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Old 12-16-2012, 02:25 PM
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My dogs have been eating Fromm at home, but they eat Pro Plan Premium Performance when out showing.

Jill, which Fromm are you feeding?
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:02 PM
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We've been feeding PPP Large Breed Chicken and Rice since we got him from the breeder (he was already a bit older). I asked her what food we should use and that's what she recommended (and I trust her based on her experience). Her dogs are all on PPP and look great.
Charlie never had any problems and his coat is nice and shiny.
I know there are a lot of "better" products out there but how would I know that they are really better for him.....
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My guys eat PPP Sensitive Skin and Stomach, are doing great on it. I switched my two after some stomach issues last year with my boy and many recomendations from members here.

Some dogs do great on one type of dog food while others do not. Mine were previously on BB and started having problems with it.
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Update on Elle and Pro Plan:

I got her the sensitive stomach and skin because I knew that she has sensitive skin. After a few days on pro plan i noticed red pimples on her stomach. I thought it was due to the fact that she had been playing with Milo a lot and getting dirty and since we were in the process of moving, she had not been getting her usual weekly bath to keep her skin clear and nice. So I gave her a bath. Once her fur was wet, all I saw was a disaster. The pimples were all over her-i just couldnt see them because of her fur.. they were on her neck, chest, legs, etc.. Went to the vet for some special medicated shampoo to leave on her skin for 10 minutes. Did it twice that week and changed her food to Blue salmon grain free. She doesn't have pimples anymore. No even one!

On the other hand, Milo is doing great on it. I will switch him to Blue when he is getting done with the Pro Plan bag as well.

I guess not every dog does well on PP.
Thank everybody for your advices. I really appreciate all the help

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I'm glad you found a food that works for her, and that is what is important. However, the sores in the picture look to me like staph skin infection, which would not be caused by the food. I think you were right that getting dirty and not getting her usual baths was the cause. But in any case I know it is always a relief to find a good food that your dogs do well on, it can drive you crazy trying to identify the right one.
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That's what I thought when she was younger and getting sores like these. But the vet said that staph is everywhere and can't escape it. Gave her 2 weeks of antibiotics and they were gone. But since then she's always had a couple sores on her stomach (never had a pretty belly until now) while she was on taste of the wild salmon even though she was getting her weekly bath. When I switched her to PP salmon, it became so bad (like on the pic- everywhere underneath her body+inner legs) that I didn't want to take a chance and leave her with the sores. So I switched food. I cant say for sure that it was the food though, but it may have contributed to it. I wished she would do good on PP, so maybe I should try it again since we're now settled in the new house and she can get her weekly bath.



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That's what I thought when she was younger and getting sores like these. But the vet said that staph is everywhere and can't escape it. Gave her 2 weeks of antibiotics and they were gone. But since then she's always had a couple sores on her stomach (never had a pretty belly until now) while she was on taste of the wild salmon even though she was getting her weekly bath. When I switched her to PP salmon, it became so bad (like on the pic- everywhere underneath her body+inner legs) that I didn't want to take a chance and leave her with the sores. So I switched food. I cant say for sure that it was the food though, but it may have contributed to it. I wished she would do good on PP, so maybe I should try it again since we're now settled in the new house and she can get her weekly bath.



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Mine gets these types of sores on him regardless of what type of food hes on
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Has she been tested for hypothyroidism? That can also cause all sorts of skin issues.

I'm glad you got the staph under control. We ended up doing the prescription shampoo that you leave in for a while with one of our Bridge boys.

I put my "sensitive" boy on Pro Plan a few years ago and he initially did well, then started losing weight, with the loose stools. We ended up switching to Wellness, which worked for a few years until we ended up on a prescription kibble which works well for him. Our puppy came to us on Pro Plan and he is thriving on it! I plan to keep him on it for as long as it's working.
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Pro plan?

All the vets recommend it because hills pays for much of their nutrition education, I wouldn't be surpised if its 80% grain. here are top 5 ingredients.

Ingredients: Whole grain corn, chicken by-product meal, soybean meal, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), soybean oil

All controversial ingredients
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Pretty easy to determine that it is NOT 80% grain. Many top notch dogs are fed ProPlan and thrive, have generations of long lived healthy dogs. Take a look at Westminster next week....... tons of those dogs are on ProPlan. Also, ProPlan is not a Hill's product. BTW, I don't feed ProPlan but respect many who do.
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