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Old September 21st, 2004, 10:12 AM
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Question Vegetarian Poodle

Hello

I have been reading your posts for a while and decided to join.
I have a 4 yr old toy poodle (Brigid) who cannot eat meat. She gets a rash and constantly licks her privates. She is on the vet's vegetarian kibble, but she doesn't really like it. Does anyone know of another vegetarian dog food?

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Old September 21st, 2004, 10:31 AM
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HI and welcome!

What kind of meat based dog foods have you tried? It may not be the meat content, but other ingredients in the food that are bothering your dog.
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Old September 21st, 2004, 10:39 AM
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I have to agree with Lucky it is more likely an allergy to corn or soy which is pretty common. Why not try Natural Balance Duck and potato it is an excellent quality food and is now available at pet valu. No corn no soya and all human grade.
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Old September 21st, 2004, 10:40 AM
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I have tried, chicken, lamb, beef based. dry and wet. If she eats treats made with any kind of meat, she'll lick.

It's really hard to get her a bone to chew on, any ideas?
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Old September 21st, 2004, 10:44 AM
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Wysong, Natural Balance,Nature's Recipe and Natural Life all have vegetarian formulas - there's probably several other brands as well. They vary widely in quality too tho so check ingredients.

Wysong Vegan: http://wysong.net/Merchant2/merchant...oduct_Count=19

Natural Balance: http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/pro...egetarian.html

Nature's Recipe: http://www.naturesrecipe.com/pages/d...vegetarian.asp

Natural Life: http://www.doolittles.com/product-product_id/740
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Old September 21st, 2004, 12:02 PM
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I have tried, chicken, lamb, beef based. dry and wet
No, I mean which brands have you tried?
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Old September 21st, 2004, 12:08 PM
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Thank you all for your valuable advice. I was tempted to try the duck but wasn't sure. As for the other links, they are american and do not sell to Canada. One of them do, but there is no stores in New Brunswick.

I will keep looking!
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Old September 21st, 2004, 12:10 PM
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They are all sold in Ontario, Canada - could you ask your store to carry them?
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Old September 21st, 2004, 12:38 PM
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OOPS!
sorry, I misunderstood your previous question re what kind of food. Medi-Cal and Techni-Cal, Dog Chow, Iams, Pedigree...

I can always ask the stores to see if they carry them. We only have a Pets Unlimited

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Old September 21st, 2004, 09:59 PM
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Hello

I have been reading your posts for a while and decided to join.
I have a 4 yr old toy poodle (Brigid) who cannot eat meat. She gets a rash and constantly licks her privates. She is on the vet's vegetarian kibble, but she doesn't really like it. Does anyone know of another vegetarian dog food?

thanks
I haven't read the rest of the posts here, but my father had a Dal with the same problem (well actually Dad didn't like the price of the vet's food )
So he came up with a mixture of steamed rice, a high quality extruded horse feed and fresh and cooked veggies (usually extra from what the humans ate for dinner)... The dog did well on that diet.

If you'd like to know more about that option (i.e. good horse feed and where to buy it), just ask - I can find a dealer in your area.
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 10:24 AM
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I will try the Hills diet, thanks for the link... they actually have a store here in my city that sells it.

When I asked my vet, they just say to keep her on their food. I tried her on a duck wet food last night, to see if she would have a reaction. Other than eating it in one gulp, she was fine. So, I think you guys were right, it's probably not all meat that affects her, but other fillers.

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