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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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What a difference diet can make

I am member of another forum and one of the members there has Cotons. In the past year, she transitioned her dog from premium kibble to an entirely raw diet. Look at the difference in staining. Hard to tell from the photos, but her owner says her coat is much nicer now also.
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That is amazing!

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WOW!!! I would think with the raw it would leave more staining than with kibble!? Awesome!! Dave, do you have an article as to WHY this makes such a big difference in our dogs??

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i know everyone who feeds raw loves it and so do their dogs but is raw recommended for dog with major health issues? i have to watch protein intake due to my dogs addisons and if i am not mistaken raw is high in protein. i am hesitant to switch for that reason.... i haven't had this conversation yet with my vet but with all his health and allergy issues i don't know if it's the right food for him.

i had switched him from wellness kibble to ziwipeak 4 years ago, right before his down hill spiral with addisoins and i have to admit, he went crazy for it. he was on it such a short time it was hard to notice any benefits, plus, part of me wonders of that was the culprit for his downward spiral.
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WOW!!! I would think with the raw it would leave more staining than with kibble!? Awesome!! Dave, do you have an article as to WHY this makes such a big difference in our dogs??
I think the staining is from saliva, not the food itself.

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i know everyone who feeds raw loves it and so do their dogs but is raw recommended for dog with major health issues? i have to watch protein intake due to my dogs addisons and if i am not mistaken raw is high in protein. i am hesitant to switch for that reason.... i haven't had this conversation yet with my vet but with all his health and allergy issues i don't know if it's the right food for him.

i had switched him from wellness kibble to ziwipeak 4 years ago, right before his down hill spiral with addisoins and i have to admit, he went crazy for it. he was on it such a short time it was hard to notice any benefits, plus, part of me wonders of that was the culprit for his downward spiral.
Have you done a nutritional consult with Sabine at betterdogcare.com? It is really pretty reasonable and I think could be helpful to Django.

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WOW!!! I would think with the raw it would leave more staining than with kibble!? Awesome!! Dave, do you have an article as to WHY this makes such a big difference in our dogs??
As far as research goes not really. Sabine says raw food is less processed (especially from the aspect of rendered meats and fats), and as a rule contains fewer additives, so many possible irritants are already absent in raw. She also says ..."As far as I know, there is no single kibble ingredient that would specifically cause staining. It's more of a "big picture" thing where specific processes in the body cause a problem, such as a weak immune system. I'm sure if the pet food industry had a way of figuring it out, they would sell specific "non staining" types of food for a lot of money. Show breeders would go nuts over that. "

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WOW that really is amazing! What a difference.
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