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Victor Formula Changes >>grrrrrr<<

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by leavesofjoy, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I put the dogs back on Proviable probiotics and found the same thing. Teddy tried Fromm Classic Adult when I first got him but he only got one meal because he started itching like crazy. I thought it was the chicken, but now I don't think so.
  2. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    I'm using Muenster, very happy with it.
  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I'd like to try it.
  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I ordered the Ocean Fish and turkey...hopefully it will work out for at least one of mine. I also found another very good kibble called Life's Abundance Dog Food based out of Florida. I'll try that next if this one doesn't work.
  5. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    A few months ago I had to switch feed due to every dog here having diarrhea for like 3 months. Tried everything else before switching feeds. Fed Diamonds Naturals for the last 5 years and they always did great on it, until they didn't. I switched to Sportmans Mix Wholesomes. With in 2 days they all had solid stools. Been feeding it now for about 6 or 7 months and couldn't be happier with it. Dogs coats and eyes are vibrant, tons of energy and have had solid stools since the switch. Very pleased with it. Pay 34.99 per 40lb bag. I will always try to find 1 feed that they all do well on rather than buying multiple brands.

    Ever concider just switching to RAW?.

    I didn't read the whole thread so I apologize if that was already mentioned.
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  6. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    I haven't looked at Sportmans before, it looks similar to the old Victor formula, so I will keep it in mind. We're a little ways into a very slow transition to Dr Tim's Kinesis, and it seems to be going well. I would love to do raw, but there are no sources of raw meat here that I trust and can afford, I've looked into it a few times, and I don't think we could make it work.
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  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Teddy and Tonka got very bad diarrhea in July. It lasted for about a month. I have no idea what caused it.
  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Did you try all formulas? Is there one that you like better than the other?
  9. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    I haven't tried them all but I go back and fourth between the chicken and rice and lamb and rice. Just to give them a little variety. I tried the beef too but beef formulas always give mine horrid gas so I only will get it if tsc is out of the other 2.
  10. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    I like the chicken over the lamb. The lamb is 22/12 and the chicken is 26/16. The chicken is also like 3 dollars cheaper. Don't seem to significant but that 3 dollars adds up real fast when you blow through 40lbs of kibble a week.
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  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    are you still using the probiotic miracle and enzyme miracle? Also, are you still using Fromm?
  12. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    I was just thinking about updating- thanks for the nudge!

    Enzyme miracle was a big NO, almost instant diarrhea. But, we are still using the probiotic miracle, I think it really helps him get past imbalances a lot quicker.

    We got to about 3/4 Dr. Tim's and he had to go to day care for a day, and everything fell apart again. 3/4 of a new food seems to be as far as we get before something tips him over and he gets the runs. So, as of about 3 weeks ago, he's back on all Fromm Adult Gold, and he's doing great. We're just going to give him that for at least a few months to let him be healthy and hopefully rebuild his system without extra stress.

    I did also notice with the Dr. Tim's that he had 3 *gigantic* poops every day, and although it seemed like the same basic formula as most of the others he's been on, except that it has beet pulp. I think that's another ingredient that's not so great for him, so we will avoid that, too.


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