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by addieNmel
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 11757

Re: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw

Great thread guys, I love hearing form those who feed raw, kinda helps me see what else I can 'dive' into. I feed Addie Acana with raw meals here and there. I get a lot of ground whole animals ( duck,chicken,lamb, beef etc) and other 'goodies' -whole fish, chicken feet etc.. through my pet carnivore...
by addieNmel
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: 4 Health Dog Food
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: 4 Health Dog Food

The fat seems about right for the protein level.. what are the ingredients? I think I've seen this as one of the new foods at Pet supplies plus. I've heard a few people feeding it. I know taste of the wild is higher protein and a really decent price.. not sure how they price or ingredient compair.. ...
by addieNmel
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Science Diet's new product
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Science Diet's new product

Science diet is so not worth the money. Its amazing their prices are right up there with Orijen, Natures variety etc. Just because they advertise, a lot of people fall into the trap and buy it. Theres three ways to help with weight loss : feed a higher protein food ( speends up metabolism) feed a hi...
by addieNmel
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: 1 year old amstaff mix with allergies?
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: 1 year old amstaff mix with allergies?

No new treats or snacks? Even the smallest thing can set off a food trial. Make sure he's not getting anything non fish based if hes on a fish based diet. It may take 6-8 weeks to see an imporvement with a diet. If no imporvement, try another exclusive unique protein ( bison, duck etc). I'm sure sen...
by addieNmel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What do you feed your dog?
Replies: 38
Views: 2910

Re: What do you feed your dog?

I feed acana, use to feed Innova, but believed Addie developed some allergies, so went to try a grain free diet. Acana is worked well for us. I feed orijen to the cats. Orijen and Acana are pretty even priced with the other high end foods here. I buy I believe a 15# bag of Acana for $35, it is the s...
by addieNmel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Best and worst dog foods?
Replies: 47
Views: 4491

Re: Best and worst dog foods?

A lot of brands mentioned are good foods. I feed Acana to Addie ( Orijens lower protein food), and Orijen for the cats. I recommend to clients ( because its what we have locally) Wellness ( core and regular) TOTW ( taste of the wild) Blue Buffalo ( wilderness / regular if no allergies) and Natures V...
by addieNmel
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone Try Orijen
Replies: 73
Views: 4733

Re: Anyone Try Orijen

I believe Orijen / evo are good foods for working, and actually for weight loss. I've found out in my CE classes that higher protein, low carb actually speeds up the metabolism of dogs and cats ( more so better suited for cats, but does work in dogs to a lesser extent) which can help with weight lo...
by addieNmel
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone Try Orijen
Replies: 73
Views: 4733

Re: Anyone Try Orijen

I dont think Orijen is a bad food, it s a wonderful food, though as everyone stated is not for every dog. Generally highly active, working dogs benefit from a high protein diet and actually need the protein and calories to rebuilt muscle and give energy. Sled dogs are a good example. Theres no need ...
by addieNmel
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Frozen Kong?
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: Frozen Kong?

Goodideas as mentioned before.. you should google 'kong recipies' and pretty much anything you find there can be frozen. I stick a carrot or blueberry in the bottom hole, and use low sodium organic chicken broth and fill it up, put it in a cup and freeze it. Organic chicken broth ( make sure no onio...
by addieNmel
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Foods
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Foods

Glad to help - I'm very passionate about foods and nutrition for my own pets as well as to be able to answer questions for my job ( Im a vet tech) . I personally feed ( as stated before) a grain inclusive but not grain overwhelmed diet. I feed raw patties and raw meat occasionally as a treat, but do...
by addieNmel
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Foods
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Foods

I have done a lot of research on the subject. Personal and job related ( Continuing education from a board certified vet nutritionalist) From all my research i've really found there is no one 'best food'. Just like with human nutrition, variety is key - the more included in the diet the better usual...
by addieNmel
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: pre made raw
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: pre made raw

I use natures variety medallions as a treat, as stated before its a bit pricey, especially for a big dog like a bully ;) Its a good transition if you're looking to do raw or add something different / variety to your dogs diet. Its a good product. Sign up for their news letter and you can get coupons...
by addieNmel
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Innova, Proctor & Gamble & food lebeling in general (long)
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Innova, Proctor & Gamble & food lebeling in general (long)

P&G recently made a statement where they said they were going to allow the Natura brands to continue to use their ingredients for another "x" amount of months. It was something like "18" months if I remember correctly. However, P&G also tests on animals. I think that's m...
by addieNmel
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Innova, Proctor & Gamble & food lebeling in general (long)
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Innova, Proctor & Gamble & food lebeling in general (long)

To those concerned about Innova: If you wish not to support a big company like Proctor & Gamble, it is a personal choice, and thats fine. I personally do not like the sale, but I will continue to buy Innova until (if) there is an ingredient change. Out of concern for my own pets and because of c...
by addieNmel
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Histocytomas?
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Histocytomas?

Good to know. Its funny these things bother me more than I think it bothers her :-) It is just gross looking. The one on addie looks like a little cyst almost ( about fingernail size). It grew dramatically in the first week but has slowed down. Hopefully it will go away in a few months and wont ulce...

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