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  • in reply to: Diet for Chronic Kidney Disease in Yorkie? #128825 Report Abuse
    Robert R
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    My 14 year old toy poodle has CKD and I’ve been feeding her My Perfect Pet low phosphorus frozen dog food and Rayne CKD low phosphorus canned dog food and her numbers have improved.

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    My 14 year old toy poodle has kidney problems and I’ve been feeding her My Perfect Pet low phosphorus frozen dog food and Rayne CKD low phosphorus canned dog food. These are helping because her test numbers are much better now.

    in reply to: Need help with canned low phosphorus dog foods #121308 Report Abuse
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    My toy poodle has developed incipient kidney disease. As a retired physicist I have the time and the ability to do research. I’ve found that My Perfect Pet low phosphorus frozen food is the best food available commercially. You should also check the web site DogAware.com for some good information about low phosphorus foods.

    Hills k/d dry food and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet renal support dry food are both poor foods judging from the ingredients list. My vet prescribed Royal Canin for my dog and I refused to feed it to my dog. Hills k/d canned food appears much better from the list of ingredients and is much lower in phosphorus than Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal Support canned food.

    Mixing Hills k/d dry food soaked in sodium-free chicken broth and letting it sit overnight in the fridge might help make the food more compatible and easier to digest.

    Good luck.

    in reply to: Purina one smartblend healthy puppy? #120882 Report Abuse
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    I would avoid any Purina dog food. There are so many much better dog foods out there. The breeder of my toy poodle recommended Pedigree for her!?! We feed her a mixture of 5-star dry kibble and wet foods and at age 14 she is doing great.

    in reply to: TRAINING TREATS! #90389 Report Abuse
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    I use small pieces of freeze-dried beef liver for my toy poodle. She loves it!

    in reply to: 5-star grain-free small-breed adult food? #76885 Report Abuse
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    Both EVO small bites and Performatrin Ultra small bites are grain-free and rated 5 Paws on Petsumer Report (subscription site). I feed my 12-year old toy poodle a mixture of the two and she likes them and is quite healthy. They’re both relatively high protein and low carb.

    in reply to: CANIDAE canned chicken base #50629 Report Abuse
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    I supplement my 2 small poodles usual diet of Orijen kibble with Pure Balance canned from Walmart. It’s only $1 per can and I like the ingredients better. It’s rated 5 stars. Both dogs love it

    in reply to: CANIDAE canned chicken base #50628 Report Abuse
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    I used to use Canidae canned for my 2 little poodles to supplement Orijen kibble, but switched to Pure Balance canned because I liked the ingredients better and it was much cheaper — only $1 per can. It’s also better rated. They love it.

    in reply to: Please recommend a soft dry food #50621 Report Abuse
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    What about Pure Balance canned from Walmart for $1 per can? It’s rated 5 star. I use this for my little poodles to supplement Orijen kibble and they love it. One can lasts for 2 days.

    in reply to: Orijen for a toy poodle? #44168 Report Abuse
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    My toy poodle, Her Royal Highness, Princess Poodle Puppy, Coco Chanel (who’s been to Paris 3 times) loves Orijen 6 Fish and Orijen Puppy. I also feed her Pure Balance canned about 4 times a week and has sardines about once a week. She has lots of energy and looks great. My mini poodle Jefferson eats the same food and is also doing well.

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #41750 Report Abuse
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    Farmina N&D is available at Chewy’s. That’s where I get mine.

    in reply to: Retractable Leashes #41748 Report Abuse
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    Let me second the recommendation for the Gentle Leader. I used them for both my 5-lb toy poodle and my 20-lb mini poodle when we first got them. After about a month we no longer needed them because they were walking with a slack leash. I still use them because when I take them off the hook, both dogs know we’re going for a walk and eagerly wait
    until I put them on.

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