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May 25, 2023 at 4:07 pm #187702 Report AbuseChristieParticipant
Any help is most appreciated.
I have 2 dogs: a 13 1/2 yo pittie mix and an 8 yo catahoula mix. My senior boy has health issues and is underweight at 93lbs and my catahoula is overweight at 52lbs.
My dogs are extremely picky eaters. My senior boy has a large tumor under his skin (front chest) that the vet would’ve liked to remove but given his age and health issues, has a wait and see approach. She did recommend switching to a food that has a lower carbohydrate percentage in case it turns out that the tumor is cancerous.
I had switched both to The Farmer’s Dog but after 2 months it just wasn’t affordable.
None of the dog food brands list carb percentages on the bags. And short of calling every manufacturer to get that info, does anyone know off hand any brands that are typically low carb.
The only wrench thrown into the situation is that after feeding my dogs Merrick for years, the 8 year old developed a heart murmur 3 years ago. At the time the vet I went to urged me to stop feeding her grain free food. I switched them to a grain inclusive brand that was recommended (that I wasn’t fond of) but after 3 years and OTC supplements, the heart murmur has improved.
So while I’m not against grain free as a whole, I am weary in choosing a food that is pulse heavy.
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