You mention that you were feeding Purina Pro Plan and your dog did well. Have you considered the Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach formula? It is salmon-based and is nearly a limited ingredient diet with just salmon as a protein and rice and oatmeal as carbohydrates. I have a rescued GSD with inflammatory bowel disease and this kibble, at just over 400 calories per cup, is something that he does well on. He is a picky eater to boot. I also tried different brands (Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo and Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets) as I thought that his diarrhea was a food issue. In late May, we determined that he had IBD and, now with the Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach kibble and one piece of raw chicken or turkey per meal, he eats beautifully. His weight is where it needs to be and I only need to give him 1.5 cups of the kibble twice daily.
I don't have stock or interest in Purina Pro Plan, but all of it is not junk. There is also the line of Purina Pro Plan Selects with no corn, wheat, soy or by-products now. It might be worth taking a look at these products for your dog too if you can get them locally and the cost is something that works for you. This line also has a salmon and rice as well as a turkey and barley formula.
Sabra - female GSD - born April 30, 2012
Sargeant - rescued senior GSD male/foster failure - approximately ten years old (August 2013)
Max - rescued GSD - Dec 22, 2010 to March 7, 2012 - at the bridge
Sable - rescued GSD - at the bridge
Last edited by WVGSD; 08-30-2011 at 09:32 AM.
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