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Does anyone feed Venison

Django has alot of food allergies so i switched him several months ago to Acana duck and pear kibble. He loves it but i recently read that duck is very similar to chicken and many vets don't recommend it for dogs with allergies. I thought about switching to Venison however the few we have tried, the kibble is so hard he can't eat it. anyone out there feed venison? Any recommendations?
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You might want to consider switching to canned food. Canned usually has fewer carbs and a more appropriate moisture level. It is a myth that kibble cleans teeth. One type to try is Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet, they have Venison. Nature's Variety Instinct also makes venison. I'm sure there are more. "Food" for thought!
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keep the exotic proteins as a last resort. Have you determined what he is allergic to?

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Is Venison an Exotic protein? Django developed pancreatitis after eating lamb (so we have eliminated that food) he had 3 rounds of flagyl from severe diarrhea after eating chicken (canned) so we eliminate that as well, beef allergy was determined as a puppy so, we tried fish which he just didn't enjoy.

The issue with the can food is that because of his addisions, his appetite fluctuates so much that on days he won't eat kibble, I resort to canned food to get things going. It's my go to. So if I start with canned I have no go to. Can't go that route. Vet recommended venison, kangaroo, etc. I opted for duck.
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you have consulted with Sabine right?

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The boys get a little taste of Vension when I go to work and dh is on his own. They all love the stuff.



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If you go to canned, you may never have to have a go to. Jasper was very finicky but when we switched to raw he never ever refused a meal again. I know Django can't do raw...but maybe canned will have the same effect.

Venison should be fine... Just check the fat level cause products vary a lot. And with pancreatitis you want to stay below 10%.

But if he is enjoying the duck and pears (yummy)and showing no allergy signs why change?

How is Django doing? Hope things are better.




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Hows Django doing? Oh, that's a loaded question LOL. We had a rough month last month, he had a cyst on his side that popped, went on antibiotics to prevent an infection, vet didn't want to drain at that time, we were traveling for 10 days. The area got infected, D wasn't eating, no energy, the puppy nanny took him to the vet, back on antibiotics for 2 weeks. Great now, appetite back. He wasn't eating for about 4 days.

Still battling ring worm (gross) Vet decided to try the shampoo approach since it's in a specific area by his ears. The meds were putting him over the edge, not eating. etc. etc. it's better but not cleared up. The days he wasn't eating i tried introducing the canned and he had no interest. Wouldn't even eat turkey. sometimes the canned foods have something that's a little too fatty, He developed pancreatitis from canned food so i am hesitant to switch him . His canned is a purina EN for GI issues so I know it's "safe" for him to eat when he looses his appetite.

Regarding Sabina, i contacted her a few years ago, his diet was so involved and very overwhelming to say the least.
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Regarding Sabina, i contacted her a few years ago, his diet was so involved and very overwhelming to say the least.
with regards to this last statement, it IS incredibly overwhelming in the begining, mind boggling, really ... but honestly, the more you do it, the easier it gets. I'm sure your recipie is very involved, but I'd give it a try if I were you. just my 2 cents...

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I agree with Tammy. You've got a complicated dog there. Trial and error won't work. Sabine probably needs an update . If things don't work you have to let her know what's going on. She has worked with all kinds of problem dogs. The vets in CA send their patients to her when they can't reslove their nutritional needs.

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