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Feeding Natures Balance

Well, D's anal glands are becoming an issue. We need more bulk in his stool and he has NO interest in pumpkin what so ever so, it's time to change his food.

This entire issue surfaced once I switched his food over the summer. I can't bear another visit to the vet where they have to extract the anal glands and listen to Django suffer. I talked to the vet, need to keep protein in check due to Addisons but he thought Natures Balance was a good choice, Haven't switched food yet but curious about anyone who is currently feeding natures Balance. Would love feedback.
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If you mean Natural Balance, its terrible food! It seems you are all over the place with his diet which could be the reason he is having anal gland problems. Why not consult Sabine?





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Why do you say it's terrible food? Please elaborate...
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They have been recalled a couple times that I know of. They source ingredients from China. There are so many better dry dog foods on the market like Acana, Fromm, Orjens.. etc





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They have been recalled a couple times that I know of. They source ingredients from China. There are so many better dry dog foods on the market like Acana, Fromm, Orjens.. etc
I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the info. I have been looking into what to feed my new pup. My breeder feeds Nutri Source. Where I live, it's hard to find really expensive brands that people are recommending on here like Ziwipeak & Fromm.
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Linda: Would you recommend Acana? Which kind of Acana?
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I hear Ziwipeak is great! That's the raw diet correct?

I've never tried Acana. I just read good things and know they don't source from China. I emailed several companies asking and they were one of them. I was just curious so I looked into it. I also found out Zukes and Plato treats are China free





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He was on Acana and loved it and that's what caused the colitis. The food was too rich for his belly. THat's why i switched to Fromm. He loves it but there's not enough bulk in the food thus anal gland issues.
I have tried the pumpkin to bulk up his stool but he won't have anything to do with it.
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HE also has beef, chicken and lamb allergies and raw is to high in protein for his Addisons and belly. Very sensitive belly issues.
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Did you try to look at foods on this site?

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

I use Earthborn Hollistic Grain Free Great Plains Feast. It is Bison based but does have lamb also so that wouldn't work. They also make Earthborn Hollistic Grain Free Coastal Catch which is Herring based.

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