|01-25-2014 07:53 PM|
|wyoung2153||I'm leaning toward the surf and turf.. it's 30/19 was the only one close enough that didn't have chicken meal/by product/etc.. this seems to have chicken a little lower in the ingredient pool.|
|01-25-2014 07:43 PM|
How about one of these..
Grain-Free Salmon Tunalini dog food - Fromm Family Foods
Grain-Free Surf & Turf dog food - Fromm Family Foods
Grain-Free Game Bird Recipe dog food - Fromm Family Foods
|01-24-2014 11:37 PM|
|wyoung2153||Thank you guys for everything I am definitely going to be looking into new foods this weekend. Right now I have just increased his intake of the same food until I get the new one.|
|01-23-2014 07:29 PM|
|RubyTuesday||Whitney, when I fed kibble my tribe thrived on meat based, high protein, nutrient dense foods such as those made by Origen, Nature's Logic, Solid Gold Barking At the Moon, Blue Buffalo Wilderness etc. Most of these were higher fat, higher calorie foods, yet my senior bitch actually got leaner on 'em (a good thing in her case).|
|01-23-2014 07:02 PM|
It is hard finding formulas without chicken that are geared for hard keepers and performance dogs, impossible probably.
|01-23-2014 06:38 PM|
|Harry and Lola||
Try adding more fatty meat such as lamb mince or the cheaper beef mince (as this has more fat) to the kibble, otherwise there are kibble available for the purpose of gaining weight (or ones for very active working dogs)
Also you say you have done bloods, I assume you have tested for EPI? The fact that the diet, amount of food and exercise amount has not changed and dog is loosing weight suggest to me a medical issue.
|01-23-2014 05:26 PM|
|jocoyn||I would not add more dairy. You could add some coconut oil...it is pretty good for allergy issues as well. The food I mentioned is chicken free but I have not tried it though I do feed other foods in the line. It is very hard to get away from chicken. (well it was when we had Toby, though he could tolerate chicken fat just fine, just not the protein)|
|01-23-2014 05:17 PM|
|01-23-2014 05:10 PM|
Beau gets 4 cups of his food, 2 cups twice a day ......... Nature's Logic has grain in it but the grain is millet which is gluten free and no pea protein so what you get is from fish.
They have a sardine formula that is 40% protein 10% fat-but I would add some fat to that one, like coconut oil...the formulas I feed are about 18% fat. It is hard to find fish formulas without chicken and chicken was an issue for my allergy dog..
I know there are other fish formulas out there as well.Good luck
EDIT-is it possible he slipped out of condition and has lost muscle mass? I will say that 3 cups of your dog food a day does not sound like much. I feed about 1600 calories a day and Beau peaks out at 75lbs.
|01-23-2014 05:08 PM|
|wyoung2153||Also, if it's not the right fat content for him.. i'm just curious why he was good with it for so long.. any ideas?|
|This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|