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My 15 month old golden, Jack, had been doing well on Innova large breed food when I started switching him to regular Innova adult. In a short time he started to chew his feet and developed some sores on top. I initially thought it might be the start of fall allergies, but I put him back on the lg breed formula. His feet improved a lot with only a little redness left now. The only ingredient difference between the two is herring meal in the reg adult. They do both have herring oil. Since I'm suspecting a herring allergy, I'm looking to switch to another food without fish meal (not sure if I need to avoid all fish or just herring?).

California Natural might be an option, but I'm not sure if the protein is high enough for a young dog. Has anyone tried Pinnacle chicken formula? My 10 year old allergy golden is doing well on the Pinnacle duck & potato since we switched him from Natural Balance duck & potato.

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Why do you want him off the large breed Innova? We are rotating through that right now and I find it to be an excellent all round maintenance food. Don't let the "large breed" name scare you away..... all of those subsets are just marketing ploy. It has a really nice protein level and quality ingredients.If he does well on it, I'd stay put.

Another quality food with a single protein source, is the Fromm 4 star line. Good, good company using quality products.
 

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Agreed, why switch him off the large breed Innova if he is doing well on that?? It actually has fewer calories per cup the the regular Innova adult. I have my two on Innova large breed without any problems....although I am trying right now just to rotate, Fromm Whitefish and potato....also low calorie and a very high quality food.
 

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I thought that since he seemed to have a reaction to the herring meal he should be on a food without the herring oil also. I guess I should just keep him on the lg breed formula since he was doing well on it and see if his feet totally clear up.
 

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I just started using Innova Red Meat formula for Ike. I like to switch between kibble and Honest Kitchen Preference. I was feeding Wilderness Blend but he started to tire of it. He was a picky eater prior to switching to Wilderness for allergy reasons. Now he's a voracious eater again with the Innova and he's had no allergic reaction, so we'll probably stay with it.
 

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Yes, I use Fromm too and I like that it's made here in wisconsin. How about Solid Gold? I also have a family member that uses Nutro, dog does great w/ that and a neighbor who raves about California Natural. How about Blue Buffalo? Never heard of Pinnacle...
 

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Miss T is on Innova turkey/chicken right now (lg breed of course ...)
Doing well & loving it


Paula,
Glad Ike no longer has ear issues
I still remember the "ear episode" video you posted a while back ...
Amazing what a change in diet can do
 
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