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Old 12-31-2012, 09:43 PM
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Hi guys an gals,

We've had Van Gogh on ekunuba then switched to blue but he was to gassy then put him on natural balance grain free but wasn't eating it much so we placed him into eukanuba but many people I say we have Van Gogh on ekunuba they give me a look like I'm doing something wrong...

Many suggested taste of the wild, but I wasn't sure if it would be to gassy for Van Gogh like blue was...

I'm looking to promote better health, richer skin with better food..

Brings me to ask, what can I give Van Gogh to prevent hip disp, and what vitiems should we give Van Gogh?
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Out of curiosity how often are you changing his food? GR's don't do well when their food is changed often and it sometimes takes awhile on a new food to see any improvement.
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I know of no food to prevent HD. Tayla gets Grandma Lucy's in morning and Earthborn and moist By Nature at night or Grandma Lucy's again. Jesse at 15 w/ Cushings gets Earthborn and Ny Nature at every meal. Doing well on these.


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Out of curiosity how often are you changing his food? GR's don't do well when their food is changed often and it sometimes takes awhile on a new food to see any improvement.
Eknuba was was the breeder used then after about 5 months I switched to blue for 3 weeks then went to natural for a month then back to ekunuba
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Don't let those funny looks get to you.. I know those looks.. I got them when I told them Molly ate ProPlan. If your dog is doing well on Eukanuba there is no reason to switch.


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I picked up some treats at pets Mart and the guy asked what I was feeding Van Gogh when I told him, he said I'd get better results with taste of the wild, said his fur would be smoother etc, I doubt he was trying to upsell me when their were other foods that were more expensive & since my food now is 43$ a bag and taste of wild is 46$
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How old is he? Rain is now 10 months, the only supplements she's been on is fish oil and is doing fine. She's also been on a few different foods, right now she's on Solid Gold WolfCub (the cheapest food she's ever been on) and she COULD be doing better on a different food, but this one is working well with her tummy. If your pup has no eye boogers, doesn't strain to poop, has firm/smallish poops, I'd stick with the food your on
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Dont listen or pay attention to those who give you looks about what you feed your dog. I do not like foods like Mainstay, pedigree, beneful etc. I do not have experience with Blue Buffalo or Eukanuba. I fed Pro Plan for a while and it agreed mostly with my dog but I decided to switch him to Acana. He did fine on Acana for a while then he started to slide down hill. Recently I was stuck between 3 foods. GO, Eukanuba and Annamaet. I am trying the Annamaet Salcha currently. So far so good

As for joints, try a glucosamine pill or like Cosequin. Mine is on Osteo3 but he has joint problems
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We fed Max Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy until he was about 15 or 16 months old. He did great. I agree that it is not a good idea to change dog foods often. We are feeding Acana Wild Prairie now.
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If Eukanuba works for your dog, ignore what others say. As the old saying goes, 'the proof is in the pudding'. If he looks good, has energy and his stools are nice and firm, then you are on the right track. As far as preventing joint disease, any non-prescription food that contains joint support ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, shark cartilage or green lipped mussels are there as a booster and not present at therapeutic levels, so if you want to use these as a preventative, you will need to supplement his food.
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