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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

I hae gone to dogfoodfanalysis.com and revied the products and am so confused

He has anal gland problems. and the vet feels that the premium foods can do that with the smaller volumn stool.. Have had this problem since on Innova LB puppy and the evo canned....

Long story short
I need a higher fiber food that isnt full of garbage that he will eat LOL that I can buy here

I did look at pinnacle I think oats and something had 5.0 fiber
but the site said not sure of meat content..... but i use canned so that might help just 1/2 to 1 can a day he does not like most dry foods....

So what is a good food for him

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How about his normal food but with a lot of green beans or other veggie matter to add bulk? Or even something like Bene-Fiber for people? Something that adds psyllium husk for fiber? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyllium_seed_husks

Maybe a raw diet? Would you be comfortable trying that? Nothing like bony poops to clean out the glands.

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Re: NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

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Maybe a raw diet? Would you be comfortable trying that? Nothing like bony poops to clean out the glands.
This is what I would do...

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Re: NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

Merrick Wilderness blend has oatmeal in it.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min.) 24.00%
Crude Fat (Min.) 14.00%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 3.50%
Moisture (Max.) 10.00%

Can you also add some oatmeal to his food? Mine loved Oatmeal! He had some because of my high cholesterol, must eat oatmeal lol

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Re: NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

Here's the highest fiber store bought foods I could find

Nature's Logic

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 36%
Crude Fat (min) 15%
Moisture (max) 9%
Crude Fiber (max) 6%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 4.05%
Calcium (min) 2.1%
Phosphorus (min) 1.3%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.99%

Calories: 551 kcal/cup

Purevita
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Crude Protein (Min.) 24.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 13.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 6.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0%
Selenium (Min.) 0.3 ppm
Vitamin E (Min.) 150 IU/kg
*Omega - 6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 2.0%
*Omega - 3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 0.0%
*Glucosamine (Min.) 550 ppm
*Chondroitin (Min.) 150 ppm
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.) 100 mg/kg
*Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Min) 50 million CFU/lb
*Enterococcus Faecium (Min) 35 million CFU/lb
*Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Min) 900 million cells/lb

hope these help. Pure Vita doesn't have a review on dogfoodanalysis but natures logic gets 4 or 5 stars depending on which one you look at.
Hope your puppy feels better soon

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Re: NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

Could you try putting a spoonful of pumpkin (plain, canned) in his food? This might help keep things moving for him

I've had good luck with California Natural - 2 small, firm poops per day. It has a pretty simple ingredient list.
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Re: NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

wellness core ocean:

Whitefish, Whitefish Meal, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potato, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Pea Fiber, Tomato Pomace, Natural Fish Flavor, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins & Minerals, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Products, Rosemary Extract.

This is a naturally preserved product.

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Crude Protein min. 34%
Crude Fat min. 14%
Crude Fiber max. 7%
Moisture max. 10%
Calcium max. 2.1%
Phosphorus max. 1.5%
Vitamin E min. 500 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* min. 2.00%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* min. 0.80%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* min. 250 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* min. 200 mg/kg
Total Micro-organisms* min. 80,000,000 CFU/lb

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Calories Analysis on an as fed basis
Per kilogram 3,600 kcal
Per cup ME 430 cal



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Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Whitefish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins, Minerals, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract.

This is a naturally preserved product.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein min. 33%
Crude Fat min. 9%
Crude Fat max. 10%
Crude Fiber max. 8.5%
Moisture max. 10%
Calcium max. 1.9%
Phosphorus max. 1.3%
Vitamin E min. 500 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* min. 2.2%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* min. 0.50%
Glucosamin Hydrochloride* min. 250 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* min. 200 mg/kg
Total Micro-organisms* min. 80,000,000 CFU/lb

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Calories Analysis on an as fed basis
Per kilogram 3,270 kcal
Per cup ME 350 cal

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Re: NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

wonder what the calcium is in pure vita the others are over 2 and he is just 7 months is that too high the calcium

Thanks so much for your help
its nice to be able to talk to those that have knowledge.... the vet sadi might try pinnacle but it has tomato stuff one ahs beet pulp that casues liver problems.... see you all made me much wiser in his care I am so greatful.....

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Re: NEED HELP WITH FOOD FOR JACK

Who said beet pulp causes liver problems?

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dogfoodanalysis.com

the foods that have it they state that

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