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June 22, 2015 at 11:24 am in reply to: Grain Free, Poultry Free Low Protein? #74751 Report Abuse
I just wanted to again say thank you. Thankfully my boy is in the clear finally and can go back to his high end/good quality/regular diet.April 27, 2015 at 6:17 pm in reply to: Grain Free, Poultry Free Low Protein? #71298 Report Abuse
We had the check up and the boy is almost back to normal. One of his levels, I think the dr said creatinine, was still just a little high. Dr said if not for that, that my boy could go back to his usual diet. We are going to try another round (a month and a half or so) of lower protein food though I told him I know I don’t want to keep my boy on the prescribed stuff. He told me what we already know, that OTC (purina etc) aren’t good because they are full of waste. I told him I know and that I come to this site for advice/ratings. I also asked about canned food. Though expensive, my boy is worth it. He told me he didn’t think the extra cost was worth it because my boy doesn’t have an issue with hydration/moisture.
We tried both the SD and RC brands of the prescription stuff. Just in the 2.5 weeks or so that my boy was on the RC he gained 7lbs!! I am guessing it’s because for a dog his weight (actually a dog that weighs less than he but his ideal weight), the feeding guideline says 4 3/4 cups a day. Crazy. So now I am getting the Wellness LID Salmon and researching the other options.
Thank you all again for all your replies and suggestions.April 14, 2015 at 7:11 am in reply to: Grain Free, Poultry Free Low Protein? #70523 Report Abuse
Thank you, Aimee and Zolicylus and Pugmom. We’re going through a major life transition right now so unfortunately even thinking about home cooking isn’t feasible. I just know Royal Canin and Science Diet are foods I don’t want him on long term. He has his next appointment at the end of the month and hopefully it’s better news.
We’ve had the Wellness LID Salmon in our rotation previously so it’s good to know there’s a food I already know he likes as an option.
Unfortunately, NutriSource GF Seafood has chicken fat in it so that’s out.
Of course, I get the dog with issues but life wouldn’t be as fun without a challenge right?
Again, thank you all. I truly appreciate the pointers on where to start and having options.April 13, 2015 at 7:26 pm in reply to: Grain Free, Poultry Free Low Protein? #70514 Report Abuse
Thanks, Susan. I will definitely give it a try once the dr gives us the update at his appointment on the 27th.January 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm in reply to: No Chicken dog food? #64475 Report Abuse
Oh it’s no fad and yay! Your dogs will thank you. Their digestive health will thank you.January 17, 2015 at 11:42 pm in reply to: No Chicken dog food? #64261 Report Abuse
Also, if your dogs are allergic to chicken, you’ll need to avoid ingredients labeled poultry fat (if it doesn’t specify the meat you can guarantee it has chicken fat in it, learned the hard way), and of course meal/bone by products that don’t specify the animal type it came from.January 17, 2015 at 11:40 pm in reply to: No Chicken dog food? #64260 Report Abuse
Some people feed their dog/s an entire bag of food and then rotate to a new brand/bag. Some rotate so that every meal is different. Like Cheryl above me asked, do you eat the same thing every meal/every day of your life? I’d guess not and I’m sure our animals would prefer not to as well.
Also, some recommend phasing in/out from old to new foods, while others simply give the new food. I fall into the last category of both giving a new food and different food at each meal. I rotate between 2 or 3 brands/proteins at a time. Currently we are using Wellness Simple Salmon and Merrick Steak and potatoes. Our red meat food is about to run out so we’ll be trying I and Love and You’s Raw dehydrated Beef when that happens.January 17, 2015 at 11:54 am in reply to: No Chicken dog food? #64214 Report Abuse
Victor Grain Free Yukon River. My dog is also allergic to chicken and Victor is a great food and is in our rotation.