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Researching for the inevitable food change!

Discussion in 'Commercial Food' started by Wendy C, May 28, 2020.

  1. Wendy C

    Wendy C Forums Enthusiast

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    I think the food will be changed as it’s the one consistent thing since it was changed when Cooper was a pup. So am I now looking for a food without chicken as per the Vet., no peas or pea meal, but with grains?? lol Coop says to make my life easier he will take a steak dinner. :)
     
  2. Ann

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    You might consider trying freeze-dried. Mine eat Grandma Lucy's Artisian blend. They make several different proteins, which I rotate, have limited whole-food ingredients and my dogs LOVE it. Smells good enough for us to eat when I hydrate it. And it's the one food that's actually reduced their weight and keeps them trim.

    They also make a pre-mix that you add your own protein to, but that's more than I want to do for four, since I already make Flurry's food. This is an easy way to give them nearly fresh food you don't have to make yourself.
     
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  3. Wendy C

    Wendy C Forums Enthusiast

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    Thanks Ann! I took a look, but it seems it’s not readily available in Canada and to purchase through Amazon was outrageous.
     
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  4. Caro

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    Purina Pro Plan has several lines that don't contain chicken. Della is on the skin and stomach Salmon and rice which has no chicken, not even chicken fat which a lot of products use. In Canada you've probably got a bigger variety of Pro Plan non chicken varieties than in Aust.

    If you wanted a vet diet Tully is on Royal Canin gastrointestinal low fat in the cans - it's pork only.

    I used to give mine Wellness Simple limited ingredient, either the lamb or duck with oatmeal (Deska had a chicken allergy for many years) and I was happy with that but they took it off the market in Australia.
     
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  5. Sandy in CT

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    I went to Fromm when I was looking for pea-less food..... Best of luck finding something you are happy with!
     
  6. Hanne

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    Agree with Sandy - I am still on Fromm´s Adult Gold or rather Minnie is :yes:

    Ann -Minnie will soon be 6 y
    - when / or should she be on "Senior Gold" - what do you mean ?
     
  7. Ann

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    I make the switch to Senior at age 7, Hanne, unless they’re unusually active or doing performance sports that require more energy.
     
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    Ann - Tank you so much :yes:
    it fits nicely with what I had been thinking about
     
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    I also feed mine a dehydrated raw in addition to their regular raw meals. They love it and no carbs which I love.
     
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  10. Wendy C

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    when you do that do you use it similar to a mixer? How much do you add to their food? I called the Vets office yesterday and the results aren’t in for his stool sample it should be ready today. They are working under reduced staff and hours at the clinic. Once we get the results of that we will figure out the next step.
     
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