Dog Food Chat banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I noticed last night Nova has licked her self raw right by her tail. Its a pretty big spot that she has complety licked the hair off, and some of it is scabbed over. I quit feeding Purina, and switched both dogs to Diamond Naturals Beef and Rice, plus I bought a bag of Naturla Balance Lamb amd rice to mix in. So now what should I do?
Thanks all
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,419 Posts
Grains are grains. If grains are causing your dog problems, there is no food that contains grains that could be said to be good for that particular dog. Grains have been known to cause problems like this. We don't know for certain that grains are the problem but we will never know if you continue to feed grains. I suggest stop feeding grains for a couple of months and see what happens. If he still has problems, you can take a different course of action but grains are the most probable cause and the easiest to eliminate based on what we know today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,655 Posts
For the hot spot, so you don't have to add more stuff. Look up online, uses for apple cider vinegar for dogs. I'm sure that it can be used for hot spots. I think I used it a while ago when my dog use to get puscles on her stomach, before I switched her to raw.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Abby's mom

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Grains are grains. If grains are causing your dog problems, there is no food that contains grains that could be said to be good for that particular dog. Grains have been known to cause problems like this. We don't know for certain that grains are the problem but we will never know if you continue to feed grains. I suggest stop feeding grains for a couple of months and see what happens. If he still has problems, you can take a different course of action but grains are the most probable cause and the easiest to eliminate based on what we know today.
Ok, I just remembered theres a lady that sells pet food out of her house, one if them is Evo, I'll have to go to her website to see what else. Would that be better for her?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Okay, I went and checked out the website. She sells CHicken Soup, which I have fed. Innova, Evo, Healthwise, and can order any Natura pet food. I'm going to compare prices, and see if it would be cheaper to order myself from Petsmart, or if she is about the same.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,550 Posts
Well Petsmart doesn't carry any of those foods, so that's not an option. The Evo is your best bet on that list (considering it's the only grain-free one).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Purina is one of the worst foods you can feed your dog. Diamond and Natural Balance are mediocre. Try Artemis Maximal Dog. That is what I feed my dogs, and that is what our local Labrador Retriever club president says is the best. Most other breeders, owners, and members feed it as well. The first and fourth ingredients are named meat products, there is a good amount of meat in the food, and there are good quality ingredients throughout. Blue Wildneress is from my personal recomendation list, as well. Four of the first five ingredients are named meat products, it contains primarily high quality ingredients, and there is minimal grain. Go Natural Grain Free Canine is worth checking out as well. The first four ingredients are named meat products (althogh there are seven named meat products throughout), it is grainless, and is made with good quality ingredients. Horizon Legacy Adult Canine is also a good food. The first four ingredients are named meat products, it is grainless, and made with good quality ingredients. Horizon Legacy Puppy is another good formula. The first four ingredients are named meat products, it is grainless, and there are good quality ingredients used in this food.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
441 Posts
Purina is one of the worst foods you can feed your dog. Diamond and Natural Balance are mediocre. Try Artemis Maximal Dog. That is what I feed my dogs, and that is what our local Labrador Retriever club president says is the best. Most other breeders, owners, and members feed it as well. The first and fourth ingredients are named meat products, there is a good amount of meat in the food, and there are good quality ingredients throughout. Blue Wildneress is from my personal recomendation list, as well. Four of the first five ingredients are named meat products, it contains primarily high quality ingredients, and there is minimal grain. Go Natural Grain Free Canine is worth checking out as well. The first four ingredients are named meat products (althogh there are seven named meat products throughout), it is grainless, and is made with good quality ingredients. Horizon Legacy Adult Canine is also a good food. The first four ingredients are named meat products, it is grainless, and made with good quality ingredients. Horizon Legacy Puppy is another good formula. The first four ingredients are named meat products, it is grainless, and there are good quality ingredients used in this food.
I have to agree. All of these are the better kibbles that I have also heard nothing but good things about. My personal favorite was the Blue Wilderness. Petsmart has Blue Wilderness as well as other BlueBuffalo products.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
241 Posts
Purina is one of the worst foods you can feed your dog. Diamond and Natural Balance are mediocre. Try Artemis Maximal Dog. That is what I feed my dogs, and that is what our local Labrador Retriever club president says is the best. Most other breeders, owners, and members feed it as well. The first and fourth ingredients are named meat products, there is a good amount of meat in the food, and there are good quality ingredients throughout....
Hey, Kristina.. do you, by chance, know a fellow that tends to go by the name "LabradorRetriever2009" ?? Or maybe "Plymouth2009" ?

I'm just curious :smile:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,655 Posts
Ya know Postal, I was starting to think the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top