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Our now 6 month old Bernese Mountain Dog is sensitive to chicken and I feel your pain. So many foods contain chicken in some form or another, even if it’s not shown as the first ingredient, so I feel your pain. Our breeder (and our vet confirmed and explained) started our pup off immediately on adult food rather than puppy food because puppy foods contain ingredients that promote faster growth (which is unwanted in a large breed dog). We didn’t find a large Breed food brand that didn’t contain chicken.
After many missteps, we’ve settled on Acana Lamb and Apple. It’s a limited ingredient food and our Billie is doing very well on it. There are (I think) four different protein sources to choose from. We don’t feed raw or canned so I can’t offer a suggestion there.
Good luck, I know it’s frustrating.November 2, 2017 at 11:57 am in reply to: Recommendation for high quality food with no chicken products #105555 Report Abuse
Thanks Sandy! The article and calculator was just what I needed to finish research. Looks like it may be Arcana Lamb and Apple tried next… pretty near perfect ratios.
Thanks everyone! I was pretty sure there wasn’t an issue with too much protein as there is with large breed puppies. I liked the Dr. Toms ingredient list and there’s no yeast in it! I don’t know if the yeast issue has been proven (yeast increasing chance of bloat) but these deep chested guys are susceptible to bloat so why take a chance. Thanks again!