Shadow is my 10 month old German Shepherd mix with diarrhea, demodex mites, demodectic mange, is extremely picky, needs to put on weight, might have a food allergy (possibly needs to stay from birds), is very high energy and has a low immune system. Please keep in mind that I live in Florida and I’m surrounded my national pet store retailers. There are very few small speciality pet store retailers around. Also I would prefer not to order online unless it’s truly necessary.
Shadow – Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Large Breed / Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance® L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Sweet Potato & Venison / Nutro Natural Choice Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb & Whole Brown Rice Formula Large Breed Puppy Food / Wilderness™ Chicken Recipe for Puppies
We feed him what ever he will eat at the time. This also may include canned food, treats mixed in and even sometimes table scraps.
I never thought I would want to order online until I found chewy.com. Great prices and free shipping over $49. I’m not a fan of any of the foods you listed. With that said, Wilderness is probably the best one you listed because it is grain free. Have you thought of switching up the protein every now and then? That will help prevent allergies and also keep him interested in his food. Also, you don’t necessarily have to feed a puppy formula. As long as the food is made for all life stages you can feed it. That may open up other options for you.
Grandma Lucy’s has few ingredients and has novel proteins like goat and rabbit and bison.
The first thing I would try is adding digestive enzymes and probiotic to his food. And the second would be to go grain, potato, and chicken free.
Good probiotics help the immune system and digestive enzymes take some of the strain off the gut. Adding a tablespoon of pure canned pumpkin would be in order too.
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