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Wellness for allergies

~michelle~
November 7th, 2006, 04:24 PM
So braxton is exhibiting signs of food sensitivity from Innova, So i switched him to Wellness whitefish and sweet potato, does anyone have any suggestions/comments about this. thanks for all the help. I chose Wellness because its at the store closest to me, which is better because i dont have a car and carrying dog food for blocks in the winter not so much fun(an all holistic food store) and i know that they removed the artificial vit K from it. but any better suggestions. let me know please
thanks guys (Im still dog food stupid)

Prin
November 7th, 2006, 04:32 PM
It's a bit grainy for an allergy food...

Whitefish, Ground Barley (dehulled), Rye Flour, Menhaden Fish Meal, Ground Pearled Barley, Sweet Potatoes, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E), Tomato Pomace (natural source of lycopene), Natural Fish Flavor, Flaxseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride... etc etc
But the protein is still barely higher than the DVP Natural balance one (22% vs 21), even though the DVP looks like it's actually got more fish in it...

Sweet Potatoes, Salmon, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Canola Oil (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Sweet Potato Fiber, Dl-methionine, L-lysine, Sodium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Rosemary Extract, Natural Flavor, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin K1 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9).
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/SPFish.html

For an allergy formula, the DVP is less likely to cause allergies (being grain-free).:shrug: If the store you get your food from has the DVP potato and duck formula and not the fishy one (which they usually do, if they carry the DVP line), then they'll definitely be able to order the fish one for you.

~michelle~
November 7th, 2006, 05:08 PM
heres the store and the listing of te foods they carry (im not sure if i am allowed to post this) but if you see one here that would be good please let me know.
PS all you food gurus ROCK
http://store.drdoos.com/index.php?cPath=27_35&osCsid=df87f4e6e96a058802505b6aac54f080

Prin
November 7th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Well, out of those, I'd say try the one you're on, and if that doesn't work, then go on to the Wellness Simple Solutions Venison one.

I called them (your Dr Doos store) because they're on the DVP site but they say they've never carried it. :shrug: Either way, there are quite a few stores on the list in London. You just might want to call first... (if the wellness doesn't work out).
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/home/canada.tpl

~michelle~
November 7th, 2006, 06:08 PM
thanks Prin your super-wicked-awesome :):highfive:

Prin
November 7th, 2006, 06:12 PM
lol Thanks. I try.:D

BMDLuver
November 7th, 2006, 09:26 PM
Simple Solutions Venison has now worked for 60 days with Patch. It's a new record, so I would recommend it highly as everything else has been a bust so far after 30-45 days. It's still not perfect but it's darn close. For those who don't know Patch, this is the result of allergies we have been battling since he was a wee lad so to speak. 1st photo is the damage, 2nd photo is the success.

Prin
November 7th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Yey! I was wondering how Patch was doing.:)

~michelle~
November 7th, 2006, 09:56 PM
awesome.... lucky brax isnt near that bad. he's just been itchy quite a bit so i think its more of a sensitivity than a full blown allergy. AWESOME that its working for your dog though :):highfive:

rainbow
November 8th, 2006, 03:04 AM
WOW....what an amazing difference. :highfive: