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  • in reply to: Weruva canned food #86189 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    I think the Editor’s Choice dog foods change from month to month, so just because Weruva isn’t currently listed doesn’t mean it never has been listed as an EC.

    in reply to: Raw goat's milk? #86188 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    I have read a few articles saying dry food is harmful to your pet (whether dog or cat) and recommend adding moisture to it of some type. I have never heard about goat’s milk. I use some unsalted chicken cooking stock (Swanson’s) with water (about 3 parts water to 1 part chicken stock). I think dry dog food is hard on the kidneys if it doesn’t have any added moisture. A dry dog food with a higher carb content than Orijen would probably swell up with added moisture, so perhaps the pet food store was not familiar with Orijen. Here’s an article I just received today that talks about the dangers of dry dog food without any added moisture. http://products.mercola.com/healthypets/bladder-health-for-pets/?utm_source=petsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160512Z1&et_cid=DM105047&et_rid=1479439814

    in reply to: Alternative to Evo #86007 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    Evo Turkey and Chicken was still available last week at my local dog food store, so maybe Chewy’s just stopped carrying it? But I do try to rotate between low-carb foods, and, along with Evo, I have used Solid Gold Barking at the Moon, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Canidae Pure (Sea and Elements), Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural and Blue Wilderness in my rotation.

    As far as what is going on at Natura Pet Foods, now that it is owned by Mars, I’m purely guessing that they are trying to cut some costs. Innova might not have been that much different than California Naturals so why have both brands, and I was told by my dog food store that they stopped making both an Evo Turkey and Chicken large bites and small bites and now just have the small bites (But Natura’s website still shows both sizes, so????). But, again, I am just guessing.

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    in reply to: Looking for grain free single protein food #85149 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    Zignature kangaroo formula, it’s a limited ingredient, no potato and no grain formula and it’s only meat based protein is kangaroo. It has no salmon or
    salmon ingredients.

    in reply to: Probiotics and enzymes for dogs? #85128 Report Abuse
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    in reply to: Salmon Allergy. What Dry Foods Are Best? #85127 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    I am using Zignature Kangaroo with one of my dogs right now and there is no slamon or salmon ingredients listed in that food.

    in reply to: Probiotics and enzymes for dogs? #85096 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    I use pumpkin with my dogs too, but was not aware it is a pro or prebiotic, but yogurt is and I use a dollop of plain, no fat yogurt with my dogs meals too. I did get a probiotic from our vet for one of our dogs, it’s called Probios Daily Digestive Dog Tabs. My vet also talked to me once about food allergies and how tough they can be to find. She said the protein in the food is the thing you need to change, and you need to change to a protein the dog has never had before, she mentioned Kangaroo was a good one to try (unless you live down under, maybe). Zignature makes a kangaroo food. She also said you have to feed the new food to the dog for eight weeks in order to tell if it is going to do any good as it takes a while to completely get rid of any trace of the prior protein your dog ate, so if you didn’t stick with any new food you tried for at least eight weeks, you may not have stuck with it long enough.

    Michael C
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    A veterinarian might be able to give you an idea what breed it is, or at least say whether it is a large or small breed dog, which would narrow your choices of puppy food down as there are some foods for small breeds and some for large breeds. And if you are REALLY curious, there are DNA tests for dogs designed specifically to identify the breed(s) of the dog.

    in reply to: Taste of the Wild? #84732 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    I have used Taste of the Wild several times over the years (I rotate my dogs’ foods from brand to brand almost evry time I buy dog food) and currently have a bag of TOTW. I think the Editor’s Choices might change from time to time (monthly?), but one reason TOTW might not be on their Editor’s chouce list (just my speculation) is that TOTW is made by Diamond Pet Food products and Diamond has had a number of recalls over the years (some voluntary). But I have used a lot of foods manufactured at Diamond Pet Foods facilities over the years, Diamond Naturals, TOTW and Premium Edge among others, and have never had any problems. I like the TOTW varieties that have over 30 percent protein, and I think Dog Food Advisor rates those as 5 star foods. … I just checked and TOTW is on the Best dry Grain Free Dog Foods list

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    in reply to: Grain Free cheaper than Victor? #84138 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    4Health, to my knowledge, is made by Diamond Pet Foods specifically for Tractor Supply. Taste of the Wild is also made by Diamond. But I have used Diamond Dog Foods (those two plus Premium Edge and Diamond Naturals) many times over the years and never had a problem with them. For a grain free food, I don’t know of any less costly, with some decent quality, than Taste of the Wild.

    in reply to: Low phosphorous quality dog food #83991 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    Solid Gold Lil’ Boss, that I mentioned before, is .88% phosphorus. Also, Solid Gold also has Sunday Sunrise with Lamb that is .73%, Native Sun with Buffalo and Dream Catcher with Rabbit that are .74%, Holilstique Blendz with Ocean Fish meal that is .75%, Leaping Waters with Salmon that is .81%, Mmillennia with Beef that is .85%, Fit and Fabulous with Alaskan Pollock and Wild Eye Dreamer with Duck that are .86%, and Star Chaser with Chicken that is .89%. I’m pretty sure my vet once told me that anything below 1% phosphorus is considered low, but check with your vet. Lotus has a senior dog food that is .50% phosphorus.

    in reply to: Low phosphorous quality dog food #83982 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    Solid Gold Lil’ Boss is low in phosphorus, and Lotus makes a low phosphorus dog food. I have a spread sheet that I created that has some low phosphorus dog foods listed on it, as I have a dog with kidney issues too. Most of the ones I have listed are Solid Gold varieties as they were very helpful and responsive when I asked them about it. I can share more later when I get on the other computer I have that spreadsheet stored on. This is a list I have suggested to Dog Food Advisor that they put on their web site as I think many people have dogs with kidney issues.

    in reply to: Weight loss #83747 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    Premium Edge Healthy Weight I.

    in reply to: Diabetes-what is a great Kibble brand? #83746 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    I have never had a dog with diabetes, and am not a nutritional expert, but I suggest something low in carbs; such as: Solid gold Barking at the Moon, or Evo Turkey and Chicken; or Nature’s Variety Instinct Chicken.

    Michael C
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    Check out Lotus Pet Foods, they have some formulas that are low in phosphorus, such as their grain-free fish formula that only has .77% phosphorus. They also bake their foods, as opposed to extrude them, so you don’t have to feed as much as you do extruded foods (according to their web site). http://www.lotuspetfoods.com/dry-dog-recipes-nutrient-table/

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #47613 Report Abuse
    Michael C
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    We like a Three Dog Bakery dog treats. Not sure how widely they are distributed, although you
    can buy them on the Internet. At the Menards’ stores in Omaha I can buy a bag of Three Dog Bakery Apple and Cinnamon treats that smell so good. I’ve been tempted to try them. They’re crunchy so good for teeth.

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