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Introductions / Grain Free Concerns
« on: May 03, 2019, 12:09 »

I did a lot of research over many weeks to improve my dogs diet as he had previously been on a very low scoring Science Diet kibble.

He has been switched to Tribal TLC which is a grain free diet in an effort to help his arthritis as my research had found that grains can create inflammation in the joints.

Basil has been on the TLC food for about 6 weeks and it totally agrees with him BUT i've recently read concerning news regarding a grain free diet leading to heart disease canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)  and am now worried that I haven't done the right thing by him.

This research had been led in the US so there isn't much information around on UK based research I just wondered if anyone else had done their own research and able to share any conclusions?

Thanks so much

Tina & Basil

Introductions / Re: Hello newbies here
« on: Mar 25, 2019, 09:42 »
Thank you all so much for your input, after much research I've decided to change over to Tribal for Seniors which is grain free and has some added joint support too.  On top of this I've also changed over from Yumove advance supplements to Riaflex Joint + HA and Green Lipped Mussel powder which both come in a much higher dose than the Yumove, plus we're adding in cold pressed salmon oil too.  It's too soon to know if any of these are making a difference as he's only been taking them a week and we're only just starting to swap over his food but I feel much happier with the nutrients he'll be getting from this new food (although it does look like guinea pig pellets!).  I'll update once we've had a little more time on both the new food and supplements but I'm hoping research pays off!  :)

Introductions / Re: Hello newbies here
« on: Feb 08, 2019, 17:38 »
Thank you both for your replies.  Basil has no allergies that I'm aware of and is in need of losing about 1/2 kg of weight to be his ideal weight and is currently doing hydrotherapy twice a week.  I don't mind if i buy his food online (this is what i currently do) or in store as long as it's the right one for him.

He's currently on Yumove advance 360 since sustaining a cruciate ligament injury but prior to this I was just relying on the science diet JD to provide the supplements needed for his arthritis.

I'll take a look at the info on feeding a senior dog , thanks for the heads up.

It feels a bit like a minefield currently with so many different feeding options out there :)

I'm also unsure as to whether I should be upping his protein intake significantly as a senior dog, he has no known kidney issues but I am always a little over cautious with him :)

Introductions / Hello newbies here
« on: Feb 04, 2019, 09:32 »

We're from Buckinghamshire and Basil is 12, he's been fed on Hills JD light for many years due to early onset arthritis and I thought he was on the best we could give him for his needs as it was recommended by our vet.

However, recently I've become more aware of feeding options and feel that this is probably not the best option for his diet but have no idea where to start as I want to ensure he is still getting all of the support that he needs for his arthritis too.

Looking forward to reading through and hopefully getting some advice from people who have a lot more knowledge that me :)


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