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Unhappy Sophie is Eating DIRT!

I have just recently been in the process of switching my Hav's dog food, as they are constantly licking their feet. Although I have had them on a Duck and Potatoe formula and give them the same type of bisquits..they still lick thier feet.

I've heard that you are suppose to mixed the old with the new to get their stomachs adjusted, but that never works, as they just pick or dump out the old and eat the new.

Well, now Sophie has started to eat dirt and I'm wondering if this new food doesn't have enough essentials in it to encourage her dirt eating...

The food I have started them on is by Wellness and is Simple Solutions, Duck and Rice. Is anyone feeding this to their Hav's?? I heard that Wellness is
a good brand..

Does anyone have any idea as to the dirt eating??

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Diane, I haven't used that food, I use the Duck and Potato by Dick Van Patton. I just wanted to mention that it took Ollie a full 8 weeks to stop itching after I switched him off a chicken based diet. I don't know how long you were feeding the duck and potato, but wanted to mention it in case you hadn't given it quite enough time.

The dirt eating??? I'm not sure, that's strange.

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Shelly,

The Van Patton Duck and Potatoe is what I've had them on and they LOVE it!

I'm thinking of just going back to it, as I heard it's not good to keep switching..

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Ollie is doing really well on it. My hairdresser told me about it. He has a dog that had terrible digestive issues and the University Clinic here told him to put her on the Van Patton food. My hairdresser said that was a couple of years ago and she never had a problem since. I think it is good food, Ollie hardly itches at all now, the more time that passes, the better he seems to be doing.

Whatever you decide to do, I hope Sophie gets better quick!

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..maybe she is part cat!

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Diane~ Can't help w/the dirt eating. Tori doesn't do that but, she will scarf down grass anytime she gets the chance. DH says he's considering selling the lawn mower

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OHHHH, Leslie..THAT would save on the cost of gas!!! GOOD idea!

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Diane~ Can't help w/the dirt eating. Tori doesn't do that but, she will scarf down grass anytime she gets the chance. DH says he's considering selling the lawn mower


Tess, who is the pickiest eater I've ever met, loves to eat grass. Not only that, the little connoisuer has her favorite patches of grass to stop at on our walks!!! She's also partial to sticks, mulch, followed by a desert of my newly sprouting wild grass.

Cody on the other hand prefers dead, dried up worms. Of course he has to roll in them first to continue enjoying the aroma long after he's eaten them. We had a big rain last week and the dead worms are everywhere. The other night he was sitting on my lap, licking my face so I could massage his neck and head......what did I find in that beautiful white fur but a treasure trove of dead worms. Eeewwwwww!!!!

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That's funny and ....

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