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Orijen vs Acana - sodium and thirst?
Have had loads of issues, but just 1 quick question - have been switching my 4.5 month old onto Orijen for a week now. His poos look miles better, his urine PH (which was high) has now come down to normal, but I have 2 problems.
1. He seems much quieter. Some might say this is a good thing! He's not lethargic, he's still fine on walks etc, but he's def sleeping more.
2. He's drinking excessively. All medical concerns re excess urinating/drinking have been ruled out with UAs and blood tests as he's had ongoing peeing issues, but I've def noticed an increase in thirst since introducing the Orijen.
Having googled this it seems fairly common. I emailed Orijen who said this isn't uncommon and due to the dehydrated nature of the food, but the amounts he's drinking are way too much.
Has anyone had this problem and switched to Acana and found it better? It's such a shame as his coat and everything is miles better in just 1 week, but he's def drinking more. Also noticed he's shaking his head and scratching ears more - again, vet said his ears are fine, so wondering if it's the food causing this?
I noticed that the sodium in the Orijen puppy is 0.4 whereas in the Acana Wild Prairie and Pacifica it's 0.2, so I'm wondering if this would solve the issues?
My alternative choice would be TOTW, but again, not sure if ok for a pup this young?