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    Lynn C

    Tyler is a golden retriever and is a year and a half years old. From day 1-he was 12 weeks old when I got him, he has had softer stools. Nutrisource seemed to work, still soft. When he got neutered at 1 a different clinic over prescribed pain meds. He had bloody soft stools. After a trip to ER, they said that aside from the meds, he might have IBS.

    1 I transitioned him to a 1 to 1 mixture of Nutrisource Lamb and Purina Lamb sensitive stomach. His stools firmed up, but when I took him to the vet earlier this month, he’d dropped 3 pounds. She said to transition him totally to Purina, so I did so with a 2 to 1 mix. Now, his stools are soft most of the time and smellier.

    Thinking of going back to the 1 to 1 mix. Has anyone had IBS with their dog and found an affordable food that helps. I fed my previous Golden Earthborn until he died with Hemangiosarcoma at 8. I hadn’t heard about the issues with grain free until then, so that’s why I didn’t give Tyler Earthborn or Zignature.

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    Brandon Y

    Hello Lynn! I am a product specialist at a pet store and enjoy helping others find pet foods. You may want to look into Sportmix Wholesomes lamb sensitive skin and stomach. It has some better ingredients than the Purina, plus it’s made by a local Indiana company. Here’s a link

    Ingredients :
    Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Ground Rice, Dried Egg, Pacific Whiting Meal, Pearled Barley, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Flaxseed, Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.

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    Scott H

    My Brothers family feeds the dogs roaster chicken and hamburger with a health kibble. Expensive but healthy.

    Thanks for your comment. We have found ALPO canned dog food is gone and trying other cans.

    Our poor dog had a bowel movement in the house last night.. First ever. It was semi soft and smelly. Other than that the dogs run free and poop in the neighbors yards for the most part. I have never had a dog with IBS. I think maybe once I saw some blood in our pitbulls stool.. He ate just about everything.. even inanimate objects.. and wood furniture.

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