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  • in reply to: Favourite Dog Food #148202 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    My dog was eating Weruva kibble for a long time, and loved it, until I couldn’t get it anymore. Pet store said company stopped making it in kibble. I then changed him to Grandma Mae’s kibble which he also loves. Recently he had to have some teeth pulled in a teeth cleaning session so I’m thinking of changing him to Weruva canned because soft would be easier for him now. I get it at the little boutique pet store in town. The owner is very careful about what she carries (no China stuff or recalled foods in her store). It’s a bit expensive and she’s giving me a nice discount, but I can still get it cheaper through Chewy’s. I hate to do that to her but money is tight for me like everyone else and those little cans really add up, especially when you’re feeding more than one can a day.

    in reply to: How much food do I feed my dog? #147666 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I like the idea of canned but have never used it with my Bostons. I gave him a can of the small Dogs in the Kitchen which is 10 oz and he loved it of course. The pet store where I get it is giving me a 5% discount for being a regular customer ( which makes it cheaper than Chewy’s plus no shipping) and letting me mix and match the DITK type which will be fun for Jack I think. If this works out cost wise I may stick with it. Thank you for your help i this.

    in reply to: How much food do I feed my dog? #147657 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    haleycookie: I feed kibble now, but want to change because of his teeth right now. The Weruva 10 oz can has 182 calories in the can. But if you’re supposed to feed by oz. two of those would be 20 oz a day., right? 182 cal would be 3 of those cans plus. That will be very expensive and seems even more crazy. The 14 oz is also Weruva but a different type and has 267 cal. AM I figuring right when they say oz and they would be twice a day? 20 oz twice a day? Thank you for answering.

    in reply to: How much food do I feed my dog? #147645 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I keep reading you should feed your dog one ounce of dog food for each pound your dog weighs or should weigh. My 9 year old Boston weighs 20 pounds but I’ve been told he should weigh 18-19. I’ve kept him at 20 pounds by feeding low fat and calorie food. He seems to gain weight easily. I list him as overweight and not active on the calorie chart where you can check how much to feed. I’ve always fed my dogs kibble, but Jack had some teeth pulled yesterday while having them cleaned and I want to feed him soft food until his mouth is not sore. I look at cans of food with 14 oz of dog food in them and I can’t believe my Boston should be eating that much food at once. And that’s not even as much as the calorie counter says to feed him. That seems like a huge amount of food. Is this what I should be doing if I want to switch over to wet food?

    in reply to: My dog is too chubby! #114017 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I’ve had my dog on Annamaet Lean for several 4 lb. bags and he has only gained weight, not lost. I am going back to the Wellness Core Low Fat since he at least stayed at 20 lbs and didn’t go up to 21 as with Annamaet. I can’t seem to get him back down to 19 lbs no matter what I feed him. It’s probably my problem not his because he begs every time he sees me eat. His treats are all low fat low calorie but it’s very easy to hand out an over abundance of that kind.

    in reply to: Coprophagia (Poop Eating) Advice #94961 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I know Jack goes 3 times a day. If he goes first thing when he gets up and eats breakfast and then again when we go for our walk I know I don’t have to watch so closely until late afternoon or even evening. Timing is everything.

    in reply to: Coprophagia (Poop Eating) Advice #94886 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    My dog, Jack, started eating his poop about a year or so ago. He just eats his own so far, but my previous dog, Duffy, would eat other dogs if given a chance. I never caught him doing anything like this, but did catch Jack so knew it is happening. Someone suggested feeding him pineapple chunks and it would make his poop taste bad, but I never had the nerve to give it a real try. I believe they start because they are hungry. Jack is always wanting to be fed and he has gone up to 20 lbs when he was 18 1/2 when I got him and the vet said that’s right weight. I feed him 1/4 cup kibble 2 times a day with low fat treats and green beans during the day. He will often go a few ounces over 20 and I am very careful when feeding him until I get him back to 20. I’ve tried to get him to lose a pound, but I’m too easy a mark for him and when he looks at me with those big eyes and whines I give in. It’s all my fault. I thought if I could get him down to 19 lbs I would start feeding him a larger amount of food, but this has not occurred.

    in reply to: I'm confused by the Editors Choices #91395 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I would like to know why Cesar dog food is listed in the online site under the Tuscan Naturals brand when I’m checking for ingredients. Is there some kind of relation between the two companies that make the food? I know I’ve heard Cesar is not a very good brand.

    in reply to: Want to switch to better quality food #91076 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I forgot to check to be sent follow-up emails.

    in reply to: Want to switch to better quality food #91075 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I feed my dog Wellness Core and I’ve been told by someone who keeps close track of what they feed their dog that Wellness has had a product discovered with something toxic. They recommended I switch to Tuscan Naturals Simply Pure. I’m not sure I want to do that since the ingredients are: chicken meal, brown rice, rice, chicken fat, olive oil, etc. I’ve always heard dog kibble should have 2 to 3 meats listed at the beginning of the ingredient list. I only have my dog on Wellness because it’s low fat and the Tuscan is 11% minimum. Has anyone fed their dogs the Tuscan Naturals? It’s listed on the site as just 3 1/2 stars. Wellness Core is 5 stars.

    in reply to: Dry vs Wet or Mix? #90119 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Really enjoyed Dr. Becker’s videos! I was so surprised that Annamaet Lean Reduced Fat only has the one meat, chicken meal, then goes to field peas, chickpeas, potato, tapioca, etc. Wellness in their Core grain free reduced fat,: deboned turkey, turkey meal, chicken meal then potatoes, peas, etc. Also, what she said about freeze dried food makes sense to me now. I’ve been wondering if changing from kibble to canned might be a good way to make him feel fuller and maybe more likely to stop begging so much and losing the pound he’s over. Maybe freeze dried would be good too. Anyone out there feeding freeze dried who can give me ideas about weight lose with this?

    Kathleen C
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    I get Annamaet from Chewy, 5 lb at about $14 plus shipping. Anyway it worked out to about $18. Much cheaper than Amazon even with Prime. It’s good and he loves it.

    Kathleen C
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    Blue Buffalo has a lot of different ingredient foods. Each is maybe different in protein amount. What did you dog get sick on?

    in reply to: Pet Food Ingredients REVEALED #89852 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Thinking about my last message, I’m thinking about putting Jack back onto Wellness Core Reduced Fat, but after the Diamond scare I’m not sure it’s OK to do this. Any signs of more Wellness problems? Thank you.

    in reply to: Pet Food Ingredients REVEALED #89850 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Is there anything in our dog’s food that we should be feeding them? I don’t cook for myself so do not cook for the dog either. It’s discouraging.

    in reply to: Wellness TruFood for Large Breed Puppy? #89547 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I wrote in on June 30 about having trouble getting my dog to lose weight. Not a Large Breed Puppy, but still wanted some info on Wellness Core Reduced Fat and Annamaet Lean and Light. I was able to control my dogs weight with the Wellness but not with the Annamaet or the Weruva, which he was on for awhile. Annamaet has less protein and probably more carbs than Wellness and I would like to find out if Wellness is back to its better pre-Diamond reviews or if there have been any recalls lately. Also, does the higher protein less carbs of Wellness make that much difference? Remember that Wellness actually did give out their carb amounts when questioned about it and they were much lower than the Advisors guesses.

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #89377 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    No, but I just checked Amazon for the Blue Dog treats and according to many the quality has gone way down. Any comments about that? Have they been sold to another company recently? Is Fedwell a brand?

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #89366 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Are these low cal and low fat? Are they both found online? I get his kibble through Chewy.

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #89359 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I keep trying to find dog treats recommended on the site but so far have had no luck. Are there any out there available that can be recommended or have they all been recalled? I got some Zukes again with no problem but are they still safe?

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88705 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Canola oil is the only thing on that list you wouldn’t eat? I usually get mayonnaise with Canola oil. Like Z B I wouldn’t eat anything hydrogenated. I doubt very much if any animals should. This is going back to the vet for a refund. Thanks everyone for your help.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88687 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    This isn’t the right place for this question, but looked all over and couldn’t find better. I picked up some treats at the vet this morning. Purina Pro Plan Vet Diets: Gentle Snackers. I didn’t see the ingredient list first or I wouldn’t have gotten it. However, can you tell me if anything hydrogenated is OK to give a dog or any animal? I know it’s not good for me, can we feed dogs this? The mere name Purina should have warned me I know, but it’s just a treat.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88494 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I’ve used all except Dr. Tim’s to get Jack to lose weight and Wellness Core is the only one that he kept the weight off on a regular basis. I changed because I was trying to find out if he was allergic to chicken. He’s not. I’m now using Annamaet Lean and if that doesn’t keep his weight down I will go back to Wellness.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88194 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I’m sure Dr. Tim’s does have grain free, but I emailed them and was told the low fat one I was going to use was not grain free. That’s the question I was answering. It sounds like a great low fat food and I would have loved to get it, but my idea for changing food was to see if, for some reason, he was unable to lose weight because he was now eating non grain free kibble. Dog food is much harder to figure out than human food.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88179 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Dr. Tim’s is not grain free, if that’s important to you. There is nothing Jack will turn his nose up at, even lettuce.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88178 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Jack and I play tug a lot. He has 5, count them, 5 murdered squeaky toys. I gather them all up and throw them when I can get all of them away from him. He loves that. I can walk him in Home Depot, Tractor Supply, and the pet store. He has been a little less house trained in the big stores like that. Even lifted his leg in the feed store. I really have to watch him. He’s extremely house trained but these places just tempt him.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #88177 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    OK, I neither have a large and giant breed dog nor is he a puppy, but at my local pet store they sell Old Mother Hubbard treats. I didn’t look to see if they contain green tea, but after reading this I certainly will not buy any for my Boston Terrier. Glad I checked here first.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88170 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    If my dog, who should weigh between 18 and 19 pounds and is now close to 20, ate almost a cup a day he would weigh 50 pounds. He gets 1/4 cup twice a day with some low cal treats like green beans, carrots, some very low fat treats from my local pet store that I can trust. If I can get him back to 19 pounds I plan on giving him 1/3 cup twice a day, but I have to have some results first.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88169 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Dr. Tim’s dog food was around 250 cal per cup if I remember right and that’s low. I didn’t try it because I wanted to get back to grain free to see if that was why my dog wouldn’t lose weight. So far going from Weruva (not grain free) to Annamaet (grain free low fat) has not made any difference. Of course it’s so terribly hot here that we aren’t walking like we used to either.

    in reply to: At my wits end! weight loss food. #88139 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I now have Jack on Annamaet lean and so far no weight loss. I’m having the same problem with my Boston as Christine W. has with her Pug. I did better with Wellness Core Reduced Fat. I still need a safe low fat/calorie treat. Any suggestions I can get at the pet store or feed store?

    in reply to: Wellness TruFood for Large Breed Puppy? #87692 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I used Wellness Core reduced fat for Jack for a long time and had no trouble with weight gain. Switched to Weruva when it was learned Wellness was using Diamond pet food company. I’ve now switched from Weruva to Annamaet lean and light grain free since Weruva was not grain free and that is the only thing I can figure is why I can’t get this dogs weight down again. He’s now right around 20 pounds and that I cannot allow to continue. Once you relax and accept the higher weight everything tends to explode weight wise with the Bully Breeds, and don’t let his looks fool you, Boston Terriers are Bully Breeds. They are half English Bull Dogs in just about every way.

    in reply to: grain-free dry dog food #87470 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Well, just found out Dr. Tim’s low fat kibble is not grain free so looks like the local humane society will be getting that when it comes today. However, Annamaet low fat kibble is grain free and I ordered that yesterday from Chewy.com and it should be here next week. Since the whole idea of changing from the Weruva is so I could get Jack back on grain free to see if that’s why he’s gaining weight it doesn’t make sense to switch to another grainy food. Annamaet also has lower fat. One thing I hate about Chewy is they ship ground rate and it takes forever to get delivery. Neither of these two brands are sold by Amazon or it would be here tomorrow. Big difference.

    in reply to: grain-free dry dog food #87357 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Shawna, unfortunately the Dr. Tim’s I’ve ordered has less protein than the Weruva, but also fewer calories and less fat. I’m hoping those differences help and don’t hurt. The calorie count is the smallest I think I’ve seen at around 250 per cup or so. Most seem to have over 300. Whatever, I’m going to try it out since Jack has gone up to 20 lbs and I can’t allow this. Also, the company says the food has 40% carbs.

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    in reply to: grain-free dry dog food #87290 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Well, Dr. Tim’s fat is 8-10% and the fiber is max 10%, so except for the lower protein it may give me a bit more control over his weight even with more carbs. Also, maybe the carbs will fill him up more and he won’t be after me to feed him every time I move. Thank you for your help. I’m going to see if Chewy can send me a small bag to try out.

    in reply to: grain-free dry dog food #87280 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    theBCnut: Someone said something about he might be holding water. I thought they were kidding, but is this something I should look into? Also, does anyone know about Dr. Tim’s dog food? Is this something I could start him on? It’s low fat but the company says the carbs are 40%.

    in reply to: grain-free dry dog food #87249 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    My 5 yr old Boston ate grain-free food his entire life until the last few months when I switched him to Weruva Caloric Harmony with Venison from Wellness Core Low Cal and it even has fewer calories than the Wellness, though a little bit more fat. Now I can’t keep him from gaining weight. I haven’t changed anything else and use low fat treats as well. He has gained between 1/2 and one pound and nothing I do seems to get him back down to the 19 pounds the vet says is desirable. Can this change be the reason? Should I get him back onto a low callorie grain free food kibble.

    in reply to: Wellness TruFood for Large Breed Puppy? #86592 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    This is not a large breed puppy, but I’d heard Wellness has pulled away from Diamond and may be coming back to its previous good quality, though not sure yet. I can’t seem to keep my dog from gaining weight on the Weruva kibble and was thinking about going back to the Wellness Core Reduced fat. Any thoughts on this? It’s about the only low fat dog food I felt safe in using. The Weruva has more fat, fewer calories and carbs, but still seems to keep my dog at least 1/2 lb over what I want him to weigh. The vet says he should be around 18-19 lb and I’m trying for 19. Half a pound on a small dog can seem like more.

    in reply to: Weruva canned food #86319 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    My dog eats Weruva kibble and loves it. Lower fat and calories, high protein, low carbs.

    in reply to: Need Feedback, advice, suggestions #85677 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I have two questions. I bought one of those little grass containers they do for cats and my dog loves it. This way I can give him some grass instead of letting him eat it at the dog park because I’m very suspicious as to whether or not they spray for weeds there. Also, I’ve reported before that he eats his poop. It was suggested I use pineapple chunks to try to stop that. I want to start doing that again since I didn’t really give it a good try the first time. However, I gave him too much I think because he pooped in the house, which is very unusual and he must have had an upset stomach. So, How much of the grass and the pineapple chunks should I give him? Thank you.

    in reply to: Interceptor #85299 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    OK, Interceptor is for fleas and ticks, right? But is it for heart worms too?

    in reply to: Interceptor #85298 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I’ve received no return information for my previous questions. Is there anyone out there?

    in reply to: Interceptor #85297 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Is Interceptor any better or less expensive than NexGard? Our new vet keeps trying to get me to buy it and it looks as though the first purchase is a lot less expensive. But how costly does it get later?

    in reply to: Interceptor #84747 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I never thought about giving oral flea products that way, but reply 66233 from Milissaandcrew is right. “Running pesticides through the bloodstream to get to the skin” does sound dangerous. I always used Frontline Plus before until my dog got Cushings and began losing her hair right where I put it between her shoulder blades. That scared me away from the liquid. Now I’m nervous about the chew. Seems everything we do for our dogs turns out to be against our dogs.

    in reply to: Interceptor #84746 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Is it any better than Heartgard Plus or less expensive? My dogs have used Heartgard for years but my vet sent me a message about Interceptor and there’s a special sale. I use NexGard for fleas and ticks. Not sure I want to introduce anything new into Jack’s food dish at this time if no difference.

    in reply to: The whole dog journal #83791 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Michael B, regarding Weruva made in Thailand, the new bag of kebble I just picked up says Product of Canada. Any idea what’s going on? Is it Thailand or Canada?

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #83687 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Great, thank you so much. I feed him the Weruva kibble, venison, and was just in the pet store this A.M. but didn’t know about the Weruva treats. I will pick up the kibble order Wed. and see if she has the treats too. She’s very high on the brand so hopefully she does. She may also carry some of the others.

    in reply to: dental chews #83678 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    From what I hear, Nylabones are made out of nylon? I used to give them to my dogs and did know this, but now I stay away from them. No problems but have had two dogs die young with very unusual diseases for dogs. I have no idea why one got Cushings and another a blood cancer, but food can be the reasons for many diseases dogs get.

    in reply to: dental chews #83677 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    I give my 19 pound Boston Terrier Himalayan Dog Chews from a local pet store that seems to be very hands on when it comes to the dog foods and treats she carries. It’s made from Yak and cow milk, salt and lime juice. He loves them and they are expensive ($10 for the under 35 pound size), but if they are natural and safe I will pay the price. I was giving him Zukes, but just found out they also sold to Purina and that scares me.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #83676 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    My favorites have been Zukes, but I now find out they too have been sold out to Purina. So I am looking for something small and crunchy I can safely give my dog. Any help appreciated.

    in reply to: Merrick #82275 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Chewy.com carries the Weruva kibble. It is more expensive though than the Merrick. This pet store where I found it keeps her prices down so her customers can afford good quality food her their pets. However, I was paying over $19 with Amazon for 4 lbs of the Merrick and the Weruva 4 lbs is $21. I think it’s worth the difference.

    in reply to: Carrageenan free food in Australia? #82268 Report Abuse
    Kathleen C
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    Well great, Weruva is on the list and I’ve just ordered a bag of the kibble, as I wrote in the Merrick forum. This is very encouraging since I’ve been looking for a good low cal food for my Boston Terrier for quite some time and Weruva is also low cal. It comes in several types and I’m getting the Venison & Salmon with Pumpkin. Also comes in Chicken and Turkey flavors so it will be easy to rotate without leaving the brand. As for Wellness, I read somewhere online, can’t remember when or where, that Wellness got mixed up with Diamond some how and one recall list has them on their “brands to watch list”. I also fed Wellness for a long time with no problem.

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