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Cocker Spaniel NEEDS FOOD

January 16th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Yeast etc. Tried Natural Balance Fish and Sweet potatoe . Poor Hershey was going like a German Shepard. Ive read the duck causes alot of gas?? Any suggestions would be appreciated.:dog::pawprint:

the gang
January 16th, 2008, 06:54 PM
try orjen, my pins go crazy for it all houlstic brenda and the pins

January 17th, 2008, 08:56 AM
"Going like a German Shepherd" -- is this quantity of feces? It isn't bad unless its diarrhea. Feces should be evacuated from the bowels somewhat quickly rather than staying in the intestinal tract too long. If he's going in large quantities, it's not an indicator of bad food. The old saying "better out than in" makes sense. Never heard of duck causing gas but duck is a rich bird.

You could try Natural Balance's Ultra Premium ( or Natural Balance Organic Formula ( instead of the Sweet Potato & Fish. It sounds like he/she may have a problem with salmon meal and/or salmon oil. Not all dogs can stomach all formulas. It's not Natural Balance, it's maybe the ingredients in the formula. Mine is on NB Organic and NB Vegetarian... it works well.

January 17th, 2008, 05:33 PM
I was talking about quantity unusual amount and wet. Anyway we switched to Natural Balance Duck and potatoe (certinly smells better than the fish!) So far so good but Ive read that the duck is so high in protein some dogs have problems with it....still hunting:shrug:

January 17th, 2008, 06:48 PM
how long was the dog on this food? Sometimes it takes awhile for a dog to adjust to new food, after which they are fine... if you think the dog has a food allergy you could try only feeding a single protein source to find out. Wellness brand has foods like this: