I have 2 GSDs who have not done well on either rice, wheat or potato

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    Sandra G
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    Any ideas on a wheat, rice and potato free dog food please, really have tried many different varieties of dog food, but all seem to contain at least one of the above

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    anon101
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    Nutrisca https://www.chewy.com/nutrisca-grain-free-salmon-chickpea/dp/35033

    Ingredients
    Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Salmon Meal, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil, Pea Fiber, Flaxseed, Calcium Carbonate, Salmon Oil (a Source of DHA), Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Eggs, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Carrots, Cranberries, Apricots, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Iron Proteinate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Proteinate, Biotin, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.
    Caloric Content
    3,680 Kcal/kg, 390 Kcal/cup

    Zignature https://www.chewy.com/zignature-whitefish-limited/dp/118063

    Ingredients
    Whitefish, Whitefish Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Pea Flour, Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Citric Acid), Flaxseed, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavors, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, 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, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.
    Caloric Content
    420 kcal/cup

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    Susan
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    Hi Sandra,

    Have you look at different diets, cooked, raw, wet can, freeze dried, air dried, what are their symptoms?
    Have you done a food elimination diet?
    until you work out what both your dogs can & can’t eat, you’ll be going around in circles & getting no where, or work out if they need more fiber or less fiber?? that’s easy, start adding boiled pumkin 1-2 spoons to one of their meals & not to the other meal & see if poo is firmer from the added pumkin meal. Poo will be a bit more orange..

    I did the same with my boy, he didnt seem to do well on no kibbles when I first rescued him, turned out to have IBD, food sensitivities & environment allergies finally after 5yrs I’ve worked out his kibble needs to be higher in protein, low in fat & low in fiber %, less carbs & more meat & the Wellness Core Large Breed seem to agree with him maybe your dogs are the same…need more meat proteins & less carbs, I also feed dehydrated raw for 1 of his meals, I’m trying to get him off kibble he has too many stomach problems on dry kibble.

    Have you tried “Wellness Core” Large breed kibble, its money back guaranteed if it doesnt agree with your dogs, that’s why I tried it + I had run out of dry kibbles to try on Patch, it does have potato but its very high in meat protein, it has 3 meat proteins as 1st, 2nd & 3rd ingredients then a carb as 4th ingredient.
    low in fat & fiber & only 30% carbs & only 346Kcals per cup so easier to digest, the higher the Kcals the more dense the kibble, so kibble is harder to digest.

    It may not be the ingredients they are reacting too? maybe the fiber, fat & protein percentages may not be agreeing with them in the kibbles you’ve tried?…

    *Wellness Core Large Breed formula,
    Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Tomato Pomace, Dried Ground Potatoes, Ground Flaxseed, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Pea Fiber, Potassium Chloride, Spinach, Broccoli, Vitamin E Supplement, Carrots, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.
    This is a naturally preserved product.
    low in fat & fiber & only 30% carbs 346Kcals per cup,
    it may not be the ingredients they are reacting too?? the fiber %, fat % & protein percentages may not be agreeing with them…

    PROXIMATES:
    MOISTURE
    PROTEIN 34.17
    FAT 12.88
    CARBOHYDRATES 30.66
    FIBER 4.89
    ASH 7.56
    AMINO ACIDS:
    ARGININE 2.64
    HISTIDINE 0.77
    ISOLEUCINE 1.34
    LEUCINE 2.20
    LYSINE 1.98
    MET + CYS 0.94
    METHIONINE 0.57
    PHE + TYR 2.40
    PHENYLALANINE 1.37
    THREONINE 1.31
    TRYPTOPHAN 0.40
    VALINE 1.53
    FATTY ACIDS:
    LINOLEIC ACID 2.19
    ARACHIDONIC ACID 0.08
    MINERALS:
    CALCIUM 1.61
    PHOSPHORUS 1.12
    POTASSIUM 0.96
    SODIUM 0.22
    CHLORIDE 0.40
    MAGNESIUM 0.17
    IRON 254.27
    COPPER 2.35
    MANGANESE 2.82
    ZINC 20.17
    IODINE 0.29
    SELENIUM 0.05
    VITAMINS & OTHERS:
    VITAMIN A 1,144.24 VITAMIN D3 84.63 VITAMIN E 62.67
    VITAMIN K N/A THIAMINE (VITAMIN B1) 0.33 RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2) 0.76 PANTOTHENIC ACID 2.40
    NIACIN 7.50
    PYRIDOXINE 0.49
    FOLIC ACID 23.44
    BIOTIN 0.58 VITAMIN B12 7.96 CHOLINE 152.33
    TAURINE 0.01
    1 cup (g) 98
    kcal/kg ME 3,540
    kcal/cup 346
    kcalories Total %
    kcal- Protein 1,220 35.6%
    kcal- Fat 1,117 32.5%
    kcal- Carbohydrates 1,095 31.9%
    Omega 3 Fatty Acids 1.00%
    Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.25%
    Other Total per cup
    Glucosamine Hydrochloride 750 mg/kg 73.3 mg
    Chondroitin Sulfate 250 mg/kg 24.4 mg

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