FOR ALLERGIES AND FOOD SENSITIVITIES
More than 50% of all dog owners feel that their dog currently suffers from some sort of allergic reaction or food sensitivity:
Skin & Coat Conditions
Ear and Eye Secretions
Holistic practitioners agree that, the common factor with most allergy-afflicted pets is a diet comprised of unnatural foods that often contain chemical additives, preservatives, and flavorings. For dogs that are currently suffering from an allergic reaction or breeds prone to one or more of these challenges, Wellness has developed "Simple Food Solutions".
The Wellness Way
"Simple Food Solutions" is the Wellness Way of approaching allergies and food sensitivities. A food worthy of the Wellness brand name, Simple Food Solutions is a natural way to provide relief and restore health, happiness, and well-being to the animals who depend on us. We’ve limited each formula to 1 Meat Protein + 1 Carbohydrate and have perfectly complemented this powerful base with 3 other essential supplemental ingredients... simply 5 main ingredients – that’s all – we never include anything your dog doesn’t need. Five ingredients of superior quality that combine to cover the complete nutritional spectrum and provide your dog a perfect, tasty, balanced meal.
1. Most OWNERS feel their dog suffers from food based allergies. In reality, only about 10% of allergies are caused by food with the majority of allergy dogs suffering from environmental allergies.
2. I think Natural Balance is the only real commercial allergy food because they have seperate lines for their different types. So duck is not being contaminated with venison, etc.
ClickNtreat wrote:chako wrote:What about Orijen?
I feed our dogs orijen - their coats got so much softer on it and they gleam! We have a rat terrier who was always very gassy on other brands and had a very big dog smell for a dog only weighing 15lbs ( even a day after a bath). A week on Orijen and he stopped smelling doggy and stopped farting when he walked which was pretty much a constant.
I am feeding our pup Orijen large breed puppy, she has been doing well on it - but a vet on here is saying it is not a balanced diet. Their are so many conflicting opinions out in the world is is difficult to know what is the best thing to do. Our vet techs commented how much softer her coat was in the 4 weeks between shots.
I began feeding our adult dog Orijen 6 months ago after reading through http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com - a friend who had been feeding BARF for 6 years to her agility dogs recommended it, after she swapped her pack onto it.
I was really unhappy with Orijen. For one, my dogs had WICKED gas (gas is caused by protein..think of what happens when we eat beans ) and two, both my Buddy girl and my parents dogs had strange abnormalities on their blood work (kidney liver) that spontaneously resolved once I switched them off of the high-protein diet. I can`t prove that it was the food that caused this but it seems awfully coincidental.
Also, I personally do not like Nutro. Both of my kids were on it when I adopted them, and their poop was bright orange. WAY too much food colouring or something.
I feed Hills j d and medi cal preventive to my pups and they do really well on them (but slightly better on the j d...worth the high price tag!)