Help with food

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Help with food

Postby danielle7770 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:34 pm

I am so confused as to what diet I should have my 1 year old boy on. When we first got him I fed him on a rice diet but the vet told me not to do this as he wouldn't get all his nutrients, so then we changed him to good quality puppy food which went fine. Then when we changed him to the adult food it made him sick and the vet told us he must be allergic to it. So we changed to another food and now this is causing hot spots and itchy eyes and dry skin. So he must be very sensitive. I just don't know what to do next, I just want the best for him and don't want him to be in any more pain. Does anyone have any names of good dog foods for chows available in the uk, or advice on a diet I could make for him myself that would be good for him and help him.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Help with food

Postby kingalls » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:08 pm

I think you should scroll through the posts in the "Best of" section of the Nutrition, Diets and Food forum.
I don't know what a rice diet consists of...but hot spots are a fairly good indication that there might be a food allergy problem.
I don't know what is available in your area but here is what I feed my two:

Kibble - Solid Gold Hunden flocken
Wet food - Raw green tripe (I am fortunate to live in the same town of the Company that provides the grass-fed beef green tripe)
Happy Dog Food - this is a grain free DE-hydrated mix of veggies & it comes with a nutrient powder supplement. I mix this with the green tripe.
Chicken or Beef treats - I make this myself - I buy chicken breasts or beef at our local grocery store, slice it thin and then DE-hydrate it to make the treats. It takes me about 1/2 hour to cut the meat and then I DE-hydrate it over night.

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My Chow babies are 10 and 11 years old. They have been on this diet for a few years now. They don't have any skin issues or any other issues that look to be food related.
Hope this helps.
Karen, Kohana, Takoda, and our Chow Angels Nahkohe and Shiloh

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Help with food

Postby AlexmenKa » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:39 pm

"You can't outrun a bad diet".
Concentrate on reducing calorific intake first and supplement it with exercise.

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Re: Help with food

Postby MaryHatfield » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:07 pm

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Re: Help with food

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Re: Help with food

Postby Constantina » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:22 pm

My girl was the same. We finally settled for limited ingredient diet in her adulthood. On her third year I discovered Petcurean's Go natural sensitivity and Shine's turkey recipe and Venison Recipe. They are both grain and potato free so no more hotspots. She has a fungal yeast problem though which was solved by the right shampoo and nothing to do with diet.

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