What is the general consensus about Canidae? I'm thinking of using the pure sky formula.
Thanks. I'm trying to firm up Remi's output. It seems that the food I have him on has had a batch here and there that doesn't agree with him. Very noticeable as soon as I started a new bag. Ordered a new bag hoping it would be a different batch, but it is the same batch. Tried Victor hi pro, but even at 25% new it gave him terrible runs. Had heard Sky was a good food...so was willing to try it. If this keeps up I will have to buy a freezer and go raw. Getting tired of poor guy having issues.You can do better, and you can do worse.
However unless you have a dog with allergies, I would NOT feed a limited ingredient diet, much less a grain-free one. It's marketing hype and a rip off. Feeding an assortment of proteins would be better for a non-allergy dog, and unless there's a grain allergy, there's no reason to pay more to avoid it. Here's why:
This "grain free" diet contains peas, potatoes AND sweet potatoes -- so you're not getting more meat, you're just subbing out highly digestible starches like rice and oats for less digestible ones that are under FDA warning due to suspicion that they may block taurine absorption and thus cause DCM in some dogs (please see our mega thread on the FDA warning about that to educate yourself on that issue -- that thread is a real gold mine of good info).
I keep repeating this: kibble HAS TO BE approx. 40% or more starch for the kibble extrusion machines to work, and grain-free is made on those same machines. All kibble is thus by definition starch based. So it's silly to pay more for grain-free starches. If you don't want to feed starch-based food, feed a fresh raw, home cooked or other meat-based non-kibble diet.
If you like the company, just feed their all life stages grain-in food and use the money you save to buy some meat toppers or treats. Do note that it still contains peas though. I'm not a fan of theirs because over the years they showed me a lack of transparency that aggravated me when I asked them questions, but you may have had a different experience.
Never thought of of Honestkitchen really. Not sure their price point. He gets enzymes and probiotics every meal.Why not try one of The Honest Kitchen Base Mixes mixed with fresh meat?
This has straightened out many dog's guts.
The Base Mix does not contain grains but it would be worth a box to see if it helps your dog!
Have you tried Digested Enzymes (helps assimilate the food) and Probiotics (puts the good bacteria in the gut)?
Fromm's is also a good food.
Never thought of of Honestkitchen really. Not sure their price point. He gets enzymes and probiotics every meal.