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  • in reply to: Large Breed Puppy Foods #121865 Report Abuse
    amy r
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    I agree in part and when taurine is added one never really knows how much is being absorbed after processing. However I still maintain that grain free is not a “better” diet if dogs were eating their ancestral diet grain would be part of said diet. Curious what makes think that you are able to say that any dog who eats cereal isn’t healthy? Are you a *** or nutritionist scientist ?Seems to me the science is pointing in the other direction currently but either way that was a ridiculous statement for you to make We can agree to disagree and carry on. Do what feels right
    for your dog.

    in reply to: Large Breed Puppy Foods #121844 Report Abuse
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    Anon101 just an fyi it’s not that a food is grain free it is the peas or legumes that are being linked potatoes as well including sweet potatoes. In the study done by ucdavis fromm did not do well which surprised me as I feed fromm. It seems about 50% of dogs on fromm had low taurine levels. I reached put to fromm they do add taurine to their food. The gold grain inclusive line appears to be better balanced. My head spins with all the new info coming out.

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    in reply to: 11 week old pup soft stools-need help #113793 Report Abuse
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    Hi lindsey sorry your baby isn’t feeling 100%. I have a newf who went through much of what you have described. We did all the recommended things from Id(which really is junk)to boiling chicken and rice. Remember what needs are breed for the diet they would thrive on if doing the job they were breed to do. For one of my girls it was indeed chicken causing her tummy issues. When we stopped all chicken things improved greatly. I used rice baby food it is predigesteted and her gut won’t have to work as hard to digest it. To that I added canned salmon or sardines in water it took about a week to completely resolve. I then put her on I then slowly and I mean 5 kibble at a time weaned her onto totw I am not a huge fan because it is a diamond product but as feeling sort of limited in my choices at the time. The calcium phos.% although not ideal was not horrible compared to some foods I had researched. I kept her on that for 1 year then decided as she was older and more able to try fromm again (which is what everyone else eats) I seriously added 5 kibble at a time over a period of weeks. She did great and to this day is good with fromm I use a little kibble lots of fish vit.c and fish oil I also boil a mix of different meats and freeze 30 days at a time worth with fruits and veggies added in. Newfs.are special they grow in 2 years what humans take a lifetime to reach so go easy and slow with everything. Most importantly is enjoy every second of puppy nonsense because they really do grow up much to quickly.

    in reply to: Large Breed Dry Food Suggestions #109192 Report Abuse
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    Hi I have a newf who is about 130 lbs we have done fromm large breed gold from almost the beginning I tried other foods briefly and always went back to fromm. I also add in 500mg vit.c and 2400mg of fish oil. I do add toppers sardu rd salmon frozen veggies raw egg sweet pot (also raw apple yogurt and rotate them all regularly. Her coat is amazing as us her overall health.

    in reply to: Titer testing and vaccines #106212 Report Abuse
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    Along with benadryl I would also ask your vet who manufactured your last rabies vaccine and ask for a different manufacturer Pfizer might cause an issue but Merck will not as the can be preserved differently and it is often the preservative that causes an immediate reaction. Good luck!

    in reply to: Tummy problems & soft stool in 7mo puppy #104505 Report Abuse
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    I have found that rice is actually hard to digest for dogs with tummy upset however several years ago I started using baby food rice cereal instead it is predigested so I think it is easier for dogs to handle i do that with pumpkin and usually salmon as the add in for protein and probiotic if needed

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    in reply to: Food help with sensitive skin and tummy #103621 Report Abuse
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    Keep in mind that a Newfoundland primary diet is normally fish based they need the oils to have healthy coats and skin. Make sure you not only use a fish oil everyday but add in fish as well to the kibble I use salmon or sardines only In water also several times a week I add in 1200mg of fish oil daily. We had crappy skin with litte sores for awhile tried several different foods finally ended up on fromm gold lb and the above plus I use raw veggies as snacks no dog cookies at all and her skin is great and her coat is soft and shiney. Becareful not to over bath her newfs are waterdogs who have a natural oil in their coat which will dry out if over bathed with shampoos

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #103618 Report Abuse
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    Hi my newf also eats fromm lb gold I add in 1200 mg of fish oil everyday and she also gets either sardines or salmon as an add In 2 or 3 times a week the rest of the time I rotate her add ins and usually add in raw green beans carrot or sweet potato and her coat and skin couldn’t look better.

    in reply to: Fromm substitute #103231 Report Abuse
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    There are already many issues with the pet smart chewy buy out. Many foods have pulled business dealings with chewy due to pet smarts involvement fromm is only 1 of them. Tuffys pet food has also ended all buisness with chewy as well as well as champion. I think if it works for you great but honestly I choose not not to support pet smart or chewy anymore. I have pulled most of my business at this point and am looking to find other suitable places to shop.

    in reply to: Fromm substitute #103230 Report Abuse
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    I am in the same boat we have been using fromm large breed puppy and now use the lb adult I can not find a food I like better. I did however find it on pet flow and am having it delivered. I have also called a few local small pet stores that carry fromm although they did not have lb in stock both were more than happy to order it for me! So definitely shop around and try pet flow so far it is ok they don’t have as much to choose from and I definitely like chewy web site better but willing to stick with it of it means not changing her food.

    amy r
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    I reached out to chewy several times to find this out and after much dancing around my question was finally told they couldn’t tell me that information. Based on that I would not use it

    in reply to: Sardines for Dogs #103127 Report Abuse
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    I use sardines (a whole can ) 3 times a week the other days I will use salmon or a chicken duck or lamb protein I also add 1 fish oil capsule daily. I am currently using fromm large breed. Her coat looks amazing before the fish was added in it was very dull looking.

    in reply to: Heads up #95188 Report Abuse
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    This food recently had a recall for phenobarbital being in the canned food

    in reply to: 14 week presa canario…soft poo & diarrhea #94582 Report Abuse
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    I use fromm gold large Breed puppy for my newfoundland it has been fantastic and she loves it. I also use a rotation of canned food and fish. I would definitely take him of purina you said your vet put him on an antibiotic and wormed him both of those things can cause loose stool. Antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the gut as well as the bad you can add a probiotic to his food and some all natural pumpkin for the next week or so if his stool is still loose. Good luck with fromm the LBP has an excellent rating the LBA has an ok rating although I am not sure why.

    in reply to: Giant breed feeding issues… #92906 Report Abuse
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    Her vet put her on id antibiotics ect I’d is a chicken based food which made things worse fish is definitely a food that works for her the skin just started the problem before was gi not skin related she is bathed regularly with biogroom herbal groom flea prevention applied months ect. Food is her trigger the food you suggested has egg which also on the no list for a dog with chicken issues.

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