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Old 09-20-2018, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 

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My name is Heather. I recently added a blue nose named Enzo to my fur family. I noticed a little over a month ago he was itching a lot. I know itís not fleas as heís on a preventative and theyíd be very noticeable on his light fur. Iím assuming itís either a food or environmental allergy or potentially both. I have some experience with food allergies, as my chocolate lab has always had a grain allergy. I originally had Enzo on Blue Wilderness Chicken for puppies, I noticed he was itching a lot so I switched him to Blue Wilderness Red Meat for puppies. My research has shown that many pits have allergies to grain, chicken and beef. What are your pits allergic to? Does anyone have any suggestions for puppy food?


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Old 09-20-2018, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
 

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A lamb diet possible possibly...

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Blue anything is horrible and pretty much just a fancy label that's similar to purina. I'd go with Orijen regional red if you wanted to keep your pit on dry dog food.

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Definitely not, Some of the blue brands use chicken meal as the main ingredient and are grain free, way better than corn based Purina. But yea things like Orijen are good. Raw is the best, but you gotta deworm more often which is hard on their bodies. IMO Bully Max 30/20 dog food is really good, and SportMix CanineX.
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Blue anything is horrible and pretty much just a fancy label that's similar to purina. I'd go with Orijen regional red if you wanted to keep your pit on dry dog food.

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Thanks for your input! Iíve been doing a lot of research on raw diets, definitely something Iím considering. How long has your pup been on a raw diet?


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Thanks for your input! Iíve been doing a lot of research on raw diets, definitely something Iím considering. How long has your pup been on a raw diet?


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Shes been on a raw food diet since she was 10 weeks old. Before that I was making everything cooked to transition her from when she was 7 weeks to 10 weeks old. When changing your diet they will have diarrhea most likely until they get use to the new food. It's really not that difficult and doing a raw diet is their natural way of eating. I go to the grocery store every 3 days to get her and my human family food together at the same grocery store. Helps me from buying myself unnecessary junk food and drinks too plus I dont have to make a separate trip to a pet store. Price wise I dont really notice it and she is super happy and healthy. Make sure to prepare them a well balanced meal. Just like humans we need a mixture of different types of foods. There's books out there to help with the ingredients and the amount of food they need. Congrats on making the move to raw, your dog will be spoiled and happy.

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I had one of my pups on a raw diet for 2 months, she did really good on it, and was super exited about meal time Everytime for like 1 month and a half, then I noticed she started getting picky about eating chicken, she only wanted beef, no way I was gonna pay triple the price for beef over chicken so I put her back on kibble, also I didn't wanna give her a deworming pill every two weeks, hard on the kidneys. There's always a chance for parasites if you don't freeze the raw food for a few days to a couple of weeks depending of what meat youre feeding. Currently feeding 30/20 high performance dog food by Bully Max, it's really good, but I'ma switch back over to SportMix CanineX, it's better and wayyyyy cheaper than Bully Max. Good luck to you and you pup.
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I had one of my pups on a raw diet for 2 months, she did really good on it, and was super exited about meal time Everytime for like 1 month and a half, then I noticed she started getting picky about eating chicken, she only wanted beef, no way I was gonna pay triple the price for beef over chicken so I put her back on kibble, also I didn't wanna give her a deworming pill every two weeks, hard on the kidneys. There's always a chance for parasites if you don't freeze the raw food for a few days to a couple of weeks depending of what meat youre feeding. Currently feeding 30/20 high performance dog food by Bully Max, it's really good, but I'ma switch back over to SportMix CanineX, it's better and wayyyyy cheaper than Bully Max. Good luck to you and you pup.

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LoL, funny. First of all dont listen to the BS that the dog needs to be dewormed every 2 weeks. The most is every 2 months and about freezing and doing a bunch of crap to the food again totally unnecessary. Humans have parasites and we consume bacteria on a daily basis. If you think kibble is better then you're falling for the billion dollar kibble industry propaganda. Prior to WW2 there wasn't any kibble but they needed metal and made dry dog food so they can use the metal for the war. They found that it was much more profitable and easy to store and mass produce. Theres numerous cases of dogs dying or getting extremely sick on dry dog food but its kept quite because they have tons of money. Most vet do not recommend it because most gets kick backs from dog food brands just like human dr gets kick backs on using a certain type of drug on their patients. Frozen meals also came around that same time period so I guess us humans should only eat pre made frozen dinners, mmmmm.

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LoL, funny. First of all dont listen to the BS that the dog needs to be dewormed every 2 weeks. The most is every 2 months and about freezing and doing a bunch of crap to the food again totally unnecessary. Humans have parasites and we consume bacteria on a daily basis. If you think kibble is better then you're falling for the billion dollar kibble industry propaganda. Prior to WW2 there wasn't any kibble but they needed metal and made dry dog food so they can use the metal for the war. They found that it was much more profitable and easy to store and mass produce. Theres numerous cases of dogs dying or getting extremely sick on dry dog food but its kept quite because they have tons of money. Most vet do not recommend it because most gets kick backs from dog food brands just like human dr gets kick backs on using a certain type of drug on their patients. Frozen meals also came around that same time period so I guess us humans should only eat pre made frozen dinners, mmmmm.

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I chose to do the deworming pill every 2 weeks. I never said kibble is better, I said raw is best. I just switched to kibble cause I didn't wanna deworm anymore and my dog got picky about the chicken. The freezing thing is not bs, especially with pork, buying the food and putting it in the fridge instead of the freezer is not safe, bacteria can start growing at those temps.


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It'd the opposite about vets, they recommend kibble over raw because they get paid to.
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LoL, funny. First of all dont listen to the BS that the dog needs to be dewormed every 2 weeks. The most is every 2 months and about freezing and doing a bunch of crap to the food again totally unnecessary. Humans have parasites and we consume bacteria on a daily basis. If you think kibble is better then you're falling for the billion dollar kibble industry propaganda. Prior to WW2 there wasn't any kibble but they needed metal and made dry dog food so they can use the metal for the war. They found that it was much more profitable and easy to store and mass produce. Theres numerous cases of dogs dying or getting extremely sick on dry dog food but its kept quite because they have tons of money. Most vet do not recommend it because most gets kick backs from dog food brands just like human dr gets kick backs on using a certain type of drug on their patients. Frozen meals also came around that same time period so I guess us humans should only eat pre made frozen dinners, mmmmm.

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I've been feeding raw for years and I don't worm my dog repeatedly. Once a year if even that. You really only need to worm if you're feeding wild caught, or not for human consumption. I freeze anything wild caught or fresh for at least two weeks before feeding.
I'm of a mind to feed what works best for your dog. I feed kibble to my dog who has no allergies and raw to my bully who does.
I would not recommend Orijen for a puppy though. The protein levels are higher and could cause knuckling. Shoot for something fish based if you think it may be a protein allergy.
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