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    Stephane P

    My dog was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia(IMHA) this past week, and I am looking for the best dry food dog kibble for her. Coupled with her disease that robs her of her red blood cells, she is also a tripod, so finding a food that can regulate her weight as well as immune support is also a necessity.

    I have been using Victor dog food for the past year, but I found out one of the ingredients is “blood meal”, which based on research, gives me reason to go away from the brand itself, but it isn’t entirely discounted if I can’t find a proper alternative. I was recommended other products by specialists, Hill Science being one, but I noticed it was recalled in 2019. Royal Canin being another, but it was recalled due to vitamin D toxicity. Purina being the last, but I’m told it isn’t the most healthy dog food available.

    This is a tough ask as I am nitpicking quite a bit, but I was wondering if you knew of dry dog food that would help her immune system, keep her weight in check, that is FDA and AAFCO approved, had no issues in the past and no controversial ingredients.

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    You may want to consider a raw frozen, hypoallergenic diet. One of my dogs has had an autoimmune skin disease on his tail (ugggh!–hair loss, pimply blackened skin, etc) and we had to change his diet. We were told that diets high in carbohydrates can make it worse and he was getting a lot of ear infections too. We switched from dry food to a raw frozen diet and have seen a huge improvement. Dry dog food is not nearly the same quality as a raw frozen diet and it is very high in carbohydrates. It does cost more but maybe you can mix the raw with some canned, homemade or kibble? We use STella and Chewy’s, Vital Essentials and Small Batch–depending upon what’s available. You can get raw freeze-dried and frozen. We have also use this product called Immune Harmony https://www.askariel.com/plant-sterols-for-pets-p/122.htm Our holistic vet told us to find a supplement with plant sterols and this product has done wonders for him. It’s specially for pets with autoimmune problems and I think (?) they have a testimonial or section on their website about IMHA.

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