First, congratulations on the 3rd hav. You had two the last time I was here. Three havs - that's a lot of fun and love!!
I'm wondering what you feed your havs? I've been feeding Charley Origen for years (always soaked) and Charley seemed fine until late winter when he started itching. I tried so many things and finally took him off the Origen and it helped immediately and I temporarily put him back on Organix which is what he was fed at Starborn almost 6 years ago.
But I don't know where to go from here and I'm wondering what you do?
What would you suggest?
Thanks, Panda is 19 months old now, so we've had the "whole gang" for quite a while!
Food is SUCH a personal decision, and it depends SO much on the needs of your dog. Kodi has a bunch of food intolerances which has made it hard to find the right food for him. I can't feed raw for a number of reasons, but did use The Honest Kitchen, and really liked it. So did Kodi. But then his allergies got worse and we really needed him on a limited ingredient diet. I decided to go with an excellent quality commercial limited ingredient food that offered several protein sources. We ended up using Nature's Variety. We started with Limited Ingredient Duck, and when, after about 3 years, he started having trouble with duck (and it is not at all unusual for a dog with food intolerances to become sensitized to other foods, especially proteins, over time) Now he's on NV Limited Ingredient Turkey, and doing well again. However, I would NEVER go in the direction of a specific limited ingredient diet without first doing testing to figure out what the dog was sensitive to.
Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient food is available in both canned and kibble. They get kibble for breakfast and canned (with their supplements) for supper. Fortunately, the girls seem to do fine on it too, so we aren't doing multiple different meals. (bad enough with the supplements!!!
But, other than learning what are "better" and "worse" foods, I think when it comes down to specifics, it's just too individual for someone to just take someone else's suggestion because of what's working for them and their dog(s). Even with just Kodi, the answer has changed several times in his life time!