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I don't think it's fear other then fear of harming our dogs. I think it would be more fear based if they were trying to scare you to a diet without merit, like grain free since the food companies make more mon3y on grain free diets then normal diets. I think it's more of an educated decision.

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Got the results for our two boys. Im not really worried about our Girl since she's always rotated between foods. Right now she's on Farmina and her coat is gorgeous.

But the boys, Tex is between 5-7yrs old we believe, and Jake being a bit over 2.

Tex's history is unknown for 3 previous owners, the 4th was feeding him Kirkland Grain Free Chicken. We switched him to Zignature for his allergy issues. At time of test he was on Fromm Duck and Sweet Potato. Tex scored a 206. He's now on Canine Caviar Open Meadows

Jake came to us on Blue Puppy, (at 7 weeks) and we changed him to Fromm Heartland LBP until about a year old. After then we rotated between LID diets settling on Acana Duck and Pear. Jake scored a 212. Trying to switch him to Farmina but it makes him chew his feet... Annamaet didn't agree with him either... So in between food choices. ProPlan Sensitive Skin seems to make him very thirsty.

Zoe was on Fromm LBP, Horizon Legacy w/ Salmon, and a rotation of Fromm foods. Then transitioned to Annamaet last year and we rotate that and Farmina. Not worried about having her tested right now. She's also a Golden Mix.

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Are those numbers good or bad?

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Are those numbers good or bad?
According to the information on the Facebook group anything under 250 is marginal for goldens. They recommend before changing foods or supplementation the next step is an echo performed by a cardiologist to see if there is DCM.

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Any comment here on Nature's Logic food?

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Any comment here on Nature's Logic food?
Theres a few Natures Logic on the list for being low.

Im currently looking at this: https://nrgdogproducts.com/our-diets

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I just began adding some Ziwi to his kibble. I'd like to add come chicken hearts but not sure how much to give him. Does anyone hear know?

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This sums it up:
Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Pet?s Food ? Clinical Nutrition Service at Cummings School
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http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2016/0...gredient-list/



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It looks like we may not have to wait much longer for UC Davis study results...

"UC-Davis and Tufts’ study is done, just waiting for peers to give it a final review. And the FDA told us it doesn’t yet have a timeline to when it will publish its report."

Quote from this article I saw. Article states the study is done and just waiting on peer reviews.
httpss://www.google.com/amp/s/minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/10/29/grain-free-dog-food-heart-disease-link/amp/

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Anxiously waiting for the report and the results of Murphy's follow up Taurine level!

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