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General dog chat / Vet food recommendations
« on: Jun 20, 2019, 14:20 »
Hi to all.

My problem is my vet is always recommending the bigger manufacturers of food when it comes  to suggesting food for my Border Collie. Daisy had to go on a gastro friendly diet to deal with a parasite that was in her bowel when she was very young. The vet recommended Virbac Gastro Friendly as that’s the one they sell so I went with her suggestion She is now 9 months old and the problem seems to be sorted but my vet wants her on a food that contains 20% fat as she is still growing and recommends Hills or Royal Canin. Neither of these gets great ratings here but I don’t want to go against my vet’s advice as I have always valued her opinion. I’ve asked her to take a peek at this site but to no avail. When I look at puppy food produced by the smaller companies that get far better nutritional ratings, very few of them contain the 20% fat and those that do have quite high protein levels and my vet wants to avoid high protein as she thinks it might contribute to Daisy being hyperactive even though there doesn’t seem to be much evidence to suggest this.

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Dog foods / Suggestions to stop sloppy poos!
« on: Apr 07, 2019, 20:29 »
Looking for some advice. We have a 7 month old Border Collie puppy. We started feeding her 80/20 Green Dog Food but had to change because her poos were so sloppy they were impossible to pick up which makes it very difficult to go anywhere. We changed to 80/20 Akela Salmon puppy food but have exactly the same problem. The weird thing is, her first poo in the morning is fine, but the later poos get more sloppy and on occasions she will  do 11 tiny cow pat type poos. Are these 80/20 foods too rich? We are now feeding her a gastro friendly food recommended by our vet and she seems so much better but we want to get her back onto a more ‘normal’ dry food. Has anyone here experienced anything similar?

Many thanks

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