I've just read David's latest Facebook post, about peas. I can't reply there since I refuse to join facebook, but it made me think and I went to the directory to do a bit of research.
When I introduced myself here I said it had taken nearly a year to find a food that agreed with the Little Cav - he had intermittent loose stools, gurgly tummy, runny eyes and gunky ears whatever dry food I tried, and I only tried high-rated foods. He was also slightly underweight. Well I've just checked and all the foods I tried contained peas in some form.
When I decided to try him on a raw diet I gave him Natures Menu, which also contains peas. His tummy was a little, but not completely, better while his ears and eyes were no better at all. The peas in this, of course, were whole, and I did notice that most of them seemed to pass through him undigested. Now I'm wondering if that was why his tummy was a little better.
Finally, I switched him to Nutriment, the first food he'd ever had containing no peas at all, and all his problems had gone within a few days.
Of course it could be a coincidence, but I don't much feel like trying him on peas again to test the theory...
Anyone else noticed anything similar?