|04-23-2014 12:38 PM|
I just looked into Natures Variety and even the beef & barley dry food has turkey meal as it's second ingredient. Bummer for us.
Lynn & Traveler
|04-23-2014 11:31 AM|
Thank you )
|04-23-2014 11:22 AM|
|jocoyn||Funny, Beau has zero itching issues, zero hot spots (and as much time as he has been in mucky creeks, and zero ear or skin issues. Just the loose stools but not diarrhea. Maybe I should talk with the vet about giardia. It is rampant in our creeks. He goes in on Tuesday for his hip and elbow x-rays.....I will bag a sample and take it in and say, you know.....|
|04-23-2014 11:13 AM|
Honest Kitchen does have sample boxes for $1.00. I purchased one of each and glad I did-that's how I found out Traveler didn't like the chicken. I thought of buying the one where you add the meat but unfortunately it has too many of the items on his sensitivity testing.
It's kind of funny tho that Traveler didn't have the poop problems generally associated with food allergies. I did it to rule out food as the culprit for his skin itching and subsequent staph infection.
|04-23-2014 11:01 AM|
You might be able to find one near you- go to the Chi Institute's website and go to the find a vet option. They have trained thousands of vets there!
|04-23-2014 10:54 AM|
|jocoyn||We have only tried the honest kitchen. I have a box of that and may try again. May just give this new probiotic more time.|
|04-23-2014 10:47 AM|
|04-23-2014 10:38 AM|
|jocoyn||No, it SAYS venison and lamb are both hot and that beef is neutral (I only feed grass fed sources). He just seems to do well on those foods stoolwise but I am working on heat tolerance and variety.|
|04-23-2014 10:31 AM|
Does the chart say venison is cool? When my vet gave me a list of cool foods for Mikko I asked about venison and she said it was hot. Beef is normally too, unless it is grass-fed, which I know you've said that the beef you feed is grass-fed (just wanted to clarify for anyone reading this). What the animals eat is so important!
|04-23-2014 10:14 AM|
The vet started us on a probiotic (proviable) and it seems to be making it worse. I just read that that *can* happen and that the dog may go through a bad bacteria purging phase; lord knows he is in creeks and stuff. No diarreah but maybe a touch of some bad gut stuff?. Most of the dog foods have probiotics in them but how active? I have given Bene Bac but not to much impact. I do know that the garlic seems to be associated with some stool loosening ....but I also like not having the tick issue.
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