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I use and like the Primal Venison or Lamb lung puffs. Dogs (all 3) love them. Some of the puffs can be hard to break, but they are small anyway. Most of the puffs are easily broken in half.
Other than the above, they (golden retriever and 2 greyhounds) only get Happy Dog Place bully sticks. I like them because you can get odor free or low odor, but IMO more importantly, they are baked *vertically* so the urine (ick) drains down and out. The less expensive ones are baked horizontally and…………….
- This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by LindaW. Reason: added comment about bullies
It can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months and sometimes up to a year (but that’s not an average) for a tick-borne virus to show in a Snap 4D test. Monitor your dog in the next few weeks to see whether there is any lethargy, loss of appetite, stiffness in joints/limping. If a Snap comes back positive, sometimes it is a false positive (or negative!). However, if positive please be sure to have the quantitative C6 test (blood work to see whether there is an active infection) sent to your vet’s lab (Idexx, etc.) There is great information on the Tick-L list (yahoo groups). An absolutely WONDERFUL homeopathic remedy to use if your fur-baby gets Lyme or anaplasmosis is Ledum 1M given 3x daily for just 3 days. Then stop. There have been extensive tests and actual humans and dogs who have been given this protocol totally successfully. Tick disease gone. No doxy etc. I’ve used it successfully. I am NOT a vet. Hope this helps.
If you are going to feed kibble, IMO, Nature’s Logic is the best one because it is the only one without synthetic vitamins/minerals. There’s one other out there, but it has RICE–also referred to as “arsenic”. I feed raw–when my pup will it eat. I’d like to feed Brothers Complete because she actually ate it, but am concerned about the synthetic vitamins and minerals which can cause long term problems, etc.
If you feed canned tripe, Trippett is the only one with 99% tripe; the other ingredient is garlic and of course that stupid carra gum. Fresh raw green tripe from aplaceforpaws.com is awesome. Expensive though. I get mine from Top Quality Raw which is based in Maryland but makes a food run up the East Coast (I’m in NH) once monthly. Basically its a food club, I guess. But it is grass fed beef and bison and now sheep tripe.
Stupid question from me, but I’m a senior–hey, what can I say? To find the large breed puppy thread, do I look under “forums”? I couldn’t find it there.
Thanks, guys. I agree something is “off” on the %’s and ingredients. That’s why I just couldn’t bring myself to order it. FYI – it is not cooked but fermented somehow.
Thank you Hound Dog Mom. I feed her green tripe. Takes a couple mouth fulls and that’s it! I’ll try heating a bit. Brand is Top Quality. They originate from North Carolina and make an eastern U.S. trip up to the northeast once per month. That’s what the breeder uses. I had Tripe Plus from A Place to Paws (on line) which is a lot more $ than Top Quality. She eats that a bit more than the other but still not the amount she should be consuming.
I’ve asked Balance Diet about the carbs. They said something like “because of the fermenting–it raises the carbs but are not the same as carb % in other foods”. What?