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Thank you so much – she will be with her big companion, who also died at 14, 4 years earlier, almost to the date. He was a wonderful dog, a downer dog for 7 months, where we learned patience, unconditional love, and a willingness to accept what happens to us. Uncannily, our Akita breeder had started raising Australian Shepherds, and had a litter that was conceived the night Pearl died, and she hypnotized us into taking not one, but two – a red Merle female (that she said named herself and planned to come to our house) and her black-tri, Bubba, who finally got us to realize that was his name – I had a brother who died at 46 years, who was my Bubba. It is amazing how things work out. We miss our Akitas, always will, but these two pups helped fill the hole in our hearts…..I hope you have a new companion, too.April 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm in reply to: High quality food that will help my dog lose weight and not poop so much? #39733 Report Abuse
Thank you! We found that we can get it at Aslin Finch here in Stevensville. It’s a 60 mile round trip to Missoula, so that is good news. Bubba hates the Hill’s RD Science Diet, and after reading about it, we understand why. Thank you so much for your quick response.
The part about Evangers that bothered me the most, when we found it to be so much less expensive by the can, was that the METAL DETECTOR at the plant had not caught some of the metal shavings from the tags on the chicken’s legs and so some got into the food! We were horrified that a dog food plant felt it even necessary to HAVE a metal detector, much less have it fail. The rest of the shady dealings from the owners made us feel that the brand should have been removed from the shelves. We’ll check and see our next trip.April 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm in reply to: High quality food that will help my dog lose weight and not poop so much? #39709 Report Abuse
I’m not concerned about the elimination portion of the conversation, but we have two Australian Shepherds, 17 months old, very active. Over the winter, the male has gained to a whopping 83 pounds. He is very fast, very agile, but you see no ribs, no indentation, and the vet says he has to lose 15 pounds. Put him on Hill’s RD Science Diet, and after reading about it, wish to change. The female is 58 pounds, and doesn’t need to lose weight, so we were sneaking in 1/2 cup Blue Buffalo food with her morning and evening cup. Since Bubba doesn’t act like he is starving, I have to swoop in after 15 minutes, and pick up the bowls because she will eat hers and then his, also. We are now putting one teaspoon of canned food spread around to tempt him, as he doesn’t like the Hill’s. We need to go weigh him, it’s been 3 weeks, we’ll be interested to see if he has lost an ounce. We have been giving them some canned green beans, then realized we needed to get the salt free. This morning, they had a few frozen green beans, and both liked them. I am thinking of changing to Wellness Core but needed guidance. We are in Montana, not a lot of choices in the Bitterroot. I see that you have Evanger on the list – have you READ why it was recalled, and about the owner being sued for stealing electricity and water, and threatening a witness in his case? I was sort of taken aback. We’ve been members for about 15 minutes now………