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Old 01-14-2013, 03:54 PM
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Since you are in SD, you should really look at The Honest Kitchen.

In 2012 we had serious food issues on three occasions. We came close to losing one our dogs in the last instance [emergency plasma].

Working with the Vet we switched to THK and the most sensitive stomach boy [who we almost lost] has had a remarkable turnaround on THK. Our other two, who also suffered just not as badly, have shown proper weight gain, coats and general health improvement in the span of three months.
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The Honest Kitchen food sources their vitamins/minerals from China....I used to feed this to my cats but stopped since finding this out. Sometimes, you have no choice but to feed a food where ingredients are sourced where you dont want them to be but if there are other alternatives.....
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The Honest Kitchen food sources their vitamins/minerals from China....I used to feed this to my cats but stopped since finding this out. Sometimes, you have no choice but to feed a food where ingredients are sourced where you dont want them to be but if there are other alternatives.....
This is incorrect. Take a look at the map.... they are China and Tibet free.

http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/wp-c...en_Sources.pdf

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Vitamins and Minerals: Our vitamin / mineral premix is made in Kansas, USA using components only of North American and European origin. No components in our premix originate from China.
From the same page as the map above.
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This is incorrect. Take a look at the map.... they are China and Tibet free.

http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/wp-c...en_Sources.pdf

From the same page as the map above.
They must of changed because months ago I emailed them to ask if they were China free and they said no, they got there vitamin/minerals from China. I *may* still have that email as reference if I saved it. Though now I can at least feed this to my cats!
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It's very likely that these are an
Allergic reaction to some sort of carb in your food such as wheat, grain or yeast. My old dog Macin had those exact same issues, when he was 2 we switched him to a raw diet, the results were great, we saved money, he had more energy and a nicer coat, not another allergy issue and quite frankly very few issues until he passed at 16 years old. If you can't do raw for some reason I would try Fromm since its grain free but if yours has a series of allergies these kibble a wont help very much, try the raw diet and after Afew days of getting used to it you should see results (make sure you give lots of bony meats like necks when you start to svoid stomach upsets) also don't cook it


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It's very likely that these are an
Allergic reaction to some sort of carb in your food such as wheat, grain or yeast. My old dog Macin had those exact same issues, when he was 2 we switched him to a raw diet, the results were great, we saved money, he had more energy and a nicer coat, not another allergy issue and quite frankly very few issues until he passed at 16 years old. If you can't do raw for some reason I would try Fromm since its grain free but if yours has a series of allergies these kibble a wont help very much, try the raw diet and after Afew days of getting used to it you should see results (make sure you give lots of bony meats like necks when you start to svoid stomach upsets) also don't cook it


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Food allergies are very uncommon in dogs. Less then 10% of all allergies are food related
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Yes but it's hard to quantify an allergy, over 35% of dogs have a food sensitivity, and considering the mild symptoms its probably that


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Eleanor has a rather sensitive stomach as well and we have had great luck with Holistic Select Fish Blend, but I also add a probiotic to her food daily which helps tremendously.
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A sensitivity and true food allergy are two different things. I always thought my dog was allergic to food. Turns out he's the same way no matter what food he's on
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