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06-20-2014 01:20 AM
scout172
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Both of my dogs have done best on grain free so whether or not it's true I'll stick with what works
That's how my dogs are and I agree.
06-20-2014 01:08 AM
llombardo I stay away from chicken and it's hard to find a food that doesn't have any chicken, chicken fat or chicken meal in it, but I did find one that has no chicken anything in it and it is grain free, they all do well with it. I try to stay away from any foul and stick with a fish source .
06-20-2014 12:04 AM
Momto2GSDs
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Thanks Moms , definitely helpful. much appreciated
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06-20-2014 12:03 AM
Ace GSD Thanks Moms , definitely helpful. much appreciated
06-20-2014 12:00 AM
Momto2GSDs
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Nutro's is made by Mars. IMHO, I'd choose one of these instead:

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


NATURE’S VARIETY (grain free): (not Nature's Recipe) Nature's Variety: Instinct Grain-Free Kibble Diets for Dogs | Nature's Variety Store locator: Find A Store | Nature's Variety

THE HONEST KITCHEN DEHYDRATED FOOD (grain free): EMBARK: Embark - Grain Free, High Protein Dog Food | The Honest Kitchen Store Locator: Where to Buy Honest Kitchen - Honest Kitchen Stores | The Honest Kitchen A 10# box RE-hydrates to about 35-40 pounds of food, but you actually feed more of this than kibble.


Also, choose Non Grain treats.



It will take several weeks or more to get his skin in shape.
Always wean your dog slowly on to new food (mix small amount of new food with old food and increase every two days if no upset) or supplements (at least 1/4th suggested amount) to avoid gut upset.



Hope this helps!

Moms
06-19-2014 11:19 PM
Ace GSD Large Breed Dry Puppy Food - ULTRA? Holistic Puppy Foods | NUTRO® ULTRA&trade Dog Foods this is what i been feeding him
06-19-2014 10:59 PM
Momto2GSDs
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Is flake same as dandruff ? Is it the white stuff on the hair ? Ace started having those we gonna change the shampoo to the ones w moisturizer
Yes, but I think he may need more than a new shampoo.

There could be a few different reasons for dog dandruff. First, I'd look at the quality of food you are feeding.....You know the old saying.....you are what you eat!

Also, here are two high quality oil combo's products that can help when added to your dogs feeding schedule:

SH-EMP OIL Nutritional oil :
Sh-Emp Oil Blend is a blend of deep cold-water herring oil, organically grown cold pressed hemp seed oil, organically grown hand pressed extra virgin coconut oil and is the perfect partner for Feed-Sentials K9.
The herring oil is a source of brain enhancing DHA/EPA, which can be converted by the body into Omega 3. Hemp oil is a source of Omega 6, 3, 9 and GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid). The virgin coconut oil found in Sh-Emp is a medium chain triglyceride rich in lauric acid. It provides both nutrient and functional value.

Ultra Oil for Pets Skin & Coat Supplement with Hempseed Oil for Dogs & Cats ULTRA OIL: is composed of the best nutrients nature can provide. Our primary ingredient, Hempseed Oil, is a perfect balance of Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9. Next we have added Omega-6 rich Flaxseed Oil which is then balance with Omega-3 rich Fish Oil followed by Grapeseed Oil to help naturally preserve and act as an all natural antioxidant. Ingredients - Canadian Hempseed Oil, Flaxseed oil, Fish oil (sardine and anchovy), Grapeseed oil, di-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), Vitamin A Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Selenium Proteinate, Zinc Lactate

Moms
06-19-2014 10:03 PM
Ace GSD Is flake same as dandruff ? Is it the white stuff on the hair ? Ace started having those we gonna change the shampoo to the ones w moisturizer
06-19-2014 09:05 PM
mydogs Puppies get Fromm puppy my adults are on Earthborn. I don't see a difference in stool on either one or on their coats energy etc. It's all the same. My lab had gunk ears on grain and grain free. Personally I feel brown rice oats are better in foods than peas and potatoes. I don't trust ash and calcium levels in grain free for a puppy either. Not enough research all marketing IMO


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06-19-2014 08:52 PM
Mishka&Milo My girl does best on grain free. She tends to get flaky, and her coat is mostly black... Plus I prefer to fill her tummy with all good stuff, no fillers she doesn't seem to mind......


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