Great to meet you - Thanks for your speedy reply.
I still think Different Dog is a great food just changed and for my Bulldog not so appealing. The Turkey fricasse even 2 months ago was much drier and meatier - the veg chopped much smaller, my dog hates those big bits of cabbage stalk etc now even when heated so i spend my time picking them out ! Together with the amount of moisture in this variery he has gone right off that one completely.
Lamb seems less changed and his favourite, Braised beef also good but again last couple of times the sheer quanitiy of spinach visually appears much more. I guess my dog is very meat orientated when it comes to taste. He eats plenty veg but only small diced etc. apple and roasted sweet potoato about the only fruit and veg he seems to relish and strangely cauliflower !
I also have found some pieces of leafy/stalky veg so large recently that he is coughing it up - yes he's a swallower but then aren't all dogs generally ? Isn't that how they digest? Swallow and have powerful stomach acids to break it down ?
Anyway I woul still recommend, but just a bit disappointed and can't help wondering if some of this is finacially motivated - I can only imagine what it must take to make a viable go of this kind of batch cooked dog food business and I wish them all the best. I support them all the way, would even pay a little more if profit margins were a concern, and for sure better than Butternut Box (we used that for over 18 months and watched the quality fall away whilst they were getting VC funding - ready for a sell off ? - and bringing gambling professionals on to their board!)
If any longer term users are reading your thread would be great to hear their thoughts too.
Ona completely seperate issue (and apologies for going off topic/away from this forum purview re your dogs dermatitis, interesting you don't think food related. I've dealt with this myself and I too think often not (vets seem to think lots of allergy testing etc is very important !).
I have a method which has had great results if you might want to gove it a go - try for a month and see perhaps ! It involves multiple bathing with malaseb and imprtantly a natural sponge (or two) !
You should bathe at least twice a week for a month and evaluate - over time of course the ideal is to get to a maintenance regime of once a week or even once a fortnight if even.
What I've found is key is to use a squirt of mamalseb in a small bowl with water and sqeezing the natural sponge in this to create lots of suds/foam and then using this foamy spnge to rub well into the dog right to the skin. Paying particular attention to yeasty areas - 'under arm' around the crotch, tail socket, feet, don't forget the jowls right under which get mosit and smelly and behind ears (it is also important to combine this with a clean inner ear regime). I generally stast at the face work down and then repeat making sure suds are in contact with all areas for a minimum of 10 minutes before rinsing and thoroughly drying - yes its a lot and quite time consuming but as I said try it for a month twice a week (can be even every 2 or 3 days if it's really bad) and see if it helps - In the past I've seen areas on which no hair has grown for years become thidk
Let me know how it goes !]