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November 1, 2018 at 8:07 am in reply to: Best thing to feed a 7 week old very small Cheagle #125458 Report Abuse
Fromm gold puppy is a good puppy food with a nice, small kibble.
Anon…Dermcare IS bayer. Malasab is a registered trademarked name under Dermcare…which is a Bayer company.
“Bayer, the Bayer Cross and DVM & Design are registered trademarks of Bayer.
Malaseb is a registered trademark of Dermcare-Vet Pty. Ltd.”
May just be a relabeling issue. But there are other michonazole shampoos our there
Yes I definitely recommend probiotics longer than a week. How long has he been on the food he’s on?October 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm in reply to: Drug-resistant salmonella from raw chicken sickens 92 people #124625 Report Abuse
Why are you posting this? All that’s going to happen is yet another forum or post gets shut down because you complain to the moderator. Ever wonder why things get turned off only once you get involved?
In the US though it is otc.
Omeprazole is not a supplement. It is very often recommended by vets. Do you not read other posts anon?
I’ve personally had great success with using this with my small terrier who has had acid reflux issues and a lot of burping. Susan will probably have a better response as she’s more versed in acid reflux dogs.
I would look at Under the Sun or Whole Earth Farms. WEF has a fish and they also have a duck based food. I think Under the Sun has a whitefish. Both are fairly reasonable foods that I’ve heard good things about. I also like Fromm and they do have a fish and they have a duck in their 4-star line, but I think the price would be about on par with Natural Balance, though the bags may be larger…
If you can properly balance for a puppy, you can feed it to them. Most people find it too hard or worrisome about balancing for a puppy’s needs so they feed a premade raw/freeze dried/can or kibble until they’re an adult.
I did premade raw and freeze dried with my terrier as a puppy.
I really like either tracheas or gullet sticks. There are also steer sticks which are usually a smaller version of a bully stick.
My guess would be the calorie content or fat isn’t agreeing with your dog. How big is he and how large of a bully stick are you giving him?September 10, 2018 at 5:13 pm in reply to: Malable and Moist Dog treats as soft as Play doh?? #121366 Report Abuse
It’s better than forgoing giving medicine to a dog…and the vet didn’t say to give the dog a whole bag of marshmallowsSeptember 10, 2018 at 3:52 pm in reply to: Malable and Moist Dog treats as soft as Play doh?? #121360 Report Abuse
I think the Pill Buddy brand is lower in calorie than the Greenies pill pockets. There is also a pill masking paste that may be lower in calorie since you can only use as much as needed.
Maybe look at the Freshpet refrigerated food. There’s a variety that’s tiny pieces and those are very soft
If it’s raw following 80/10/10 ratio, I don’t have a concern between a dog label or a cat label, personally. To me, I get worried when it’s cooked down, kibble labeled for a cat being fed to a dog. That’s more because of vitamin supplementation and I would worry about some being too high or too low in areas for a dog.
Anon why are you posting that? At this point we can all tell when you’re trying to get a ride out of certain posters and it’s a shame that you are willing to ruin a good discussion for your own entertainment. Why are you still playing these games?
Pancreatitis is aggravated by high fat diets but usually has an underlying cause like hypothyroidism. Cat foods can be tiny in size compared to dog food. That would be a concern to me especially for a larger dog. The price of cat food is also quite steep.
Have you looked at Instinct?
Has your vet said anything about giardia?
If your dog is doing well on it, then I would stay on the food. Not every food works for every dog, but if it’s working for your dog, then why change?
There’s no perfect dog food, just what works for your dog
I used vice grips to hold the end of rmb when my terrier was a puppy. Now he eats anything very slow and deliberate.
And what do any of those things have to do with animal nutrition? I could make generalize comments about you based on your arguments, and therefore prove your lack of knowledge in the same way you tried to do here.
We’ve moved on from the video, 6 comments ago. Stop trying to incite riots because that’s really all your comment was intended for.
How did you watch a few minutes of a 43 second video? And former head is labeled a disgruntled ex employee? Really?
In any case, while it’s good to see AAFCO statement on a bag, it does allow for questionable foods, like Nature’s Logic, to get a stamp of “approval” when their foods contain nutrients in the dangerous level range.
I personally didn’t like greenies. They were a bit too soft, in my opinion. But they are listed in the link I posted. I prefer the Prodent Plaque off chews. There have been actual studies done on how the ascophyllum nodosum helps fight against plaque. But, every dog is different.
It’s going to be expensive to feed premade to a dog that size. If you’re in Facebook, look at the page called K9 Nutrition.
I think you would be okay with meat prepared for human consumption. However, if you’re really too concerned, you can modify the diet and prepare cooked meals.July 23, 2018 at 5:37 pm in reply to: Help for an older Lab with skin, hip/joint, and weight issues? #119434 Report Abuse
Who suggested starving the dog? While pain management is important, so is encouraging the dog to move.July 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm in reply to: Help for an older Lab with skin, hip/joint, and weight issues? #119395 Report Abuse
I second the Fromm, but if you need a fishy food, I’d look at their Whitefish and Potato formula. That was always a hit with heavy set dogs that were needing a fishy food
Usually a general rule with home made food is 2-3% of the dog’s body weight.
Wait, what recipe are you feeding? What you described sounds horribly unbalanced.
Did she ask a question? No. She clearly stated she was in contact with her vet. It sounded like she was merely providing an update for those concerned and maybe looking for support from someone in a similar situation. Stop attacking posters.
I hope your dog feels better.
It looks like the SportdogElite 2.0 is only sitting at 29% protein with no peas or legumes.
Where are you located? Texas, for example, has Texas Tripe, and they’re wonderful! Other states may have something similar where they deliver to an area twice a month.
If your dog is okay with changes, by all means rotate their diet. I’d only refrain if they’re very sensitive.June 13, 2018 at 11:00 am in reply to: Dog w/allergies – switching to home cooked/raw good idea? #117399 Report Abuse
Wow, and you get mad at others when your behavior is just as bad? She is not credited as specializing in nutrition. End of story, in this case your opinion does not matter as it doesn’t lead to a factual statement
I’d just monitor the normal things. Eating, drinking, playing, and weight. They do need some fat but the skins can throw some over the edge. If possible, I’d try buying unground meat and grinding it yourself.
I’d look look into Lew Olson’s book on dog nutrition. She is very helpful with home feeding. Can you recall the exact meal you fed before the incident? My dog has issues when I leave too much skin in his mixture.
They could be sensitive to something in the Pacific Stream.June 6, 2018 at 10:22 am in reply to: Is there a food comparable to rx low fat dry food? #116562 Report Abuse
What percentage fat is your vet looking for? Ask him to detail what in the foods he wants to see to help his issue
I understand the exotic meats being a problem, but why would something like a grain free poultry cause an issue? Poultry is very high in taurine. I’d think something like a lamb and oatmeal would have a lower content than a grain free chicken diet.May 25, 2018 at 2:39 pm in reply to: Dog just got over gastroenteritis… looking for advice #115678 Report Abuse
Anon, you have already posted your displeasure for raw feeding on this thread. The original poster expressed that they were not interested in your post and you weren’t giving relevant information. Please don’t push buttons that you know will lead to an argument.May 22, 2018 at 12:33 pm in reply to: Dog just got over gastroenteritis… looking for advice #115500 Report Abuse
It sounds like it was caused from the rabbit. Wild rabbits in certain areas are known for worm issues. Ive never allowed my raw fed guys to catch rabbits for this issue. Sometimes it happens too quickly to noticeApril 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm in reply to: "Low residue" diet for severe intestinal adhesions? #114039 Report Abuse
You may be able to find a support forum on Facebook for your specific problem. There’s never a clear cut answer, but you can read other experiences and learn from them. Not everyone is as bitter about it as anon101 so don’t get discouraged. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information on a diet, though
In every prescription food that is marketed as Hydrolyzed, only one ingredient is hydrolyzed. So that’s marketing, too?
But that’s false because there IS a food that is Hydrolyzed that is not prescription. No one was saying that it compares. To flat out say no is wrong information and misleading. It’s HIS decision to make what he feeds his dog based on the information he has available. It would be wrong to mislead a poster.
He wasn’t asking for specific advice. He was asking if there was a non prescription option for Hydrolyzed foods. Turns out, there is! Therefore, haleycookie answered the question, and you’ve since blown things out of proportion. We all know vets are a wonderful thing, but I don’t call my doctor every time I have a question regarding my diet or a scratch. Your vet must love you.
Please look up the definition of harassment, as many of your posts would fall into that category. Again, answer the question.
The wholehearted reads very similar to the blue buffalo prescription diets (who knew those existed?) again, it goes back to answering the posters question, not harassing them until they leave because they never got a straight answer. I’m glad to know wholehearted exists
You linked the wrong one.
Plus she posted the ingredients
What brand are you currently feeding?
I would into the Facebook group k9 nutrition if you’re on there. Lew Olson runs it and she’s very helpful in answering questions. It’s not a strictly raw group so you’ll get a well rounded answer. Are you feeding premade or homemade? If homemade, is it a reliable recipe? If you’re not sure check out balance it.com. A lot of people have seen amazing changes in dogs with a raw or homemade diet but it has to be done properly. A bad recipe will cause a person to have a negative experience and then always discourage that type of feeding
I’m pretty sure that not all prescription foods are formulated to prevent reactions. If that was the case, lid formulas like the rabbit or duck wouldn’t exist.
I’ve had great personal success with probiotics and my pets. But the type and strain matter. Not all probiotics work for dogs. A lot of people like forti flora. I’ve found that’s a good start.April 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm in reply to: Chihuahua First time eating raw and immediately vomiting #113412 Report Abuse
Sardines in water can be found but they’re not as common. If you do come across them, they’re a fantastic add in. You can use the search feature on this page and find all of the times canned sardines were discused on DFAApril 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm in reply to: Chihuahua First time eating raw and immediately vomiting #113232 Report Abuse
What was the temperature of the food? Did the dog gulp too fast? How much liver? Ground meat and liver only is unbalanced. I have her book and find her recipes wonderful. My advice would be to make her cooked recipes without the supplements. Much better than just raw ground meat
I would do a kibble plus freeze dried raw or a simple homemade mix. My dogs do fantastic on Orijen/Acana, Fromm, Petcurean, and Farmina. I like Merrick but have one dog that gets very gassy on all formulas except for the rabbit and the venison. For the mixers, I’ll use Primal mostly. I try to keep to the poultry formulas or the rabbit. The ones that are beef inclusive tend to be very hard in comparison so it’s hard to mix in or rehydrate easily. There are some good canned foods as well. Scrambled eggs, chicken thigh or breast, and other home prepared meats are a good option as well. Sometimes you just need to see what your dog likes.