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  • in reply to: Low Sodium Beef dog food #119080 Report Abuse
    Lori J
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    Thanks so much anon. I have seen that post before. I have researched & email dog food companies for the last 2 years. I am just having a hard time finding something now that is not grain free and doesnt contain chicken.
    The cardiologist has said regular diet at this time as dogs do not like the rx food so that is what Ted has been on the last 2 years since being diagnosed w heart disease. I just like to keep the sodium down and not feed him something that has a very high sodium amount.

    in reply to: Homemade Dog food for heart issues #119025 Report Abuse
    Lori J
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    Hello ` I am in the same boat ~ wish someone would post a good recipe

    in reply to: ********************* #104620 Report Abuse
    Lori J
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    Hello Jaclyn,
    I really appreciate *********** Project Testing pet foods and hopefully bring a change to the pet food industry. I do believe we should be able to buy safe non toxic food for our pets ~ I also wish to see more labeling as my dog ( besides many others) needs a lower sodium dog food. I need to jump through hoops emailing and calling companies to find out what their sodium level is in a certain food. Some cant even give me the mg per 100 kcal amount that I need and I am left to try and figure it out for myself. Above you wrote ” We believe consumers have a right to know what’s in the products they buy”. Why isnt the toxic stuff that you tested for posted so we can make a better decision on what foods to purchase. I would like to see for myself what was found. If you happen to test for sodium level etc ~ that information would be very helpful if it was published. I hope to see more testing and disclosure in the future and I really hope the dog food companies step up and make their pet foods safe.

    in reply to: Sodium in dry dog food? #104565 Report Abuse
    Lori J
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    Thank you Vickki~ I will email you.

    in reply to: Sodium in dry dog food? #104562 Report Abuse
    Lori J
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    Hi Vickki ~ I am still looking for a low sodium food also~ what have you settled on? I have been emailing companies and most give the % and not the mg per 100 kcal ~ its so frustrating! Ted has been on Wellness Healthy weight complete for over year now ( when his heart disease was discovered) but recently has yeasty paws so maybe be getting allergic to something in the Wellness.I think its environmental but want to switch the food just in case

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    in reply to: Help~dog food advice for yeast thats also low sodium #104472 Report Abuse
    Lori J
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    Heres the kicker~ I think that maybe Ted has the yeast over growth inside his body and not just on his skin ~ he was on antibiotics a few months ago for a ruptured Cyst. I have been looking at the Calf Naturals also ~ I think that the kangaroo & Lentils may be a good start and may cover all the bases~ The med vet Dr is not Ted’s Cardio Dr ~ just a list I found online. When I asked Ted’s Cardio~ he just said he can have reg diet but some foods have way more sodium than others and I just want to stick on the lower side. Thanks so much for all your input. I really appreciate it!! I have spent the last few days trying read up allergies/ types of yeast/remedies/foods ~ its been crazy!

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    Lori J
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    Aimee ~ here is the dry & wet sodium info they sent me~~

    Sodium mg/100kcal

    72.15 mg/100kcal Zignature Salmon Dry Dog Formula

    187.48 mg/100kcal Zignature Venison Dry Dog Formula

    112.3 mg/100kcal Zignature Kangaroo Dry Dog Formula

    117.37 mg/100kcal Zignature Whitefish Dry Dog Formula

    90.9 mg/100kcal Zignature Duck Dry Dog Formula

    167.59 mg/100kcal Zignature Lamb Dry Dog Formula

    102.61 mg/100kcal Zignature Trout&Salmon Dry Dog Formula

    260.02 mg/100kcal Zignature Turkey Dry Dog Formula

    143.92 mg/100kcal Zignature Zssential Dry Dog Formula

    Pending Zignature Catfish Dry Dog Formula

    Pending Zignature Pork Dry Dog Formula

    Sodium mg/100kcal

    89.88 mg/100kcal Zignature Salmon Canned Dog Formula

    89.50 mg/100kcal Zignature Venison Canned Dog Formula

    96.87 mg/100kcal Zignature Kangaroo Canned Dog Formula

    95.57 mg/100kcal Zignature Whitefish Canned Dog Formula

    101.66 mg/100kcal Zignature Duck Canned Dog Formula

    97.32 mg/100kcal Zignature Lamb Canned Dog Formula

    92.99 mg/100kcal Zignature Trout&Salmon Canned Dog Formula

    92.88 mg/100kcal Zignature Turkey Canned Dog Formula

    94.25 mg/100kcal Zignature Zssential Canned Dog Formula

    Pending Zignature Catfish Canned Dog Formula

    Pending Zignature Pork Canned Dog Formula

    Lori J
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    Hi Anon ~I appreciate all your help! Yes I looked at the Pro Plan and it may be low sodium but the ingredients dont look they wold be good for a dog w a yeast infection/allergy if I am reading recommendations correctly. Brewers rice,barley, oats ~ I read were not good if dog may be allergic to grains and also may feed the yeast. Like I said so confusing! Ted is being treated by a cardiologist and said the he does not need a prescription food at this time. I just want a good dog food that does not have #1 ~ grains ( due to possibly allergy which is causing the yeast ) #2 low starch ( as not to feed the yeast problem Ted is having in his paws right now) and also a food that does not have #3 excessive sodium ( Due to his enlarged heart) I would like to stay under 100 mg / 100 Kcals I dont even want excessive salt for my other dog which does not have a heart problem. Of all the dog food out there ~ there has got to be some that fits the criteria.

    Lori J
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    I am not sure how to figure the % vs the mg. I know the low sodium list made from the Cardiology dept from Medvet -Cincinnati uses the milligrams per Kcal figure so thats what I use.The problem with the list is it only contains a few brands of food.I would like to stay under 100 mg per Kcal ~the lower the better to me for Ted’s heart.

    Lori J
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    I havent had time to read the reports yet but I did phone Zignature and the email mailed the sodium levels which are way higher than what was posted up above so dont think I want to stay on that after this bag is done. Maybe the amounts are the same but I need to know the mg per kcal fomula to know if its too much.The Salmon wouldn’t be too bad but the rest are too high I think.

    Sodium mg/100kcal

    72.15 mg/100kcal Zignature Salmon Dry Dog Formula

    187.48 mg/100kcal Zignature Venison Dry Dog Formula

    112.3 mg/100kcal Zignature Kangaroo Dry Dog Formula

    117.37 mg/100kcal Zignature Whitefish Dry Dog Formula

    90.9 mg/100kcal Zignature Duck Dry Dog Formula

    167.59 mg/100kcal Zignature Lamb Dry Dog Formula

    102.61 mg/100kcal Zignature Trout&Salmon Dry Dog Formula

    260.02 mg/100kcal Zignature Turkey Dry Dog Formula

    143.92 mg/100kcal Zignature Zssential Dry Dog Formula

    Pending Zignature Catfish Dry Dog Formula

    Pending Zignature Pork Dry Dog Formula

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    Lori J
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    I just bought a bag a the Zignature Lamb to try out but still not happy w peas in there. Would Something like Orijen, Acana or Wellness core be better? I wouldnt mind making home cooked meals for my 2 if it is easy. I dont think I can do raw.

    Lori J
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    Thank you both for helping me. My gut feeling is that Ted does have a grass allergy which is causing his yeasty paws and not the food but of course that just my guess. The only reason I thought to stay away from potatoes is reading that the yeast may feed on the starch. Its all so confusing! I have also started giving him a spoonful of plain greek yogurt in the am and I have some packets of FortiFlora that the vet had given to my other dog awhile back for another issue so have been sprikling that on his evening meal. The Vet did give a jar of Mal A Ket wipes for the 2 front paws but I have been thinking I should also get the shampoo.I have also tried the Iodine foot bath & vinegar foot bath . Seems like the wipes working a lil better. I will check out the Canidae foods. It would make it so much easier if the sodium level was listed on dog food labels! Thank you again!!

    Lori J
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    Thanks for replying~ I did buy a bag of Zignature but then noticed salt as an added ingredient so returned. As of now ~ the cardio Dr does not have him on a restricted sodium diet just reg diet~ I just dont want a food that is high in sodium as Im sure that it wouldnt be in his best interest long term. I am leaning toward it being environmental allergies but think I need to change the food anyways for the yeast so want try something w/o chicken / grains/ potatoes just in case

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