I am having a problem with my 12-year-old Yorkie, we have a weight problem.
She should be at 7-7.5 pounds but we are pushing 8.5-9 pounds. I was feeding her Wellness Core and that nipped the problem in the bud. Her weight was down, she loved the food, and felt healthier than ever. Then, the vet said her kidney levels were a little high and advised me to not feed her a high protein food and feed her a senior food instead. I then used the site again and started using Blue Wilderness Senior Grain Free, she was back up in weight in no time. We don’t do treats or bones so no culprit there. Pet Smart recommended Wellness Complete Health Senior, but she won’t eat the food so I can’t tell if it will work or not. We are still in the process of switching. She’s not typically a fickle eater and is usually quite the opposite-always ready to eat. But she turns her nose up to Wellness Complete Health Senior.
I want a dry (teeth are good), 5 Star Senior Food that won’t make her fat and will keep her at a Healthy Weight. Anyone have any recommendations? I’ve been trying to find something right for her for almost 2 years now and am desperate to find the right thing for my baby.
I used Wellness Core reduced fat with good luck but would try Annamaet Lean now if I needed a “diet” food.
Thank you for your input! We were actually on Wellness Core Reduced Fat and my vet told me that high protein foods were bad for seniors. Her kidney’s levels were slightly up and asked me to switch to a lower protein food. I’m starting to wonder if my vet could be wrong. Bella looked and seemed to feel healthier than ever on it. Any one know if there is any validity or connect to high protein food and senior kidney levels?
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.