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Carla Vargas on Hill’s Science Diet Adult (Dry) I found pieces of plastic on it. Some dog owners report serious health problems and their complaints being ignored by the company. Maybe that's why they don't even bother recalling products!May 3, 2016 3:56 pm
Marie Brochu on Best Raw Dog Foods Carnivora - www.carnivora.ca - company in Saskatoon, SK that has been around for 15+ years!! Their food is the one that all three of my dogs prefer over any of the ones they have tried. It has great consistency, no substitutions, and I know they stand behind their product. Please add them to this list!! :)May 3, 2016 3:06 pm
Crazy4dogs on Best Raw Dog Foods When I buy grocery store meat to feed my dogs, I cook it first, since it may have bacteria, salmonella, etc. Grocery store meat has sat around much longer than fresh butchered meat and is intended to be cooked. I then add a balanced premix to ensure the proper nutrients are in the diet. If you just throw some ground beef or a chicken leg at the dog and call it a day, nutritional deficiencies would eventually show up.
Here's a link to help explain raw…May 3, 2016 2:31 pm
Robert C on Wellness Core Dog Food (Dry) I adopted my pup at 8 weeks old 16 lbs. A redbone coonhound and German Shepherd mix. When we got him home and to his first vet visit we found out he had a bunch of issues, worms, diarrhea, ear infections, yeast, dry skin and constant itching. He was on Purina puppy chow, the crap the adoption agency was getting donated to them. So we started his treatments and I switched him to a better food within days. Gradually going to blue buffalo. Once the worms were gone I started trying to tackle the…May 3, 2016 2:22 pm
Coco on Halo Spot’s Stew (Dry) Sugar free Tums have aspartame as a sweetener, not xylitol. Xylitol is the ONLY artificial sweetener which is proven to be toxic to dogs.May 3, 2016 1:52 pm
Coco on Halo Spot’s Stew (Dry) ... a quick google search reveals Sugar Free Tums have aspartame as a sweetener, not xylitol. Please do your research before accusing other people of poisoning their animals.May 3, 2016 1:51 pm
Coco on Halo Spot’s Stew (Dry) Um, a variety of things could've caused a taller, lankier dog, the main one being early neutering. How can you automatically assume it's from food?May 3, 2016 1:48 pm
aimee on Best Grain Free Dog Foods Hi zoe,
Interesting... it could be that we are finding different things because we are reading from different authors perspectives as they are focusing on different parts. Previously I've read about teeth structure and not bone structure.
The author you quoted from interprets the greater jaw strength in that area as being used for bone crushing but others interpret it for breaking down heavy fibrous plant material as well as bone. So a non specific finding.
Are a dogs molars specifically for…May 3, 2016 1:19 pm
Barb Glamser on Best Raw Dog Foods If I'm going to go raw, why can't I just buy meat at the grocery store?May 3, 2016 12:08 pm
Rich B. on Pedigree Dog Food (Dry) I fed my dog this garbage (because I didn't know better) for 14 1/2 years, until he had to be put down because of kidney failure. Just tell him how much longer his dog could have lived on a quality food. I feed my new dog Acana.May 3, 2016 11:45 am
Rich B. on Pedigree Dog Food (Dry) I am convinced that Pedigree killed my Shih Tzu dog, and feel horrible that I fed this garbage to him. He was fed Pedigree his whole life and seemed fine until he was about 13 years old. He ended up with renal failure and we had to put him down at 14 1/2.
I agonize thinking how long he could have lived on a quality dog food. I didn't realize how horrible this dog food is. It contains practically no meat, and the meat it does have can come from just about anything from slaughterhouse leftovers…May 3, 2016 11:42 am
Ann McCullough on Flint River Ranch (Dry) So very saddened for the changes in FRR. I have two Cockapoos who are ten years old and nine years old. I have had them on FRR their whole lives. I signed up on this website desperately looking for a viable alternative food. Sadly, I live in Florida and FRR is not shipping here yet, so far as I know. I'm to the point where I'm almost out of food and need to start mixing in something new to not upset their systems. I also further worry that even if FRR does decide to ship everywhere…May 3, 2016 10:25 am
Crazy4dogs on Weight Loss for Dogs Sorry, but I'm not a nutritionist and wouldn't even try to suggest a homemade vegetarian diet. I don't personally agree with feeding a dog a vegetarian diet. Higher protein and lower carbohydrates generally will help with weight loss, but this must be properly balanced with correct nutrients.
You could try the balanceit website I suggested earlier, or use a commercial vegetarian diet that is approved as nutritionally complete. By randomly feeding your dog without following a balanced diet will…May 3, 2016 9:05 am
Amateria on Rachael Ray Nutrish Just 6 (Dry) Someone somewhere most likely on the actual website maybe who knows :P wrote that this food most certainly contains more than 6 ingredients, guess they didn't realise that vitamins need to be added in. May 3, 2016 9:02 am
Amateria on Freshpet Select Dog Food (Rolls) Most likely from the carrageenan per what I just read as I don't see it happening with anything else, a lot of pet foods have removed that ingredient due to its uncertainty amongst everyone.May 3, 2016 8:54 am
Crazy4dogs on Freshpet Select Dog Food (Rolls) I second Azul's comment this is an emergency situation and he needs to be seen by a vet!May 3, 2016 8:40 am
Azul on Freshpet Select Dog Food (Rolls) You should take him to the vet immediately.May 3, 2016 7:19 am
Ashley on Zignature Dog Food (Dry) They are doing so much better on Wild Callind Dry turkey. They have cut back on grass eating. My friend switched her dogs off Zignature to Fromm & they are doing so much better. They are doing fine on Nature's Logic wet food.
Ts how is it going with the Acana dry?May 3, 2016 6:31 am
Kim Millard on Wellness Core Air Dried (Dehydrated) In the overall scheme of things, this is definitely an above-average pet food you can serve to your companion animals without guilt. However, as air-dried foods go, I'd definitely give higher marks to Real Meat dog foods. Real Meat makes their foods from 90% free-range meat while Wellness Core Air Dried is 70% meat. They then boost up their protein numbers with peas and chickpeas which as the reviews note don;t have the same kind of bio-available proteins to a carnivorous pet that meat does.…May 3, 2016 2:42 am
Kim Millard on Real Meat Air-Dried (Dehydrated) Just an FYI, this product is also now available with options for Turkey or Turkey and Venison. They both look to be as outstanding as their other air-dried foods made with 90% Free-Range meat. The Turkey or Turkey and Venison has more limited sources but I've found them purchasing either from Real Meat Treats directly or from www.whitedogbone.com.May 3, 2016 2:27 am
सौरभ सिंह राजोरिया on Weight Loss for Dogs hey man ! can u give me a list of vegetarian foods that are high in protien , low in calories and low in fat...i live in india...i saw on net that in order to lose a dog's weight i should try this..May 3, 2016 12:21 am
YoMayka on Pure Balance Grain Free (Dry) That is usually the case as far as I know. just different kibble size, for both small and large breed varieties.May 3, 2016 12:04 am
mahoraner niall on Blue Buffalo Life Protection (Dry) has anyone heard about their new prescription food?
i know their food is bad, but if i had to put my dog on a prescription food (emphasis on had) i would definitely choose blue buffalo prescription diet over royal canin, purina, iams, and proplanMay 2, 2016 10:47 pm
mahoraner niall on Hill’s Science Diet Adult (Dry) i really dont understand why people at petsmart buy a 30lb bag of this for 50 dollars while a bag of wellness and alot of otherMay 2, 2016 10:28 pm
Kimberly Barwick Rudelitch on Freshpet Select Dog Food (Rolls) I have a question...i have a 9 year old doxie who had to get some teeth removed recently due to his age and being a small dog that was a rescue and didn't have the best care early in life. I purchased this to supplement his kibble. I feed just kibble in the morning and mix a little less than 1/4 with a little kibble in the evenings. This si the second evening he ate it, and i think he had a seizure? He began flopping not he floor, urinated and wasn't breathing. It lasted a little over a…May 2, 2016 10:11 pm
Niki Tastet Beckemeyer on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) I was feeding my boxer Purina One and switched her to Blue wilderness, same problem, horrible diarrhea. I spoke to my vet about the issue and he stated that some dogs cannot handle the amount of protein in grain free foods. Iams does contain grain. I had to switch my boxer back to Purina even though she had a corn allergy. We just had to treat with benedryl. She passed away last year (old age, no dog food) and I have been in search of a good food for my lab and boxer puppy. I cannot afford to…May 2, 2016 8:25 pm
oldfan58 on Wellness Petite Entrees Mini Filets (Tubs) Wellness pet food is owned by a coal mining company for Pete's sake! Following the Thailand trail and it leads back to Berwind Corporation. Why would a family run billion dollar business care about quality dog food? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwind_Corporation http://www.berwind.com/companies.htm A family that built its empire on the backs of West Virginia coal miners--pretty hard to trust that decisions about quality pet food are based on anything but business profit. Why hasn't Dog Food…May 2, 2016 7:41 pm
Michelle Joyce Alison on Primal Freeze-Dried Formula (Freeze-Dried) I have an underweight 14 year old dog that should be 60 lbs ideally, but is about 52 lbs now. I used the company's calculator on their website, and apparently I should be feeding her 30 "nuggets" a day for her to gain weight. Does anyone know what the approximate cost of this would be?May 2, 2016 7:16 pm
Jockoliveson1 on Evanger’s Classic Dinners (Canned) Yup, researched other issues prior to contacting v.p...he thot I was an 'investigator'May 2, 2016 5:48 pm
Crazy4dogs on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Totally agree on that one! I actually bought a dehydrator because dried sweet potato treats are so expensive with multiple dogs. It paid for itself within about 2 batches. I just haven't tried the chicken yet.May 2, 2016 5:36 pm
Bobby dog on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) You got that right! Still no jerky in my cart...unless I make it myself I suppose.May 2, 2016 5:20 pm
Crazy4dogs on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Thanks. I do see you point. I guess people who choose to use this (or any) product really do need to read the labels. ;-)May 2, 2016 5:19 pm
Crazy4dogs on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Hi Pitlove,
Thanks to BD's links, it seems that Purina does control the production of Waggin Train. It's pretty interesting and confusing for sure!May 2, 2016 5:18 pm
Pitlove on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Hi Crazy4dogs-
I do not believe quality was part of the equation here. My simple point was that, of the brands that Purina controls the manufacturing of, I was unaware of any being manufactured in China. I am not sure whether or not Purina decides where Waggin Train is manufactured or not. I was at Walmart today and looked at a bag of Waggin Train treats and noticed the Product of China note and the Purina banners, but also it saying "Waggin Train LLC". All in all I'd say it's a bit confusing.May 2, 2016 5:15 pm
Bobby dog on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) According to Nestle they are a subsidiary.
Of course people are concerned with where food is manufactured and quality of ingredients; not the point of my post. Just posting accurate and up to date info from their website as to where Waggin' Train is manufactured, not just China...May 2, 2016 4:34 pm
Crazy4dogs on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Hi BD,
I gues we're talking technicalities here, since Purina Pet Care is a subsidiary of Nestle, but it is listed as a Purina product on it's website and carries a Purina banner. This is in contrast to Zukes and Merrick, which carry no Purina banners (at least currently) on their packaging. So, technically, at this point, I would consider them in a slightly different category. The wiki link lists Waggin Train as a Purina brand:
I'm not…May 2, 2016 3:47 pm
Nicole Schickowski on Zignature Dog Food (Dry) Could it be potatoes? I have yeast/allergy issues with my dog and my vet recommended I steer clear of potatoes. That's the only reason I took my dog off of Fromm's and switched to Zignature. Most Fromm's formulas have either potato or sweet potato in them. She's been on Zignature for over a year, and her ear issues have reduced down a lot. At first she would have 3-4 bowl movements a day when we switched, it's now down to 2 (once in the am and once in the pm). I do a mix of dry and wet…May 2, 2016 3:12 pm
InkedMarie on Evanger’s Classic Dinners (Canned) Evangers is not a reputable dog food company; they have had problems (not with food but other things). I would not give them a penny of my money.May 2, 2016 2:35 pm
Jockoliveson1 on Evanger’s Classic Dinners (Canned) Recently bot several cans of Evanger's Hunk of Beef to try for my dog.She seemed to like it. Kept buying several cans at a time continuing to see if she liked it. She did. I finally bot a case of Hunk of Beef. 2x made my dog very, very sick. Took my dog to vet 2nd time with opened can and food still left. Vet examined food and found thick black inside chunks of beef and said, "not from denaturing, which does not permeate meat, but "rotten beef". "Not to USE anymore of this company's products". I…May 2, 2016 2:33 pm
Crazy4dogs on Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix (Canned) Dog foodie gave the complete explanation including the manufacturer explanation. Pressure cooked bones are cooked until they are soft and to the point of crumbling apart. This is a completely different process from bones that are cooked during the process of cooking meat to a safe temperature. What aren't you understanding?May 2, 2016 2:25 pm
Natasha Myers on Victor Dog Food (Dry) Another option might be the Victor Nutra 38 for active dogs and puppies or the grain free for active dogs and puppies. The grain free has better ratings and more meat content than the grain inclusive. May 2, 2016 2:11 pm
Jockoliveson1 on Evanger’s Classic Dinners (Canned) Thank you, Cookie - Bot Evanger's Hunk of Beef for my dog. First cans fine - next 2 cans made my dog very sick. Had to take to vet and took opened can with me. Seeing thick black throughout inside of beef once cut, vet sed 'rotten'. (not denaturing) Contacted Evangers and v.p. was very rude and yelled trying to "bully" me. No more for me or my dog!!! Thank you for informing customers!May 2, 2016 2:10 pm
billnmartha on Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix (Canned) I have always read that cooked chicken bones are a huge no-no: They can cause intestinal perforation. So why is this manufacture putting them in their canned products???May 2, 2016 1:46 pm
Janice Davidson on Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry) Diamond has a very bad rep and I think I read there's a class action law suit against them as well....http://www.diamondpetfoodssettlement.com/May 2, 2016 1:14 pm
Penny Cleven on Dry Matter Basis — A Better Way to Compare Dog Foods I am going to quote right from Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs by Lew Olson PhD. I would recommend seeing if your local library carries the book or purchase on line if possible. Chapter 25 Diets for Kidney Needs... "If you have a senior dog, it is very important to understand that old age does not cause renal disease. Diet is extremely important for senior dogs, and despite popular belief, current research shows senior dogs need increased amounts of highly digestible protein in their diet…May 2, 2016 1:12 pm
Bobby dog on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Nestle' Purina bought Waggin' Train in 2010:
Excerpt from above article:
"The Waggin’ Train snacks business will be a subsidiary of the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company in the United States. W. Patrick McGinnis, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, added, “Importantly, this acquisition will fill a gap in our dog treat product portfolio, will provide a new growth platform and bring new consumers…May 2, 2016 12:23 pm
Crazy4dogs on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Hi Pitlove,
I think you're wrong. The Purina banner is on the Waggin Train package. It is listed as a Purina product on the website. In the case of Zuke's and Merrick, there is no mention of Purina on the packaging.
I don't use this product, but on the Walmart website, "about this product" it states "Product of China" and lists Nestle Purina Petcare Company as the…May 2, 2016 11:26 am
MaxMom on Sojos Complete (Freeze-Dried) I tried their lamb recipe this week (pink bag). Although it is cheaper and there are lots of good chunks of meat floating around, and it is easier to prepare, Max had A LOT more stool than just eating Stella's.
Plus, Sojo's don't include probiotics like Stella's.With their buyout I'm not sure if I will just continue on Stella's.May 2, 2016 11:00 am
MaxMom on Stella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried (Freeze-Dried) I tried their lamb recipe this week (pink bag). Although it is cheaper and there are lots of good chunks of meat floating around, and it is easier to prepare, Max had A LOT more stool than just eating Stella's. Plus, Sojo's got bought out a few months ago by Wellpet and they don't include probiotics like Stella's.May 2, 2016 10:57 am
MaxMom on Stella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried (Freeze-Dried) I had the exact same problem with the freeze dried chicken patties (25 oz bag). Called them up and they issued me a coupon for a free bag.May 2, 2016 10:55 am
Micah Gibbs-Gonzalez on Zignature Dog Food (Dry) wow thank you sooo much that is waaay too much!!May 2, 2016 10:44 am
Amateria on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) A lot of people don't seem to realise that pet food like our food has a chance of been contaminated with something or just been a bad batch, I get sick from our food all the time lol whether it's an allergic response or something else I have no idea, but I've been sick almost all days of this past month... Extra hot tea is my saviour!
It's beyond sad when people don't realise this, nothing is perfect food wise ever.May 2, 2016 10:18 am
mahoraner niall on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) sure, look at the back of the package and it says : manufactured for & distributed by Waggin train llc ST LOUIS, MO 63102. Then right below it says "Trademarks are owned by societe des produits NESTLE USA"
And as most know, NESTLE OWNS PURINA
also, if you go on the purina website they are also on their list of products.
ALSO the package has purina written all over it!
Stop fooling yourself
purina is nothing but garbage
Also, whether its made in usa or not, it still doesn't mean the food is…May 2, 2016 9:05 am
Lvshorses777 on Meat Meal — The Mysterious Meat Concentrate Most People Know Little (or Nothing) About Hey, I'm sorry it's took me so long to get back to you. I've been looking up so much stuff and writing down everything and I just went to my emails and got yours and was fixing to email you back and I was trying to put your email in another folder so I wouldn't lose it and it got deleted. Will you please email me back. Thanks RitaMay 2, 2016 1:17 am
Lonnie R Brooking on Rachael Ray Nutrish (Dry) Please report this to the FDA . We can't have food making pets sick. I have no proof but I'm pretty sure it was this food that killed my dog.May 2, 2016 12:36 am
Lisa on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Looked into the k3, took the time to contact Farmina and then shared the response. The Farmina website has much info on the foods they sell, where it is sourced, all of the testing and much more. They are very open about the processes, and have contact info and gladly respond.
I did not post looking for an argument, just looked into k3 that you posted a pic about as it concerned me. Just went diectly to them. like I said previously.
Further down in the posts it appears you obtained a bag…May 1, 2016 11:00 pm
Pitlove on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) Hi manhoraner niall-
As far I as I can see Waggin Train is a subsidiary of Nestle Purina PetCare, similar to Zuke's and Merrick. I do not believe Purina influences where Waggin Train manufactures their treats. As for Purina's own brands such as Dog Chow, ONE, Pro Plan, Beyond, Fancy Feast etc, they are manufactured here in the USA in Purina's own facilities.May 1, 2016 10:50 pm
mahoraner niall on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) WRONG;
check the back of the waggin train package, i says MADE IN CHINAMay 1, 2016 10:13 pm
Pitlove on Acana Dog Food Reviews (Summary) Hi Haleycookie-
You not having seen Meadowlands yet has to do with the distributor. They will send all bags of Wild Prairie they have in the warehouse to different retailers before sending out Meadowlands. Once all bags of Wild Prairie have made their way out of the warehouse of that distribution company and the store you buy from has sold out of Wild Prairie, you will no long see it in stores (unless you are in Canada). At the store I work at, all of our Wild Prairie has now been replaced with…May 1, 2016 9:23 pm
haleycookie on Acana Dog Food Reviews (Summary) What does all this mean cause I put the wild prairie in rotation with other dry foods. On Acana's website it says thats the old formula, but here it says it's being sold in Canada, but I still see it in the little dog store downtown where I get Acana and on Chewys, but the new meadowlands I have yet to find. Is it being replaced my the meadowlands at some point or will both be available?May 1, 2016 9:03 pm
jaguarpaw1 on Shep Dog Food (Dry) Geeze, rude much?May 1, 2016 5:39 pm
Natasha Myers on Victor Dog Food (Dry) I'm going to order from chewy.comMay 1, 2016 4:36 pm
Mike Edwards on Victor Dog Food (Dry) Lol. I and taking it as such. Just explaining my thought process as I was narrowing down the causes and/or triggersMay 1, 2016 3:40 pm
Crazy4cats on Victor Dog Food (Dry) Ok then, I'll quit nagging! : DMay 1, 2016 3:37 pm
June Benson on Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult (Dry) Your vet recommended it because when your dog crashes and burns from this crap food he will reap the rewards from it. Cha ching cha ching. I'm sure your vet also recommend unnecessary shots and spot on or oral flea and tick meds to..May 1, 2016 2:53 pm
Mike Edwards on Victor Dog Food (Dry) Oh yeah. I'm keeping that in mind and if it doesn't get fixed by swapping out the food I'm going to check into a fecal test. The only reason I haven't yet is because it all started the day of the food switch and instantly gets better with a day of chicken and rice. Just too perfect. However if the batch of grain free does nothing when I switch her back next month the vets it isMay 1, 2016 2:37 pm
Crazy4cats on Victor Dog Food (Dry) She's a lucky pup to be rescued by you. You are lucky to have such good prices on Victor in your area.
Sounds like it must be the food. But I just have to add that giardia and coccidia are not killed by regular dewormers just in case the loose stools continue. Best of luck to you! May 1, 2016 2:25 pm
Robert Szucs on Milk and Dairy Products — Are They Safe for Your Dog? That's ok. I don't like you either.May 1, 2016 1:51 pm
Shawna on Victor Dog Food (Dry) Hi Mike,
You ARE correct in that it is usually the protein that causes food reactions but even carbs have proteins --- the gluten protein in wheat, barley and rye, and contaminated oats, seems to cause lots of issues for people and pets alike. The protein in oats is similar enough to wheat protein that, in some, it too can cause issues. That said, it's low enough in the ingredient list that I wouldn't expect such a severe reaction so quickly? Sorghum and millet seem to be better tolerated…May 1, 2016 1:28 pm
Katelyn on Wellness Core Dog Food (Dry) I won't consider Canidae due to it being a Diamond product. I'm really stingy about things made or produced in a Diamond plant.
I was leery of Wellness at first as well until I learned it was only 1 type made in a Diamond facility.May 1, 2016 1:09 pm
Casey Jones on Zignature Dog Food (Dry) Volume of stool is due to the high fiber content, also as I noted most if not all of Zignature's Menu is very high in Sodium %. My dog would drink a lot of water when she ate this food, I had to take her off of it due to the sodium %.
I contacted Zignature directly and got the info:
Zignature Duck Dry Dog Food
0.3% -0.4% Sodium as fed (min - max)
0.35% Sodium 100% Dry matter
Zignature Kangaroo Dry Dog Food
0.9% - 1.0% Sodium as fed (min - max)
0.96% Sodium 100% Dry matter
Zignature…May 1, 2016 1:05 pm
Casey Jones on Zignature Dog Food (Dry) You have to contact companies directly for Sodium % as fed, preferably I am trying to stay around .30% which is hard but many have around that amount and some like Orijen list the sodium %. Anything below that is hard to find since I was told by law, a % of sodium needs to be in dog food for other reasons related to health. Then that means feeding a home made diet or something from the Vet which is typically poor quality corn or wheat based dog foods.May 1, 2016 1:03 pm
Mike Edwards on Victor Dog Food (Dry) thanks for replying guys. I'm like 95% sure it's not parasites since she was a puppy and we JUST had her through 3 rounds of full de wormring with the last one ending 4 weeks ago. I'm pretty dang sure it's the food because she was a BIZNATCH to get switched over. like I gave her a 10% pro formula and 90% of the older grain free active dog/puppy and she had explosive diarrhea every hour to two hours.. I switched her instantly back to the GF and boom, she cleared up in 24 hours, tried the 10%/90%…May 1, 2016 11:55 am
dad on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) The vitamins listed on the bag are synthetic so the statement from 'Josh' is not accurate.May 1, 2016 10:37 am
Pitlove on Victor Dog Food (Dry) Hi Mike-
I few customers at my work have dogs who, even within the same brand of food, need to transition the dog over as if they were switching brands all together. It could be that she is one of those kinds of dogs who has a bit more sensitive of a stomach than others.
Crazy4cats gave you some really great advice that I think is worth following up on and I would definitely check out chewy.com like she suggested. You can have food autoshipped to your house and the shipping is free for orders…May 1, 2016 10:33 am
Lisa on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) This is the response i received after contacting them.
Thank you for reaching out to us regarding vitamin k3 in our products. The image that was posted on our USA Facebook page was taken from our Brazil Facebook page and shared without being fully vetted. Our Brazilian company uses a different formula and in this case they might include vitamin k3. The image was shared and contains incorrect information for the US market. Our products are manufactured in our Italian facility and does…May 1, 2016 10:24 am
Lisa on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) This is the response i received after contacting them.
Thank you for reaching out to us regarding vitamin k3 in our products. The image that was posted on our USA Facebook page was taken from our Brazil Facebook page and shared without being fully vetted. Our Brazilian company uses a different formula and in this case they might include vitamin k3. The image was shared and contains incorrect information for the US market. Our products are manufactured in our Italian facility and does…May 1, 2016 10:19 am
Crazy4cats on Victor Dog Food (Dry) Hi Mike-
It's so hard to know sometimes. I feel your frustration. I just wanted to let you know that you can order Victor online at www.chewy.com, www.sportdogfood.com and Amazon.com for those times that you cannot get it locally. Also worms and parasites are common in pups and can cause intermittent diarrhea. Especially, round worms, giardia and coccidia. Have you taken in a stool sample to be sent to a lab for a full panel analysis?
In addition, make sure you watch the calcium levels in her…May 1, 2016 10:16 am
Mike Edwards on Victor Dog Food (Dry) I had a quick question regarding my pup. Newish pup, had her for about 3 weeks on our leftover bag of Victor Grain free puppy and adult... she seemed to do great on it. I can't get the grain free any more due to our distributor not ordering it in time and having to wait a few months to get it, so I grabbed a bag of the Professional formula. she had a HAAAAARD time switching over to it with diarrhea. even doing 10% switch every 4-5 days was too much. I had to add pumpkin to her diet twice a day…May 1, 2016 5:50 am
Susan on Wellness Core Dog Food (Dry) Have you tried "Canidae" Pure Sea or Pure Sky or Pure Wild in your rotation? Canidae digests easier then the Wellness Core kibbles I have found... http://www.canidae.com/dog-food/productsMay 1, 2016 5:35 am
Susan on Dog Food Allergies Grass has Chlorophyll, the Chlorophyll settles their stomach, but dogs cant chew their food like we do & don't have salivary amylase (digestive enzymes in their salvia) so they are un able to break down the cellulose walls of the grass to access the Chlorophyll that's why the grass comes back out undigested in whole form....
Patches first vet said don't let Patch eat TOO much grass cause the grass will go thru him, what it was doing but he was pooing out what he didn't need in his…May 1, 2016 5:29 am
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Amateria on Meat Meal — The Mysterious Meat Concentrate Most People Know Little (or Nothing) About I have emailed you, I'm simply writing this to be sure that you got the email? As its been 2 days.
May 1, 2016 2:41 am
zoe the chow on Best Grain Free Dog Foods Hi aimee,
Here's a description of canid molars being used for bone crushing. Which teeth do you think a dog uses to eat bones?
"An increase in bending strength of the corpus caudal to the camassial blade in canids is interpreted to be an adaptation for bone-crushing with the postcarnassial molars"
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1992.tb04450.x/fullMay 1, 2016 2:09 am
aimee on Best Grain Free Dog Foods Hi Lysette,
Yes, I've really looked closely at the teeth of the dog.. and the wolf... and the fox... and the coyote and the jackal. The university my husband works for has a very extensive natural history museum, Specimens are available for study and I was able to get them on loan.
The molars of canids have a flattened occlusal surface, very different from the premolars which are for shearing.
The scientific literature characterizes the pattern as suitable for plant and animal…May 1, 2016 2:03 am
aimee on Best Grain Free Dog Foods Hi Zoe,
When reading the scientific literature I've never seen dog's molars described as being for the purpose of bone crushing.
I've found the molars of the hyena as being described for that purpose, but structurally the teeth are different from that of dogs.
For canids I've read the molars are for crushing insects and plant matter or they are described as being grinding teeth.
Here is a description from a veterinary text in regards to a dog's molars.
"Over the palatal cusp is the…May 1, 2016 12:31 am
Shawna on Pedigree Dog Food (Dry) I foster - between my own dogs and my foster dogs I've had about 40 dogs in my home over the last 12 years. Some dogs come with food and some don't. If the food they come with is horrible I don't bother transitioning. Yes, there can be some diarrhea but I have yet to ever have even one of them have "bloody" stool from a lack of transition (and I feed a new food about every other to every 3rd day).
The original poster didn't mention if she changes food frequently. Once a dog is used to…April 30, 2016 10:40 pm
will on Dog Food Allergies May be a little late on this discussion but I have had these experiences with vomitting to a huge extent. Vomitting number one reason people bring dogs in to the vet office, so solving this issue would be bad for vets. Sounds like many of the suggestions so far here are good practices. Here are some things to definitely consider. (1) I learned that casual eaters that have food at all times usually don't have this problem. Its tough to get dogs to this point if its not in their nature or they…April 30, 2016 10:04 pm
John Jamison on Pedigree Dog Food (Dry) Your - you'reApril 30, 2016 9:50 pm
John Jamison on Pedigree Dog Food (Dry) YOU are as much responsible, if not MORE, as the food for your dogs getting sick. Like the other person said, you have to transition your dogs to new food over a period of WEEKS and there is no way your dogs got THAT sick if you were doing it correctly. So YOU got your dogs as sick as they were. Nice try tho, blaming the food April 30, 2016 9:41 pm
zoe the chow on Best Grain Free Dog Foods Hi aimee
Aren't a dog's molars used to crush bones? Dogs aren't really able to grind anything with their teeth because they lack any substantial side to side movement of their lower jaw.April 30, 2016 8:06 pm
Katelyn on Wellness Core Dog Food (Dry) My dog is a 100lb American Bulldog with environmental allergies, food allergies possible but have been unconfirmed, I'll do testing one of these days. The first stool right out of the gate was firm and those after it too! He seems to enjoy eating this food and I really like the kibble size. He's no itchier than he has been so I will keep this food in my rotation.April 30, 2016 6:14 pm
Shawna on Hill’s Prescription Diet W/D Canine (Dry) Of course not every dog will be the same but my Pom gets HORRIBLE ulcerative colitis from any form of chicken - kibble, canned, treats or raw (muscle meat only). Some other ingredients that might be problematic include, but not limited to, eggs, grains, potato, peas and dairy. Try a food that has different protein AND carb sources then what you were feeding.April 30, 2016 5:50 pm
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