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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.
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.
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.
It’s been rebranded as Castor & Pollux Organix.
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Earthborn Weight Control GF is 25% protein, 7% fat.
Solid Gold Holistique Blendz is 18% protein, 6% fat.
Sweet bread is the pancreas and/or the thymus.October 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm in reply to: Hypoallergenic foods with anchovies and herring and no potato? #54197 Report Abuse
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.October 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm in reply to: Hypoallergenic foods with anchovies and herring and no potato? #54196 Report Abuse
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.
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
“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.
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.May 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm in reply to: feeding natures variety instinct, anything similar and cheaper? #41832 Report Abuse
I second Zignature. It is an absolutely fabulous food.
Holistic Select does have a grain-free, poultry-free kibble. It is fish-based (salmon, anchovies, and sardines.)
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.
They also make Professional and have been known to make some of Natural Balance.
No problem! I’m glad that the bowl helped.
Brazilian beef is of a higher quality than American beef.
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.
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).
Also, that’s probably 5.8oz for the whole day, not one meal.
It sounds like she may be eating too fast and it’s causing her to choke. You could try a slow-feed bowl.