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my dog has been a little out of sorts all week, i took him to the vet and found out he has swollen lymph glands, she thinks he's trying to fight something off. he was on antbiotics for3 days along with a doggy type aspirin for discomfort in his neck,poor guy had the runs yesterday and threw up this morning. the vet took him off everything, he's still a little low on energy but hopefully he will get better by the weekend. i introducted evo food, in small amounts over the course of the week, transitioning from wellness to evo, i know it's all natural but could there be something in the food that also doesn't agree with him causing him to feel bad, he's also licking his paws and legs like crazy this week. the new food has garlic and tomatoe.
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absolutely could be something. Evo also is so much richer than wellness. But and I think it also has some cheese in it that I don't think wellness has. Of course it also depends which EVO you are using, I think the proteins in the original are turkey and chicken just like wellness, but if you got the red meat EVO, Django could be reacting to the beef, venison, lamb and buffalo. Or he could just be responding to the higher protein. Jasper needs a little more carbs in his diet, he has much more energy on crappy old royal canin. Or he could just have swollen glands, see how it goes with the anti-biotics. Why did you switch from Wellness,? Wellness is a great food.




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The reaction doesn't sound like something you would get from switching food slowly over a few days or a week. I would suspect it's a reaction to something else. I know Brando has been sneezing like crazy the last 2 or 3 days. I also spoke to another girl at the park and her Jack Russell has been doing the same. Could be environmental allergies for Django.

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i don't know why i want to switch djangos food! actually, i have been reading so much about "better" food and i wanted to givehim something better but wellness chicken 5 mix it has been and it's going to be from here on out, no more switching or should i say, attempting to switch dog food. he's been off the antibiotics and aspirin today so we will see how he is tomorrow. he's been sneezing alot as well.
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uhhhhhgggg! believe me I know all about the food thing, and wanting what's best can drive you crazy. I too feel the need to switch often. But, lately I have been repeating this mantra to myself
"Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, lived many lives on Alpo" ...LOL

And I have found that at least one of my boys does best if I can get some Royal Canin Kibble in him... and it is full of corn gluten and beat pulp. But I see a marked difference when he actually eats it.... my point is all dogs are different and if Django is doing well on the Wellness Super 5 mix don't look a gift horse, umm I mean gift hav in the mouth.




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i agree 100%!
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Hey, Wellness Super 5 Mix is a wonderful food - I'd still be feeding it to Buddy if he didn't have a chicken sensitivity. I do use their duck and sweet potato canned every day and just love it. I wish they had a duck and sweet potato kibble, but it's just duck and rice and very difficult to find, not to mention, expensive!


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I love the Wellness Super5 mix and my dogs' coats do well on it. Maybe you could rotate among the other Wellness flavors for variety, if that is what you are looking for.

I had to switch Lincoln off of Wellness only because he developed an allergy to an ingredient. Otherwise, I'd still be feeding it.

This food thing can be crazymaking! In the end though, the test is how well your dog does on a particular food - not all the ratings, etc.

Good luck! Poor Django - I hope he is feeling better soon!

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