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  • in reply to: Can a dog have too much protein? #80590 Report Abuse

    It’s not so much that high protein is “bad”. Dogs get most of their energy from proteins. If they are not active, they don’t burn off that energy and tend to put on a lot of weight. If your dogs are doing fine on a food with 30% protein, then I would stick with that. There isn’t really a need to go to a low protein food unless they put on weight from inactivity.

    in reply to: Pasteurized Goat Milk #79288 Report Abuse

    Long story short, yes. IMO, some is always better than none when it comes to raw feeding/drinking. If you can’t get raw milk and the pups did well on pasteurized, well done.

    in reply to: Skin rash and issues on Pitbulls #76707 Report Abuse

    The store I work for sells the Glacier Peaks tests. We have had amazing success helping allergy afflicted dogs and cats using the results of these tests. IMHO, saliva test or not, they are more accurate than vet testing and a fraction of the cost.

    in reply to: Organix Grain Free Dry Dog Food #76090 Report Abuse

    It’s been rebranded as Castor & Pollux Organix.

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    in reply to: Alternative to Royal Canin Low-Fat GI? #69135 Report Abuse

    Earthborn Weight Control GF is 25% protein, 7% fat.
    Solid Gold Holistique Blendz is 18% protein, 6% fat.

    in reply to: Organ questions #64625 Report Abuse

    Sweet bread is the pancreas and/or the thymus.

    Or, Zignature Triut & Salmon Meal Formula

    Trout, Salmon Meal, Peas, Pea Flour, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Chickpeas, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Citric Acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Salt, Chorine Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Poteinate, Cobalt Proteinate), Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Blueberries, Carrots, Cranberries, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

    Holistic Select Grain Free Adult & Puppy Health Salmon and Anchovy & Sardine Meal

    Salmon, Anchovy & Sardine Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Pea Fiber, Pumpkin, Natural Fish Flavor, Cranberries, Apples, Brewers Dried Yeast, Papaya, Salt, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Pomegranate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Inulin, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma reesei Fermentation Product, Dried Rhizopus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.
    This is a naturally preserved product.

    in reply to: low fat, high fiber, poultry-free food? #52859 Report Abuse

    I do not recall if this formula is manufactured by Diamond, or not, but it’s an option.

    Solid Gold Holistique Blendz
    Protein, Min 18%
    Fat, Min 6%
    Fiber, Max 4%
    Moisture, Max 10%
    Calories per cup, 340

    Oatmeal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Peas, Ocean Fish Meal, Potatoes, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dried Eggs, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Salt, dl-methionine, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil (source of DHA), Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Parsley Flakes, Spearmint, Almond Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Sesame Oil (preserved by mixed tocopherols), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Kelp, Thyme, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Lentils, Quinoa, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Panthothenate, Riboflavin, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract

    in reply to: Betsy Farms jerky #47719 Report Abuse

    “Warning to all who check product barcodes, if the first number is not 0, it is not entirely produced in the USA. This barcode began with the number 8.”

    This is not an accurate statement. The store that I work for has many items made in the USA that have barcodes stating with 8, or other numbers, and Chinese made items that have barcodes starting with 0.

    in reply to: Confused about how much to feed my puppy #47018 Report Abuse

    Here is a link to Earthborn’s feeding guidelines:
    According to the chart, the puppy should be getting about 1.25-1.75 cups per day. Sometimes, puppies poop often because they don’t really get it all out every time. They get excited or distracted and just go a bit, 30 minutes later, they have to go out again.

    I second Zignature. It is an absolutely fabulous food.

    in reply to: Wellness Brand Core Small Breed Formula #40908 Report Abuse

    Holistic Select does have a grain-free, poultry-free kibble. It is fish-based (salmon, anchovies, and sardines.)

    in reply to: Dog Diabetes #38619 Report Abuse

    Evo kibble is marketed as the lowest carb kibble on the market. I know that there have been some recalls recently, but the company is claiming to have addressed the issues (per their website). It is also one of the highest protein kibbles on the market.

    Side Note: I have no affiliation with Evo/Natura/P&G, just pointing out the GA of the food.

    in reply to: Brands of dog food made by Diamond #36872 Report Abuse

    They also make Professional and have been known to make some of Natural Balance.

    in reply to: Why does my dog seem to choke on her food? #36693 Report Abuse

    No problem! I’m glad that the bowl helped.

    in reply to: Beef Trachea from Best Bully Sticks #34599 Report Abuse

    Brazilian beef is of a higher quality than American beef.

    in reply to: Poultry/Grain Sensitive Pooping Too Much #33764 Report Abuse

    To be completely honest, I do not know exactly why pumpkin/sweet potatoes aid in digestion, just that they do. They will both stop loose stools and fix constipation. They don’t make much sense, but they are pretty awesome. Just add one or two tablespoons on top of your dog’s kibble.

    in reply to: Poultry/Grain Sensitive Pooping Too Much #33748 Report Abuse

    You could try the Merrick Grain-Free line. Several of them are poultry-free. They are not too expensive. Merrick has also recently released a grain-free, poultry-free food under its more-affordable Whole Earth Farms line. I would recommend canned pumpkin or sweet potato to aid in the digestion, as well as pre- and pro-biotic (i.e. Healthy Essentials).

    in reply to: Help with how to figure out how much to feed. #33400 Report Abuse

    Also, that’s probably 5.8oz for the whole day, not one meal.

    in reply to: Help with how to figure out how much to feed. #33363 Report Abuse

    5.8 oz.

    in reply to: Why does my dog seem to choke on her food? #33352 Report Abuse

    It sounds like she may be eating too fast and it’s causing her to choke. You could try a slow-feed bowl.

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