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  • in reply to: Inflammatory bowel disease #140449 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    My PWD has lived with IBD for 14 years. I feed her high quality salmon Kasichs and Weruva tuna, with Petcurean fish. I add fortaflora and often an 1/8 teaspoon of Tylan split between her two meals. All grain free. She maintains and is healthy for 14. Never steroids. One protein source is good that is tolerated. When she has an issue, from stress of grooming or eating something outside on our walks that I do not catch and remove, a 1/4 Metroniazol each day for a day or two resets her digestive system.

    in reply to: Please help – I need a new food #127760 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    Some of this is trial and error. I have Portuguese Water Dogs who have many genetic issues but also strict testing by ethical breeders. I feed fish based foods, grain free. Taurine levels are normal. I also give a probiotic (one Thorne bacillus coagulants), human ester c, 500 mg tablet that I break in two for 250mg a day, and human vitamin e (Nordic ultimate omega, one mini per day), all prescribed by a holistic vet as my dog has a sensitive stomach, manageable IBS. I like Annamaet for a dry food, and use the one with fish. I add Sensibites for my pup and top it off with a good bit of Kasiks Salmon canned food and hot water to soften and make a broth. My 13 year old is on canned food only, three types, all grain free fish. If a canned fish approach interests you, let me know and I am happy to share the brands, which always include the salmon by Kasiks. I have not researched the fish approach for Taurine levels, although I would consult a holistic vet. Good luck!

    in reply to: Hypoallergenic dog foods #121247 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    You might investigate Kasich fish recipes. I also like Petcurean sensitive fish recipes. Check the ingredients. I also like the human grade Weruva tuna soup. It does have a few peas.
    I agree that there is some trial and error. I only feed canned food. I provide a teeth cleaning chew once a week.
    Good luck.

    in reply to: Advice for sensitive stomach food #116750 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    A bit of trial and error, and making sure your dog is not eating grass or mulch or dirt! I am using First Mate fish based canned dog food with Fortiflora on top, and Thorne Baccillus Coagulans capsule with each meal, twice daily. My Portuguese Water Dog has an extremely sensitive stomach. Good luck!

    in reply to: Allergies #97455 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    You may also want to investigate Petcurean go sensitive dry or canned food. For a dog I had with similar allergies, I also made my own food, with rice, a single protein, some veggies, and vitamins and fish oil. It helped, it did not cure the allergies, as grass was also an allergen.

    in reply to: Need a quality Poultry Free Pate Canned Food #97013 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    I have a dog with a very sensitive stomach and I use Petcurean. It is premium, rated 5 stars, not inexpensive. I use the go-sensitive single protein grain free cans that are pate. I use the fish, although others are good too.
    Good luck,
    Joelle

    in reply to: Need help with feeding sick dog #95163 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    Lisa: I cook whole chicken thighs and white rice, and sometimes throw in some brown rice, and feed a probiotic treat. My homeopathic vet recommended this. This has gotten us through illnesses. The rice is quite mushy and chicken falls of the bone, so wrapping pills in the food is easy.
    I think when a dog is sick, they get to eat whatever they will eat. Although this is not a long term food, it has worked for us.
    I hope your beloved Aussie recovers soon.
    Joelle

    in reply to: Excessive Gas!!! #94878 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    Perhaps add a probiotic. I use Fortiflora and Thorne Bacillus Coagulans.

    in reply to: Fish food with NO poultry for allergies #89830 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    I have used Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream for several years, salmon. It is reasonably low fat. Weruva Cirque de mer is also chicken free. It is higher in fat, so I went back to Taste of the Wild.
    Good luck,
    Joelle

    in reply to: Taste of the Wild? #84804 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    I have fed Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream, the salmon canned food for several years. My Portuguese Water Dog who has a very sensitive stomach, and I supplement for this, has done well. Interesting to see your post because after TOTW changed the food visually, it is a lighter color, and soft chunks are larger, and I saw nothing of a formula change, I started looking for other fish based canned foods. I just tried Instinct salmon on the best list, and it is unfortunately a pate, and these seem harder to eat for my dog. She gulps her food. I have tried others best rated too, including Weruva tuna. I like this one, but it seemed that my dog has less energy on this food. So, I am may go back to TOTW canned even though it is not a 5 on the list.
    If anyone has a great salmon that is not a pate, please let me know!
    Thank you!

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #84361 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    I certainly will. Thank you. I like Weruva, and will try the others too.

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #84360 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    Thank you, yes rice is a grain although my dog tolerates it better than any other grain. I prefer no grains however.
    Joelle

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #84352 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    Please let me know about Weruva Cirque de la Mer: Tuna and Veggies in Pumpkin soup. It looks like real food, seems ok on my doggies’ sensitive stomach. Also, Signature whitefish formula although higher fat content.
    I feed my waterdog fish so would love to you look at more of these options.
    Thank you!
    Joelle

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #84348 Report Abuse
    Joelle V
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    Please recommend a 5 star single protein fish based canned dog food! No grains, brown rice would be ok.
    I could not figure out how to submit a comment! Posting site?
    Thank you!

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