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My Dogs have gone off Luna and Me
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My Dogs have gone off Luna and Me
May 09, 2022, 20:14
Both my dogs have gone off Luna and me.  One actually vomits everytime he has the beef, usually within seconds.  I am not sure where to go next.  Can anyone advise?

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Hello Rodie. Welcome to the forum. Luna and Me has a high nutritional rating on the Dog Food Directory - Luna and Me Adult.  I cannot understand why your dogs have both gone off the food and why one is vomitting when given beef. I suppose that the dog could have developed an intolerance of it but the vomitting is occurring very soon afterwards and you don't say that there are any other issues apart from not liking the food.

Do you want to continue feeding raw? If so, maybe try another brand? There are many good quality ones on the market. The other thing that occurs to me is overfeeding. Is it possible that you are giving too much all at once? Some people feed their dogs once a day and there has recently been something on the news about this being good for dogs but personally I prefer to split meals. How much do your dogs weigh and how much are you giving?

Please write back and let us know if you would like to change food and if so, what type of food you prefer. There are so many on the market that it is is impossible to advise without some information.
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Thank you for replying to my post.  Both my dogs are well and have been on Luna and Me for about 10 months.  I follow the guidelines and only feed the prescribed amount.  I do not overfeed them and their daily allowance is spread between breakfast and dinner, I even serve it at room temperature as recommended by them!  The dogs are lean, well proportioned anatomically and within the correct weight ranges for their breeds. 

I would be grateful for your advice on what other raw dog food manufacturers allaboutdogfood.co.uk would recommend or something similar to Butternutbox (which I know is cooked and not raw) but not at their prices which might not be possible. 
Thank you.

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You are feeding a high quality food so I did a search on the Dog Food Directory for raw products with a nutritional rating of 90% to 100% (Luna and Me is 99%). It returned four pages which I cannot reproduce here.

Anecdotally, I have heard that some dogs are put off by soft minced food and prefer chunks. Could this be the case with your dog?  If so, it makes sense to contact manufacturers to see what consistency their food is. I am wondering if Paleo Ridge has a chunky consistency. Maybe contact them. They will be able to give you advice.

Fresh cooked food such as Butternut Box is a good alternative but as you say, it can be expensive, particularly for large breed dogs. Different Dog can be useful for fussy eaters but again, expensive. I have not done a price comparison between Luna and Me and fresh cooked food.

Apart from the obvious, the other difference between cooked and raw food is that there is more variety in the dish. The meat content is lower - usually 60% but it is made up for my the inclusion of vegetables, fruit and a little good quality carbohydrate.  This is contentious because confirmed raw feeders often say that dogs do not need any of these ingredients. It is true to say that they can live without them but there are confirmed nutritional benefits to giving variety. There is nothing to stop you adding some gently cooked suitable vegetables/fruit etc. If it makes the food more palatable so much the better. Check out Planet Paws/enhancing dry food or look at this thread.

Hug sell cookable raw food so that might be worth looking at too.

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Thank you very much Dottie, that is really helpful, I will do some investigating. 


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