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Author Topic: Kate's not having the greatest time right now...need advice please!  (Read 3494 times)
k2campbell
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« on: October 16, 2008, 05:02:54 AM »

Kate didn't do well at all with the whole Canidea formula change. She had the runs for a week, she would go IN THE HOUSE in the middle of the night. So, we switched her to California Natural a couple of weeks ago. She seemed to do well on it. She was acting like her old self again, poop was more formed, no more incidents in the house...etc.

Well on the weekend I found what (looks to me) like a hotspot on the inside of one of her legs (I attached a pic below). We have a homemade hibitane scrub here for hotspots from our vet, so have been using that and it seems to be shrinking the spot and it's no longer bothering her. But ever since Sunday Kate has been itching like crazy...all over. We examined her well...doesn't appear to be any sort of rash on her skin, coat isn't flaking or anything, no sign of any fleas/ticks. So I'm thinking it's a reaction to the food?

Today Eric is going to stop and pick up new food for Kate...any suggestions? We thought the California Natural would work as it was the closest to the old Canidea formula, oh well. I'm thinking Innova Large Breed Adult...any other suggestions?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 05:19:23 AM »

Poor Kate  Sad
You could try canadian Orijen food. Lily LOVES it!!!
I swtiched her cold turkey from Nature's Variety Instict and she didn't have any issues at all.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 08:39:21 AM »

mine all love orijen and no problems with it
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 10:13:04 AM »

Poor Kate! and damn Canidae. Angry

Ditto on the suggestion of Orijen. Bubba has an insanely sensitive tummy and he's doing well on it. Another option would be Horizon Legacy. Both Canadian and grain free. I rotate between them and Bubba has no problems at all switching between the 2.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 11:37:44 AM »

Thanks everyone, I appreciate ALL of your suggestions so far! Grin

I do have one question on the Orijen...isn't it high in protein? I looked online and it showed 42% for the adult formula? Kate is used to about 26% so that's quite a change...just don't know about that Huh
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 11:54:25 AM »

I have had my 2 on Innova regular and Innova Evo and they have done well on it.  I recently switched them to Wellness Core because I can get it at Petco and the kennel I was getting the Innova from, I am not sure if they are reopened yet. 

Give Kate a big hug for me.  Being itchy and pooy just isn't any fun.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 02:19:42 PM »

Thanks everyone, I appreciate ALL of your suggestions so far! Grin

I do have one question on the Orijen...isn't it high in protein? I looked online and it showed 42% for the adult formula? Kate is used to about 26% so that's quite a change...just don't know about that Huh
It will be a change meaning she will be eating much less food. Lily is 80 lbs and eats 2 cups a day. One 30 lbs bag lasts more that two months. The dog loves it and it smells so good that I would eat it myself  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 02:41:05 PM »

Thanks everyone, I appreciate ALL of your suggestions so far! Grin

I do have one question on the Orijen...isn't it high in protein? I looked online and it showed 42% for the adult formula? Kate is used to about 26% so that's quite a change...just don't know about that Huh
It will be a change meaning she will be eating much less food. Lily is 80 lbs and eats 2 cups a day. One 30 lbs bag lasts more that two months. The dog loves it and it smells so good that I would eat it myself  Grin

Ahhhhhh...I see, well thanks for that info! Wink Eric picked up a bag of Wellness for now, we'll give that a shot and see how it goes. It was the closest to the old recipe Canidea he could find (minus California Naturals of course). I will look into the Orijen more...Wellnes s CORE and Evo too. We only bought a small bag of the Wellness for now... Wink
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