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When I received my Hav rescue he came with a small bag of dry food. Oliver didn't eat and the days went by, and pretty soon per the vet we introduced wet food and as time went on he was eating 95% wet food at a feeding.

He's on Innova, Evo by the way with a little of their kibble mixed in. We have also learned that he's a VERY picky eater.

Today during an office visit I told my vet that I'd really like to get him back on all kibble.

The vet said, " I recommend strongly a food allergy diet of Z/D instead of Inova."

It seemed that the vet had my last 17yr. old on a Hill's products his whole life and I kind of balk at doing that again. I realized that vets sell Hills diet.

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I WOULD GO FOR THE INNOVA EVO
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If he's already eating the EVO, I would stick with that, unless he's having some problem with it. We feed EVO also. Just the dry though. We used to mix some of the canned in, but we quit that. I think it was just making Dusty pickier. Right now, we sprinkle a little bit of shredded cheese on top of the kibble. Sometimes we put a spoon of cottage cheese or something else on it. Sometimes nothing at all. If she doesn't eat it, we put it up and feed it again at the next meal. She skips a meal now and then (or just picks out the cheese from the bowl!), but almost always eats at the next opportunity. Good luck!
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Dana,

If he is already on Evo wet, why not try to add more of the Evo dry. They make a couple of different formulas. One is chicken and trukey, the other is red meat which is beef and lamb.

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I won't advise you on any particular food because I don't have any background in canine nutrition, but if you choose to use any wet foods, you do need to keep an eye on Oliver's teeth. You may want to consider daily tooth care or plan for regular dental cleanings.
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I know that Evo is a high quality food. I have been told that the very high protein content is for very active only ( working dogs)and that some vets feel that this high protein content is hard on the kidneys of dogs that are realatively inactive. I have been feeding Sally the Innova puppy which has a lower protein content. I am really impressed with the Quality of Evo, but just uncertain about the high protein. Has anybody else heard about a problem with the high protein content???

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I wonder why the vet thinks he needs a prescription diet anyway, i would find out. My vet had me try a rx diet to try & eliminate itchies. It was SO $$$$$ and all it was in it was duck & potato(several single source meats to choose from). So i did some research & got them away from eating that. My dogs will NOT eat any kibble by itself at all. So i mix kibble with canned but i am thinking about going raw again.

In MY own research i have read that Hills Science diet is not a great food to feed your dogs. But you should do research to come up with your own conclusion on nutrition. Its amazing the chemicals & crap they put in dog food. I tried Innova but my pups were not crazy about it. Dreamer did ok on it but Tripps stool was runny.

Good luck & let us know what you decide.

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I like the all the Nutura products (makers of Innova, EVO, Cal naturals) I also worry a bit about all that protein- but my boys won't eat anything else-- not even biscuit type treats. For some reason the California naturals and the regular Innova gave my guys the runs-- but the evo does not--- but I mix in a bit of the regular innova with the evo to cut down on the protein and fat a little bit--- They will eat bread, pasta, sweet potatos, rice - if it's what we're eating LOL




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Is Oliver allergic to certain meats? If not, why would you put him on an allergy diet? What brand of food did he come with?

If you like the Evo and Oliver's doing well on it, just start phasing out the canned and replacing it with dry. Hopefully the little guy won't notice like he would if you stopped the wet suddenly.

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When I received my Hav rescue he came with a small bag of dry food. Oliver didn't eat and the days went by, and pretty soon per the vet we introduced wet food and as time went on he was eating 95% wet food at a feeding.

He's on Innova, Evo by the way with a little of their kibble mixed in. We have also learned that he's a VERY picky eater.

Today during an office visit I told my vet that I'd really like to get him back on all kibble.

The vet said, " I recommend strongly a food allergy diet of Z/D instead of Inova."

It seemed that the vet had my last 17yr. old on a Hill's products his whole life and I kind of balk at doing that again. I realized that vets sell Hills diet.

Really open to feedback from you all.

thanks,
Dana Kyle
A dog I co own is the pickiest eater I've ever seen. She'll eat an egg yolk if it's smushed with your fingers but won't touch it if it's been smushed with a fork......that's how picky this girl is. She was changed over to BilJac and eats like a little piggy now. Does your dog have any food allergies?

Jan
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