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drsane on Suggested Weight Loss Dog Foods Derpdashian: It seems we share a similar problem-- certain breeds, like Beagles and Bassets, are genetically hard-wired for weight gain.July 22, 2014 12:07 pm
Sc B. McKinney on Infinia Dog Food (Dry) How right you are!July 22, 2014 11:52 am
Patty Gould Paone on 4Health Dog Food (Dry) I have not read anything bad about Ainsworth, anything I find is good. As I said I read that three of the grain frees are made by them. By personal experience, I have no complaints, feed the can food too. My dogs have eaten this since pups and they are two. I have tried switching them to 2 high rated foods and have gone back, they didn't do well on either. My one guy is very lean by nature, I switch him to anything else, his ribs show within a few days. He eats 5 cups a day, I had to…July 22, 2014 11:42 am
Bobby dog on Weruva Human Style (Canned) Hi nectarmom:
Weruva has K3 in several of their cat foods. I haven't really looked at all the recipes as I avoid cat food with gravy and heavy sauces. They also include it as an ingredient in the cat food they make for Petco, Soulistic. It is an ingredient that is "red flagged" on DFA.July 22, 2014 10:49 am
Cyndi on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) If I'm not mistaken Ainsworth manufactures Pure Balance dry foodJuly 22, 2014 6:39 am
sha44ss on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) No one has answered WHERE IS IS MADE?July 22, 2014 5:07 am
Roumiana Markova on Wellness Simple (Dry) Hi theBCnut, you seem to know a lot about dog feeding and I would love to hear your opinion on what is for you the best/finest dog food, because we're feeding our 1yearand3mounths old Jack Russell Terrier with Orijen Adult for a year and know he startet having stomach and liver problems(just a bitt higher indicators in the blood) and the vets think it's from the food since they had many similar cases with Orijen even with cats. And I've been reading and really can't seem to find the best food. I…July 22, 2014 3:59 am
Paula Brenner McCafferty on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods What about Goats Milk? I have a Lhasa that has allergies and yeast. I was told Goats milk may help. I found The Honest Kitchen has a product called Pro Bloom that is dehydrated goats milk and probiotics. I got some and she seems to like it. Any one have any pro's or con's?July 22, 2014 12:33 am
nectarmom on Weruva Human Style (Canned) I noticed on the cans of cat food at a local feed store looking at this brand that in the can cat food it has a form of Vitamin K added? Isn't this suppose to be a red flag?July 21, 2014 9:23 pm
nectarmom on Lotus Dog Food (Dry) It could be that is in indeed allergy season and this might not have a thing to do with the food.July 21, 2014 8:52 pm
Vegan Chick :3 on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? And any animals lives, as well. The meat industry is just sick.July 21, 2014 8:17 pm
Mike D'Innocenzio on Fromm Gold Nutritionals (Dry) So what is the latest with brown rice and it's arsenic contents? Is there enough for it to even be an issue?July 21, 2014 7:27 pm
Blah on Why Dogs Don’t Need Vitamin C in Their Diet French bulldogs are inbred tragedies of human domination, as is...
Loving, wonderful personalities, sure, but disturbing mutants symbolic of the Frankenstein-ian impulses of those who treat animals as machines, nonetheless.
They can't even breed or give birth on their own...but you already knew that.
Ironic that you care so much about natural treatments for your unnatural abominations.July 21, 2014 6:57 pm
MagnoliaSouth on Royal Canin Breed-Specific Adult (Dry) I'm glad you like it. My daughter's dog has done very well on it. However, I will say that ingredients do matter sometimes. Take for example corn or soy. Those are high allergens, which is unfortunate. I blame the entire dog allergy problem on the AKC. Breeding practices for beauty is never a good idea.July 21, 2014 6:23 pm
MagnoliaSouth on Royal Canin Breed-Specific Adult (Dry) I see nothing wrong with comments from those who support RC. I don't know why it irritates some of you the way it does. Is it really all that necessary to be so vicious? That makes me think of a study that was done on humans who eat organic food. It has been scientifically proven that those who do, think they're better than everyone for doing so. Go ahead and Google it. So any of you eat organic, by chance?
My dogs eat Wellness Core Ocean. It's a very high quality food and I will fully admit…July 21, 2014 6:10 pm
Maria Alexandra Ramirez on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Hi Ellen! I just started trying Natural Balance - but I got LI sweet potato and fish. I think it's the meat protein too, I just haven't figured out which one.... I know since I switched him to fish, his skin seems to be more irritated and the rash is more systemic (not just 1 patch, but all over) + he got fleas. Fortunately, we've eradicated the fleas, but his skin still looks inflamed, so I know it's something he is ingesting! I'm also staring him on Darwin's raw, so I'll see what happens.July 21, 2014 5:58 pm
MagnoliaSouth on Royal Canin Breed-Specific Adult (Dry) As are you. Just saying.July 21, 2014 5:55 pm
Maria Alexandra Ramirez on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Thanks Dana! I'm going to try it!July 21, 2014 5:52 pm
MagnoliaSouth on Royal Canin Breed-Specific Adult (Dry) Clearly you seems to have your own attitude problem. Nothing is worse than a know-it-all with a holier-than-thou attitude. If you have something to say, then you should know that calling yourself "truly intelligent" and waving away opinions as someone "claiming to be a vet tech, or even only a vet asst" are the best ways to have people ignore you. Just saying. Kindness is key here.July 21, 2014 5:51 pm
Mike Sagman on Acana Dog Food (Dry) Per the Wikipedia definition: "...a percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100."
All the numbers found in The Bottom Line section of every one of the 800+ reviews on this website are expressed in terms of dry matter basis.
From this review: "As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 36% and a mean fat level of 19%."
So, divide 19 by 36 and you get .527. Multiply by 100 and you get…July 21, 2014 5:48 pm
Shayla Chippendale on Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain (Dry) Any ones dogs get any skin issues with this food?July 21, 2014 5:04 pm
Paul Obika on Acana Dog Food (Dry) Mike, is there something I'm missing here,otherwise how could you express ratio in percentage? Besides, the figures are from 2 different estimated nutrient content parameters-Guaranteed Analysis and Dry Matter Basis. Can you really do that? Where did you get the 100 from? I'm getting confused, pls explain!July 21, 2014 4:43 pm
ZakMckracken on Best Puppy Foods I have a six-month old miniature dachshund. It's been hard trying to feed him on a schedule because my daily schedule is very different depending on what day it is (I work different hours different days).
He's been eating Nutro Ultra Small Breed Puppy, but he's starting to act like he's not interested in it anymore. He eats it well when he does eat it, and I haven't noticed any digestive issues. It just seems like I have to "convince" him to eat in the mornings before I go to work and at night…July 21, 2014 4:35 pm
mward1993 on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) The ingredients are all good...but this web site is very biased toward foods that are 30% or higher in protein. You will pretty much never see a food under 30% protein rated 5 stars.July 21, 2014 4:21 pm
CCM on Pure Balance Grain Free (Dry) That is not a blade from the authorized box cutter that Walmart provides and the only kind that employees are allowed to use (without being fired)July 21, 2014 4:04 pm
Freeholdhound on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) No go here... Oats. July 21, 2014 3:47 pm
Aaron Carter on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Thanks so much for posting this. I have been trying to find a health food for my dog. I have heard that can lead to a longer life for him.
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Betsy Greer on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Grr... frustrating.July 21, 2014 12:59 pm
Dori on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Well, there go some more foods off the list that I was going to try with Katie. I suspected that she was having an issue with flax but until Betsy mentioned it in her post I hadn't heard anyone refer to it as one of their dogs allergies. :(July 21, 2014 12:57 pm
Betsy Greer on Hill’s Prescription Diet L/D Canine (Canned) Suggested low protein dog foods: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/low-protein-dog-foods/July 21, 2014 12:39 pm
Katanya on Hill’s Prescription Diet L/D Canine (Canned) Are there any Hills without Pork?? For Liver???July 21, 2014 11:42 am
Katanya on Hill’s Prescription Diet L/D Canine (Canned) I have a dog with severe Hepatic Encephalogy. I am searching everywhere for food that is low protein. We tried Hills and she just won't eat it and she has a problem with Pork??July 21, 2014 11:41 am
Brigette on Whole Earth Farms (Dry) That's VERY disturbing! Ugh! Wow. I used to feed the WEF grain free dry but then switched to Merrick's grain free for better ingredients. I do still feed the WEF grain free wet, though. Did you contact Merrick about the worms? (I assume Merrick is still over WEF?) This is crazy! :(July 21, 2014 11:07 am
affenage on Grandma Lucy’s Artisan (Freeze-Dried) Hi folks.. I have a question for you all. I have been feeding my guys Grandma Lucy's Artisan Pork in a rotation diet. I do one food per month so they got this food about 2 months ago. They ate it for a month 2 times previously with no problems (and gosh they love it). this last batch, I had switched one dog over, and 4 days later he started vomiting about 4 hours after eating. This happened for two days. He then developed an unrelated illness (Lyme) so I attributed the stomach issues to that,…July 21, 2014 10:13 am
Crazy4cats on Stella and Chewy’s Raw Frozen (Raw Frozen) Hey Betsy-
Thank you for thinking of me. :)July 21, 2014 9:47 am
TB on Tuscan Natural Carne Dog Food (Dry) Skip this company and their product. Their product locator is inaccurate, contacting them is useless as they do not respond, thus clearly showing they care nothing about the customer. Save yourself a headache.July 21, 2014 9:40 am
Betsy Greer on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Thanks USA! (I always want to call you by your first name, but know I shouldn't). : )
I was looking at the very product you mentioned last night! Thanks so much for your recommendation.
I'm going to eliminate the canned food and get him stabilized on plain old kibble again and then add my raw chicken grind. Once I know he's OK again, I'll start the Ovega-3.
Thanks so much for your thoughtful advice!July 21, 2014 8:47 am
Dianna Kelleher on Diamond Naturals (Dry) I understand the review of this line was based on the Beef & Rice formula, but does anyone specifically use the Chicken and Rice? I would have to order this online, and on the site I'm on I'm noticing the ingredients for the Adult Chicken and Rice include more fruits and veggies (granted half way down the list), and probiotics as opposed to the ingredient list for the Beef Formula or even the large breed Chicken and Rice which are half the length. Right now my dog is on Authority Large Breed…July 21, 2014 8:10 am
Hound Dog Mom on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Hi Christine -
It looks like the new "chicken" formula is a combination of chicken and turkey. I don't see anywhere on their website where they make the claim that their raw foods only contain a single protein. The only formulas I see that advertise only using a single protein are the limited ingredient formulas. The formulas are so similar that your dog should be fine transitioning cold turkey (no pun intended lol). If you do find that he has issues, just try mixing in a spoonful of plain…July 21, 2014 7:04 am
Dianna Kelleher on Simply Nourish Dog Food (Dry) If your vet thinks she looks good he/she can also suggest a good portion size for her. The bags usually estimate the max they should have. My food now suggests 5 cups for my "large breed adult", but my lab is only 70 lbs and the vet says to maintain her weight she only needs 3 cups per day.July 21, 2014 7:04 am
Hound Dog Mom on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) Glad to hear you found a food that helped your dogs skin problems! The lower rating that this food receives is primarily due to it's low protein level and inclusion of concentrated vegetable protein.July 21, 2014 6:57 am
Applebig on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) Good food, I think the rating should go higher, my dog was having great severe skin problem until a friend recommended the L.I.D sweet potato and fish formula.July 21, 2014 2:45 am
Christine Chapman on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I've been feeding my chihuahua Natural Instinct raw chicken for 3 years now but I bought a new bag yesterday and the food looks different and my dog will not touch it. The packaging is different too but it says it contains chicken and turkey but the new ingredients on their website says they now only use a single protein. I'm confused and don't want to go through changing his food. His stomach is very sensitive. Sounds like I am going to have to do it "cold turkey". Does anyone know what has…July 20, 2014 11:35 pm
pitparent on 4Health Dog Food (Dry) Thanks Patty) Is Ainsworth better than Diamond? I'm asking because I have been slowly switching them over to taste of the wild wetlands. They seem to love the taste. And if diamond can steer clear of mishandling the ingredients I think (from research) this should be a good move for all. Have you heard anything negative about ainsworth? Thank you again)July 20, 2014 11:03 pm
USA Dog Treats on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Hi Betsy
Start slow, only use half a softgel for at least 1 week until you can determine if it has any bad side effects.
Don't begin until he is otherwise stable (poop is okay, etc) Don't start anything else or change anything else in his diet until you know how the Ovega-3 affects him.
If everything goes well after a week you can start giving him a whole softgel daily. If he eats a softgel whole you are very lucky. Otherwise just puncture and squeeze into his food. Mix well.
The 2 links…July 20, 2014 10:41 pm
Betsy Greer on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) LOL! They're smart aren't they! I wish my daughter learned as quickly as my dogs.July 20, 2014 10:05 pm
Soleil on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods I'm feeding my German Shepherd puppy the Nulo Medal series Grain Free dry Chicken and Sweet Potato puppy food and having good success.
I've posted a little more information in the comment section on the Nulo Medal Series (dry) ratings page....
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/nulo-medal-series/July 20, 2014 10:04 pm
Melissaandcrew on Dead Dogs and Cats Used to Make Meat Meal V Shuler-Just to clarify- The majority shelters vets etc have deceased animals cremated these days. This is not to say that in rural areas, these type of things may not occur. I don't know but since you specified "large cities" that is not the norm. Also, when a pet is euthanized, it is up to the OWNER to decide what happens. Private, or communal cremation, and if the owner can not afford it, they are generally required to take the remains home for burial. Vets do NOT just keep the bodies and…July 20, 2014 9:46 pm
losul on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Sam so handsome and beautiful coloration. I think he was just showing off his pearly whites.
It's so hard for me to get decent pics of Turbo. I have this camera, the flash will strobe, and makes a sort of crackling noise before taking a pic in low light conditions as it tests the lighting, and then it won't usually even take the pic anyway. One day under those same low light conditons, I was trying to get an extreme closeup of him, the flash did as described, and scared the crap out of him.…July 20, 2014 9:37 pm
Soleil on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods Your list of Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods allows the mention of certain brands twice when there is more than one formulation worth mentioning of the same brand.
While I see the Nulo Freestyle on your list I don't see the Nulo Medal Series which is what I buy for my German Shepherd puppy and have had great success with. My puppy came to me a few weeks ago unvetted, with more than one type of worms, fleas and ticks, dry fur, weepy eyes and has turned around in just a short while with the help…July 20, 2014 9:36 pm
lolin on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Maria Alexandra, I have a black lab and a year ago he started with hot spots ( allergic rash ) and ear and eye infections. I found a Derm. vet. and since then we have been trying almost everything. Instinc LID, raw meat, cooked lamb. She told me to wait at least 4 months in order to know if the diet is working. We do not live in the USA and sometimes is very difficult to find the Nature Valley LID. It seems that my dog is very allergic to everything related with chicken/duck and beef. I wash…July 20, 2014 9:32 pm
V Shuler on Dead Dogs and Cats Used to Make Meat Meal No offense. But I own 7 dogs of my own. When you feed your animals cheap-crap food like Dollar General Brand or Ol' Roy brand that costs 12 dollars for like 50 pounds what do you think is in that food? There isnt even a decent ingredient list on most of that food. Also when you live in a big city that has hundreds of animals coming into the shelter every week due to idiotic people not spaying or neutering their pets what do you think happens to all of those animals? There is only so much…July 20, 2014 9:17 pm
Dianna Kelleher on Whole Earth Farms (Dry) It's probably a good food for your puppy, but I fed my lab a large breed puppy formula in the beginning just to be on the safe side with the extra vitamins. I'm not sure how much truth there is to it, but when researching foods I found numerous times that large breed was recommended because it didn't give the puppies too much calcium in their daily diet which could contribute to quicker growth and joint problems. Now that she's an adult I'm looking at other large breed dog formulas that are…July 20, 2014 8:37 pm
Dr paul on What Would the Ideal Dog Food Look Like? My name is David smith , my family and i live in UK .It was after seven years i got to discover that my wife was unfaithful to me.I didn't know what was going on at first but as she got deep in the affair with her new lover, i felt that our marriage was on the rocks.I notice that she no longer light up when i touch her or kiss her in her neck and her chest cos she really liked it when i did that, she also usually get naked in front of me but when she started seeing that guy she stopped it.I…July 20, 2014 8:14 pm
Dianna Kelleher on Suggested Low Fat Dog Foods This website has a pet food calculator too that you can use based on your dog's weight, activity level, and the kcal/cup of food. If I fed my dog what the bag said she'd be 20 lbs overweight. Different for every dog though. I also asked my vet for a personalized recommended serving size per day.July 20, 2014 7:55 pm
Betsy Greer on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) I was using Udo's Choice DHA blend, which is a vegetarian algae derived DHA, but it also contains flax. He reacted to what I thought was the food he was eating at the same time he was getting the oil, so I stopped the oil as well. Now, I wonder if it was the flax in the Udo's or if it was the foo which contained fish. Now that I found a food he can eat, I think I'll stop the canned food when the MPC order arrives and try the Udo's again.
Ack! I shouldn't do that! I just looked back at my…July 20, 2014 7:54 pm
Betsy Greer on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Yes, itchy. Very itchy. Usually, he'll start rubbing his face as soon as he finishes eating. I need to stop the canned food because that type of reaction is a little scary. He was getting so bored with just the kibble since he's used to getting a variety and I wanted to jazz things up a bit for him.
I have a My Pet Carnivore order coming this week and I plan to use their chicken "Supermix" as a topper. I wanted duck, but t was out of stock. Dang it. I know he can eat chicken and he…July 20, 2014 7:22 pm
Bobby dog on Earth’s Pride Pet (Dry) Hi Mimi:
6 mos. check-ups, praying and loving him, that’s a lucky dog! I do not believe there is a perfect food; I feed Bobby a rotational diet partly because of this reason. I buy small bags and switch to a new brand with a different protein and carb source monthly. I also feed grain free and grain inclusive foods. Here is some info on rotational feeding if you are interested:
I know you didn’t ask, but I…July 20, 2014 7:06 pm
Kally on Taste of the Wild (Dry) I started feeding my 8 month old corgi Taste of the Wild (any and all flavors of the puppy kibbles) when he was about 5 months old and he has done wonderful on this food! He has a great moisturized and shiny coat, and has healthy stools. I usually include a half tablespoon or so of Pumpkin Puree to his dry food. I used to feed a variety of the Natural Balance puppy kibbles until Oliver became uninterested in eating, and often had loose stools, which is when I switched him to TOTW. This is a…July 20, 2014 6:46 pm
Rowena Brooks on Hill’s Prescription Diet I/D Canine (Canned) My 15 y/o yorkie has been on the id diet strickly for the past 9 years. Her GI tract is so sensitive that even her treats are the id kibble. She eagerly awaits her mealtime and eats the id with gusto. We went through the recipe change back in '11 without a hitch (or bloody vomit) but now, with the new canning process, she won't touch her food! I have tried removing and trashing the top layer which is next to the new tab top but she still senses something vile and tries to eat but leaves her…July 20, 2014 6:27 pm
USA Dog Treats on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Hi Betsy
Have you tried omega 3's from algae oil yet? They are very high in DHA and are good for the brain. EPA is better for inflammation and I bet soon there will be algae oil products with a higher EPA content.
BTW, Eating the algae with Omega 3's is why fish have Omega 3's in the first place.
Interesting that after eating the algae which is high in DHA and low in EPA the fish contain Omega 3's that are higher in EPA!July 20, 2014 6:11 pm
Patty Gould Paone on 4Health Dog Food (Dry) I had that same problem. I changed mine over to the grain free turkey and potato, problem was solved. It is a little more expensive than the regular, but it has solved gas problems in all of ours. I was just reading different factories make the different formulas and this one is made by Ainsworth.July 20, 2014 6:08 pm
Betsy Greer on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) What about the possibility of switching to one of the other varieties? None of them use pea protein, only peas. Obviously, it's not a good idea to feed anything long term and I would recommend rotating proteins and binders, but at least that might buy you a little time.
If you're still needing a LID, take a look at Wellness LIDs.July 20, 2014 6:05 pm
Angela on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) They added pea protein. In the old formulas they just used pea. Now its pea protein and pea. pea protein completely lets them change the protein source. On the lamb, it went from 29% to 22% protein and now most of that is from pea. completely different for your dogs digestion. My dog is not doing well. I will be switching for sure!!!July 20, 2014 5:56 pm
USA Dog Treats on Taste of the Wild (Dry) Great Job!!!July 20, 2014 5:55 pm
losul on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Hi Dori,
I haven't known it personally to be, and I don't know much about allergies, but I would really think it could be. It's an oilseed, high in mostly polyunsaturated fats. It's also a delicate, easily peroxidizing fat, which can be another concern. Whole flax seeds can be kept for a couple of years in the freezer, but once ground can go rancid quickly. It's also very high in fiber, and then also some protein. Not many net carbs though.July 20, 2014 5:48 pm
losul on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Dang, lift you up and then let you down again. I think flax could def cause a problem for some dogs, especially in higher quantities.
Is it an itching reaction?July 20, 2014 5:30 pm
Betsy Greer on Canidae Dog Food (Dry) Are you talking about the Canidae Pure foods?
Canidae is made by Diamond, so it's anyone's guess.July 20, 2014 5:26 pm
losul on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Thanks Betsy, and y/w!
lol. I know he eats significantly better than myself also.
Yes, do read about the canavanine whenever you get a chance.July 20, 2014 5:24 pm
Betsy Greer on Taste of the Wild (Dry) Great job Columbia!! Your story gave me goosebumps. : )
I hope your dad values the food you've chosen and is paying for it now.July 20, 2014 5:20 pm
Columbia on Old Yeller Dog Food (Dry) Yes, they still sell this sh*t at Kroger. Who's going to give their dog feed named after a golden retriever who had rabies and was shot? Unfortunately, someone does, because it's still on sale $11.69/20 lbs. That's 1.70/lb. Poor dogs.July 20, 2014 5:19 pm
Betsy Greer on Life’s Abundance (Dry) I definitely wouldn't reintroduce a food that my dog reacted to unless I determined with 100% certainty that the reaction wasn't food related.July 20, 2014 5:15 pm
TAM on Canidae Dog Food (Dry) I've been buying Canidae grain free dog food for the last month and notice the salmon food smells really bad; the duck brand also began to smell very and now my dog won't eat it. I was feeling her Natural Balance before (potato & duck) and someone told me the quality had gone down. Never had dry dog food smell this bad.July 20, 2014 5:12 pm
Columbia on Taste of the Wild (Dry) I mostly grew up with my dog. He was always fed Beneful, or the similar. Rummy had been eating it for about 7 years, and I noticed his overall health was declining. His fur was dull, nails brittle, and he was becoming lazy and uninterested in his food. I'm also certain his allergies and scratching was caused by the ingredients. He was bald. Everywhere. I decided to take the matters into my own hands. I found this website, researched all night, and then went to the feed store (they have the…July 20, 2014 5:10 pm
Humanities teacher on Life’s Abundance (Dry) At the vet's recommendation, we have temporarily and exclusively switched to Hills ID dry and canned food for digestive issues. He has finally begun to have firmer stools, so I will stick with it until he seems much more stable. We go back for his 12 week vaccines tomorrow, so I'll discuss the possibility of coccidia, though I think she tested for it when he first arrived. I'll also discuss a plan for reintroducing the LA food. I'm wondering if I should ask for a new batch, though, before I do.July 20, 2014 4:54 pm
Ellen on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Hypoallergenic food didn't work for my dog and neither did novel protein/limited ingredient diets. After a year of misery, I finally put my dog on a vegetarian diet (Natural Balance Vegetarian). To my surprise, the weeping ulcers between her toes cleared up within a week. Not putting her back on a meat-based diet again.July 20, 2014 4:47 pm
Kay Frederick on Nutrisca Dog Food (Dry) Our boston is allergic to almost everything. We use the lamb and chickpea for everything including treats. He does wonderfully with it and I highly recommend it.
July 20, 2014 4:11 pm
Melissaandcrew on Purina Pro Plan Select (Dry) Lol. Well its kind of assumed you agree with the content of your own post. The vote up or down is usually used by others..July 20, 2014 4:11 pm
helen on Natural Balance Ultra (Dry) the ingredients have changed since being bought out, sweet potato is now the first ingredient, i was so disappointed i changed brandsJuly 20, 2014 4:05 pm
Betsy Greer on Stella and Chewy’s Raw Frozen (Raw Frozen) It's a brand of dog food. Here's the review: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/rotations-dog-food/
C4C mentioned that she had tried it recently and good results with it.July 20, 2014 3:51 pm
Dori on Stella and Chewy’s Raw Frozen (Raw Frozen) It's a dog food. Mike has a review of the food here on dfa.July 20, 2014 3:33 pm
Betsy Greer on Nature’s Domain Grain Free (Canned) That's awesome Christy!July 20, 2014 3:28 pm
Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Select (Dry) I've never read "Silent Spring" (other than a quick synopsis) but I'm not sure we can even remotely deny that our actions haven't had an impact on nature (good and bad). Antibiotic resistant super bugs as just one example.
The "supposed" dangers of saturated fat was my point. Then there's the corn industry and their research saying sugar and corn syrup are the same. But Lustig's research says not so much.
Several weeks ago I posted a blurb from American Association for Cancer Research about…July 20, 2014 2:58 pm
ChristySpeaks on Nature’s Domain Grain Free (Canned) Just tried this a few days ago -- the canned Turkey Stew with Peas. I'm ecstatic about it! I have a severely diabetic Walker Hound. With this food I have been able to cut his insulin back by 3/4s. So, I highly recommend anyone with a diabetic dog to try this! It costs lots less than the "prescription diet" dog foods and, obviously, is better since it is controlling his blood sugar levels.
Thank you Nature's Domain/Kirkland!
(Prior to this I was using Kirkland's Cuts and Gravy but it…July 20, 2014 2:38 pm
Barbara on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) Both my GSDs are on the Lamb and Lentil from Fromm. They both love it and we have not had any problems at all. My younger one has very itchy, flaky skin, this is gone on the Fromm. Our older one is very picky and she really just loves this food. They have been on it for about 2 months now..I would recommend it...July 20, 2014 2:06 pm
neezerfan on Stella and Chewy’s Raw Frozen (Raw Frozen) What is Rotations?July 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Betsy Greer on Stella and Chewy’s Raw Frozen (Raw Frozen) Hey C4C,
I'm not sure how the price compares, but at k9cuisine.com, they have Rotations 25% off through tomorrow. I've ordered from them before. Their prices were high, but the sale item was a screaming deal.July 20, 2014 1:53 pm
neezerfan on Life’s Abundance (Dry) It's OK to feed him plain chicken and rice with a small spoonful of plain canned pumpkin mixed in for a few days until you get a new bag. Call LA ASAP and demand a new bag be overnighted to you at their expense. Once things calm down, work on finding a food you both like that you can rotate with. This is one reason it's not good to feed only one food all the time.July 20, 2014 1:11 pm
jimkress on Purina Pro Plan Select (Dry) The same can be said for the government and "global warming", the "environmentalists" and their "research" like Carson's "Silent Spring" which has been proven to be laughably incorrect and research sponsored by every advocacy group.
Also, for example, if you look at recent research, there are serious doubts about the "dangers" of saturated fat in diets.
So, yes, you are impugning the integrity of every scientist when you claim their work is affected by their sponsoring agency. You should just…July 20, 2014 1:03 pm
jimkress on Purina Pro Plan Select (Dry) If you don't like what you post, why post it at all?July 20, 2014 12:57 pm
KATAA00134 on Life’s Abundance (Dry) Hi, Have you had the vet check your dog for coccidia? Our puppy when we first brought him home started having bad diarrhea, and we were told he got that. It's very common for puppies to get it from their litter sister/brothers. Was your dog on Life Abundance when he was with the breeder? We kept our lab puppy (now 8 mos) on LA, because that's what his breeder used. I like LA but I'm on this site because I have had no issues until recently, but I'm sure its related to a bad bag :( Shame…July 20, 2014 11:53 am
Cyndi on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Losul just wanted an excuse to post a picture of poop! Lol! ;) "turbo turds" Lmao!!July 20, 2014 11:36 am
KATAA00134 on Life’s Abundance (Dry) I have an 8 mos old Chocolate Lab on the Large Breed Puppy food through Life Abundance. He has been on this food since he was with the breeder, so I didn't change. I'm on this site because up till now he has had NO issues with Life Abundance. We give him the multi vitamin and food as part of his diet, and his coat looks great. However, we received a new bag in the mail and I think we may have a bad bag. He is a dog with a very sensitive stomach, so we have to watch the treats that he…July 20, 2014 11:31 am
Boston Belle on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) It's on FaceBook,and called "Canine Allergies(Food and Environmental)
I just now looked at my box of the venison....no eggs! YAY! Sez......venison meat,venison blood,venison bone,venison green tripe,venison liver,broccoli, cauliflower,carrot,spinach(chard),cabbage,apple,pear,venison hearts,venison kidneys,(ooooops!) EGGS,green lipped mussel,and garlic. Hmmmm,that far down,wouldn't be much,but.....Darn! I missed it! I wonder if their eggs would be less of a problem because their meats,etc.,are so…July 20, 2014 11:24 am
Dori on Purina Beyond Adventure (Dry) So cute. Your pom definitely looks like a stuffed toy. How precious.July 20, 2014 11:11 am
Dori on Orijen Dog Food (Dry) If I eat anything with MSG it always triggers a migraine. When eating Chinese I always have to tell them to leave it out and I always know if they honored my request because I'll get a migraine if they didn't.
I'm not saying this happens to all people and dogs I do know it happens to me.July 20, 2014 11:09 am
Dori on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Thanks so much Boston Belle. I'm going to be ordering K9 Venison formula today. I've never heard of the Canine Allergies site. Is it canine allergies.com ? Or something else. I'd love to go on it and get see if I can get some help for Katie.July 20, 2014 10:37 am
Grandhuff on Canned or Dry Dog Food — What’s the Better Choice? I had this same problem when I got a rescue pup. It turned out she had hookworms, Take a stool sample to your vet. The treatment is easy and inexpensive,July 20, 2014 10:30 am
Ronda on Lotus Dog Food (Dry) The package states 20 more cups per bag in a 25 lb bag. what does this mean really ?July 20, 2014 10:21 am
Crazy4cats on Stella and Chewy’s Raw Frozen (Raw Frozen) Hi-
First of all, I'm really glad to hear Abbie is doing better. :) Next, I do not know anything about her disease, but I can't help but think that adding fresh food to their kibble would only be a good thing. I add a little canned, fresh, dehydrated or raw to every one of my pups' meals. Sounds like you are interested in adding raw. You could start with adding eggs and sardines for a few meals. Also boiling chicken sounds like a great idea. As I said, I don't know anything about her disease,…July 20, 2014 9:27 am
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