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If your pet fear nail clippers. I recommend trying Dremels/Nail grinders.
Don’t buy a cheap dremel. Invest in a dremel brand dremel. Not all dremels are equal and there are so many styles. You have to do some research. I have a corded dremel I got from home depot, but I also have another grinder I got off of amazon. It is more quiet than the dremel. Reviews are not so good on the elite pet dremel, but so far it has been good for me and it’s been nearly a year and it’s my go to nail grinder.
This quick resource might help: https://bestdognailclippers.com
You may need to try several different limited-ingredient diet foods. Your dog could be allergic to the potato, the rabbit, or something else in that particular brand. Try a different brand with completely different protein and carb source.
It takes a lot of time to try a diet. You need about a week to switch. Then, you need to spend 2 or 3 weeks on a diet before you know it will work. It’s kind of frustrating when you don’t get immediate feedback. You have to wait for the reaction to the old food to subside before drawing a conclusion.
One of my dogs is very allergic to chicken and somewhat sensitive to rice. When she was on commercial food, she could eat food with fish, lamb, and potato.
Now that she’s on a raw diet, she gets lamb, goat, beef, mackerel, and canned salmon without any itching issues. I accidentally gave her a ground organ blend that included some chicken and the itching came back.
Food discussions can get lengthy. :dschick:
I’m not going to recommend any given brand. Your first decision is kibble or raw or barf or some combo.. I feed kibble and found the following to be the best for my dogs:
– no grains
– the first ingredients listed should be Meat. Not meat-parts, meat-by-product, meat-something-else.
– high quality food doesn’t have to be the most expensive
– I feed less high quality food as compared to low quality (aka filler)
– feeding the dogs less means they poop less and they absorb a greater percentage (in my opinion) of that food
Thankfully Abigail is not a picky eater so as soon as I found one that Cino liked, tolerated, and reduced his itching (the reason for no grain) we had our new food.
Also, I do give the dogs human food but always mixed with their kibble. Not every meal. I mix in a little yoghurt from time to time, sometimes a raw egg, if I make anything in the crockpot the dogs always get some of the juices poured over the kibble.
Have you gotten a better replacement?
You can check here for ideas: https://ecopetlife.com/dog-toys-for-aggressive-chewers/