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10/5/12 9:26 A

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Feeding grain free has also helped manage his weight. He has lost the 3 pounds he needed to just by the diet change. That's like 14% of his body weight! :)

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10/5/12 9:25 A

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My sheltie has kidney disease that we have been managing quite well against the nutritional advice of my veterinarian. He also has arthritis, a slight cataracts, and had teeth problems that we have pretty much fixed up. I also suspect he is allergic to either chicken or grains, but it is tough to say because I don't believe in feeding grains to dogs (or cats or ferrets) and it's so hard to pinpoint a chicken allergy. Because of all his problems though, I have attempted to pick what will work best for him. His dry food is California Natural Kangaroo and red lentil. The red lentils are good for his kidneys and the kangaroo is a lean protein. He also eats Natural Balance's grain free LID formulas, a little bit of water in his dish and a supplement of parsley, Aler-G3 (Omega 3 oil) and Dasuquin with MSM. This seems to be working because he was diagnosed about three years ago with kidney problems and since the diagnosis and my treatment, his bloodwork and urine analysis have not changed for the worst once.

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4/29/12 10:39 P

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I've had my girls on "Doc's Choice" dog food. It was developed by vets in Nebraska and is only sold in Hy-Vee grocery stores (I think). It's designed with high nutrition so the dogs poop less.

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1/29/12 6:48 P

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Lenny was on Blue for quite some time but then he began to get an allergy. He got a rash and I played hell getting rid of it.
Not sure it's because of the food, but I changed him to Natural Choice Herring meal w/rice and potato for sensitive doggies about a year ago and the rash went away and his coat if full and beautiful. I have to order it special for him where I live but it's worth it to us to have him so healthy.


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1/29/12 6:36 P

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What brand of dog food are you currently feeding your shelties.
I will start off. I have been feediing Iames for years now, and they seem to do well with it. Acutally I am using the wgt control. Both of my shelties, are a little over wgt, time to get out the green beans.
I am hearing alot from other people about Blue Dog food,
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