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Feeding dogs with health problems / UGH :(
« on: Jan 19, 2016, 19:07 »
 So I had my dog Ranger on Hermanns duck and sweet potato, which he tolerated great. Well, now I opened a new delivery and I think the tins are bad :( They are brownish instead of the usual pink. Ranger hesitated before eating it too, which he never does, although he then did eat it. Now he has diarrhea :-(

I contacted the company with pictures and will also call them if they don't respond by tomorrow, but it just frustrates me that again I have issues :( I wish I could just do homecooked but I don't have the time or resources. However, I may consider doing that if I find 100% meat tins. Anyone have any suggestions on 100% meat tins and/or another quality wet food that has limited ingredients?


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Introductions / Hello!
« on: Oct 16, 2015, 20:17 »
Hi everyone!

Just to introduce myself quickly: I am Katrin. I am originally from Germany, but I have lived in the US for 6 years, before moving back to Europe the beginning of this year. I just moved to Scotland to complete my postgraduate degree a few weeks ago.

My dog is called Ranger. He is about 2.5 years old and I got him from a shelter in the US when he was 7 months old. He is definitely Border Collie (maybe crossed, but we don't know). Unfortunately he has a lot of digestive issues and we have already spent thousands at the vet, but never found a cause. Now we are trying to manage with diet and occassional treatments, but it's tough. It does not seem to bother him too much though as he is active and healthy otherwise, just a bit annoying to all involved (chronic diarrhea).

Anyway, we love long walks and hikes, agility (have to take a break at the moment, sadly), trick work, playing fetch and tug, and just hanging out together!


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Dog foods / Food for dog with lots of intolerances
« on: Oct 16, 2015, 20:04 »
Hi everyone!

I have a 2.5 year old Border Collie who unfortunately has a lot of food intolerances  :(  I recently moved to Scotland from Germany and am now looking for a new food for him (also because I am starting to be unhappy with his curent food company, as I had 2 bags that smelled funny and 1 in which I found corn in even though the food is supposed to be without corn!  >:(  ) I am very unfamiliar with the brands offered in the UK and which ones are decent, which one's to avoid, etc. so any help would be greatly appreciated!

He does not tolerate raw, and while I know it would be best, I unfortunately do not have enough time or finances at the moment to do a homecooked meal. Therefore I am looking at dry or wet food (I would consider adding some homemade). I want good quality for as cheap as possible.

He can have the following meats: duck, rabbit, turkey, fish. However, he CANNOT have any dairy, carrots or fruits. The fruits and carrot intolerances especially are already limiting a lot of dry food choices.

Do you have any suggestions or tips for brands/foods?

Thank you so much!
Katrin


PS: Oh he is about 20kg (ideal weight), and obviously quite active ;)

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