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27 September 2009 - 7:05 pm
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Hi Bailey

Lots of the tripawd dogs are on Evo poultry, which is high protein and no grain (low carbs). The protein is pretty high, good unless your dog has kidney or liver issues. My dog is on Orijen (also the poultry based form), which is probably the Canadian equivalent of Evo, although it appears as though all the meat comes from places where antibiotics and hormones are not used. It is also high protein and no grain whatsoever.

Because my dog was picky after the first round of chemo, I was able to do a taste test when he returned to eating kibble (he would only eat meat at first, not mixed with anything) Orijen won hands down.

Susan

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27 September 2009 - 10:50 pm
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Taste of the Wild

http://www.tast…..tfood.com/

and Canindae

http://www.canidae.com/

–Taste of the wild is grain free . Canindae has grain free options. I buy a bag of each and mix it. I read somewhere that it helps in making sure you get more nutrients. She gets this for kibble.  For canned she either gets instinct brand 

http://www.natu…..riety.com/

or she gets canned salmon or chicken. Also added in cottage cheese, applesauce, blueberries.

I am lucky to have a store called Petfood Express nearby where if/when she doesn't like something (which does happen) I can bring it back for a full refund-no questions asked! Check with the stores around you-it really does help when you are shopping for something they will eat, but you don't want to spend millions on something they won't eat!

mary

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28 September 2009 - 6:43 am
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Batgirl

Applesauce? Did I read that correctly? What are you, a fruit bat? And I used to think Tazzie's tastebuds were eclectic.

Are there any kibbles low in carbs that have relatively low protein, ~25-30% (compared with our cancer foods, which are 35-40%)? I ask because of kidney issues. Pam mentioned her food, and I'll check that one again (I think it was Innova lamb and rice, but not positive about that).

One thing I've been doing most days to increase the bulk of food without adding more protein, vegie matter and water intake is to boil some vegies, mostly broccoli but others are good too (cauliflower, carrots; broccoli seems too gassy to give raw). I separate the water from the vegies (to make them easier for him to get the vegies). He still loves the broth, so this is a great way to increase water intake, at least for a dog who likes to eat his vegies. I never add salt to anything.

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28 September 2009 - 5:59 pm
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Maybe Caira Sue IS a fruitbat…I never thought about that one! I added the organic applesauce in to increase fiber. I started it on my camping trip when I noticed she was a little constipated from all the protein (and travel? naw…) She likes it. Go figure. I think Mary 1 feeds her big boy Cemil a veggie gravy with every meal.

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28 September 2009 - 6:00 pm
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Broccoli gas…pew.

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