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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 08:35 AM
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I'd switch to a high quality - non-grain food and treats:
ACANA REGIONALS (grain free): Acana Regionals | Acana Store locator: Store Locator | Acana

FROMM'S FOUR STAR (grain free):
Four-Star Gourmet Recipes for dogs - Fromm Family Foods Internet locator: Internet Retailers - Fromm Family Foods

Bravo Bonus Bites: are 100% all meat, and made from all natural, antibiotic-free, grain free meats and organ meat protein sources.
Example: "Dry Roasted" Buffalo Liver: Ingredients Grass-fed buffalo liver.
"Freeze Dried Treats" - Venison Liver: Ingredients Grass-fed venison liver.

Bravo Training Treats:
Made from 100% muscle and organ meats and real Vermont Cheddar Cheese. Contain no grains, fillers or unnecessary additives of any kind.
Example: "Turkey Bites" - Ingredients: Turkey thigh meat.
Example: "Trail Mix" - Contains the following - Ingredients: Turkey Bites: turkey meat . Usually available at "Pet Supply Plus" chain stores. Find a location:
Pet Supplies Plus : Home Page

Also, Oils are important for healthy skin.
Wholistic, Wild, Deep Sea Salmon Oil: The Wholistic Pet
• Provides levels of both omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids
• Natural, pure oil is made only from wild, non-farmed salmon and stabilized with natural antioxidants
• Helps to maintain a healthy skin and coat and promote strong immune, cardiovascular, and nervous systems
**Free of All Pollutants & Heavy Metals (Very important)

Coconut Oil: Add 1 tsp. of organic coconut oil for every 10 to 20 pounds of body weight to your dogs’ food. Besides promoting a good balance of organisms in the intestines, it has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties and helps with itching!
The Wholistic Pet
*100% Certified Organic, super-premium, extra virgin and non-genetically engineered.
Or you can purchase Organic, Virgin, Non-GMO, NO Hexane from your local health food store.

If you do decide to switch food, wean slowly off of current food on to the new food to prevent gut upset. Same is true with the oils. Start with very small amounts and work up to recommended dosages.

Good Luck!
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