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  • Dori

    Thanks C4C. That is some seriously green food. Let us know how it goes.

  • Dori

    Ahhhhhh. Thanks Cyndi.

  • Crazy4cats

    Yes, what Cyndi said! Weird, huh? I expected it to be more chunky, not so powdery fine and Green! Dogs really liked it though.

  • Cyndi

    Dori, it’s green because of all the dried green ingredients, like dried spinach, dried spirulina algae, dried kelp, etc. There is other stuff in it too, but I think those are the only green ingredients. The See Spot Live Longer DInner mix is a dried powder, so whatever you mix it with, will turn green. :)

  • Cyndi

    Maybe someone will stop eating so much now, LOL!! How adorable!

  • Dori

    I wonder why it’s so green in color. Any thoughts? I’ve never used the food so I don’t know what ingredients would make it so green.

  • Dori

    How very sweet. Poor little critter I’m so glad there are still decent kind people out and about. :)

  • LabsRawesome
  • sue66b

    Hi Gwen, have you tried Malaseb medicated shampoo, it stops their itch & kills any bacteria on their skin & doesnt strip their good oil from their skin, I also have to leave it on Patches paws for 2-5 mins when his paws are bad, after washing his paws with the Malaseb, his paws are nice & pink again no redness,by night, I have to bath every 5-7 days as soon as I see Patch really scratching, at first he use to run when he heard the bath running but it must help him cause he just waits & lets me pick him up with out running now,,I can buy Malaseb from our Pet Barn or vets, also Ive been putting Sudocrem, its for babies, in the baby section in the supermarket, its for Dermatitis, nappy rashes ezema, pressure sores, I put on Patches paws before our walks as its been raining here now for 3 weeks on & off & I found the water makes Patches paws worse, this really has helped Im not bathing him every 5-7days no more, Im bathing in his Malaseb every 2 weeks now, so between the 2 things I have Patches allergies under control, also he’s eating the Wellness Simple, Duck & Oatmeal maybe that has helped as well….he’s been on the Wellness Simple for 2 months now but I still mixing in his 1/2 cup Eukanuba Intestinal vet diet for diiner & lunch he just has 1/2 cup wellness Simple…I never tried the Hills Z/d as the first ingredient is Starch my Patch cant eat Potatos he breaks out in a red rash all over his stomach so I thought how will the Z/d help him with Starch as first ingredient..its a struggle vet wanted Patch on Prednisone I said no, I did use the 1% Cortisone cream but I found it didnt really help his Paws the Sudocrem is heaps better…Good-Luck

  • Crazy4cats

    Hi Gwen-
    Sorry to hear your dog is having some tough issues. Mine have had mostly digestive issues. No itching or biting problems. I used about 1 1/2 lbs of lean ground turkey with 3 Tbs of mix. This fed two 80lb dogs 1 meal. I did lightly brown the meat. I chickened out to feed it raw! I did not use any supplements with this meal. I use Firm up dehydrated pumpkin and pectin when feeding kibble with canned. I also use Vetri-Pro BD currently when feeding kibble. The dogs loved the homemade meal and had no issues afterwards without the use of supplements. I’ll try to feed once a week. Good luck to you. I know it’s stressful trying to figure out the right “formula”.

  • gwen

    Hi C4C,
    How much ground turkey did you use & how much does your dog weigh? I’ve been wanting to try this but our vet has put our baby on Hills zd. We were doing an elimination diet & she was still scratching, hives, shaking ears etc. We had her on Wellness Core GF then we transitioned her over to Nature’s Variety LID Rabbit & still hives, scratching etc. & she got to the point she wouldn’t eat it. Her stools were real black & hard. She started throwing up & she stopped when she 1st started Hills then she starting throwing up every day & having loose stools. I put pumpkin in her food & probiotics. She hasn’t gotten sick in over a week. The vet put her on antibiotics 2 times back to back & steroids. I finally said no more antibiotics/steroids. She won’t eat the Hills unless I put canned food in w/it. We’ve been soaking her feet in vinegar, hydrogen peroxide & water & wiping her body down w/the mixture as well. This has helped but she still has some hives at times & scratches but not like she did. We bathe her weekly in a tea tree oil shampoo but I’m not really sure what to use. Do you have any suggestions? Glad all your dogs like it! Can’t wait to get mine off the Hills!!!

  • Mary Smith

    Has anyone had problems with Blue Buffalo?

  • Bobby dog

    ;)

  • Cyndi

    Lol!

  • Cyndi

    Love, Love, Love this!!!

  • LabsRawesome
  • Crazy4cats

    :D

  • Bobby dog

    C4c:
    Not what I thought it would look like either. Can’t wait to hear how your boys do on it! Since you posted a picture of the “input,” I think it would only be right that you post “output” pictures. ;)

  • Crazy4cats

    Hi all-
    Thought you might be interested in what See Spot Live Longer Dinner mix looks like when mixed with ground turkey. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would. It’s very green and smells very green. It’s not chunky at all. It is very finely ground. I lightly cooked the meat. The dogs loved it! Even my slow eater gobbled it down. We’ll see how the evening goes, but so far no issues in the first hour. Hopefully I’ll get to post pictures of some nice tight little poops! Lol!

  • 4FootedFoodie

    I can appreciate that. One of mine does the same thing. He’ll be fine for a while and the reaction slowly seems to creep up on him. I can understand why a limited ingredient food would be helpful for you.

    I had great luck with NVI LID. I used the duck and turkey, but would no longer recommend the lamb. So, I would recommend that as another option and would also suggest taking a look at Back to Basics.

  • HappyTails

    I’m glad to hear your dog is doing well on Wellness! If I’m not mistaken you have the dog with IBS? My dogs do very well on proteins like lamb and duck,so its nice to know if they do well on this brand I’ll be able to rotate again. Thank you :)

  • HappyTails

    I definitely will keep the other brand as an option,thank you so much! :)

  • HappyTails

    My dogs are the ones that do great on a food for a few months and than all of sudden start getting sick on it for no reason,since the beginning of the year I think I’ve had to switch their food 5 times already.They cant tolerate corn,wheat,soy,chicken,barley,etc. I wasn’t specifically searching for a LID but Wellness Simple popped up when I browsed around on Chewy :)

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Review board recommends Blue Buffalo modify advertising:

    http://www.petfoodindustry.com/53067.html

  • 4FootedFoodie

    Hi HappyTails,

    Is there a particular reason you were looking at a limited ingredient food? I love Wellness products, but the protein and fat in the Simple line are fairly low.

    Of the two, I’d pick the Wellness, for sure; but, I’m just wondering if there might possibly be some other options that might also be good choices for you. Nothing against Avoderm. I actually had a bag once, but gave it away due to some ingredient intolerances (chickpeas) that I hadn’t identified when I originally bought it.

    I can’t recall off the top of my head if you were dealing with any particular issues other than what you mentioned in your post today.

  • Bobby dog

    Hi HappyTails:
    I would recommend you give either brand a try. I have fed both and Bobby did really well on them! His fur was very soft and shiny, no digestive issues, and both seemed very palatable to Bobby; he was very happy at meal time. Whichever one you choose, I suggest you keep the other brand as an option for your rotation.

  • sue66b

    Hi Happy Tails, I’d go with the Wellness Simple, Im using the Simple Duck & Oatmeal & Patches poos are the most perfect since I’ve owned him, nice & firm easy to pick up no problems, then if they go good start rotating with the Lamb & Oatmeal, as these two are the lowest in fat the Duck & oatmeal is min11% fat max-11.98% fat the Lamb is min-12% fat- max- 12.98% fat, & the kibble is easy to digest as there’s no potato, patato makes a kibble hard & harder to digest…..also Wellness is guranteed so if ur not happy swap for something else…

  • HappyTails

    Hi everyone! I’m back here looking for some advice on dog food (again).I’ve had my dogs on Earthborn,of which they’ve been doing well on,I’ve been rotating between the Coastal Catch and Meadow Feast with no issues up until about a week ago,for some weird reason or another a few of my dogs are having really loose stool,I fasted them for a day,stools went back to normal,resumed feeding and they turned loose again,my dogs are weird,what can I say?So I’ve been looking around and have narrowed it down to either Avoderm or Wellness Simple as our next food to try,I’ve read the reviews here and both seem to be good candidates,but I cant seem to choose.Of the 2,which one would you all pick? Thanks!

  • Cyndi

    Yes, I was impressed too by that lady. Good for her not giving up and finally catching the poor dog.

  • Crazy4cats

    I was going to reply to one of your posts to tell you that I thought that runaway pup looked like yours! IM so glad it didn’t get hit. That girl really could run that caught her. Very impressive and happy ending!

  • Cyndi

    Thanks for posting the link HappyTails! What a great story. That dog looks alot like my Bailey. Hopefully someone claims her or she finds a loving furever home!

  • HappyTails

    I saw that the other night on our local news. She’s awesome for doing that! Heartwarming to see her and everyone else pitching in and trying to corral the poor pup. Now hopefully they will be able to find her owners. For anyone else that wants to see the video,here ya go :) http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Search-Continues-for-Owner-of-Freeway-Dog-272388901.html

  • SandyandMila

    Totally!

  • Crazy4cats

    I thought that video was entertaining, but was disappointed that there was no mention of the disease that this challenge is all about.

  • Crazy4cats

    Ok, which one of my fellow crazy DFA posters did I see on TV charging down the California freeway ( on foot) after that loose pup? Was that you, Dori? It was amazing the dog didn’t get hit. Quite the video. I don’t know how to post links with my ipad. Otherwise I would have. I sure it’s readily available if you are interested.

  • Cyndi

    That was so funny……& a little gross, lol!

  • SandyandMila

    Dogs Naturally’s Dana Scott Ice Bucket Challenge, only this one is a little different then others you might have seen. lol http://youtu.be/2PcMzHvCL5Q

  • LabsRawesome

    Lol. He’s such a little clown.

  • Cyndi

    LOVE that name!! That’s adorable! She is beautiful!

  • Cyndi

    Ha ha!! “Look at me, are you taking pictures? Look how cute I am!” LOL!!

  • USA Dog Treats

    Moose is a very handsome boy!

    The little guy is Kiko.

    This is Bosito.

  • USA Dog Treats

    They must be descended from similar bloodlines. The Jindo is Korean and even more ancient than the Shiba Inu who is from Japan.

    Twinkie says that Shiba Inu’s look like Jindo’s, not the other way around:)

  • LabsRawesome

    Oh, and then he started posing for pics.

    I think he knows he’s cute! lol

  • LabsRawesome

    Yeah he did.He thinks that he is a big watchdog. lol

  • Cyndi

    Awwww!! Blue caught you taking the pic, lol!! How adorable!

  • LabsRawesome

    Here’s my 2 sleepy little guys.

  • Cyndi

    Is there Shiba Inu in that breed? I just googled pics of a Jindo and most of them look like a Shiba Inu.

  • Cyndi

    & you know MY little princess, lol!

  • Cyndi

    A Jindo? Never heard of that. Maybe it’s just the angle of the pic, but she does look big, lol! My apologies to her though, lol! That chow is adorable. What was his name?
    This is my Moose. He was my doggy soulmate. He is in heaven as well.

  • USA Dog Treats

    Hi Cyndi

    She is a Jindo. She said she is very petite, not huge!!!!!

    My avatar is the Chow who changed my life. He is in heaven now.

  • Cyndi

    Awwww, now for her I can say she is beautiful! Is she a chow or a chow mix? She looks huge!

  • USA Dog Treats

    Here she is!

  • USA Dog Treats

    The Princess

  • USA Dog Treats

    Thank you Cyndi!

  • Cyndi

    Awww! What a beautiful dog! Or should I say Handsome, lol!

  • USA Dog Treats

    The little prince on his throne.

  • Crazy4cats

    I LOVE those husky pups. They are so silly!

  • Cyndi

    Awwwww!!!!

  • Crazy4cats

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  • sharron

    hi dori – doesn’t matter – gave her a medallion at dinner – she wouldn’t touch it – had to throw it out – thanks anyways

  • Dori

    Why not feed dry in the a.m. and NV medallions in the p.m.?

  • sharron

    can wet food be mixed with NV medallions

  • USA Dog Treats

    Hi sharron

    The raw contains all of it’s natural moisture which is usually 70 to 80%. Anytime we (dogs or us) consume a high moisture food the moisture helps us feel full on less calories than if we ate the same amount of calories with all the moisture removed (kibble 10% moisture).

    So whether it is raw or lightly cooked, commercial, homemade or canned your dog should feel fuller than if he ate the same amount of calories in a dry food.

    This will help you to feed him a little less calories each day without him being hungry all the time.

    An added bonus is the QUALITY of raw, lightly cooked and canned can be much higher than ANY kibble.

  • sharron

    not sure what heading to put this question – will feeding commercially made raw food help with weight loss better than low calorie kibble – thanks

  • Crazy4cats

    I could watch that over and over :)

  • Hound Dog Mom
  • Cyndi

    Thanks USA, I appreciate it! Bailey’s not real big on belly rubs, but I knocked her down and rolled her over and rubbed her belly for you, lol! In a gentle way, of course, :)

  • SandyandMila

    No I haven’t, thanks for the link! :)

  • sue66b

    Hi Sandy, have you tried Paws Dermoscent Essential 6 spot ons https://www.pawbyblackmores.com/products/essential-6-for-dogs

  • losul

    Thank you for that BC!

  • USA Dog Treats

    I forgive you Cyndi!!!!!!!!!!!

    Give Bailey a belly rub from me.

  • LabsRawesome

    He likes big butts, and he cannot lie!

    Hahaha.

  • USA Dog Treats

    Thank you Dori!!!

  • USA Dog Treats

    Hi theBCnut

    You are right. Thank you for your concern. All Better!!!

  • Cyndi

    Awww, thanks Dori! :)

  • Dori

    Absolutely. Sad about the news about Robin Williams but you gals are on a roll tonight. Thanks

  • Dori

    LMAO! Hey Labs! Gotta find me that guy that likes fat chicks! Damn that is seriously funny. I don’t have any Walmarts near me but now I wish I did.

  • Dori

    Like an actual middle school fight? Jeeze. What a nut job!!!!!!

  • Dori

    I don’t know what it is. Is everyone so stressed out about all that is going on in the world that they are taking it out on each other? Cray-cray are very kind words from you BC. A heck of a lot nicer than I would have been. Damn, people seem to be going nuts lately. Scary scary scary. There are so many negative stories in the news around the world right now one would think we would be kinder to each other, not the other way around.

  • Dori

    Hi Cyndi. I believe you have made a genuine effort to apologize more than once on this issue. We all screw up and make mistakes. Either we jump to a conclusion or our lives are stressful and we speak before we think. I’m very impressed as to how quickly you attempted to make amends. Brava girlfriend.

  • theBCnut

    Belly laughs are soooo good for you!

  • Dori

    Ok “BC” that deserves a HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LabsRawesome

    Yep all the crazy people shop at Wally world. I have proof. Check out these pics. Just scroll down. LMAO. http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/02/the-30-funniest-people-of-walmart-photos/

  • theBCnut

    I had some stupid woman pull her kid out in front of my car in the Walmart parking lot and then she felt she had to follow me to yell at me. There is a lot of seriously cray-cray in their parking lot.

  • LabsRawesome

    IKR everyone says that. lol :)

  • Cyndi

    & you should forgive Cyndi for her confusion. Afterall, she DID apologize and didn’t mean anything by her comment…. :)

  • LabsRawesome

    Yep. One time a Walmart a girl wanted to fight me for crossing in front of her car to go in the store. She actually waited outside for me to shop. Seriously cray- cray.

  • theBCnut

    Hi USA
    You’re welcome, but I think you are maligning losul by saying he is trying to mislead people. Just like you and I got off to a bad start because we worded things bluntly or didn’t imagine how people would intertpret what we posted or just plain were having a bad day and decided to take offense at each other, I think you and losul have stepped on each other’s toes and are now moving into personal attacks. You can both choose to keep adding fuel to the fire until Dr Mike gets involved, or you can choose to ignore each other. Personally, I think you both have something to add to this site and I would prefer the latter.

  • theBCnut

    Really!?! Labs R Awesome isn’t your real name!?! Man, was I fooled!

    Sent from my iPod

  • theBCnut

    That’s the truth!! I really had no idea how many psychos are out there until I got on DFA and found out how many of them go screwy if you try to educate them about something. Or how many of them take my and other’s awkwardness as a personal attack.
    Sent from my iPod

  • theBCnut

    They collect every detail you let out about yourself until they have enough to know(or guess) which info they came up with on a search pertains to you. The troll came up with wrong info on me, I guess because there are 2 people in my town by my name, different middle names(but who would know).

  • LabsRawesome

    Hahaha. :)

  • USA Dog Treats

    Darn copycats!!!!

  • LabsRawesome

    Even though Labs R awesome that is not my real name!! Hard to believe, I know. I used to post with my real first name, but I would never post with my real first and last name. Too many Psychos running around IRL and on the net.

  • Dori

    Cyndi. Funny that you say that because I was just about to point out to you that because Jeremy and USA both have white dogs with glasses you may have gotten confused. Glad you picked up on it.

  • Dori

    Hi USA. I’m so sorry that you and your family had to go through such a horrible time. These trolls are really beyond creepy. I don’t even get how they get personal information. Seriously, don’t they have lives to live. Who has so much time on their hands AND be such a mean spirited person. I thought we were here to learn and help out. Again, sorry you and some of the others have had to go through such experiences. Happy you’ve been so helpful to me and others.

  • Dori

    Hi BC. What I don’t get is how these trolls even get our personal info. It’s really creepy.

  • Cyndi

    It must have been the glasses on the dog in the pic. See, it doesn’t take much to confuse me, lol!

  • Jeremy

    I am definitely my own unique individual, not using multiple names on here. I personally think one of me is enough, maybe even a bit much sometimes :)