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Sara – if you look at the recalls on Hills and Blue Buffalo vs. Instinct I think that will answer your question. Vets do not get courses in Vet School about nuturition. They seem to always suggest the old standbys without regard to how was the food produced and with what.
Yes, Pat indicated it is a “Standard Poodle” puppy so it will be a large dog so puppy should be on a large breed puppy food. Wellness, Orijen and others have large breed puppy food. For now I would look for a Chicken base with maybe sweet potato until tummy issues calm down. Preferably Grain free.
P.S. Sweet Potato must be cooked. (cooks quickly in microwave)
Have you tried mixing some real sweet potato in with the food? Did you wean her slowly onto the new food from her original? May have to switch her back to an easy on the tummy food like chicken until tummy problems stop then go to a richer diet but I would see if the sweet potato helps may take a few days. Put about two Tablespoons full at each meal with food. Must be drinking normal amount of water as well.
Orijen Original is rated as a 5 Star and is not sold sold by Chewy an longer so I don’t think there is any conflict.
I use Sentinel on my 3 Yorkies ranging from 9lbs to 12lbs. I did use Interceptor but one of them seemed to develop nausea & vomiting from it so Vet moved me to Sentinel. It’s been fine so far.
What is OLLIE, a brand of food?
PS – Make sure you are giving it with a large meal not just with a snack.
I have three Yorkies and likewise one of them has an issue when I give the Heartworm med. I have ordered meds for my dogs for numerous years anad never had a problem with 1-800-PetMeds online. My dogs have been on Interceptor before but I think there was an issue with getting it at one time and I swithched to Sentinel. He still seems to have a problem with this one so my Vet told me to cut in half and give half then give the other half 72 hours later. So far that seems to work for him.
Potatoes, peas, carrots create “sugars” thus you have the creation of itchy yeast. Definately look for something without the potatoes and low to no peas or carrots.
Which Zignature formula are you talking about, all of them? If so they are poultry formulas as well so what is making a difference?
Nature’s Variety Instinct Ultimate Protein has a Duck Formula. I have been feeding to my Yorkies for probably 6 months or longer and they are doing well on it. I’m not sure if this formula is good or bad for Cushing’s but it is a Duck kibble that is 95% protein.November 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm in reply to: What food on the Editors Choice Recommend for Small Breed Yorkie #91272 Report Abuse
Donna – I have 3 Yorkies around your Yorkie sizes. Nature’s Variety has a small breed size that works fine for my guys. I use their Premium Instinct Chicken. One of my Yorkies was loosing weight and she was able to gain it back and doing fine now. So far all is going well with this brand. Oh, PS it’s grain free which is what I want due to allergies.
LeslieOctober 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm in reply to: Dry dog food for my Glen of Imaal puppy with possible food allergies #90775 Report Abuse
Sandra – Could this be a seasonal allergy brought in on your dogs paws? The ears may itch from pollen brought in on the paw, You may want to consider a foot bath each time they go outdoors. I use a tub like the ones used for apple bobbing at my back door every other time my dogs go out. Here’s a recipe for two different soaks:
1 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1-4 cups of white vinegar to one gallon of water
Or if dog has a yeasty smell (smells like corn chips) use:
1 gallon of water and pur in Betadine until water is the color of tea.
Soak then wipe feet well.
My 9 year old Yorkie was having problems maintaing her weight so I checked out Dog Food Advisor and based on info there decided to give Natures Instinct Ultimate Protein (chicken) a try. Her weight is back up and is maintaining well.