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Food!!

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by AresAroo, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. AresAroo

    AresAroo Puppy

    So, I'm sure a bunch of you have seen that list of dog food brands that are under investigation for cause heart problems in dogs. If not, here is the link. It's all linked the the grain free foods, and I was feeding him 4Health's grain free, but since that's on the list, I've been trying to find something else for him. The problem is that he seems to be allergic to grain -- he was constantly throwing his food up, developed hives, and then chewed the base of his tail open. Since the switch, his fur is beautiful, and he doesn't throw up at all (unless he drinks too fast, lmao). I feed him raw meat (usually beef or chicken, sometimes I cook up salmon filets for him), eggs, yogurt, and coconut oil on occasion to help with his fur and protein and all that, and he's doing beautifully in that aspect, but I'm having a hard time finding him a kibble that isn't outrageously priced that he'll actually eat. Right now, I'm giving him a Purina brand (Beyond? I think?) in the meanwhile, but neither of us are happy with it. He doesn't seem to like it much, and he's been horribly picky since I switched him from the puppy kibble (also 4Health ), which he loved.

    So, after that long tangent (bless you for sticking with me this long!), what I'm asking for is grain-free food recommendations that are good for my boy and won't give him heart disease. Thank you!
     
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  2. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    Welcome! We were just discussing this issue in another thread, related to my boy being allergic to peas and having to switch him when his regular food changed formula. One of the other members did a super helpful search and made a list of foods that might help- it's in this post:
    https://www.pitbull-chat.com/index.php?threads/victor-formula-changes-grrrrrr.134466/#post-1473805

    Good luck- the food thing is really frustrating at times!
    -MN
     
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  3. AresAroo

    AresAroo Puppy

    Thank you so much! He's stopped eating his food now unless I put yogurt or something in it, lol
     
  4. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    No problem- it's a real ordeal that we've been through a couple times now! Some dogs are just picky, but with Griffin, we've found that if we have to convince him to eat a food, it turns out to be a bad one for him. I think sometimes their instincts can be better than ours on what works for them.

    -MN
     
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  5. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    Nothing wrong with adding a bit of yogurt to his meals. Our dogs get yogurt with every meal and have for years.
     
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Have you tried a food with gluten free grains?
    I think he might not like the kibble because you are feeding raw and cooked meats. You might want to try a Vet prescribed hydrolized kibble for a short period of time and see if it helps him. If you do that then you can't give him all the additional foods during the time you are trying this.
     
  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

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