I feed Victor Hi-pro. Have for about 3 years. I haven't noticed any health changes that would indicate thyroid issues. And definitely no goiters or similar issues.
Have fed Victor for about 3 years. No health issues. As far as goiters, the only way to really tell is with an ultrasound of the thyroid gland.
Thanks for the reassurance. Goiters were not my primary concern, thyroid deficiencies caused by the interference with iodine metabolism.
It ia always reassuring to hear real world experience, thank you.
I have fed victor with milet for several years now and have had no problems. We start senior thyroid testing next year.
Interesting insight but the issue with goitrogenic foods would be on an iodine poor diet.If there is adequate dietary iodine there should not be an issue?
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That is a great find, thanks for sharing Nancy.
The only difference I see in the human consumption of the foods listed in the article you found are not "staples" that make up a large portion of the daily diet, as millet does in the Victor food.
The article you linked states that those foods consumed in moderate quantities can be beneficial, but my fear is that millet is in the top 5 ingredients on the list of Victor, and I would not consider that a moderate quantity when fed daily.
One of the dogs in question is almost 12 and the other is a rescue I'm guessing is 10.
They are doing well on Nutrisource, so even though I got reassuring feedback, I think I'll just suck it up and spend a few bucks more per bag from another supplier ... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I'm really happy with the grain free Victor. After moving production to the US and adulterating the Acana formula, my working dog didn't find it palatable and I was unhappy with the catfish substation in the formulas.
He seems to find the Victor palatable, and even switching GF to GF, stool size/output has decreased on Victor.
To vary the his diet, I feed 2 30 pound bags of Victor GF and then 1 44 pound bag of Hi Tek (I can rotate between fish, lamb, and chicken main protein sources with that food, and the Victor is primarily beef, giving a good variety).
As happy as I am with the GF Victor, and the reassurance you folks provided, I think I'll just keep the old dogs on Nutrisource ... they like it, so no need to change to save a few bucks a bag.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to help me, I appreciate it!