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  • in reply to: Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Dog Foods #135433 Report Abuse
    dawne
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    Anon101 – Thanks so much for your insite and the link to more related information. I really am uncomfortable with feeding my boy a raw diet. You are absolutely right about my vet knowing my boy. He’s been seeing her since 8 weeks old and does have some gastro issues that need to be considered. I’m so thankful for everyone’s input.

    in reply to: Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Dog Foods #134435 Report Abuse
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    Sorry I disappeared . Patricia A. – I can’t thank you enough for such a detailed and easy to understand explanation. All of you have given me just the kind of feedback I need to make an informed decision. So glad there are folks like you who are passionate and caring. Thanks so much!

    in reply to: Help choosing right food. #132212 Report Abuse
    dawne
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    Hi! This may sound so simple but it helped for me. I have a small dog. 11 lbs. Years ago he was diagnosed with a sensitive stomach. Whatever the heck that is. He presented with similar issues. Vomiting, diarrhea etc. He is a very, very picky eater too. Anyway, about 5 years ago ( he’s 10 now) I started him on probiotics. He’s been awesome ever since. He moves his bowels 2 times a day and it’s beautiful!!! He’s still a picky eater. He eats Freshpet roll food and Nutro wet food trays. ( he doesn’t love hard food) They have varieties for larger dogs too. Both of these foods are given a decent rating here. I hope you figure out whats good for the both of you.

    in reply to: Help my dog is sick #26453 Report Abuse
    dawne
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    I’m so sorry for your troubles. My boy has recently been diagnosed with stress colitis. The vet recommended a bland diet. He has been eating prescription Purina EN Gastroenteric kibble (your vet should have it or get it for you) I was worried about the kibble being too big since my boy is an 11 lb. Bichon, but I just add some warm tap water and make it soupy and he’s eating it just fine. In fact, I’m shocked he’s eating it at all. He’s always been a very picky eater. To give him variety I sometimes add some boiled chicken or canned unseasoned pumpkin. To make the boiled chicken, I buy bagged frozen chicken tenderloins or breasts. I boil a few to last a few days , shred and refridgerate. In your case, I would probably stick with the kibble and chicken. I hope your boy gets well soon.

    in reply to: Training treat for small dog with stress colitis #26452 Report Abuse
    dawne
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    Just wanted to let everyone know that I found PureBites freeze dried treats/food. So far he’s loving them! I feel great knowing that his tummy won’t suffer and they are very low in calories.

    Thanks everyone for your great suggestions.

    in reply to: Training treat for small dog with stress colitis #25736 Report Abuse
    dawne
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    Pattyvaughn – Vital Essentials sounds like something I really need to check out. Thanks so much.

    in reply to: Training treat for small dog with stress colitis #25732 Report Abuse
    dawne
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    lilyh – I agree that boiled chicken is a great idea. I’m hoping to find a dry treat than I can place a handful of in my pocket. I take every opportunity to train and do so while we walk too. I’m definitely going to give this a try though. Thanks!

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