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Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:33 am
by mtlu
Felonysmom wrote:I started Felony on Nature's Variety last saturday (yep I've mixed it with her old food instead of a sudden switch) and since that time she has been vomiting. She's vomited about 5 times since the switch, about 2/3 days ago, I fed her boiled chicken and rice for a day or 2 to settle her stomach and had no more vomiting for the 2 days she ate boiled chicken and rice. Today I went back to the new food mix, and she vomited about an hour after eating it.


I'll offer a guess but I'm not expert. It may be the increase in protein that is upsetting your dog's stomach. The old food (Nature's Recipe) is 20% crude protein and the new food (NV Instinct) is 35%. That's a pretty big jump and the NV Instinct is grain-free so maybe it's tweaking her digestion. You may want to stretch out the transition over two weeks to ease her into it.

Also factor in that a higher protein dog food is good for dogs that get a lot of exercise. As an example, I'm feeding my dog Canidae All Life Stages (24% crude protein) and have decided to try Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream because it is grain-free and because it is also 24% crude protein. The other formulations of TOTW look really great to me but they are 32% and I don't have plans to up my dog's exercise regimen yet. I would love to try Orijen but the crude protein is up in the 40+ % and I'm pretty sure I'm not working my dog hard enough to need that much protein.

Good luck!

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:08 pm
by Felonysmom
Thanks for the advice Mtlu! I didn't consider the protein difference when I bought the food, so that may very well be the problem. I bought a bag of TOTW yesterday and this variety has something like 24% protein so maybe it will be easier on her stomach.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:47 pm
by mtlu
Felonysmom wrote:Thanks for the advice Mtlu! I didn't consider the protein difference when I bought the food, so that may very well be the problem. I bought a bag of TOTW yesterday and this variety has something like 24% protein so maybe it will be easier on her stomach.


I think we got the same one! Molly really likes it but it is making her gas stinkier than before. I hope it works well for your girl! :)

Re: BARF BAD?????

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:09 pm
by Monsta
BruDog wrote:i was told that if i feed my pit a BARF diet it will make him vicious and wanting the taste of blood is there any truth to this????


Not true.

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:31 am
by MemphisBrindle
my puppy has had the runs, upset tumy ever since i switched to iams he also barely evr wants to eat it these days and we've been on it for a couple weeks.. so lately ive been adding chicken stock or when i make my baby homemade baby food with veggies and meat i mix it in there..


poor puppy i bought the iams cause corn wasnt the first ingredient...but a couple nights his stomach was so bad we couldnt crate him and he layed next to us on the floor by our bed and his belly kept us up the whole night!

but im gonna go to petsmart in a few and get some nutro

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:10 pm
by tigger
If the Nutro does not work (it didn't for my Boston) give Natural Balance a try. They have limited ingredient foods that dogs do well on. And all of their foods are considered allergy free foods. It's available at Petco and I should think that Petsmart carries it also.

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:25 pm
by molucass
I usually feed Alize' solid gold.. But recently my mom went and bought dog food for me, because I was unable to go.. I was at work, and she tried calling me but I couldn't answer my phone. She couldn't remember what kind I asked her to buy.

We have just a little bit of Solid Gold left. She bought Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy because the person at the store said it was comparible to Solid Gold, but cheaper and would be ok to get... I haven't opened it yet.. I already called the pet store and asked them if they would take it back and they said NO.. I hate to feed it to her, because I know it isn't the best, what should I do?

Would it hurt to give it to her now until it runs out and we can get another bag of Solid Gold?

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:32 pm
by Gypsy
molucass wrote:I usually feed Alize' solid gold.. But recently my mom went and bought dog food for me, because I was unable to go.. I was at work, and she tried calling me but I couldn't answer my phone. She couldn't remember what kind I asked her to buy.

We have just a little bit of Solid Gold left. She bought Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy because the person at the store said it was comparible to Solid Gold, but cheaper and would be ok to get... I haven't opened it yet.. I already called the pet store and asked them if they would take it back and they said NO.. I hate to feed it to her, because I know it isn't the best, what should I do?

Would it hurt to give it to her now until it runs out and we can get another bag of Solid Gold?
I just bought the solid gold beef today, 33lbs, at $55.98 :po:
I love your dog anyway and came to this thread to see about it and see you feed it......how long have you been feeding it and which one do you use??, they only had the beef avail today and I NEEDED food today.
What do you notice in your dog as opposed to other brands? Im switching from Wellness to this.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:30 pm
by xaverysxmamax
Off the list I marked Canidae.

But I believe the best diet is raw. :dunno:



Dezaree

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:32 pm
by jocy
bassol808 wrote:
Deniselynn wrote:Yes it is. If you don't mind me asking, where are you located?


in the middle of the pacific ocean...on the island of kauai



I visited Kauai when I visited Hawaii. I love love love love love love it there. 8)

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:44 pm
by jocy
Lmporter03 wrote:http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

great chemical analysis of most dog foods.


This website is awesome! Thanks so much.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:12 pm
by JokerGirl
Just switched Sugar from the Science Diet Puppy that the shelter had been feeding her over to Kirkland Lamb & Rice. We've had a couple bouts of the runs, but she seems to be stabilizing now.

Still not quite sure why they had her on puppy food.

Re: Can't find the perfect diet???

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:50 am
by Shylee
I feed neither, of the list. We feed them tripe, raw liver and a working dog food.


:}

Re: Can't find the perfect diet???

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:01 pm
by 2Lehners
Ok, I have our Dxion on Fromm-Duck and Sweet Potato. He's been on it now for about 4 months and it seems the only food that doesnt gine him lose poo. He also gets 3 spoon fulls of yogurt and some fraxseed with it. His coat looks great also. Has anybody else tried this food? I didn't see any posts about it or maybe I missed it.

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Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:24 pm
by ClickNtreat
chako wrote:What about Orijen? :)


I feed our dogs orijen - their coats got so much softer on it and they gleam! We have a rat terrier who was always very gassy on other brands and had a very big dog smell for a dog only weighing 15lbs ( even a day after a bath). A week on Orijen and he stopped smelling doggy and stopped farting when he walked which was pretty much a constant.

I am feeding our pup Orijen large breed puppy, she has been doing well on it - but a vet on here is saying it is not a balanced diet. Their are so many conflicting opinions out in the world is is difficult to know what is the best thing to do. Our vet techs commented how much softer her coat was in the 4 weeks between shots.

I began feeding our adult dog Orijen 6 months ago after reading through www.dogfoodanalysis.com - a friend who had been feeding BARF for 6 years to her agility dogs recommended it, after she swapped her pack onto it.