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I like to feed can dog food but I am concerned about the BPA. BPA still exist in human can food. I don’t know if the manufacturers are making can dog food BPA free?
I noticed the interior lining of Hill Science Diet I/D is white. Most of the can goods are steel color. Does it mean Science Diet can food is BPA free?
I believed Lifeway kefir has 12-15g of sugar. Isn’t that a lot of sugar? I haven’t find any low sugar kefir.
Thank you for your reply. He is a 12 weeks old miniature schnauzer. He has no problem with Orijen puppy kibble. His stool is like toosie roll, solid but soft. 5 times a day. He is also getting Freshpet select chicken and turkey roll and little vegetable as topper. I just want to rotate him with some other quality puppy food.
Both Holistic Select g/f puppy kibble and Eagle Pack kibble have Carbs at 47-48% in dry matter. Wellness Core puppy has Protein at 40% in dry matter. I am looking for kibbles that’s not too much on one component.
Besides Freshpet select roll, I have not introduced any raw or can diet for him. I know most of the raw diet have pretty high fat. I have learned my lesson from my senior dog with pancreatitis history.
I still want to get him off Orijen puppy. I did a lot of reading/research. I think I am going to try Horizon Amicus puppy small breed. Protein 36% Fat 20% Carbs 36% Fiber 4.4% in dry matter. A little better than Orijen puppy Protein 43% Fat 23% Carbs 34% Fiber 6.8% in dry matter.
Does anyone have tried Horizon Amicus puppy small breed before? Or have other suggestion?July 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm in reply to: Milk Bone Good Morning Healthy Joints & Milk-Bone Total Wellness #103047 Report Abuse
What’s difference between Dasuquin w MSM and Dasuquin? I am looking for joint health supplement. She doesn’t have arthritis. Thanks!
I put him back to Orijen puppy. He is back to normal stool. Thank goodness. I make sure he doesn’t get dehydrated. He doesn’t like plain water that much, so I gave him the water that I soaked the kibbles with and he love it.
He was on Puppy Chow when I got him @ 6 weeks old. I couldn’t feed him Puppy Chow because of the ingredients. I went to a pet store, I was told Orijen puppy is the best. I have been reading a lot about Orijen lately. That’s why I want to switch him to something else. I guess Zignature is not for him.
I am looking for something that’s not as rich as Orijen puppy.
He have received first two sets of vaccination from the vet.
I am trying to switch my 11 weeks old puppy from Orjien Puppy to something else. I try to add a little Zignature Zessential yesterday. He end up having muddy stool every 2-3 hours. He usually get 5-6 stool everyday. He had 9-10 yesterday.
I called the vet this morning and was told just monitoring him. Anything else I should do?
Thank you for reply.
She has pancreatitis history but she doesn’t have it now. I just want something low fat that’s a little better than Purina One Smartblend Weight Management Health(2 stars). I feel bad to give her that.
Thank you for your reply. I will try to contact them.
I have contacted Stella and Chewy’s, Primal, Honest Kitchen, and BARF world. The fat contents on raw diet are too high. I need something with fat content around 10%.
So. Are road kills and dead bloated cattle part of pet food ingredients? All the brands?July 9, 2017 at 12:40 am in reply to: Puppy vs Adult Brands and Formulas Research exhaustion #102839 Report Abuse
I feel the same way. Buying puppy food shouldn’t be this complicated. I got my puppy almost a month ago when he was about 6 weeks old. I was told by the breeder that they feed him puppy chow kibbles soaked in the water. I went to the grocery store the same night to buy him some food. I looked at the label of puppy chow and I can’t make myself buying that. It’s full of meat by products and fillers. I also looked other puppy food. It’s the same. I left store with 2 cans of Caesar wet food because I have to feed him something.
I went to a pet store the next day. I was told Orijen puppy food is the best one. He has been on Orijen puppy food with no problem. However, I like to have at least one more puppy food to rotate with. I also heard a lot about Orijen lately that is may not be as good as before since the production has been moved from Canada to Kentucky. It’s very frustrated and confusing.July 5, 2017 at 6:21 pm in reply to: So…bag of Acana bought today is from the new Kentucky plant…anyone else?++ #102766 Report Abuse
Actually, my vet’s choice of dog food for my dog with pancreatitis history is Purina One Smartblend healthy weight formula. It received one star from *** testing.
You are so correct. I don’t know what I can trust either. The more I read the more I am confusing and scared about pet food. Those pet food are made here in the USA!
*** test is based on the contamination. When adding the nutritional values to that result, how many pet food will remain on the “good” list? What about pets with special needs such as low fat or low carbs? How many pet food will remain on the “good list”? I wish someone could compile the result to give a more comprehensive overview.
I have a 9 weeks old puppy( he weights 4 lbs)that I started him on Orijen puppy food 3 weeks ago. According to the *** test, Orijen puppy food received only one star. Should I change it to something else? If so, what?
I have a 10 years old miniature Schnauzer with pancreatitis history. I tried to switched her to raw diet. I went to an independent pet shop. The employees there told me raw diet is the best. So I tried Stella and Chewy’s duck frozen patties, Primal’s lamb frozen chucks, and Honest Kitchen Love. Since I switched her to raw diet, her poops have always been greasy with some yellow. I have my vet ran a blood work on her. Her level was above the normal range, and my vet was also really against the idea of raw diet. They put her on Science Diet ID wet food. Now, her poops are back to normal. Thank goodness. I think the fat content on those raw diet is too high for dogs with pancreatitis.
You probably need to take your boy to see a vet asap to find out what’s wrong.
My boy had black tar like poop with very strong smell when he was first diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma. Melena is blood from the digestive tract.
If you can, take some picture of the melena and show it to the vet.
Keep us posted.
I am in process of slowly transition her to Purina Smartblend Weight Management kibbles( this is my vet’s suggestion). Currently is 50/50. I presoaked the kibbles. I also add some fresh zucchini, squash, blueberries, and add additional water to the mixture. She also gets 1tsp cottage cheese and 2 slices of Apple for snack.
However, it seems like her stool is little on the hard side. What can I do to make it little softer?
My 10 years old miniature schnauzer passed away 3 months ago to Lymphoma. He was getting chemotherapy but passed away less than 2 months. He didn’t have much appetite when he was on chemo even with appetite stimulants. I have tried to feed him some organic raw meat and that’s pretty much all he ate other than some of his favorite treats and Caesar wet dog food. Unfortunately, the vet oncologist was really against the idea of feeding him raw meat, so we stop it.
You probably need to talk to your vet oncologist and see they are for the idea of raw diet.
After 6 days of Science Diet I/D can food, her poos are back to soft but firm. Thank goodness. I have been adding some water and small amount of either pumpkin, zucchini, or blue berries with the food. Now is the hard part. What kibble or wet food should I transition her to? She is never a big eater. But I am not very thrill about Science Diet I/D can for long term usage.
I have offered her some low fat cottage cheese and yogurt for snack before last week. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the diarrhea. Should I continue? I also have been adding a pump of fish oil into her food. That has also been stop due to the greasy stool. I like to restart on that because fish oils are good fat. I also try to offer her some apple yesterday. No luck.
I feed her three times a day. 730pm, 1pm, and 7pm. We do our daily walk at 8am and 8pm. It’s funny that she will be waiting at the door around that time. We do have a big fenced yard that she has free access through the doggy door. It seems like she does enjoy the walk though.
So my girl has been on Science Diet ID low fat rice, vegetable and chicken stew can food since Wednesday night. I haven’t noticed whether she has pooped since that episode of yellow, greasy, and muddy stool early Wednesday afternoon. We have a big backyard, a doggy door, and multiple dogs, so it hard to tell whether she did or didn’t.
I started to walk her at least once a day for about 3 months. Until a week ago, she usually will do her business during the walk. Not in past few days.
She is never big on drinking water. I put some pumpkin and extra water with her food last night and this morning. I also try to syringe feed her some water. I don’t know if she is constipated or something else is going on.
Thank you for your replies and suggestions. I am so new on this topic.
I will feed her Science Diet ID cans until her stools return to the normal. Then I will decide whether to continue with Science Diet ID, Purina EN, Purina One Smartblend Healthy Weight, or something else.
I also heard that can food are more gentle on the digestion. Is this true? Do I have to worry about bpa on can food?
The reason that I have started to switch her to better dog food and raw diet is because my boy, a 10 years old miniature schnauzer passed away with Lymphoma a few months ago. He didn’t have any symptoms until early January. Our regular vet thought he has hurt his disc and put him on prednisone. In end of January, he was diagnosed with Lymphoma by ER vet and oncologist. He was on chemotherapy, but passed away within 2 months.
I don’t know if dog food have anything to do with Lymphoma, but I started to read more about dog food. The more I read, the more scared I am. I don’t know what to feed them.
Thank you for your replies.
I took her stool to the vet’s office this afternoon. I was told to put her on Science Diet ID can food for a few days and transition her to Purina One SmartBlend Healthy Weight Formula on maintenance program. Does anyone has experience on this dog food? It seems like my vet is very concerned about the easy access to the food and the economical value.
I actually went back to that pet store last Thursday and talked to the owner. I told her that my dog is a senior dog, she had pancreatitis, and her stool is kind of loose and greasy. She think the raw still the best, and she didn’t think the fat content are too high for my dog(in her words, those are good fat). I was told to put 2 teaspoonful of pumpkin with the raw food and that should firm up her stool.
I also stopped by another pet food store this morning. I told the owner about my dog’s situation. She has suggested Canidae All Life Stages Platinum, Holistic Select Senior with chicken and rice, and Holistic Weight Management with chicken and rice. My vet is not very thrill towards any of those food.
I emailed some of the dog food companies this afternoon. I explained to them my dog’s situation and ask them whether they have products for my dog. Some of them reply, but they didn’t answer all my questions. They suggested the ones with the lowest fat content within their line of the products, but some of those still have pretty high fat content.
Hi, I am new here. I feel very frustrated and don’t know what to feed my girl.
I have a 10 years old miniature schnauzer who had an episode of acute pancreatitis back in end of April. Miniature Schnauzer are pron to pancreatitis. She was on antibiotics and fluid therapy for 3 days. The vet put her on Science diet ID can food for few days and told me to transition back to her normal diet after that. The lab report from end of May suggested she level was back to normal.
She has been on Science Diet food since she was a puppy. I thought Science Diet was the best dog food out there. How dumb am I? I thought about switching her to something else.
I went to a local pet store in mid May. I was told the best dog kibble food for my girl is Orijen senior. They also sold me the idea of raw diet. I purchased Stella and Chewy’s duck frozen patties. I feed my girl half Orijen and half raw with additional blue berries, zucchini, or pumpkin. Her stool was firm but every so often with a little greasy look.
Once I finished the bag of Stella and Chewy’s duck. They told me to try Primal lamb frozen nuggets. I also brought a bag of Primal freeze dried nuggets in turkey & sardine for easy travel. I have also tried Honest Kitchen Force. Then, I noticed the fat level on Orijen senior is high, so I cut back on the kibbles. This is where problems begun. I noticed her stools are more greasy and even looser.
To make long story short. I put her on plain chicken and rice with a little pumpkin starting yesterday. I noticed she is not passing stool during our twice a day walk. She has been doing it very regularly for the past month and half after the pancreatitis. She just had a yellow, greasy, loose stool about a hour ago.
I am very frustrated right now. I don’t know what to feed her. I made a call to my vet’s office. I was told they will put her on Science Diet ID or Purina EN which I knew both of those are full of carbs, fillers, and by-products. What should I do? Can anyone help?