Hello, I am new to the forum. I have a one year old miniature Schnauzer. I am aware of their tendency to get hyperlipidemia, pancreatitis and such. Could anyone suggest a dry kibble that is low in fat and would be a good life long food providing it is tolerated. She has been on Blue since puppyhood but have been advised that it may be a little to rich for her.
The prescription brands have a low rating, but are used by Veterinarians, so what should I do?
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Wellness has a reduced fat recipe you may want to look in to. I use Wellness for all my dogs and cat, and they do great on it.
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Here we are, Ray T! I’m never sure what people mean by a food is too rich for their dogs. Do you mean that it has too much fat, too much proten, or both?
A lot of the healthy weight and senior recipes tend to be a little lower in fat. In fact, I just bought the Nutrisource senior formula for my two dogs who are only three years old. I feel like I add toppers that tend to be a little high in fat so I should try a lower in fat kibble. I haven’t opened it yet. I’ll let you know how it goes. It has 26% protein, 10% fat, 5.5% fiber and 392 calories per cup. It’s a chicken and rice formula.
Thanks for the replies. I am thinking about trying Annamaet low fat formula. It is only 7% fat but 30% protein , maybe a little high for a small dog. What do you all think?
I think that sounds like a great choice. Others have mentioned good results with this food!
High protein is good for little dogs too. My 12 1/2 year old JRT still hunts every chance she gets, and she catched stuff too, yuck! Before I upgraded her diet, she was starting to show signs of age and arthritis. Now, she acts like a young, healthy, energetic dog and she has added a lot of muscle.
Take a look also at Go! Senior, Wellness Core Reduced Fat and Orijen Senior. All are excellent foods with high quality protein, lower fat and higher fiber.
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