Years ago when my dog was going through treatments for cancer the vet suggested we do titers instead of straight up vaccinating for everything since he had a compromised immune system.
Ever since once then we have been doing titers and giving only the necessary vaccinations.
I also spread out vaccinations. I don’t give them combo shots when possible (there’s 1 that’s unavoidable). This way if there is a reaction we’ll know what caused it.
I’m not an anti-vaxxer, but I am anti- overvaccinating.
It is very disappointing that the high quality of their products has gone down the drain. It was the best food for my big guy and I didn’t have to feed him a ton of it. Now he’s getting hot spots. I’ve tried every formula and the fish has been causing him the most trouble. I thought the oils may have helped. I would only buy the small bags knowing that it was very oily and people were complaining. I keep it in its original bag too so it doesn’t make the bin rancid. And shake the bag to hopefully disperse the oils.
We’re looking into other brands now. Too bad. I really loved Champion.
I created a profile just to post this and I apologize in advance if it’s a little too much TMI.
I have been feeding My cat Orijen Regional Red for about two years now and she has always loved it. She always seemed really active for an indoor cat and loved to play. i noticed early on when Inwould clean her litter box that her “movements” were very small and almost resembled that of a rabbit. I was later told by my vet that it was because the food was so high in protein and contained very little fillers.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and Imnoticed that A.) My cat’s “movements” smelled much stronger and B.) I immediately noticed that they were much bigger and fuller- resembled what I would expect from a small puppy. I immediately went to the bag to check it and turns out it is a bag from the Kentucky plant.
I had noticed a couple of weeks ago that she was a little more lethargic and this on top of the changes in her litter box is enough to have me go get a newmfood tomorrow which is really sad because she truly loved the Canadian version.
Think I’m going to give The Honest Kithen a try as I am reading really good reviews for it.
I noticed the same thing with my dogs, messier stools and smelly. I no longer feed either the Orijen or Acana now.
i purchased a 25 pound bag of orijen original from chewys last month after reading about heavy metal contamination i then discovered posts about hair in the food. today i closely examined the food and found at least 15 hairs baked in and loose in a 1/2 c scoo.p i called orijen they claim the hair is part of a biologically appropriate diet, but that they have contacted the supplier to stop leaving so much hair and hide in the product they deliver. when asked about heavy metal contamination they claim they test their foods and they meet nrc regulations which tie in according to the woman with fda standards and the fda does not have standards for heavy metals in dog food they do for animal feed but not dog food, fda only gets concerned if heavy metal contamination is from additions to the food ie adulterants not heavy metals contained in meats and vegetables used in the dog food. from what i can tell fish oil is not good high in mercury and turkey is the lowest for heavy metal contamination i think im going to try canidae turkey canned food has anyone tried that?
It has been about 6 months now from our original posts here and since we lost our Sheltie, and the complaints just keep coming. It is so disgusting that they are still making excuses for anything and everything from this Kentucky manufacturing plant and blaming anyone and everyone else. It is absolutely an abomination. Lesson learned. I am so very thankful that I cook my own fresh meat and vegetables now for my new Sheltie puppy, adding it to Honest Kitchen, and she is doing great. No chemicals, no “hair”, no metal contamination, no pieces of plastic wrapping, road kill, or “slime” from being rancid, etc. It is amazing to me that the dog food industry is interested purely in profit and not animal lives. Once upon a time canned dog food used to be human grade as a regular product, but no more. So very sad, and I have not heard back from my report to the FDA either.
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My local pet store recommended KIND dog food. It comes out of Canada and she says the head cook for the food worked at Arcana plant in Canada. I also found a non GMO food from Italy N&D by Farmina. I hope this helps solve the finding a new food for our 4 legged children.
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