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  • in reply to: Top Recommended Dry Foods #139157 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Lol Sanne. It makes me laugh. Are those companies sending gremlins to other dog food companies to make their food cause DCM?

    in reply to: Top Recommended Dry Foods #139153 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Appears it’s a pet store. Yep, best place for info lol

    in reply to: Fromm dog food #139117 Report Abuse

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    “I am not looking at WSAVA approved at all”…….BobbyDog just told you they do NOT approve foods. I wish you’d read what we e posted but you either don’t read it or understand it. They’re *guidelines*.

    Yes any food can be spoiled. To be honest, you’re going to find fault with any food that follows WSAVA guidelines and not going to listen to us. Carry on.

    in reply to: Fromm dog food #139077 Report Abuse

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    Just curious Joanne…..did you transition the Pro Plan canned food slowly into his current food?

    It’s WSAVA, by the way.

    in reply to: Top Recommended Dry Foods #139067 Report Abuse

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    In the FB group I am in, Fromm has the fourth or fifth highest incidence of DCM. IMO, I wouldn’t feed it until we have more info.

    in reply to: Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease #138641 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    YES regarding DCM. Vets involved in this don’t need to know our dogs to know what to recommend until this ism”fixed”, for lack of a better term.

    So…yes, if your local vet isn’t up to speed on DCM, I will definitely listen to the vets on the forefront of this over the local vet. YOU always say to listen to our vet yet you spout Skept Vet constantly and we all know you post to his blog too yet we all know he hasn’t examined your dogs. Might want to practice what you preach.

    in reply to: Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease #138633 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    I’m finding out that not all vets are up to speed on DCM. That’s sad so i personally refrain from telling people to ask their vets. If the vet isn’t up to speed, your dog may pay the price.

    Has SkeptVet examined your dogs Anon?

    Didn’t think so.

    in reply to: Dog food #138570 Report Abuse

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    I honestly wish you’d just say you’re going to feed what you want. You’ve made it clear you aren’t very interested in learning about DCM. I’m only answering in case others are reading, by the way, a 20 second search on Chewy showed me beef foods that follow WSAVA guidelines.

    in reply to: Kidney Failure #137818 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Shawna doesn’t post her any more. Ask your veterinarian.

    in reply to: Grain Free #137789 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Thanks BobbyDog & Sanne. Not bad for 5 something in the morning!

    in reply to: Grain Free #137771 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Here is what I don’t get. IF we’re all talking about the same group, when you join, you agree to read the units. Quite obviously, many people don’t. Read the units, spend a little time reading posts and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see what the group is there for and who runs it.

    Professionals started the group…ie Dr Joshua Stern and many others. I will listen to their recommendations over anyone else. They recommend feeding foods that follow WSAVA guidelines. It’s that simple. That’s the recommendation. Currently, Royal Canin, Science Diet, Eukanuba, Iams and Purina are the only WSAVA compliant. There is no “I think my food is following”…..they either are or they aren’t. It’s not an interpretation. If you think your food is, print out the guidelines and call the company. See if they are compliant. The hopes is that other companies will start following the guidelines.

    Spend time reading/read the units and you will read what moderators say: there are hard & fast rules for the group. It’s science based. Opinions on many points aren’t allowed. They will be deleted. Recommend non WSAVA compliant foods….it will be deleted. Recommend home cooked or raw without being designed by a nutritionist (with credentials I’m not positive about)….it will be deleted.

    It does not matter who works for who…..and I have no clue who does nor do I care. Everyone has to earn a living. If the food follows WSAVA compliant, it is recommended.

    If you don’t like the group, leave. It’s that simple. It’s Facebook people. There are other groups.

    If you’re here asking questions and we discuss DCM and post links to help….read them. Stop asking about other foods & if they’re good for this issue. We’ve told you what the recommendation is. If you don’t want to feed those foods….fine. It’s hard to be passionate about this issue, try to help then have people ignore. I will only continue to post in hopes others are reading and may be somewhat educated.

    Again….it’s a FB group. Don’t like what they say? Leave. I have said that for years about DFA. Don’t like the reviews? There are other sites that may be to your liking.

    in reply to: Grain Free #137770 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    In the group I am in, raw and home cooked are fine as long as a board certified nutritionist (I cannot remember exactly what the credentials have to be) designs the “recipe”.

    in reply to: Fromm dog food #137698 Report Abuse

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    Joanne, if you’re talking about Fromm being ok in regards to DCM, it is not okay. I’m sorry, I’ve tried to help. You’re not listening, not looking, not receptive…I’m not sure but good luck. I’m done.

    in reply to: Fromm dog food #137682 Report Abuse

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    Joanne: Taurine-Deficient(Nutritional) Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    There are a few DCM groups but that is the one I’m talking about.

    in reply to: Fromm dog food #137674 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    How come you deleted the links you originally posted?

    I had positive experience with Earthborn but considering it is implicated as well in DCM, my positive experience means nothing since it has caused DCM. There’s more to this than your positive experience.

    in reply to: Fromm dog food #137662 Report Abuse

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    Omg. I give up. Anon, who idolizes Skeptvet and hangs on his every word, is going to feed Fromm no matter what we say. By the way, it’s pretty hypocritical telling people to listen to what the vet who has examined your dog says, then listen to all SkeptVet says.

    Joanne, you said you were going to check out the FB website. Sorry but that makes no sense. Are you on Facebook or are you not? If yes, we can point you to the group. If you are not on FB, look at the website I posted.

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    in reply to: Fromm dog food #137616 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    I can’t remember exactly what it is but I believe Merrick is owned by Purina only. Purina has nothing to do with the manufacturing of Merrick. C4C is correct, they’re not WSAVA compliant.

    Taurinedcm.org is the website for info if you’re not on FB.

    in reply to: Fromm dog food #137535 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Joanne,
    Are you on FB? If yes, there is a great group I can point you to. It is run by veterinarians and knowledgeable lay people who have spent months doing research. If you join the group, you will see a chart with foods that are. Implicated in DCM and also a list of the breeds and how many have DCM. This is just dogs /owners in the group.

    To answer your question, I would not feed Fromm or Holistic Select. The recommendation from the experts in the group is to feed a grain inclusive food that follows WSAVA guidelines. Those foods are Royal Canin, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet and Purina. Fromm has been implicated in DCM in this group but not sure about Holistic Select. It does not follow the guidelines so I would not feed it. My opinion is that I’d rather feed a food that follows these guidelines until we know more.

    in reply to: Grain Free #137263 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Thanks for posting the truth Aimee and Sanne.

    in reply to: Grain Free #136393 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    You’re right, it’s not a scare.

    Kate, I made the decision very quickly and went with Pro Plan. There’s something about Hills and Iams that I said no to….no real reason. No store close to me carried much for Royal Canin and Eukanuba and I didn’t want to wait to order. So….Pro Plan it was! I couldn’t believe I was buying one of these foods so I just went with Pro Plan.

    in reply to: Grain Free #136377 Report Abuse

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    Golden’s: you’re not the only person to go from what we thought was high quality to what we thought was garbage. I sent an email picture to a few people here to prove I brought Pro Plan! They, myself too, can’t believe I did it lol. I have my youngest on Pro Plan sensitive skin & stomach and my other two on Pro Plan Bright Minds turkey.

    If you’re on fb, please join us in that group. There is so much information from professionals and other owners to help you. Good luck!


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    Maybe I’m not understanding you correctly Anon in your second paragraph but who cares WHY they had diagnostic testing and echos that resulted in a n increase in DCM diagnoses? At least they were diagnosed. That’s what’s important.


    InkedMarie
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    Those vets don’t recommend a food. I said they are some of the many vets,who run the group. The group recommends feeding foods that follow WSAVA guidelines.

    Many have had echos done on asymptotic dogs for peace of mind, as they had fed grainfree. Some have been diagnosed with DCM.


    InkedMarie
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    It’s not a blog, it’s a fb group run by vets including Dr Joshua Stern and Dr Lisa Freeman.

    Hysteria? Wow. There is a long list of dogs diagnosed with DCM in just one FB group. Who knows how many dogs have died of DCM and no one even knows?

    If you haven’t had echos done on your dogs, neither you nor your vet know if your dogs have DCM. If your vet thinks that Fromm is ok, well, then both of you are not informed. about DCM.

    in reply to: Grain Free #136173 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Could be how I found out! Thanks for the upvote!

    in reply to: Grain Free #136065 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    C4C the two women are in the FB group (I can’t remember if you’re in that group)

    in reply to: Grain Free #135345 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Kate, I hope you’ve joined the FB group!

    in reply to: Grain Free #135344 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Anon,the group is run by veterinarians. One is Dr Stern from (if I remember correctly) UC Davis amd a other is Dr Lisa Freeman from Tufts. Both have been doing a lot of work on the DCM issue.

    I’d say they, along with the other vets in the group, are, dry reliable.

    There is also a spin off vet group and a spin off group for people who have lost their dogs to DCM.

    in reply to: Grain Free #135337 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Yes I know they all have grainfree; grain inclusive is recommended.

    In that particular group alone, there are over 100 breeds affected by DCM. There is one breed with more than Golden’s. That’s just this one group on FB.

    in reply to: Grain Free #135328 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    II understand. You know this was hard for me to go with Pro Plan! Better safe than sorry. On,y you can make the decision. Is your vet up to date on DCM? Are you absolutely sure?

    in reply to: Grain Free #135313 Report Abuse

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    No offense Anon but there have been quite a few dogs on Fromm developing DCM in that group alone. I personally wouldn’t feed it now, until we know more. JMO.

    Kate, maybe look at the Pro Plan Bright Minds food for the 9yr old Boston. I have two of mine on their turkey. Hope to see you in the group.

    in reply to: Grain Free #135149 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Hi Kate!
    I have fed grainfree foods for almost 20yrs. I thought it was the best. The DCM scares me. If you are on Facebook, join the group Taurine-Deficient (Nutritional) Dilated Cardiomyopathy. It is run by professionals and chock full of information. It is recommended to feed a grain inclusive food that follows WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association). Currently, the only foods that do that are Purina, Royal Canin, Eukanuba/Iams and Hills Science Diet.

    I look at it this way: better to be safe than sorry. I don’t have to feed this food forever but I am until we know exactly what’s causing this.

    in reply to: Carolina Wild #133721 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    No the ratio of meat, bone, organs.

    in reply to: Carolina Wild #133717 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    It would depend what the ratios are. I also wouldn’t pay for pre-portioned. I like being able to add more if I need it or less if need be.

    in reply to: Carolina Wild #133705 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    I prefer just meat, bone and organ. I don’t like paying for veggies, I can add those myself. I buy from Hare Today and Reel Raw, My Pet Carnivore and Raw Feeding Miami are all good. You need something For a stand alone freezer though.

    in reply to: Top Recommended Dry Foods #133505 Report Abuse

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    Elizabeth,
    Are you on Facebook? If yes,you should join that group. Fromm is a food that has had it number of DCM dogs in the group. If you don’t want to try Purina, SD, Eukanuba/Iams or RC, look for foods without grains, peas, legumes, potatoes.

    in reply to: Top Recommended Dry Foods #133475 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Hi Elizabeth,
    I don’t think there is a list of top grain inclusive foods. I’m in a Facebook group for the DCM issues. The ingredients to steer clear from are grains (though I believe some cases of diet related DCM has happened on grain inclusive) , peas, legumes, potatoes.

    I currently have my dogs on Natures Logic. Only grain is millet but none of the other ingredients. Some are using Farmina Ancestral Grains. The above FB group touts foods from makers following WSAVA guidelines: Purina, Science Diet, Eukanuba/Iams and Royal Canin. It seems the favored is Purina Pro Plan sensitive skin & stomach and Pro Plan Savor.

    I never thought I’d feed Purina but I may try the PPP SSS next. It’s not going to kill my dogs to eat it while they figure out exactly what’s causing this but putting them back on grain free may.

    I have many friends into dogs: breeders, show people and sport people. So many of them feed Pro Plan and they have dogs who live long lives and look great.

    I’ve been on DFA for a very long time. Never ever would I have thought I’d contemplate a Purina food. Never. Most of the friends I’ve made here would laugh if they read this!

    in reply to: Which is the Best foods for pregnant Dogs? #132790 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    No I do not know. I’m not a breeder. If I was to breed a litter (which would never happen) I would be looking to my mentor for guidance.

    in reply to: Which is the Best foods for pregnant Dogs? #132639 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Talk to your mentor.

    in reply to: Feedback Needded plz #131970 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    I don’t click links without explanation. Now I willlol!

    in reply to: Feedback Needded plz #131873 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Not a chance am I clicking that!

    in reply to: dog recipes and supplements #131682 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    This is not the time to be figuring out your dogs food, when she’s pregnant. Ask your mentor or your trusted breeder what to feed.

    in reply to: Pomeranian snacks #131469 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    I don’t feed those kind of treats because they tend to make my dogs have upset tummies. For a Pomeranian, look for small high quality treats. If you’re in the US, I like Buddy Biscuits Itty Birdies. You can give the pup blueberries, carrots (I use the baby ones).

    in reply to: Puppy food v Adult food #131441 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    It just makes you look like you’re “peddling” whatever the video is.

    in reply to: Puppy food v Adult food #131435 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Jackie O please stop spamming the forum with that link


    InkedMarie
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    My dogs do excellent on Victor.

    in reply to: Purina might buy champion pet foods #130653 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    I hadn’t used Nature’s Logic for quite a few years. Bought some for O’Malley, the only picky dog I’ve ever had and he loved it! Finally, two foods he actually likes in his rotation.

    in reply to: Unexplained dog deaths #130537 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    WTF?! You haven’t seen your puppy in two days? Wonderful.

    in reply to: Happy Birthday to Boone! #130421 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    Thanks, Vernon!

    in reply to: Opinions on Victor dog food #130373 Report Abuse

    InkedMarie
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    I would think a repro vet would best be able to answer your questions.

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