Sorry! "THK" is short hand for The Honest Kitchen. Which is a freeze dried complete food.Nature's Variety does have a frozen raw line of food, but that's not the limited ingredient stuff. The limited ingredient ones are canned and kibble. He gets kibble for breakfast and canned for dinner. We are using the lamb one now. He started on turkey, then switched to duck, and now is on lamb, as he has become sensitized to different proteins.Thanks for sharing your experiences.
What is THK? I looked up Nature's Variety and it looks very good. But isn't raw protein harder for them to digest? Does this provide a high level of fiber? I ask because the Hills Biome does have a lot of fiber and a relatively low percentage of protein. I don't think well of Hills but I have to pay attention because Ellie feels much better.
My vet said it's very important that Ellie have a low percentage of protein and I don't understand why.
I'm with you about not cooking
I don't know whether raw would be harder to digest or not... I can't feed raw personally because I have a compromised immune system, and can't have hairy faced dogs eating raw meat then putting their faces all over me.
I have NEVER been told by ANY of the vets that I've worked with that Kodi needed to be on either a big fiber food or a low protein food. So I'm not sure what either of those would be about. I don't even really look at that, so I can't tell you. I CAN tell you that if that is a consideration, The Honest Kitchen s WAY high fiber. One of the reasons I don't like it is that it makes my dogs have ENORMOUS poops because of the mass of vegetable and grain matter that dogs just can't digest in it. There are a bunch of different recipes, so maybe you want to look at those, even though they don't work for Kodi. Every dog with IBD is different!
And you are right, if Hills is what works, then that may be what you need to use. I have a friend with a 3 year old Leonberger who has IBD. In her case, it HAS ben confirmed with a biopsy. The ONLY thing that poor dog can tolerate is that horrible hydrolysed protein stuff. NO ONE in their right mind would WANT their dog living on that... but it is the ONLY thing they have been able to feed her that keeps her from blow-out diarrhea, vomitting and pain. You sometimes just have to do what you have to do with these dogs.