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  • in reply to: Is Merrick cat food any good? #157628 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Well, unfortunately my post didn’t have any traction.
    Spent two days investigating Merrick cat food and turns out this brand is a wise choice for feline owners as well.

    The Cons. I read this Merrick review by Claudine Sievert where she informs that it was recalled hour times (last recall was in 2018) and ofcourse its quality was downgraded after brand was acquired by Purina.

    However, it’s still a very decent option for the price.

    The Pros. They have grain free and limited ingredient formulas which is awesome for pets with allergies and digestion problems. Also you will stay on the safe side if your pet is overweight or a picky eater because these formulas tend to taste really well for our cats.

    Wrapping it up just want to say that I already ordered a Purrfect Bistro Complete Care Grain Free recipe and later will share my experience.

    in reply to: Better Renal Diet? #157110 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Hey, Nicole, what did the doctor suggest?

    Frenky C
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    I think the best practice would be to seek a professional who can prescribe the diet according to the specifications of the conditions of your dog. Good luck!

    in reply to: Has anyone made Homemade Dog Treats? #156995 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Mostly I go for dehydrated meat mixed with some other food for my pup

    in reply to: Best food to reduce Lipomas #156994 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    I’d go for whole fresh foods like fish, meat and pureed vegetables. Also avoid simple carbohydrates.

    in reply to: Blue ridge beef #156993 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    just googled it, there are some concerns about the safety and validity of this product, specifically regarding deceased cattle, false establishment number, horse meat etc. Check it out before giving it to your little friend! Cheers!

    in reply to: Dog Health/Nutrition App #156959 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Up! πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Science diet sensitive stomach and skin #156958 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Why is it useless as a training treat?

    in reply to: Pancreatitis Diet #156956 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    My friend’s dog also started showing pancreatitis symptoms at some point, doc couldn’t tell the cause but as far as I remember he suggested diet consisting of chicken, organ meat and vegetables. Hope this helps.

    in reply to: Pet Food Lawsuits and Other Internet Noise #156945 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Hey, good take, went through the same thought process while switching brands for my pup.

    in reply to: Explain the fat-to-protein ratio #156944 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    On board with Mike Sagman on this one πŸ™‚

    Frenky C
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    Can’t help you out on this one but hope your dog gets better soon! Cheers πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #156942 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    My go-to is Wellness Natural Grain Free Dog Treats for several reasons: hypoallergenic protein source, rich in EPA, ALA. BESIDES, it’s comes in several variations, including mix with potatoes, apples, blueberries and carrots. My pup can’t go a day without these and it came especially handy while training her to go. πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Raw diet and weight issues #156937 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Hey there, maybe try adding some nutritional food to his ratio?

    in reply to: Ketona? #156936 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Just looked through Ketonatural website, seems legit for me πŸ™‚ Exceptionally liked the blogpost about raw food benefits and the enzyme argument.

    in reply to: Where to start? #156935 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Can’t add more to Chipy’s ingenious answer but I would also consider Wellness CORE RawRev Grain-Free Turkey Small Breed Recipe. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Dogs with struvite bladder stones #156853 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Awww that’s so sweet of you to stretch your responsibility. I’d love to get you to walk my dogs in the future if you are near my area. I commend you for that!

    in reply to: Worrying Symptoms #156849 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    I agree with Patricia. A change of environment, let alone a change in dog food doesn’t immediately show its effect. It could be a week or two later. The best thing to do for now is to get the poop tested to make sure that there’s no gut infection. You could also try to revert back to the previous dog food that he was having and observe it for a little while. I hope this helps.

    in reply to: Dogs with struvite bladder stones #156848 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    @Marion, glad to hear that. That dog is lucky to have finally found an owner like you. Good luck!

    Frenky C
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    @Marjorie, did you just recently noticed this or this has been your problem ever since? At 3 years old, most dogs would show signs that they were about to poop. You have to be very vigilant on what signs are they throwing at you. Some/most dogs will do attention-seeking behaviors while some may not and this is where you should be very observant about.

    in reply to: Best food to reduce Lipomas #156846 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Awww sorry to hear that. 15 years is already a stretch for labs. Average lifespan is actually 12. Well I’m glad to know that surgery has really made an impact in her activity. Regards!

    in reply to: Diarrhea…again #156839 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Patricia’s point is very true. In my opinion, you should have eased in reintroducing kibble after that the first attack of diarrhea and after the antibiotics. Your dog’s gut may still be sensitive even after a week of changing/switching diets plus the effect of antibiotics on normal gut flora. But another vet appointment would be best for this case.

    in reply to: Dogs with struvite bladder stones #156838 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Hi Marion, actually the symptom of your pup may very well be secondary to a urinary tract infection. It can cause urinary retention due to dysuria (pain upon urination). That may have caused your pup to be uncomfortable. It is common for urine tests to show some crystals but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your pup has struvite stones in the bladder or any other stone. Antibiotics will solve dysuria. However I suggest you take an xray rather than urine testing strips to confirm presence of bladder stones outright.

    in reply to: Best food to reduce Lipomas #156836 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Hi Deb! It’s amazing that you went back to this thread. Is this the same lab you are talking about on the first post? Glad to know that your lab is still alive and had never had recurrence after removal of lipoma.

    in reply to: how much calcium in wet food!? #156831 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    @jamie L, may I know what is the breed of your dog/dogs? From my understanding, calcium requirement may differ depending on the breed because the breed affects the activity and the rate of growth. We may be able to help you more if we know what breed are we dealing here. πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #156830 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    I have read mixed reviews on Lilee. But I think I should also give it a try. I have always used Purebites for treats but I guess I should also try other brands to mix it up for both my cats and dogs.

    in reply to: Best food to reduce Lipomas #156829 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    I hate to say this but in my knowledge, lipomas (if indeed your dog has one) are usually benign tumors that does not respond to oral medications or even a change of diet. If it is large enough that it bothers your dog, the best way to alleviate it is to have it surgically removed. It is an easy, fast and safe procedure.

    in reply to: SARDS and Cushing's Disease #156828 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    This is the first time I heard about the disease. Read about it just now and it’s kinda rare. Anyway I wish your baby well. This is a good post for information. Thanks!

    in reply to: Question please #156827 Report Abuse
    Frenky C
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    Hi! I’m new here but I think I can help. I won’t name companies here because you can easily find them on the internet and that would also depend on your location. However if you are really interested in BARF diet for your dog, I suggest you read about them very carefully. There are pros and cons on switching or starting this diet. Learning how to prepare them yourself is also a plus. Will save you a lot actually. πŸ™‚

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