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Personally, I like the Victor brand for kibble.
I've heard nothing but good things about Victor. I've completely switched over to Victor Hi Pro Plus from what the breeders were feeding and noticed a huge change in her poops. Have you considered Victor?

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She's not claiming anything except her 20 years of experience with possible food allergies and success with Royal Canin. August had ear hair falling off and a hotspot on his hip. No mites or infections. Fritz had chronic bladder/urethra inflammation. Both were fed all the TOTW proteins for 4 years. They are both off TOTW and right now things seem to be improving.
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Just to follow up on my OP. 3 months later and the dogs have been on 4Health for 2 months and all the issues are gone. Sad sidenote. August's ear itchiness resulted in a left ear contusion that has resulted in a partially floppy ear.
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I've heard nothing but good things about Victor. I've completely switched over to Victor Hi Pro Plus from what the breeders were feeding and noticed a huge change in her poops. Have you considered Victor?
Curious Mei, could you elaborate on the change you noticed? Thanks!
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If you are considering Royal Canin hydrolyzed protein from the vet (for a food allergy), you might as well look at Diamond Care at half the price. Diamond makes TOTW, 4Health, Costco's Kirkland and countless other foods. They bought a company that makes hydroylzed protein food -- and they now sell it for about $40/bag. If other limited ingredient food (like Wellness Simple, etc.) doesn't help, hydrolyzed protein foods sometimes do.


They have a new line that's targeted at RX food buyers -- it's available from Chewy and other online food sites. Some of the formulas don't require an RX (sensitive skin, sensitive stomach), other do (renal formula):
https://diamondcarepetfood.com/


This is at least a lower cost option for those who find the RX foods to be terribly expensive (I've known vets to charge $80+ for 20 pound bags, but prices vary widely).
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I've heard nothing but good things about Victor. I've completely switched over to Victor Hi Pro Plus from what the breeders were feeding and noticed a huge change in her poops. Have you considered Victor?
Curious Mei, could you elaborate on the change you noticed? Thanks!
Was six months ago, but they went to solid clump poops instead of melted soft serve chocolate icecream. Best way I can describe it lol. I'm half way through this current bag and might change the flavor. Keeping it Victor brand though.

Another pretty good one is 4health brand. Theres these little 80 cent soft foods that I put half of it in her kibble both feeding times lately. Also a little chicken stock to soften her kibble because she's still teething. She's got a few more needing to come out. I also do one raw egg mixed in her bowl for dinner.

She loves sitting patiently while I make her meals. Until I pretend to eat it, then she gets excited lol.

Food advisor is a great site.

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Just to follow up on my OP. 3 months later and the dogs have been on 4Health for 2 months and all the issues are gone. Sad sidenote. August's ear itchiness resulted in a left ear contusion that has resulted in a partially floppy ear.
That's OK. Floppy ears rock!

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That's OK. Floppy ears rock!
@BigOzzy2018 Heck ya they do! Ozzy rocks one! I'm kinda disappointed Mei's went up and stayed up. No floppy ear stage for her. Only thing they did was curl back at the tips for like a week.
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