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What you'll want to do is go to a home prepared diet. It's NOT hard, and it's the ONLY way to know what you're feeding your dog. If what you say is true, then your dad will have no problem going the extra mile for your dog.

Please join us in the raw feeding section to learn more about this kind of diet.

If you absolutely must stick with kibble (which for this kind of case, I do NOT recommend AT ALL) then I would start with a limited ingredient kibble like California Natural, unless you suspect grains to be the culprit, in which case, grain free would be the way to go. Grain free kibbles can be very rich, and hard on the tummy, and also very expensive.
 

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Alas he thinks for SOME reason home diets are BS :(
He is convinced that the rX is the way to go! :frown:
Well maybe he needs to read about it some more, especially if he really loves his dog. RX diets are no good, and a total rip off. They do more harm than good, and I honestly believe they create more issues.

I can't comprehend someone who loves their dog, unwilling to learn about something that could make all the difference in the world.



Well, then you have to routs to explore.

A limited ingredient kibble to try to pinpoint a possible problem ingredient.

A grain free diet, as grains are a common culprit of problems, but these foods are often very rich and always expensive.

If he is unwilling to explore any of these routes, unfortunately there is nothing else I can recommend nutritionally. You can take the horse to the pond, but can't make him drink.

ETA: So sorry you're having a hard time, it's hard to watch a beloved pet decline. I did it for 7 months before going raw, and getting my puppy back, so to speak. Keep usposted on what he decides, and how the dog is doing. Please don't listen to your vet about nutrition.
 
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