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  • in reply to: Which dry food has the lowest % of fat? #164821 Report Abuse
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    I rotate between Annamaet lean and Candiae less active dry food. I also add fresh vegetables, sardines, chicken tenderloin, 1% cottage cheese, and occasionally a small piece of liver to their diet.

    in reply to: Lymphoma #151604 Report Abuse
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    I lost my boy to Lymphoma almost three years ago. I hope your dog doesn’t have this terrible disease. Meanwhile, give him some fresh real food while he is willing to eat. Fresh food is better than the processing food. Try those websites: [email protected] and https://www.DogCancerBlog.com for more information.

    Wish you the best.

    in reply to: Favourite Dog Food #148618 Report Abuse
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    For my senior dogs with pancreatitis history, I rotate between Annamaet Lean and Canidae less active formula. For my two year old, I rotate between Horizon Legacy and I and Love and You chicken and duck.

    In addition, I also add steam fresh vegetables, organic chicken tenderloin & chicken broth with ginger, sardines in water, and some wet food to the kibbles. Sometimes, I also add boil eggs and a few pieces of Ziwi Peak air dried venison to the mix.

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    My dog has pancreatitis a couple years ago. I rotate between Annamaet Lean and Candidae platinum less active formula as base. I add boil chicken tenders, fresh vegetables, sometimes sardines or fish, and warm filtered water to the food. My dog is not allergic to the chicken though.

    I still keep a few cans of Hill’s ID cans(the original flavor)on hand for occasional flare ups. Hill’s prescription can food had massive recalls this year for high Vitamin D content, so make sure you double check the lot number and the date for safely.

    in reply to: Question about supplements and senior dog food #146636 Report Abuse
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    Why not just add some fresh meat to his food? Boil chicken is very easy to do.

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    I am so sorry to hear all your losses. I have two 12 years old miniature schnauzers are due for their annual checkups. I wish all the vet will do the blood work to determine whether the rabies shot is necessary every year. I understand it’s business. However, it may also be conflict of interest to pushing for all the vaccinations and meds.

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    James P. Thank you for sharing. I also feed Wellness Core Grain Free Reduced fat. I mix it with Annamaet Grain Free Lean Reduced fat. I believed both are rated with 5 stars by dogfoodadvisor.com. I think Wellness Core is slight higher in protein and fiber, but I like the fact that it is available at local pet stores.

    I made a mistake and feed commercial raw last year, after everyone told me raw is the best, to my 10 years old girls. That triggered pancreatitis to one girl. She was put on Science Diet ID wet food by our vet. I still have a few Science Diet ID cans on hand. That’s my to go food when she doesn’t act right.

    I also add some fresh vegetable and the meat that we have for dinner to the kibbles, and sometimes a spoon full of wet food as topper.

    My two 11 years old’s annual check up is coming up. Do your miniature schnauzers have any schnauzer bumps?

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    James P. May I ask what food do you feed your miniature schnauzers? I also have 3 miniature schnauzers. I always want to know what other miniature schnauzer owners feed them since miniature schnauzers have such a low tolerance in fat.

    in reply to: Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease #116650 Report Abuse
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    This may be a little off the subject. Do I need to be concerned about BPA in the dog can food? I know BPA still exist in human can goods. I am sure the regulation on dog can food is probably less restrict than the human can food.

    in reply to: Affordable Flea Control #115945 Report Abuse
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    Thank you for naming the pill. Yes, it is Bravecto. The one I got is for dogs 9.9-22lbs. I was using Frontline plus but still got adult fleas on my dogs in mid-December. Bravecto took care of that within 2-3 days.

    I heard Bravecto shouldn’t be used for senior dogs. Is this true? If a pill last 3 months, it must be very strong.

    in reply to: No Hide Chews #115334 Report Abuse
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    I walked into a local pet store the other day and I saw a big new display of No Hide Chews. I felt disgusted. The company shouldn’t be allowed to cheat consumers like that.

    in reply to: science diet prescription food #115146 Report Abuse
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    My dog was on Science Diet ID wet food last year for about two weeks when she had the panacreatitis.

    I won’t said it’s good food because of the ingredients, but it’s a good to-go food when their stomach is not feeling good. It’s very low fat. It contains something that works well to smooth the stomach. It smells delicious!

    in reply to: Low Protein and low fat food #115016 Report Abuse
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    My 11 years old miniature schnauzer had pancreatitis last year. My vet put her on Science Diet ID wet food for 2 weeks and told me to put her on Purina One Smartblend Healthy Weight formula.

    I have switched her to Annamaet GF Lean fat for the past year with pretty good result. I am actually trying Wellness Core GF reduced fat now for the rotation and easyier access. I also add a little fresh vegetables, meat or sardine, digestive enzyme, and water to the kibbles. I keep a few cans of Science Diet ID cans on hand. If it looks like she is not eating or drinking, that’s my to-go food.

    If you are looking for 13-15% protein and fat under 11%, that means 74-76% of carbs?

    in reply to: No Hide Chews #114505 Report Abuse
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    Aimee, Thank you for been so persistent.

    Maybe there should be a non-government 3rd party agency to test all the dog food and dog treats. We may be surprised.

    in reply to: HELP..brain is fried from research #114016 Report Abuse
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    Patricia,

    I believed Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried has very high fat(over 30% in dry matter) content. I was feeding my 10 years old Stella and Chewy’s and Primal freeze dried last year and she end up with pancreatitis.

    Do a search on low fat dog food on dogfoodadvisor.com. They have many 5* and 4.5* low fat kibbles and wet food that you many want to try.

    in reply to: Is it good to feed dog with supplement? #113998 Report Abuse
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    Would you recommend cosequin vs Dasuquin? With or without msm? Any side effect?

    in reply to: Affordable Flea Control #113997 Report Abuse
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    My vet sold me a flea pill for $40. It’s supposed to last 90 days.

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    @ John W. I agree with you that it’s better to be safe especially there are many other good choices with 5* by the dogfoodadvisor.com.

    I also noticed that many commercial raw freeze and raw freeze dried products are been recalled on a weekly basis. It’s very scary.

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    Thank you for the information. I haven’t try Fromm or Eagle Pack before. My senior dogs probably shouldn’t have high fiber. They are getting digestive enzyme and twice a week probiotics. I use the kibbles as the base and I add either can food, fresh vegetable, sardines, or other homemade food to the kibbles for the additional nutrition and flavor.

    I will check out Balanceit’s receipes. I got a few receipes from Karen Becker’s book. I like to keep it as simple as possible.😀 I don’t usually use more than 2-3 ingredients for my own food.

    I may give Wellness Core a try because it’s available in many local stores and my small breed dogs don’t eat a lot.

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    Hi Crazy4cats, Thank you for the recommendation.

    I have small breed dogs. I will check out Victor Sr/Weight or Fromm Gold Healthy Weight. I am currently using Annamaet GF Lean low fat kibbles as a base.

    What do you think of Wellness Core reduced fat? It’s GF. However, Peas are listed as 5th ingredient.

    I still don’t understand why kibbles can have 50+ ingredients. It’s so complicated. I personally like to have my food in simple forms. Lol

    in reply to: Science Diet killed my dogs #113527 Report Abuse
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    Christine, I am so sorry about your dog.

    in reply to: Diet Food for Schnauzer & Yorkie #113526 Report Abuse
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    Kim,

    I have two 11 years old miniature schnauzers. While they are not overweight, one did have one episode of pancreatitis last year. I has switched them both to a low fat kibbles. Both miniature schnauzer and yorkie are prone to pancreatitis.

    I am using Annemaet grain free lean low fat kibbles as the base at the moment and add warm water, some fresh vegetables, some fresh meat from our meal/can sardines in spring water/freshpet as topper. Annemaet is a 5* food according to DFA.

    I am also looking for another kibbles to rotate.

    in reply to: Dr. Marty Pets Dog Food #113425 Report Abuse
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    Hi Nancy,

    My senior schnauzers are on Annemaet grain free lean low fat kibbles for about 8 months now. I am thinking about rotate them with Wellness Core reduced fat. Annemaet is good, but it has a very strong smell of green tea/herbs? I have to use wet food to cover up some of the smell. I also use Freshpet, can sardines in water, can from Costco, and other fresh meat on our menu as topper for them, and add some warm water to the mix to create a grave like meal.

    Do you give yours digestive enzyme or probiotics?

    There are so much information out there. I got overwhelmed sometimes. Let me know what you find out.

    in reply to: Dr. Marty Pets Dog Food #113360 Report Abuse
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    Hi Nancy,

    I have two 11 years old miniature schnauzers. I tried Stella and Chewy’s raw patties and Primal freeze and dries raw last year. One of my schnauzers end up having pancreatitis. As you probably already know that Schnauzers are prone for pancreatitis. I then realized raw diet usually have high fat content. Do Dr Marty’s have lower fat content?

    One of them also have a few “schnauzer bumps”. I switched them to low fat kibbles as base and add fresh vegetables, cooked or wet food, and salmon oil. I noticed her hair is becoming more silky like. Her hair used to be thicker and wiry.

    in reply to: Can Dog Eat Vanilla Ice Cream? #113165 Report Abuse
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    Try cottage cheese instead of. He may like it.

    in reply to: Fat in Stella chewy's freeze dried???? #113040 Report Abuse
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    I believed most of the raw and freeze dried are high in fat. I feed my 10 years old Stella and Chewys and Primal raw and freeze dried last year, and she end up with pancreatitis.

    To lose weight, You probably want to use the tool from this site to narrow down a 5 star weight management dog food. Also, you need to calculate the fat in dry matter to get the actual fat %. Wellness Core has a weight management formula.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Orijen/acana lawsuit (see Admin comment below) #112839 Report Abuse
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    There are plenty of 5 stars premium dog food from the DFA reviews. Why take chances? This is just my two cents.

    Even human food and water contained metals. What do they do with those fish with heavy metals? A few weeks ago, phenobarbital were found in several brands of dog food. Don’t think regulalators really were watch out for our pets. It’s very frustrating. It felt like there are recalls on the weekly basis. By the time of the recall, how much food have already been consumed? What’s really safe?

    in reply to: No Hide Chews #112730 Report Abuse
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    It’s very frustrating. It seems like everything that we gave to our pets are just one step away from being recall. We never know what will be recall tomorrow. What’s really safe to give?

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    I understand. However, take a look of the ingredients of any kibbles. Do anyone really understand what those 30-40 ingredients are? Don’t think you see that much ingredients in any human food. (I think. But I don’t eat much processed food)

    I still have the question of why dogs can’t eat different food on the daily basis like human? Why does it have to be introduced over a period of time? Is it because the ingredients?

    Regulators are probably more concern about human food than pet food. Do they send inspectors to dog food manufacturers as much as they sent to human food manufacturers?

    While I may not believed there is anything wrong Orejin and Acana, I may still try to avoid it since they are so many choices out there.

    in reply to: Supplement to replace metacam #112181 Report Abuse
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    I know some people use Dasuquin with MSM for joint supplement and arthritis pain.

    You can find soft doggie steps at Marshall or TJ Maxx at discounted price.

    in reply to: Dr. Marty Pets Dog Food #112022 Report Abuse
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    There is a thread on “No Hide Stix”. Go take a look. There are some findings on where they are really contain no rawhide.

    in reply to: Low Fat Diet for a yellow lab with Pancreatitis #111974 Report Abuse
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    Try Annamaet Lean reduced fat dry dog food. Many dogs with pancreatitis history are using this. It also received 5 stars review from this site. It may also come in cans. I am not sure.

    I also add some vegetables, salmon oil, digestive enzyme, warm water, and little meat/fish from my meal for the day to the kibbles for my 11 years old dogs.

    in reply to: My dog is too chubby! #111778 Report Abuse
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    I think you will like Annamaet Lean. I gave that to my miniature schnauzers who had pancreatitis history. It’s a good idea to add a little fresh vegetable and meat/fish as a topper. I also add a little warm water to the kibbles to create some “ gravy like” meal.

    in reply to: Costco pet food causing pets to get sick #111098 Report Abuse
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    I did. The puppy like it. However, 28% fat content in dry matter is a little too much for my other two pancreatitis prone seniors. I use Nature Receipe GF tub for the seniors, but I just realized those were from Thailand. Do I need to worry about that?

    I used to live in SC when Diamond has that recall. I remembered passed by Diamond plant and realized that’s the plant that manufactured the poinised dog food. Many dogs were affected. So sad.

    in reply to: Costco pet food causing pets to get sick #110996 Report Abuse
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    Oh. Ok. Thanks. This is first time I bought from Costco other than one bag of Freshpet. I may give it a try.

    I remembered that huge Diamond dog food poisions a few years ago. I am definitely stay away from Diamond. Envenger is also not very trust worthy. Champion is getting mix reviews. I don’t get anything from the grocery stores, and I don’t like what I read about those brands from big pet stores.

    I like to feed kibbles mix with either some can food or homemade food. I am currently using kibbles manufactured from Canada. Those food are getting 5 stars from DFA. I don’t know if Canada has better dog food. At lease those brands were not recalled.

    in reply to: Costco pet food causing pets to get sick #110942 Report Abuse
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    I just bought a case of Nature’s Domain Turkey and pea stew can dog food from Costco. So, feed or not to feed? It’s very confusing.

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    Found it. 28% fat in dry matter. Too high for my pancreatitis prone seniors. I guess the puppy will have it all to himself.

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    I found a case of Natural’s Domain Turkey Stew at my local Costco. I am going to give a try. Do you know the fat content in dry matter?

    in reply to: C.E.T. HEXTRA Chews by Virbac #110617 Report Abuse
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    It’s so scary and frustrating. Besides those chews, there are also almost daily recall of dry dog food, wet dog food, dog treats… and questionable dog chews. What can we safely feed our dog sons and daughters?

    in reply to: Dog Treats' chicken Jerky, Toxic? #110432 Report Abuse
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    I don’t know much about Farmland Tradition chicken jerky. I kind of stay away from all the jerky now. I used to feed another brand of chicken jerky that I got from Sam’s Club. I believed it also has only two ingredients. I can’t remember if it was made in USA or China. Anyway. When one of my dog passed away with lymphoma at the age of 10, I start to do more reading and research on dog food and dog treats. It amazing how little average consumers know about dog food industries. Dog food companies did a real good job in marketing their products!

    I look at this way. A bag full of chicken jerky cost $20-25. How many piece of chicken jerkies are in a bag? How is that price compare to fresh raw chicken tenders? I will probably just buy fresh chicken tenders from Costco and a dehydrator to make my own chicken jerky. That just my two cents.

    in reply to: Pentobarbitol in pet foods #110430 Report Abuse
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    It’s so unethical, and FDA is not doing their job in protecting the consumers. Greed has no boundary.

    in reply to: Lymphoma #110205 Report Abuse
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    Regina,

    I am sorry about your poodle. I lost my schnauzer to lymphoma almost a year ago. He was getting chemo but passed away short of 2 months.

    I did a lot of reading back then. Some people recommend high protein diet. Some people recommend raw diet(vet oncologist was against the idea). Anything to boost the immune system may help.

    You may want to check out Dr Dressler’s website for more info.

    in reply to: Fruitables Dog Treats #110194 Report Abuse
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    I thought I read somewhere the Fruitable cookie treats are pretty good in ingredients. Not sure about the jerky.

    in reply to: When manufacturer changes ingredients…. #110001 Report Abuse
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    Some people and companies are becoming so unethical. It’s so unbelievable. It’s all about money and they don’t care about the outcome.

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    Isn’t a Simply Nourish the store a brand of Persmart? They have in-house vet clinic.

    in reply to: No Hide Chews #109999 Report Abuse
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    Aimee,

    Thank you for the update and thank you for been persistent. It all sounds like there are something they are hiding that they don’t want to be in writing.

    Keep us posted.

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    Ok. After 9 years of using Frontline Plus with no problems, I have recently found fleas on my dogs. I have been giving Frontline Plus given every 4-6 weeks. I have also tried flea shampoo.

    I went to my vet’s office. I was told the over the counter flea medicine doesn’t always work. They recommended Bravetco pills. I also inquired about the flea collar. I was told they don’t sell the flea collars or the Frontline anymore. They only sell Bravetco($59 a pill).

    After reading all the posts above, I am very nervous about given them this oral pill. Someone said the best. Dog with the fleas and ticks are better than dead dog.

    I have spent all day using flea comb combing their hairs. Any other ideas?

    in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #107928 Report Abuse
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    Thank you, anon101. He seems ok and have stop scratching himself. I don’t have carpet in the house. Its strange that I found fleas on him but not the girls. Maybe they have better defense since they have been getting frontlines plus for years?

    I really don’t like the idea of putting pesticides on them. I wish there are more natural ways to avoid fleas.

    in reply to: Frontline Side Effects #107926 Report Abuse
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    My puppy is getting his 2nd dose of Frontline plus. Three days later, guess what? I found fleas on him. I have to give him flea shampoo to get raid of the fleas.

    in reply to: Unexplained dog deaths #107925 Report Abuse
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    I am so sorry about your loss. I hope you investigate and find out exactly what happened. Keep us posted.

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