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Thank you. What size bag can you get? The larger bag should save money over 7 lb bags. How much do you feed a day?
I suggest you get the smallest bag you can just to make sure your dog can happily eat it. I can't donate opened bags to my local rescue, I've thrown away hundreds of dollars of dry food, (and have kilos of cooked kangaroo offal in my freezer). I'm in Australia, our bag sizes are metric. I'm aiming at 4 cups a day.
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The 7# bags aren't the only size RC offers -- you can buy a 25# bag of the RC hydrolyzed food, if she does well with your trial bag. Chewy will sell it to you, with your vet's RX:

https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-ve...-diet/dp/35621


Pro Plan's RX veterinary line also has a competing food:
https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-pla...s-ha/dp/117452


Diamond Care also introduced a non-RX, much cheaper version of hydrolyzed protein food -- but it has flax, with is an allergen for some dogs (including mine):
https://www.chewy.com/diamond-care-s...mula/dp/170120

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I suggest you get the smallest bag you can just to make sure your dog can happily eat it. I can't donate opened bags to my local rescue, I've thrown away hundreds of dollars of dry food, (and have kilos of cooked kangaroo offal in my freezer). I'm in Australia, our bag sizes are metric. I'm aiming at 4 cups a day.
I start out that way, but eventually need to go to a large bag for finances.
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The 7# bags aren't the only size RC offers -- you can buy a 25# bag of the RC hydrolyzed food, if she does well with your trial bag. Chewy will sell it to you, with your vet's RX:

https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-ve...-diet/dp/35621


Pro Plan's RX veterinary line also has a competing food:
https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-pla...s-ha/dp/117452


Diamond Care also introduced a non-RX, much cheaper version of hydrolyzed protein food -- but it has flax, with is an allergen for some dogs (including mine):
https://www.chewy.com/diamond-care-s...mula/dp/170120
Thank you! You have been so helpful this last year with the weird conditions my dogs get (skin, digestion).
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Thank you. What size bag can you get? The larger bag should save money over 7 lb bags. How much do you feed a day?
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I start out that way, but eventually need to go to a large bag for finances.
Same here
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My old guy has kidney failure and Cushings Disease and has always been sensitive to certain food items in dry kibble. He does well on 80/20 boiled ground beef and either white rice (I process it into smaller grains before cooking it) or malt-o-meal cereal. I know it sounds weird but it's low phosphorus for kidney disease and is easy to digest. He actually does better on the ground beef than chicken. He also gets digestive enzymes with every meal, a vitamin/mineral tab, fish oil and a calcium supplement.
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