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|07-13-2019 01:03 PM|
|olivebeingavizsla||What did you switch to? My first V had a ton of skin issues with chicken so we've been avoiding that, and Olive was not a fan of Hill's Science Diet when she was a puppy so we've been on Zignature for a over a year and a half and have been happy with it. I want to switch but am hesitant to do so.|
|07-04-2019 10:11 PM|
|Odin's mom||We had our Odin on Merrick. My husband, who is a human cardiologist/scientist, read the FDA papers and had me toss out all of our feed, like hundreds of $$ worth. He admits that he might be overreacting but he thinks the he doesn't want to take any risk...|
|07-03-2019 04:10 PM|
|2RedDawgs||Thanks! Contemplating the Sports version of the Pro products; they stay active almost all day either with walks with us or "hunting" critters in our fenced backyard.....|
|07-03-2019 10:20 AM|
The old tried, and true Purina Pro Plan.
|07-02-2019 05:53 PM|
Routine immunization vet visit for Scarlett & Boomer this am. The vet staff encouraged us to move away from the grain free food. We've been feeding our two Orijen Original and Six Fish. They've been fine with this. I've spent some time today reviewing the information and an email with links our vet provided. I've also read Orijen's (Champion) press release and naturally they provide a reasonable explanation of their products. Just purchased a new supply of the original and will use it; will do some additional research.
Curious...Texas Red, you mentioned neither of yours are on grain free. What product(s) do you use?
|06-30-2019 04:31 PM|
I think there are more cases out there, IF this is really the cause. Not every dog is going to see a cardiologist, or have a autopsy done.
But still there is a big IF.
Second the UK has no cases reported.
They have a higher mandated taurine levels in their dog foods, than the US.
Still leaves me wondering if there is a different cause, or if just upping the taurine levels is the answer.
Neither of my dogs are on grainfree.
Maybe that's one reason, the wait and see approach is easier for me.
|06-30-2019 07:45 AM|
the FDA publication itself, seems a bit more sophisticated and discussing several layers, like nutrition sourcing itself as a possibility. also gives more information about breeds reported.
|06-28-2019 11:14 PM|
Originally Posted by Gabica View Post
We haven't seen any issues either and Acana has been great.
|06-28-2019 10:09 PM|
sending all the ESP for June lady. and yes, science constantly evolves, really who knows.
also... i know dogs who get a piece of fatty cheese in between competition numbers to keep up energy and they thrive on it. and then again the other extreme where lactose intolerance is so prevalent that u cannot even risk using the same knife cutting stuff as the dog would get bad diarrhea otherwise.
|06-28-2019 04:32 PM|
I'm sure as time progresses, we will get more information.
Years ago millions of babies took baby aspirin. Now we know not to give it to them.
On a sidenote.
At almost 9 1/2 years old, June now has a grade 1 heart murmur. Nothing to be concerned about at this point. Just something to keep a eye on at vet checks.
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