanted him on vet diet for 1yr to let his bowel rest & heal....but after…May 25, 2016 6:52 am
Amateria on Purina Moist and Meaty (Semi-Moist) The owner is a 65 year old male I think, it states who the people are on the left hand side of their comments, older people usually don't realise the things that younger folk do, but it isn't always so cut and dry.
Your old worn down rug comment immediately reminded me of the langoliers, I could say it's my favourite movie as it's the only movie I watch more than once a year, I also read the book from time to time, the scary feeling it leaves in my chest lasts an entire week! talk about having…May 25, 2016 3:44 am
seo marketing on How to Choose Dog Food So, after doing a tiny bit of research, I see that Marshall's Pet Zone is a brick and mortar and online pet food retailer in India, who is disguising themselves here as a helpful, educational blogger.
foodsMay 25, 2016 2:43 am
riley hootman on Purina Moist and Meaty (Semi-Moist) Yeah I think he chews his feet a lot of dogs can't handle beef it gives them allergies. And do you notice how lifeless that dogs coat looks? It looks like an old wore down rug. What an oblivious owner I'm sure he means no harm though.May 25, 2016 1:33 am
Polly Hattemer on Three Name Brands Top FDA List of Chicken Jerky Treats Suspects Waggin Train and Canyon Creek are irradiated. Scientific studies have shown that irradiated meat makes dogs sick. Australia banned irradiated cat food after too many cats died. Of course, our FDA doesn't say much, because they have approved irradiated food for humans. (The FDA allows up to 10 times the irradiation on pet food as human food.)…May 25, 2016 12:05 am
Angela Rossop on Nature’s Select Dog Food (Dry) Help!!! I started feeding my puppy the Nature's Select Cold Water Salmon Recipe 2 months ago. 3 weeks ago he started vomiting...HOURS after he would eat. Took him to the vet twice, nothing is wrong with him. X-Rays, blood work, everything was normal except for this food sitting in his stomach forever. The only thing the vet had to say was to change where his protein came from, but online it says the Salmon is the easiest to digest, so I am at a loss here on what to do for my puppy?May 24, 2016 11:50 pm
tosetti18 on Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry) Called acana today. I expressed my concerns and they are sending a coupon to replace the food and are also sending a prepaid envelope for me to send them the plastic so they can do an investigation as to what happened. Guess we will see whats to come from them in the future. I still remain skeptical for now. This was my second bag of food from the Kentucky plant. The first one was the chicken formula.May 24, 2016 9:21 pm
Crazy4dogs on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food Cannoli is absolutely correct. Puppies like children, need a balanced diet to grow properly. Please research a balanced diet or feed a commercial food that is balanced for puppies. The growth stage is one of the most important stages in a dog's life. If the diet is unbalanced, nutritional deficiencies will result.May 24, 2016 8:56 pm
theBCnut on Acana Dog Food Reviews (Summary) Very!May 24, 2016 8:53 pm
theBCnut on Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry) It looks like their new factory is coming to pieces.May 24, 2016 8:49 pm
steph on Nutrisca Dog Food (Dry) It is low glycemic but most dogs with diabetes are also prone to pancreatitis. Orijin is higher in Fat than my diabetic dachshund could handle. It's 15%minimum, not sure how to find out the actual amount which is I'm sure a little bit higher. Within two days of slowly transitioning him, he had full on pancreatitis and we almost lost him. Every dog is different. There isn't one food that's perfect for all of them. So far earthborn weight management and weruva canned food has been wonderful for…May 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Cannoli on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food you can't just feed them chicken or do just add chicken to the kibble?May 24, 2016 6:06 pm
Marla Chav on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food I have two puppies, from the beginning my puppies refused to eat dog food. I started broiling chicken for my children and added more to feed my puppies. My son used to say my puppies were spoiled, but after reading this, I would rather feed my puppies food I make because that way I know what they are eating. I am sure dog food sooner or later will cause pets who consume it to get seriously ill.May 24, 2016 4:09 pm
Storm's Mom on How to Choose the Best Large Breed Puppy Food and Lower Your Dog’s Risk of Hip Dysplasia Sorry to hear that. Had the opposite experience here..Storm's stools firmed up considerably after switching from Fromm Beef Frittatta Veg to Acana Lamb & Apple. I switch his food from bag to bag, but I may keep him on Acana for a couple/few bags because he's doing so well on it!May 24, 2016 2:29 pm
Pitlove on Hip Dysplasia in Dogs Linked to Improper Diet Yes and no. Proper nutrition can reduce the risk of these kinds of DOD's, but genetics can still be the deciding factor. I agree with everything Crazy4dogs said and she has also given you some good advice. May 24, 2016 1:55 pm
Crazy4dogs on Hip Dysplasia in Dogs Linked to Improper Diet Hi Karl,
It's a chance you take but it happens to purebred dogs that are gotten as puppies and fed correctly.
In addition to keeping him lean, you might want to add fish oil, green lipped mussel, and a joint supplement. I have a lab I rescued many years ago who now has bad knees due to injury several years ago. The supplements have really kept her very active.
I foster adult dogs & even though they come from rural shelters, many are very healthy after being taken care of any issues.…May 24, 2016 1:44 pm
Jed Johnson on Diamond Naturals (Dry) Try a bag of taste of the wild appalachian valley small dog food.May 24, 2016 12:00 pm
Jed Johnson on Diamond Naturals (Dry) I sure hope you have tried giving different flavors throughout the years. She may needm ore fibre in her diet.May 24, 2016 11:59 am
Jed Johnson on Diamond Naturals (Dry) Honestly, to me it sounds as though you need to try something that isn't chicken flavored. Try out Diamond brands "Taste of the Wild" label. Their flavor "High Prairie Canine" is made of Venison and Bison. it is a bit costly but well worth it. I've noticed dogs tend to have aversions to certain tastes and if they don't like it, just like with us, they will not eat it unless they are forced. again, I would highly suggest switching up flavors, not just brands.May 24, 2016 11:50 am
Kim on How to Choose the Best Large Breed Puppy Food and Lower Your Dog’s Risk of Hip Dysplasia My dogs consistently have loose stools when I feed them Acana . . which is very disappointing to me as I hold this food/company in high regard. ;(May 24, 2016 11:09 am
Karl on Hip Dysplasia in Dogs Linked to Improper Diet Hm, guess that's just what comes with adopting a dog and not getting a puppy. I'm careful to keep him lean and as of now, he seems to be comfortable. Sometimes in the morning there's stiffness or after a longer walk.. but he seems to be doing okay for now. Thanks for the info.May 24, 2016 10:53 am
Crazy4dogs on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) I agree Caru is crazy expensive too. But, Caru is actually food as opposed to a "topper".
If you do the math, Caru comes in at $0.36/oz for food as opposed to Purina Pro Plan additions @ $0.78/oz for an "enhancement" and Purina Beyond meal enhancement @ $0.62/oz. Still no bargain. I used the Petsmart site for pricing on Purina's products and chewy's price on Caru, but the Caru price seems to be the same on most online sites.
I've seen it in stores in my area for prices varying between $4.50 to…May 24, 2016 9:58 am
mahoraner niall on Beneful Dog Food (Dry) Has anyone seen purinas new "BIG" campaign? their uote is "making a BIG difference in the life of pets"
my 2 questions are
1 if the pet is eating purina, they dont even have a life since they're ALREADY DEAD from eating purina, so that makes no sense
2, hmm, i think they realized how many dogs they have killed in the span of 1 year and that is a BIG differenceMay 24, 2016 9:17 am
mahoraner niall on Purina Dog Chow Natural (Dry) 2 stars : thats better, but i personally think that a food where its first 8/9 ingredients are red AND it contains garlic oil (garlic is POISONOUS to dogs!) and ESPECIALLY since it contains MSBC (known for killing THOUSANDS of dogs) you would think it ould get a 1.5 star ranking, but i doubt they are going to edit the ranking AGAIN.May 24, 2016 9:13 am
mahoraner niall on Purina Dog Chow Natural (Dry) Now, i would be impressed if this formula REPLACED the original, but not on the side of one another
it makes purina look like they are trying so people think that its different from their other products
In the end, the dog is still going to die earlyMay 24, 2016 9:08 am
mahoraner niall on Gravy Train Dog Food (Canned) 1.5 stars is still very generousMay 24, 2016 9:04 am
mahoraner niall on How to Choose the Best Large Breed Puppy Food and Lower Your Dog’s Risk of Hip Dysplasia Yes and i may love kfc, But that does't mean i should eat it every day for my whole life /:
Just because they like the taste doesn't mean its healthy
im not going to argue, but in 3 years (or most likely sooner) your crying at your dogs grave due to food poisoning, i have the right to say i told you so
So believe what you want, because i know much more about dog chow than you, since i sadly trusted them a few years ago,
she was on it for 4 weeks but slowly over time she became weaker and then…May 24, 2016 9:01 am
laura tosetti on Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry) Yes I did, Still waiting for a response. I will update as to what they say. I'm so disappointed I really put my trust into champion.May 24, 2016 8:07 am
Azul on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods Awe how cute. :-) May 24, 2016 8:02 am
Pitlove on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods You're welcome! My best tip for owning a pitbull is to train and socialize from an early age. Pits have a bad reputation only furthered by bad people who use them for evil things. Every well behaved, friendly pitbull out there is a step towards showing people what kind of dog they are born to be.
Your baby is gorgeous! I hope whatever food you choose for her works well for her! Keep us updated and don't be afraid to post more cute pit pics :)May 24, 2016 7:41 am
GeneJacket on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Puppy (Dry) Hi, I live in India(Kerala) and my bullmastiff puppy is about 8 weeks old. Bullmastiffs are prone to a range of diseases and I want to feed her the healthiest foods possible. Any suggestions?May 24, 2016 4:43 am
Tito Grandi on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) I've been feeding the grain-free chicken formula to my 5 y.o. Weimaraner (quite a delicate breed) for over 2 years, alternating with the Lamb formula. He loves them and and he is very healthy. So sorry to hear that so so many people disappointed by these kibbles as I personally had a very good experience and I still am. Tito Grandi (Italy).May 24, 2016 4:26 am
aimee on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Shawna,
I'm not understanding this statement: "It's believed that seniors are not as efficient at utilizing glucose (from carbs)"
I understand that the ageing brain isn't as efficient at using glucose.. I don't understand why you added "(from carbs)" Do you consider glucose from protein or fats to somehow be different and used differently?
How does glucose cause insulin resistance?
How prevalent is gluten ataxia in the human population?
Has it ever been documented in the canine…May 24, 2016 2:04 am
Bobby dog on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) I remember comparing the ingredients and there wasn't much if any difference. The packaging would be convenient for training, give it a try!May 24, 2016 1:56 am
riley hootman on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Oh lol. I guess I'm so used to purinas bullcrap I don't take time to research their claimes. May 24, 2016 1:56 am
aimee on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) The Pro Plan is more than the Beyond on the PetSmart site. The Beyonds are 1.99 and the Pro Plan $2.49-$2.99.. hmm I'll be buying the Beyond to try.May 24, 2016 1:34 am
aimee on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) For sure the cost is high .. paying for the convenience/ novelty/ indulgence factor.
I did think of one instance where I might use this... and that is as a training reward...a lick as a reinforcer.May 24, 2016 1:25 am
Sandra on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1138afabac8b51fe96180159a0aa1e0100c0e91c14fd3b338872064b7e012560.jpg Thank you so much for your input. It is greatly appreciated, what with Ginger being my first puppy/pitbull. Any other tips for my sweet girl are very welcome!May 24, 2016 1:24 am
Bobby dog on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) Hi aimee:
I bought the Beyond puree's when they hit the market maybe a year or so ago? Bobby only liked the beef and only as a treat not as a topper. I have a few in my cabinet now. I forget the price in my area, but I do recall the Pro Plan was more expensive.May 24, 2016 12:28 am
aimee on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) I agree I'd consider Weruva edible based on their information. And I forgot Caru is another company with the human grade claim.May 24, 2016 12:19 am
aimee on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) PetSmart has it as $2.49-$2.99 but lists them as about 3 oz so still, anyway you look at it, pricey!!
The pet sore by me sells Caru for 7.00/box. If I were to buy that as a sole diet for my dog it would be $35/day and if i bought as a topper I might as well just buy canned soup instead.
But I know people who buy Caru.
Someone must be buying the Purina product cause they haven't discontinued it.. yet.May 24, 2016 12:15 am
Pitlove on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods Yes. Product coming from the South Carolina plant is notorious for issues. It seems as though their California plant (which you would be getting from) is not an issue. I live in Louisiana and we have never been affected by any Diamond recalls at the small pet store I work at.May 24, 2016 12:12 am
Sandra on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods I live in Texas. Is there something different about the brand depending on location?May 24, 2016 12:02 am
Sandra on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods I live in Texas. Is there something different about the brand depending on location?May 23, 2016 11:33 pm
April French Leavitt on Sojos Complete (Freeze-Dried) Stella's has had many recalls. I would never buy purely because of thatMay 23, 2016 11:28 pm
Pitlove on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods Definitely sounds like she was not fed a good diet at all. Sad to say, but I find this to be common with people who "breed" pitbulls. Sounds like you are on the right track with switching to a large breed puppy food. Just be careful with Diamond depending on where you live.May 23, 2016 11:03 pm
Sandra on Best 5-Star Wet Puppy Foods She does have worms, she was a rescue and had a horrible limp. Vet said it was due to malnutrition and "her body is growing to fast for the strength in her bones"? Is what I was told. She was given vitamins to take daily for stronger bone structure. I am now switching to diamond brand for bigger puppies and was told to mix a little cocoanut oil and warm waterMay 23, 2016 10:57 pm
Shawna on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) I use edible and human grade interchangeably but I do know the difference when speaking about ingredients or final product.
Yes, Weruva is the second. I agree it doesn't utilize the terminology human grade but is produced, last I researched, in a facility that makes human food. Since facilities that make human food can not also make dog food I would feel comfortable saying it is human grade - edible.
I was not aware of the Frenchie's Kitchen. ThanksMay 23, 2016 10:45 pm
Shawna on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) Most of my fosters have been puppies so crate training has always been a must - for potty training if nothing else.. These little guys will go lay down in their crate when they are tired (unless I'm sitting down ---- then they are right next to me). :)May 23, 2016 10:37 pm
Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) It's believed that seniors are not as efficient at utilizing carbs to make glucose. MCT's provide ketones that the brain (and body) can use as fuel in the absence of glucose.
“The reduction of brain glucose metabolism is a common feature associated with aging, a process that starts around middle age and may be partially responsible for age-dependent cognitive decline,” says Purina Research Scientist Yuanlong Pan, Ph.D., who specializes in studying healthy aging."…May 23, 2016 10:30 pm
Cannoli on Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry) That's sad to hear. Have you contacted Orijen?May 23, 2016 9:48 pm
Cannoli on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) Ha Bulldogs are very stubborn. That's what I love about them. They remind me of me. Pit bulls are such a great breed.
FYI crate train them bulldoggs will chew your house up. My house walls and window frames paid for my lack of crate trainingMay 23, 2016 9:36 pm
Cannoli on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) They don't sell cuss you can make the exact ingredients in the purina additions yourself for a lot less moneyMay 23, 2016 9:26 pm
Cannoli on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) I would buy it if it's human grade. For me good manufacturing practice in manafacturing, packing, and holding human food is as important in a dog food as it's ingredients.
So I checked out Purina additions: it basically food without synthetic vitamins.
The chicken and pumpkin purée is water, chicken, pumpkin, celery, brown rice, oatmeal. $35 for a case of 14.
There is nothing of value here. These are all inexpensive ingredients that you can make for less than $35. Talk about being…May 23, 2016 9:24 pm
Pitlove on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) It is actually quite interesting. If you read further down this review Aimee, Shawna and a few others had a really interesting discussion on it. They were able to determine that you could not achieve the levels of MCT's in this food through supplementation like once thought.May 23, 2016 9:15 pm
Crazy4dogs on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) I looked up these products on chewy. The beef formula for the Additions squeeze tube (they look like the toddler squeeze tubes that parents are using) is a whopping $63.59 for 14 4.5 ounce tubes. The low end is $34.99 for chicken. This is just crazy expensive for a squeeze tube topper! You are paying $4.54 per tube for the beef. That's $1/oz! You could certainly buy better food for that price! That actually makes The Honest Kitchen look like a total bargain! It comes in @ $.61/oz before you add…May 23, 2016 9:07 pm
Cannoli on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hey Pitlove,
ah I see it's listed as the 8th ingredient
I stand corrected. I need to read up on how MCTS help older dogs with their brain function
May 23, 2016 8:42 pm
laura tosetti on Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry) Beware of Acana Heritage. Just found an 8" Piece of Plastic in the food! What else is getting into the food???? I have always trusted champion pet food for my dog and cat. I am so disappointed. being that mine is not an isolated incident I think acana need to think about a recall. Have our pets been eating plastic?May 23, 2016 8:30 pm
laura tosetti on Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry) I just found an 8" piece of plastic in my heritage freshwater fish formula! Think acana needs to do a recall!!!!May 23, 2016 8:23 pm
laura tosetti on Acana Regionals Dog Food | Canada (Dry) just found an 8" piece of plastic in the freshwater fish formula! I'm not happyMay 23, 2016 8:11 pm
Pitlove on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Riley-
This product does not advertise the claim of "making your dog smarter". It makes and accomplishes the claim of improving cognative function in older dogs through medium-chain triglyceride's. MCT's are documented to help older dogs with brain function. There is plenty of research on this that Bright Mind was based off of. I know several people who have their senior dogs on this food and have noticed dramatic differences in the personality, alertness, etcMay 23, 2016 7:20 pm
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