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He is eating it raw frozen now. He seems to like it more when it isn’t thawed.
I also sprinkled some turmeric powder over it and he seemed to like that!
We had some success this morning! I cooked the beef formula with some coconut oil and mixed it with his kibble and he ate it! I think I will cook it less and less and see if he will eat it that way. Thank you all!
I tried that last night and he smelled it and walked away. I also tried hand feeding it, trying to make it a reward, and trying to make him work for it. I also gave him a piece of raw chicken breast and he tried it a few times but just kept spitting it out. I put the whole breast out and he just smelled and walked away. The raw mix isn’t expired I checked. I also purchased some of the beef formula so I’m defrosting it now and will see if he likes that any better.
Acana Regionals Wild Atlantic is a good kibble. Answers Detailed Pork formula is a good commercial raw option. It comes in patties.
Acana Regionals Wild Atlantic is a good oneOctober 12, 2016 at 8:44 pm in reply to: Senior, Weight Management, Large Breed, Potatoe Free #90674 Report Abuse
Acana Regionals Wild Atlantic is a good Potato free dry kibble. Answers Detailed pork formula is a good commercial raw option. It comes in patties.
We’re feeding Acana grasslands right now:
Deboned lamb*, deboned duck*, whole eggs*, lamb meal, goat meal, catfish meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, lamb fat, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, rainbow trout*, duck meal, herring oil, sun-cured alfalfa, quail (ground with bone), natural lamb flavor, lamb tripe*, lamb liver*, duck giblets (liver, heart, kidney)*, duck cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried duck liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
When my pup had it he was on medication for 30 days and we fed him chicken, rice, pumpkin, and probiotics for every meal. We picked up his poop immediately without even letting him smell it and I carried a damp paper towel with me and wiped his bum when he was done. Giardia can never be killed it can only be removed from the body by the medication through feces so when the dog poops it is technically still alive. If he were to like his bum or lay on his bed and get it on there and then later put his head in that spot he can contract it again and basically make everything you have done moot. But with that regimen it only took us the 30 days to rid him of it! I think it had less to do with the food and more to do with the diligence of making sure the second contact wasn’t made.
I would avoid Royal Canin and Purina. Blue Buffalo, Go!, Taste of the Wild, and California Natural are all tricky because some of their formulas are great and some aren’t. Just be sure to choose carefully!
I would stay away from Nutro Ultra. Nutrisca is always a great option. Merrick is a tough brand because not everything they produce is of a good quality. I would avoid their Limited Ingredient lines. Some of their 96% grain free canned formulas are okay. The Lil’ Plates are generally good and so is the Chicken & Sweet Potato dry food someone mentioned earlier.
I think that you could probably find something better than Taste of the Wild’s High Prairie Puppy formula. They have some other formulas that are great, but some are subpar. You get the same kind of spectrum as Fromm and Orijen though. You have to be careful which formula you feed. I would see if you could find a better quality formula with one of the brands you are already considering.
I would highly recommend any Nutrisca product. The Wellness Core and K9 Natural Freeze Dried can be great but can also be lack luster depending on which formula you use.
The Natures Variety Instinct Ultimate Protein Chicken is a great formula!
I do think that Merrick can be a tricky brand because some of their formulas are great and some I wouldn’t feed. I do like the Classic Chicken, Peas with Ancient Grains formula though.
– Natural Balance
– Pro Plan Focus
Acana can be good or bad depending on which formula you choose. Same with Zignature, Fromm, Blue Buffalo, and Annamaet. I am using Acana’s Regional Ranchlands right now and my dog is thriving!
– Wellness Core Reduced Fat
– Annamaet Lean
– Dr. Time’s Metabolite Weight Management
– Science Diet Weight Loss
Earthborn Holistic can be good or bad depending on which formula you choose. The same with ZiwiPeak.
I think both the Chicken and the Whitefish formulas are great! Would definitely feed them over the Pork or the Venison.July 24, 2016 at 7:24 am in reply to: incorporating Primal freeze dried with current food #88418 Report Abuse
I would avoid the Irish Lamb stew but love the other Blue Buffalo stews! I wouldn’t recommend the ZiwiPeak. The Primal Freeze-Dried formulas are mostly good. I would avoid the lamb as mentioned earlier and also the chicken. Same thing with Stewart’s, I would avoid the beef and bison but the rest are good! Vital Essentials are great!
I would avoid Pedigree, ZiwiPeak freeze dried raw, and VeRUS. Wellness is a hard brand because not all of their foods are created equal when it comes to quality. I am using Acana’s Regional Ranchlands formula right now and my dog is thriving on it!
I would avoid anything Hill’s and the ZiwiPeak Daily Dog food. I am using Acana Regionals Ranchlands formula right now and my dog is thriving on it!
I would transition from Wellness Large Breed Puppy.
– Wellness TruFood Puppy
– Zignature Zssential
– Wellness Core Puppy Formula
– Nulo Freestyle Puppy Salmon and Peas
– Nulo Medal Series Puppy Chicken and Sweet Potato
– Wellness Core Reduced Fat
It’s tricky with the Wellness brand because not all of their formulas are created equal as far as quality.
I have had great success with Annamaet’s Grain Free Lean Low Fat Formula.
I would definitely avoid Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight.
I like the Wellness Core Air Dried. There are some formulas of the Stella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried I would feed, but not all.
I would definitely switch from Science Diet. I second the recommendation of Zignature Zssentials. There are some formulas of the Merrick I would feel comfortable with including the classic Turducken canned food. I wouldn’t feed my dog Whole Earth Farms.
I second the Zignature Zssential Formula! I have never used it but have heard good things!