NutriSource Dog Food (Dry)


Rating: ★★★★☆

NutriSource Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4 stars.

The NutriSource Dog Food product line includes ten dry recipes, eight claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages and two for adult maintenance.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • NutriSource Adult Chicken and Rice
  • NutriSource Senior Chicken and Rice
  • NutriSource Super Performance (5 stars)
  • NutriSource Lamb Meal and Rice (3.5 stars)
  • NutriSource Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice
  • NutriSource Performance Chicken and Rice (5 stars)
  • NutriSource Small and Medium Breed Puppy (5 stars)
  • NutriSource Large Breed Adult Chicken and Rice (3.5 stars)
  • NutriSource Weight Management Chicken and Rice (3.5 stars)
  • NutriSource Large Breed Adult Lamb Meal and Rice (3.5 stars)

NutriSource Adult Chicken and Rice was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

NutriSource Adult Chicken and Rice Formula

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 29% | Fat = 18% | Carbs = 45%

Ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), natural turkey and chicken flavor, beet pulp-dried, oatmeal, fish meal (a source of fish oil), potassium chloride, dried brewers yeast, flax seeds, salt, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), lactic acid, glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, choline chloride, Yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.4%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis26%16%NA
Dry Matter Basis29%18%45%
Calorie Weighted Basis25%37%39%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The second ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

The third ingredient is brown rice, a complex carbohydrate that (once cooked) can be fairly easy to digest. However, aside from its natural energy content, rice is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The fourth ingredient is barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. However, aside from its energy content, this cereal grain is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The fifth ingredient is white rice, a less nutritious form of rice in which the grain’s healthier outer layer has been removed.

The sixth ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

After the natural turkey and chicken flavor, we find beet pulp. Beet pulp is a controversial ingredient, a high fiber by-product of sugar beet processing.

Some denounce beet pulp as an inexpensive filler while others cite its outstanding intestinal health and blood sugar benefits.

We only call your attention here to the controversy and believe the inclusion of beet pulp in reasonable amounts in most dog foods is entirely acceptable.

The ninth ingredient is oatmeal, a whole-grain product made from coarsely ground oats. Oatmeal is naturally rich in B-vitamins, dietary fiber and can be (depending upon its level of purity) gluten-free.

The next item is fish meal, another protein-rich meat concentrate.

Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations.1

Unfortunately, this particular item is anonymous. Because various fish contain different types of fats, we would have preferred to have known the source species.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With five notable exceptions

First, brewers yeast can be a controversial item. Although it’s a by-product of the beer making process, this ingredient is rich in minerals and other healthy nutrients.

Fans believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system.

Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies. This may be true, but (like all allergies) only if your particular dog is allergic to the yeast itself.

In addition, a vocal minority insists yeast can increase the risk of developing the life-threatening condition known as bloat. However, this is a claim we’ve not been able to scientifically verify.

In any case, unless your dog is specifically allergic to it, yeast can still be considered a nutritious additive.

What’s more noteworthy here is that brewers yeast contains about 48% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

Next, flaxseed is one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

In addition, we note the inclusion of dried fermentation products in this recipe. Fermentation products are typically added to provide enzymes to aid the animal with digestion.

Next, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

And lastly, this recipe also includes selenium yeast. Unlike the more common inorganic form of selenium (sodium selenite), this natural yeast supplement is considered a safer anti-cancer alternative.

NutriSource Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, NutriSource Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 29%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 45%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 29% and a mean fat level of 17%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 45% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 59%.

Near-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the brewers yeast and flaxseed in this recipe, and the pea protein contained in two other recipes, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

NutriSource Dog Food is a plant-based kibble using a moderate amount of chicken or lamb meals as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.

Highly recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

Those looking for a quality wet food from the same company may want to check out our review of NutriSoure Canned Dog Food.

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Notes and Updates

09/12/2014 Last Update

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials
  • GSDsForever

    I like Nutrisource, feel some trust in the brand(s).

    I fed some Nutrisource Lamb Grain Free (dry food) as a budget option to get a very underweight dog’s weight up quickly, as it was the highest calorie in the pet store in a quality brand. She like the food & had good stools. And it worked.

    I switched her to a different brand because I just wasn’t seeing enough improvement in her coat (she came to me in less than ideal condition), even with added wild salmon oil (lots) and some yogurt.

  • Douglas Carlson

    I am no expert by any means. I got my lab as an 8 wk old pup and he was being fed NutriSource. I did some research enough to learn it was quality food, so I have kept him on it his whole life. I do switch up flavors for him. He has been in excellent health his whole life (now 6 years). His weight has gone up a bit high in the past, but that’s more from treats and less exercise in the wintertime, and each time we were able to lower it by cutting back on treats and upping the exercise. I firmly believe in feeding a good quality food will lead to happy, healthy animals, and that has been the case with Nutrisource. I will keep him on it for the rest of his life.

  • Shea

    Thanks! I will certainly keep an eye on how much water she is drinking. Seems like she was doing that while I was mixing her new food with her old one. She seems to not drink as much as before.

  • Bobby dog

    I really like Nutrisource products and my dog and cats do well on them. Sounds like she transitioned well. I suggest you still keep an eye on her water consumption. Drinking excessive water can be a sign of a health issue.

  • Shea

    Since she has fully transitioned now, she has slowed down her drinking so much water. After a week and a half being on this food, she truly loves it and goes crazy for it everytime its time for her meal. She has not ever liked a food so much! So happy with it!

  • Shea

    I just switched my small terrier to Nutrisource Chicken and Rice from Diamond Naturals. I am transitioning slowly with her old food but I noticed that she is drinking alot more water than usual. This doesn’t happen when I have transitioned to a new food before. She
    really seems to like this new food and was wondering if anyone else had issues with their dog drinking an unusual amount of water with this food.

  • Cissus Experts

    Giving your dog 5 lbs of food a day will surely get you vet bills.

  • Lexie CaringPaws

    I have been trying to find a good dog food for my picky girl. I tried Blue Wilderness and was not too happy with her energy level on it. Taste of the wildness, she did not like to eat. A friend of mine gave me some Nutrisource and my dog went nuts for it so I bought a bag and am very happy with it. She absolutely loves it, I can even use the food as a treat!

  • MargoIzzy

    No good experience. Ended up withvet bills. Was shocked at the low protein flexuation. This must be a newer brand. $61 bag ended up costing me $300+ in vet bills.
    My dog lost weight on 6 cups a day (30 lb bag in 6 days)

  • TannersUnderbite

    Tip for anyone who lives in the Janesville/Madison Wisconsin area and feeds either the Chicken and Rice or the Lamb and Rice:

    Nutrisource has a partnership with Mounds Petfood Warehouse, and makes the Dog Power C&R and L&R formulas. Its the exact same product, just put in a different package and sold for a bit cheaper!

  • Bobby dog

    That was my thought when I bought it. Everything I have fed recently had either some variety of potato, peas, legumes, or lentils.

  • Crazy4cats

    Hey Bobby dog-
    Good to know. I received a $10 off coupon for a bag of Nutrisource dry food. I was thinking I might try some good old fashioned chicken and rice next! Thank you for the review.

  • Bobby dog

    My dog just finished a bag of Nutrisource Adult Chicken and Rice. He loved eating it and did very well on it. I did not have to feed the recommended amount per day, a little less. The kibble size is just right, not too small and not too large. I feed a rotational diet so I am moving to a new brand and changing the protein and carb source, but I do have a bag of the Nutrisource GF Lamb to try within the next few months.

    Nutrisource also has a nice website to help with choosing a food as well. On the site you can find how many cups are in most bags; it is not broken down for each bag. However, I have fed a few samples of both their GF and grain inclusive kibbles and the kibble size has been the same for each. Knowing how many cups are in a bag (finding the cost per day to feed) is a more accurate way to determine what a food will cost you to feed rather than going by what a food costs per pound. Bobby highly recommends this food!

  • theBCnut

    Either the Dr Stephen Langers or Soil Based Organisms is great.

  • Ashley

    Thank you for the advice, I will definitely give the probiotics a try. The 15 strain product I found was for humans, is that what you recommend? Or which pet probiotic is the one you were talking about? Supplements are very new to me; have considered them in the past, but didn’t know enough about them or have a true need.

  • theBCnut

    To do a natural cure for yeast, you have to put the dog on a low carb diet for up to 9 months. Carbs feed Candida albicans.

  • sue66

    Yes, my boy had that yeasty bread breath last yr, she needs a good probiotic, in the end the only thing that got rid of Patches yeasty bread breath & farting was Metronidazole a antibiotic for their tummies & bowel, he was on this for 2 weeks + his probiotic 3 hours after his tablet, its been 3months & no more yeast breath, I’d see a vet, Id say the problems have come from her old food.. my boy was vomiting up his Royal Canine kibble 7 hours later un digested, I changed his kibble to one that digests easier breaks up better if they dont chew, but he still had his bread breath cause I never fixed the problem from the old food, finally last december I ask the vet can I have some Metronidazole tablets & no more bread breath after having it for 6months it cleared up in 1 week of being on the Metronidazole, but get the probiotic Paddy sugested Swansons & try that for a while & see if it goes.the probiotic didnt fix Patches breath maybe caught it too late or wasnt giving enough of the probiotic.

  • theBCnut

    For dogs that have been on the same food for an extended period of time, a little extra support for transitioning is often needed. Feeding only one food supports a limited variety of probiotics in the gut and the dog’s body adjust the amount of digestive enzymes it produces to the food it was used to eating. Over time these things will correct themselves, but the dog will be uncomfortable in the meantime. You can help ease and shorten the time by adding a good source of probiotics and digestive enzymes. If you are interested, google swansons, they have 15 strain probiotics at the best price and they also have digestive enzymes at a good price too. In the mean time, I would add a drop or 2 of GasX or something like that to meals for a while.

  • Ashley

    My 6 yr old Cairn Terrior has been on Purina Pro Plan Small Breed (chicken based) her entire life. Wanting something of better quality and several weeks of a bile smell to her breath/beard but no sign of vomit, I finally decided to try something new. I recently transitioned her to NutriSource Adult Chicken & Rice. I now feed her small portions (1/4 c.) several times a day for ~2 weeks now. She LOVES the NutriSouce. Her transition period was quicker than I would have preferred – I tried mixing the food but by the 3rd feeding she was picking around her old food and only eating the NutriSource. She has never been one to eat at a certain time or in one sitting; there is never food in her dish anymore. She hasn’t had any issues with “bile” smelling breath/beard, her energy level is something I’ve never seen in her. However, overnight she got into the bathroom garbage.. something she has never done, and was eating the Kleenexes?! After AM feeding, she vomited her full sized kibbles 3 hrs post feeding. I’ve noticed she has been very gassy since switching foods, and her tummy feels very bloated after feedings, normal stools. The gas isn’t surprising – it hasn’t been long since switching and she is probably just getting used to the different/better nutrients; the bloating concerns me. She is 17lbs and I am feeding her 1 cup/day of NutriSource. Too little/too much? Could she have an allergy to this food? Should I try a different formula? I am at a loss. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • Kathryn

    I have fed my three dogs (Pomeranian (3 yrs), corgi mix (5yrs), husky (1.5 yrs)) Nutrisource Adult Chicken and Rice formula for quite some time. My husky is very picky and will hardly eat anything. After going through a laundry list of foods, I gave the Nutrisource and he would eat it just fine. By the end of the day, he would finish his bowl (on the other foods it would take 2 to 3 days for him to eat one servings worth). I never had any skin or bowel issues with feeding this food. I only recently switched because I finally found a grain free food that my husky would eat.

  • myfourmutts

    We normally feed the Chicken & Rice version of this food, and our dogs are obsessed. Unfortunately, due to massive snow in upstate NY and poor planning on my part, I had to buy another brand (4Health) to tide them over until their food is delivered. They wouldn’t even touch the other food. We rotate their food every couple of bags, but their favorite, by far, is the Nutrisource. I don’t know what it is about this food, but my dogs go bonkers for it!

  • Tykosmom

    We have always had GSDs…they typically have funky stomachs….over the years, I have found that any type of poultry gives them trouble. I feed them lamb based foods, and the current one they are on has probiotics and prebiotics in it. They have had no trouble at all. It is also a limited ingredient food. I figure the less the food has in it, the better it will be for them….if you can’t find a food with the pro and prebiotics, you can always give him a supplement in his food. The food my pups are on
    is very hard to find, I get it at a small mom and pop pet store locally. I can’t find it on any dog food web site, or even from the company’s web site, so I am currently looking into switching, which is why I’m not recommending it here…but try to stay away from poultry, and try to find a limited ingredient food…

  • Steph

    My dog has dry skin also. My vet told me to give him one a day, of my Omega 3 caps (opened) over the dog food. He loves it.

  • saltyandme

    Matt, I think NutriSource is a good food but since your Dane is only 10 weeks old, I think I’d make sure I was feeding the large breed puppy formula. I notice some people are saying their dogs have dry skin issues with NutriSource. I have not noticed anything like that with my Dane.

  • Matt Dominique

    We have a 10 week old dane and want to make sure that we are feeding her correctly. We currently are feeding her NutriSource Heartland Select Grain Free. Can you give me any information on if this is good or not?

  • saltyandme

    I have recently started feeding NutriSource Large Breed formula for my Great Dane. He loves it and the protien/fat content is good for a Great Dane, they should not have high levels of protien. I intend to continue to feed NutriSource.

  • retrieverman

    I run a retriever training facility, and have noticed prior to switching to NutriSource some of the dogs would have lose stools. Now on NutriSource (SuperPerformance) all the dogs keep firm stools. After more than a year of feeding this food I wouldn’t feed anything else. Also, lose stools could be due to a number of things including water or intestinal parasites. Also, switching to any food will produce loose stools for a couple weeks.

  • Betsy Greer

    HI Diesel power,

    What did you switch to from the NutriSource? Maybe if you like the food, you could still occasionally keep it in your pup’s rotation.

  • Diesel power

    My puppy liked the food but I feel it was missing key nutrients because he had dry skin issuers which were resolved with switching to a higher quality product

  • Cyndi

    I think I recall someone saying that Dr. Mike is working on a site for cat food.

  • Julie

    There’s ibdkitties dot net. On that site there’s a wet and dry food tab. However, people cannot comment. I’d love to see a catfoodadvisor site.

  • Crazy4cats

    I know the look. Also, the rubbing on my legs while meowing pitifully. It’s very heartbreaking, isn’t it? I was very persistent with my crunchy food addicted shelter kitty. About 6 months is what it took. I have two male cats that do not go outside. They are much more susceptible to urinary tract problems than females due to lack of moisture. The vet that maintains the site that I mentioned previously recommends feeding any quality of canned food over any quality of dry. I think most cats, unfortunately, prefer the cheaper stuff anyway. They dry that I supplement with is Wellness Core, Taste of the Wild or Earthborn Primitive

  • tonia

    Thanks I kind of figured same brand as dog would be a safe bet. I have read about wet food only and do rotate it in even tho my cat looks at me like I’m about to get fired. (:

  • Crazy4cats

    I have never found anything even close to this site for cat food. I’m hoping Dr. mike will incorporate one in the future. (Hint hint) But there is a site that I really like that does have a few charts of canned cat foods that list protein, fat, and carbs. The creator, Dr. Pierson does not recommend any dry food at all. Due to the importance of moisture in their diets and also the fact that cats are carnivores. She does mention Evo dry now and then, however. The website is catinfo dot org. It is very informative in my opinion. But, as Patty mentioned, companies that make good dog food typically make good cat food and visa versa. I use mostly canned, but also supplement with dry to make my four cats affordable.

  • Pattyvaughn

    No there isn’t, but the one thing you can pretty much count on, a company that makes c****y dog food will make c****y cat food to and a company that make great dog food will make great cat food too.

  • tonia

    Does anyone know is there a website like this for cat food??

  • corrie gaither

    I have tried a lot of dog food in the years and just recently found nutrisource from a sample at the feed store and my dogs loved it, so much so that after it was gone, they wouldn’t eat their old food anymore, like at all… so, the ingredients looked great, we got heartland select with bison, chicken and peas.. and my dogs love it… win win…
    highly recommended! !!!

  • Pattyvaughn

    I like that one too, though I have never used it.

  • InkedMarie

    I like Wellness Core reduced fat for chubby dogs. Good ingredients, they don’t reduce the protein.

  • Strey

    Here is also a list of low fat foods rated 4 stars or higher :) You can feed one of those until they get to a healthy weight

  • tonia

    I have been feeding eagle pack weight maintenance but after noticing low stars on more than one brand I figured I should get away from it. I’d love to be able to get a higher quality but can’t budget that every time so I’m excited that variety is ok. As my lab gets older his stomach seems to be getting sensitive hopefully higher quality will help. I love this site it is very helpful, I’ve been lurking here for years. It’s so hard for pet parents with companies selling and lowering quality to keep on top of these things.. thanks for responding

  • Pattyvaughn

    A lot of weight management foods reduce protein when they reduce fat, so they get a lower rating. If your dog needs to lose weight, just reduce the amount fed and increase exercise, as you saw. Rotational feeding is best for a healthy gut. It supports a wider range of probiotics in the gut. This is a major component of the immune system. Try a number of different foods and see what works for your dogs. I like NutriSource because it is usually easy for dogs to transition to.

  • tonia

    Love some imput. I see this trend with weight management having less stars.. what’s the deal with that? Is it better to not use the weight management even if you have chubby dogs? I used to free feed but no longer do one of my dogs was eating herself to obesity. (Vet told me kal she needed and I got very vigilant and she lost 4 pds and issues weight was causing (: ) I also saw someone posting that changing up dog food is good is really good? I always thought that was a no no but it would be nice to slip in the higher quality every few bags. Btw about me 4 dogs on eagle pack. Thinking about Nurtisource that why I posted here

  • Storm’s Mom

    Nutrisource is a great food to transition to! It seems to be one that a lot of dog stomach’s do well on. You could start with the Lamb & Rice one as a stepping stone, and then move to the grain-free ones later. The only thing is that if your dog is going to grow to be a large size (55lbs or more), you should feed a food appropriate for a large breed puppy for another 8 months or so. Here’s a spreadsheet of foods that fulfill the unique nutritional requirements of a large breed puppy:

    Whatever you choose to do and whichever food you choose to switch to, just make sure it’s chicken-free, and I would definitely get some probiotics and digestive enzymes to mix in with the food as you transition to something new. Having canned pure pureed pumpkin (not the pie filling stuff) on hand wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. You really want to try to get to the point where your dog has a strong belly, so that you can feed all sorts of foods, and switch foods whenever you want to whatever you want without his stomach getting upset, and all of these things will really help with that! Just go really slow with the change to the new food because your dog isn’t used to changing foods.. start with 25% of the new food with 75% of the old food and only increase the % of new food if your dog’s poop is solid. You might even want to start with 10% new food.

    Hope this helps!!

  • Bransmom

    I’ve been feeding my 10 mo old german shepherd puppy Dynamite Dog food his whole life. He has recurring diarrhea and my vet thinks it is a food allergy. Dynamite is chicken based. Has prebiotics but it looks like NutriSource has more probiotics. I need help. Anyone? Grain? grainless? Lamb? too many to choose from and I hate experimenting with my poor “little” pups belly.

  • Jett

    Hi, My dog Jett had been eating cannd dog food, until a friend bought him NutriSource Lamb Meal Formula. Within 10days there was a big change in Jett he filled out,had more engery and so much more happier. The change in my dog is beyond befief . I was compelled to write you, This is GOOD DOG FOOD!!! Thank You Jett & Jay

  • InkedMarie

    Chewy dot com as well!

  • Pattyvaughn

    Wag is great isn’t it. You should also check out Petflow, Wag costs more on some things.

  • Kathy

    Pattyvaughn, go to “”. When you give them your zipcode, they’ll tell you exactly when your package will arrive. Free shipping, when you spend a minimum of $35. Free shipping with no minimum for first 90 days for new customers. Price for Nutrisource is better than I was paying at the nearest store who sells it, which is 18 miles away. My 30 lb. bag arrived yesterday, in a box, and even wrapped in bubble wrap inside. I got a discount, because it was my first order. Best of all, the order arrived less than 48 hours after I placed the order online, by FedEx!

  • sandy

    Blue Wilderness has chicken meal in all it’s formulas. Haven’t checked their new line yet – Rocky Mountain formulas.

  • InkedMarie

    90 minutes? Yikes. Did you see the fb cartoon I shared, where the patient handed her doc a bill or her wait time?

  • InkedMarie

    I have a dog that can’t have chicken too. He eats turkey & fish foods. I’m just not a fan of NB. Too many foods, imo

  • Jessica Leanna Taft

    that is what my dog lady is… a GSD MIX W/DOBE ;)

  • Jessica Leanna Taft

    good 2 know

  • Pattyvaughn

    Those are pretty mild and shouldn’t interfere much with you being able to tell if the food really is helping her get better. But as soon as you think you can stop giving them to her, I would. And don’t be surprised if she goes back to itching for a couple days, they can have a kind of rebound effect.

  • Jessica Leanna Taft

    Chlorpheniramine Maleate anti-allergy advaced pharmaceuticl tablets, 4 mg

    is what she is on..

  • Jessica Leanna Taft

    olsens grain is about 30 min
    TSC is about 38min
    PETCO is about 48min

  • Pattyvaughn

    I know what you mean! I used to have a GDS that was a dry skin scratcher, and she would drive me bonkers at night. Once you find out one thing that works for you, it is kind of scary to try something else on your dog, because you are afraid that the scratching will start again. Whenever I try a new food for Micah, I always have on hand one that I know he can handle, and Ialways go back to one I know he can handle after a bag of something new. I’ve turned paranoid about his food.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I’d do anything to not be doing nothing while waiting on a doctor!!

  • Pattyvaughn

    That’s when I would start using benedryl. Micah has come to me with hives a couple times just recently after being outside, so now I have to keep something on hand just in case.

  • Betsy Greer

    ITA! Right now I’m wasting time. I’ve been waiting to see my doctor for over 90 minutes so far – so I figured what the heck.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I live in the boonies myself. I have had to learn to be comfortable with ordering food online. The closest place to me to get any food that my dog can have is 25 miles. The second is 45 miles, but it is at least somewhat close to a place that I have to go to about once a week.

  • Storm’s Mom

    Storm reacted instantaneously when I inadvertantly gave him some canned food that contained chicken (which he’s allergic to..I didn’t read the label closely enough). That was the 1st time he’d had chicken in at least a year. He was scratching like nobody’s business immediately and for about 10-15 minutes straight. I felt horrible :-( Didn’t feed it again, he didn’t scratch again :-)

  • Pattyvaughn

    It’s just not worth my time to go looking for something like that, unless it is a piece of info that I also want for myself.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Potato really seems to be a common problem food.

  • Jessica Leanna Taft

    doc said that aswell… well not the same words jsut said ill have to start adding stuff

  • Betsy Greer

    Oh trust me, that’s what I was thinking, too. @@ I’m sure it’s on the bag like Patty suggested also.

    I included the link in the hope that he’d double check me and learn a little something while he was at it.

  • Jessica Leanna Taft

    I just want the chewing to stop is especially bad in the morning and at night.. i kinda snap at her when she does it cause its like nails on a chalk board to me…

  • Pattyvaughn

    They have LIDs, though not ones I want to feed due to carb content.

  • Pattyvaughn

    You may find that she needs a green superfood supplement.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I know within 24 hours if something is making my dog worse, it just may take time to know if they are getting better. I would have done likewise.

  • InkedMarie

    Aww I was going to say its on the website and make him look!

  • Jessica Leanna Taft

    that exactly what my dad said… he thought it may be the potato…