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What is the best food a a 10 month old australian shepherd?

We have switched a couple foods because he was throwing it up and having runny stools. Now with a new food, he is scratching and licking a lot. I think he may be allergic to wheat or corn.
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In general you should try to steer clear of any pet foods that contain fillers such as corn, wheat, soy and animal by-products. Read the ingredient label carefully, corn, wheat and soy are among the major causes of allergies in dogs (and cats), and can cause a host of other serious health issues. Animal by-products are leftover parts of the animal stated on the label, such as beaks, feet, etc, parts that contain absolutely ZERO nutritional value for your pooch. A food that is high quality, with natural ingredients, will make a difference.

I would look into foods that are GRAIN-FREE (no rice, no brown rice, no barley, no oatmeal, no millet etc.) AND I would look for novel protein sources in his food (no regular beef and no chicken). You would be surprised by how many dogs have allergies to beef and chicken. Any of the following would be an excellent choice:

Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1307800)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1133039)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 996858)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free L.I.D. Lamb Meal (SKU: 1445278)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free L.I.D. Salmon Meal (SKU: 1445243)

Just remember when switching to a new food, make the change gradually over 7 to 10 days. Start with a small amount of the new food in with his current food. Then, over the next 7 to 10 days, increase the amount of the new food, while decreasing the amount of his old food, until your dog has 100% of the new food in his bowl. This will help guard against stomach upset and/or diarrhea.

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Is Blue Buffalo Wilderness grain free?

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I just got an eight week old black lab and malamute mix, what is the best puppy food for him. he looks more like a malamute then lab

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In general you should try to steer clear of any pet foods that contain fillers such as corn, wheat, soy and animal by-products. Corn, wheat and soy are among the major causes of allergies in dogs (and cats), and can cause a host of other serious health issues. Animal by-products are leftover parts of the animal stated on the label, such as beaks, feet, etc, parts that contain absolutely ZERO nutritional value for your pooch. A food that is high quality, with natural ingredients, will make a difference.

Since he's only 8 weeks old, I would look into any of the following, just don't allow him to free feed. Keep him on a feeding schedule instead, because it will be healthier for him:

Castor & Pollux ORGANIX Puppy (SKU: 1400851)
Merrick Gourmet Entrée Puppy Plate canned (SKU: 366510)
Merrick Gourmet Entrée Puppy Plate dry (SKU: 1367986)
Natural Balance Ultra Premium dry (SKU: SKU: 1183869)
Natural Balance Ultra Premium canned (SKU: 309532)
Wellness Just for Puppy canned (SKU: 658570)
Wellness Super5Mix Just for Puppy dry (SKU: 1174223)

Just remember when switching to a new food, make the change gradually over 7 to 10 days. Start with a small amount of the new food in with the current food. Then, over the next 7 to 10 days, increase the amount of the new food, while decreasing the amount of his old food, until your dog has 100% of the new food in his bowl. This will help guard against stomach upset and/or diarrhea.

AFTER he turns 9 months old, I would look into foods that are GRAIN-FREE (no rice, no brown rice, no barley, no oatmeal, no millet etc.) AND I would look for other protein sources in his food (other than regular beef and chicken). The main reasons are because labs and malamutes are prone to food and skin allergies. Any of the following would work VERY well:

Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1307800)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1133039)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 996858)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free L.I.D. Lamb Meal (SKU: 1445278)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free L.I.D. Salmon Meal (SKU: 1445243)

Good luck and have fun with your new pup!
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Is my dog a senior?

I have a English Mastiff. She is 5years old. Should I be buying senior dog food for her?
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Mastiffs are usually considered seniors between 6 to 7½ years of age. You can wait a little while longer before changing her food.
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What dry food is best for dry skin and hair lose.

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You want to stay away from ingredients like corn, wheat, soy and animal by-products. Corn, wheat and soy are unnecessary fillers that can aggravate allergies in dogs (and cats) and cause a host of other serious health issues. By-products are the discarded pieces of the animal listed on the label, that contain ZERO nutritional value for your pup.

I would look into a GRAIN-FREE food, (no rice, no brown rice, no barley, no oatmeal, no millet etc.) and I would leave chicken and regular beef out of the equation. It's not unusual for dogs to develop allergies to chicken and/or beef. Novel proteins would work better, venison, lamb, bison, rabbit, even fish. Any of the following would work very well:

Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1307800)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1133039)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 996858)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Lamb Meal (SKU: 1445278)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Meal (SKU: 1445243)

Just remember when switching to a new food, make the change gradually, over 7 to 10 days. Start with a small amount of the new food in with his current food. Then, over the next 7 to 10 days, increase the amount of the new food, while decreasing the amount of the old food, until your dog has 100% of the new food in his bowl. This will help guard against stomach upset and/or diarrhea.

In addition to changing the food, you could also look into a supplement that contains omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, something like salmon oil, or cod liver oil. Not only do they support a healthy skin and coat, as well as reduce shedding, but they help maintain joint, heart, neurological and cellular health. There are a few products you can look into, just DON’T use them all at the same time:

Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil (SKU: 1020803)
PETCO Salmon Oil for Dogs (SKU: 1139088)
PETCO Omega 3 Gel Caps (SKU: 1095382)

Only Natural Pet manufactures products as well, however, I don't believe that Petco carries those. "Only Natural Pet Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil", "Only Natural Pet Pure Salmon Oil" and "Only Natural Pet Pure Icelandic Cod Liver Oil".

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Do yiou sell glandex or similar product for dogs?

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Sorry, but no, Petco doesn't carry that product. Search the web and you'll find it elsewhere.

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I have over weight Great Dane female. What would you suggest as a good food for her?

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You can look into either of the following:

Natural Balance Reduced Calorie Formula (SKU: 899046)
Wellness Super5Mix Adult Healthy Weight (SKU: 1174231)

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What's a the best brand dog food for a lab with chronic ear infections?

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Labs are awesome, however, like so many other breeds, they are prone to skin and food allergies. One of the most important things to do is to remove any grains from his diet (no rice, no brown rice, no barley, no millet, no oatmeal, etc.) Grains FEED yeast infections in a dog's ears. Take a closer look at the ingredient list on your dog's current bag of food, if it contains grains, you should change to a grain-free diet.

You also want to stay away from ingredients like corn, wheat, soy and animal by-products. Corn, wheat and soy are unnecessary fillers that can aggravate allergies in dogs (and cats) and cause a host of other serious health issues. By-products are the discarded pieces of the animal listed on the label, that contain ZERO nutritional value for your pup.

Any of the following would work very well:

Canned:
Merrick Classic Grain-Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner (SKU: 366498)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Rabbit (SKU: 373320)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Venison (SKU: 373141)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Bison & Sweet Potato (SKU: 363103)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Fish & Sweet Potato (SKU: 283029)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Venison & Sweet Potato (SKU: 657654)
Wellness Turkey & Duck Stew (SKU: 334324)
Wellness CORE Salmon, Whitefish and Herring (SKU: 1251198)

Dry:
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1307800)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1133039)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 996858)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Lamb Meal (SKU: 1445278)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Meal (SKU: 1445243)

Just remember when switching to a new food, make the change gradually, over 7 to 10 days. Start with a small amount of the new food in with his current food. Then, over the next 7 to 10 days, increase the amount of the new food, while decreasing the amount of the old food, until your dog has 100% of the new food in his bowl. This will help guard against stomach upset and/or diarrhea.

Good luck!
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4 yo shih tzu that has alot allergies, licks her paws all the time, what kind of dog food and dog treats/dog bones do you recommend?
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When a dog chews on her paws, it’s usually a contact allergy, like pollen or dust, something environmental. It's not necessarily due to an issue with food. However, if you still want to look into foods that are allergy friendly, first and foremost, steer clear of any grains (no rice, no brown rice, no oatmeal, no barley, no millet, etc.). You may also want to stay away from foods that contain chicken and regular beef. It's not uncommon for a dog to develop allergies to those two proteins. A novel protein would work best, bison, venison, rabbit, lamb, even fish. You can look into the following, any of them would work VERY well for her:

Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Lamb Meal
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Meal
Pinnacle Grain Free Salmon & Potato

There are PLENTY of grain free snacks:

Merrick Dog Training Treats (SKU: 1379097)
Merrick Lamb Filet Squares Treats (SKU: 1369750)
Natural Balance L.I.T. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1157582)
Natural Balance L.I.T. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1352180)
Natural Balance L.I.T. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 1028758)
Natural Balance L.I.T. Fish & Sweet Potato Jerky Bars (SKU: 2113471)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Rabbit Meal, Apples, & Ginger Biscuits (SKU: 1453548)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Lamb Meal, Carrots & Mint Biscuits (SKU: 1453556)

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i have a 6 year old cocker and less attive i use for my puppy innova puppy what should i feed the cocker

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Since the cocker is less active, you can look into a food with a moderate amount of protein. A higher percentage of protein can lead to weight gain. Any of the following would work well:

Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Chicken (SKU: 1273418)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1307819)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1133020)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 996866)
Pinnacle Holistic Trout & Sweet Potato (SKU: 655198)

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Is there a food that I can give both a giant breed(Newfie) and a mini(Aussie)

Buying separate foods is tough, but I don't dare by a food that I have to give huge quantities to the big dog and a few crumbs to the little one...
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Newfies and aussies, like so many other breeds, are prone to skin allergies. Honestly, I wouldn't be concerned about getting a food that's breed specific, it's unnecessary. Your pets' nutritional needs aren't based on breed, but rather on age, activity level, temperament, environment, and physical makeup.

I would look into a food that's GRAIN-FREE (NO rice, NO brown rice, NO barley, NO oatmeal, NO millet, etc). Don't feed them anything that contains corn, wheat, soy and animal by-products. You may also want to steer clear of foods that contain chicken and regular beef as well. It's not entirely uncommon for a dog to develop sensitivities to those two proteins. A novel protein would be best, bison, lamb, venison, rabbit, even fish. Any of the following would work VERY well for them:

Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1307800)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1133039)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 996874)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Lamb Meal (SKU: 1445278)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Meal (SKU: 1445243)
Pinnacle Grain Free Salmon & Potato (SKU: 1403320)

Just remember when switching to a new food, make the change gradually over 7 to 10 days. Start with a small amount of the new food in with their current food. Then, over the next 7 to 10 days, increase the amount of the new food, while decreasing the amount of their old food, until your dogs have 100% of the new food in their bowls. This will help guard against stomach upset and/or diarrhea.

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my min pin is 4 pounds overweight,what kind of dog food should i feed her?

i took her to the fed yesterday and they said she had to lose 4-5 pounds.
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If you're currently free feeding (leaving food out at all times for her to graze on whenever she wants to), you should stop that IMMEDIATELY. PORTION-CONTROLLED feeding will be the key here, 2 to 3 SMALL meals a day would be the best way to go. If you can't be home to feed her, get a feeder like these:

PetSafe 5-Meal Pet Feeder (SKU: 402966)
PetSafe 2 Meal Feeder (SKU: 928950)

NO snacks, NO treats, and absolutely NO table scraps. Canned foods are great because they're low in carbs, but if that's not convenient for you, then look into a "reduced calorie" or "healthy weight" dry formula. The following canned foods contain 3% fat or less, and the following dry foods contain 12% fat or less:

Canned:
Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Chicken Recipe (SKU: 363820)
Merrick Classic Grain Free Brauts-N-Tots (SKU: 366544)
Merrick Classic Grain Free Mediterranean Banquet (SKU: 433101)
Merrick Classic Grain Free Working Dog Stew (SKU: 433039)
Merrick Grain Free 96% Real Tripe (SKU: 493511)
Solid Gold Green Cow Green Beef Tripe (SKU: 922110)

Dry:
Natural Balance Reduced Calorie Formula (SKU: 1183850)
Wellness Super5Mix Small Breed Healthy Weight (SKU: 1423940)
Wellness Super5Mix Adult Healthy Weight (SKU: 1174177)

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Cannot find IAMS Sensitive Naturals large bag on the website. ???

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If it's not a high selling food, then they don't stock the larger bags.
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what dog food is bes for allergic dogs?

our dog is hi positive for rice,and wheat, low positive for chicken and turkey.
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Hello I feed my dogs nature's variety instinct its great for dogs with allergies it is rice and wheat free and they have a lot of different flavors hope this help. ;-)
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Is there anything in Natural Balance Allergy Formula food that my dog could be allergic to?

I have a Cairn Terrier with problems with yeast on his skin. He is on a strick diet of only Natural Balance Allergy formula dry dog food, and continues to have trouble. I would like to eliminate food allergies so we can try other areas. Is there anything in this food he could be allergic to? Any suggestions, would be a great help. He is always chewy on his legs and paws, and I feel bad for him.
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Your dog could be allergic to any ingredient. The dry Natural Balance Allergy Formula food comes in two flavors, Duck & Potato and Sweet Potato & Venison. Which one are you feeding? Maybe you could try the other. Work with your vet to try to eliminate ingredients. It may not be the food, but another environmental factor that your dog is allergic to as well. Make sure that you are as strict with any treats as you are with his food.
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A dog could be allergic to any food ingredient. The Natural Balance Allergy formula dog food uses the ingredients that a dog is least likely to be allergic to. I feed this food to my lab/chow who has problems with ear fungus and itchy skin - it has helped him quite a bit. I would be sure you are not giving him any other foods or treats. I would also think about some other causes of irritation - is he in contact with any lawn chemicals, where does he sleep - do you use anything on your carpet to freshen it that could cause him irritation? What do you bathe him with - look for a soothing product with oatmeal? I would also check with your vet to see if there is any topical cream that you could use on these areas to clear them up. Hope you find something to make him feel better.
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Your dog could be allergic to the coating on the food. We have a boxer who has been on too many different foods to mention, all of them being low allergy formulas and his vet now thinks it is likely the coating as his symptoms (red itchy skin, ea infections) have yet to subside.
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I would look into the Grain Free Formula from Solid Gold, grains are one of the top allergy related problems in dog foods. But before changing foods you could have your Vet test for any unknown reasons such as certain veggatable sources in the food could cause that as well as unfood related problems.
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how do i get my dog to eat dog food ?when all he was fed was table food by the last owner.

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Dogs that have been fed nothing but natural or raw diets will seldom like commercial kibble that are loaded with junk and artificial flavors etc. I would go with a holistic food like the Halo Spot stew. Or, if you go with a different holistic food, or holistic kibble, mix it with a little leftovers. He will enjoy that. I would only feed him in the morning and late afternoon, and take the food up if he doesn't eat it within 15-20 minutes. He will learn that feeding time means eat or no food until next feeding. If he is truly hungry he will eat it. A dog will not starve himself.

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try mixing wet food with the dog food at the beginning. something that has a flavorful smell. Make sure you feed him when you are eating dinner. Good Luck
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I would start with Canned dog food, in a meal type, as he gets used to that start mixing in some of the dry dog food you have. And keep working your way to the dry dog food. I have a pug and she is a very picky eater. When i got her the people sent her with Kibbles and Bits, most dogs like it, but she wouldnt eat it. I went to petco and got her the Nutro brand Ultra puppy food, i also got her canned nutro food incase i would need to mix it. She loved it right away and she wont stop eating it. I'm very happy with the Nutro brand. I happy it finally got my bella eating. :)
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What a headache. Your best course of action would be to find dog food that closely resembles human food. The brands that we've come across that look appealing and our dog gobbles them up are:

Old Mother Hubbard Cupboard Creations
Merrick
Halo Spot's Stew

You may have a more difficult time feeding him kibble, but see how he does with the canned food first and go from there. Good luck!
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I have a big golden. He is allergic to something. He is covered in hot spots. All the vet does is give us a spray to spray on the hot spots. This is not helping. He is miserable. I need help for this poor dog. His ears also have a yeast infection and the drops they gave us has not helped either.
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Check the label on the dogfood bag. If there is corn,wheat,or soy of any kind. Try a food that has none of these items. Try an all natural food. And make sure that you are not bathing him to often.
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I would suggest switching to the brand Natural Balance and using a Limited Ingredient Diet formula (Petco has the Venison and Sweet Potato LID formula). The LID formulas are great for dogs who have allergies. My coworker switched her dogs over to it and the ear infections and hot spots stopped. I feed the LID cat food to my cats, and they have stopped vomiting their food and have also stopped having runny stools.
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Our two westie mutts also had hotspots when we adopted them (westies tend to have sensitive skin), but they went away after we used some perscription shampoo that the vet gave us. It takes patience because you have to really rub it in and let it soak in for 15 minutes, and you have to do it for a while before it gets better. For the ear yeast infection, we did use the drops as recommended plus we trimmed their ear fur to keep moisture from building up. Sorry if that's not much more help!
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my dog (maltese two year old)has several skin allergies wish food is the best for him

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Skin allergies can be caused by corn, wheat, soy, and grains. I would also leave chicken and beef out of the equation, as a precautionary measure. Some dogs can be allergic to chicken and/or beef. If you can swing the cost, a dehydrated, grain free food with an alternate protein would work well:

Grandma Lucy's Artisan Lamb Grain-Free (SKU: 1250930)
Grandma Lucy's Artisan Venison Grain-Free (SKU: 1299280)
Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Dehydrated Grain-Free Turkey & Sweet Potato (SKU: 1302710)

If you would prefer to stick with canned and/or kibble, then the following would be great choices to look into:

Merrick Gourmet Entrée Thanksgiving Day Dinner canned (SKU: 366498)
Wellness Turkey & Duck Stew with Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries canned (SKU: 334324)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Bison (SKU: 1307819)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison (SKU: 1133020)
Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Fish (SKU: 996866)

In addition to changing the food, you could also look into a supplement that contains omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, something like salmon oil, or cod liver oil. Not only do they support a healthy skin and coat, as well as reduce shedding, but they help maintain joint, heart, neurological and cellular health. There are a few products you can look into, just DON’T use them ALL at the same time:

Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil (SKU: 1020803)
PETCO Salmon Oil for Dogs (SKU: 1139088)
PETCO Omega 3 Gel Caps (SKU: 1095382)

The Only Natural Pet line manufactures products as well, however, I don't believe that Petco carries those. One is "Only Natural Pet Pure Salmon Oil" and the other is "Only Natural Pet Pure Icelandic Cod Liver Oil".

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Have you had your dog tested? If not, that's the best way you can find out what he is allergic too. It is rather pricey, but well worth the hassle of switching foods. We adopted an american staffordshire 3 years ago and she was a mess. After we had her allergy tested, we realized she was allergic to wheat and poultry. Both ingredients are found in nearly all foods and snacks. Once we switched her to Blue Buffalo's lamb and brown rice, her coat grew back after several months and she looks beautiful at almost 7 years old.
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Anything w/fish oil,seafood types.That or make sure he gets a fish oil supplement.Can mix in w/wet food or if he has swallowing probs,open capsule w/gloved hand n squeeze oil on food. Also vit.e oil is gd.4 skin,wont hurt if licked some.My dog i put a cone on 4 a while 2 let oil soak in.
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I am wanting to give my dog a high protein dry dog food. Do you have any suggestions?

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I give my dogs the Blue Buffalo Wilderness dog food brand. They love it!
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You can feed your dog puppy food, which typically has more protein and calcium than regular adult food.
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Any of the following would work. They're all grain-free and high in protein:

Castor & Pollux Organix Grain-Free Adult (SKU: 1464647)
Merrick Before Grain Buffalo Grain-Free (SKU: 1368117)
Merrick Before Grain Chicken Grain-Free (SKU: 1368125)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Lamb Meal Formula (SKU: 1445286)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula (SKU: 1445189)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Turkey Meal Formula (SKU: 1445235)
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Duck Meal & Turkey Meal Formula (SKU: 1445197)
Wellness CORE Original (SKU: 1174053)
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12 week old puppy not happy with nutro max or pedigree

hard or moistened with water, eating less than 1/2 cp per day - can you suggest an alternate healthy option to try
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Hello!

I feel your pain. My dog Blaze also used to eat Pedigree and Nutro Max when he was a puppy to find out those types of foods are empty calories. They have a lot of by-products which is not the meat but everything else (ewww!). I tried to "holisitic, organic" approach and it has worked miracles. He has been on Natural Balance Potato & Duck for quite some time. He loves it! He is three years old now. Try it. You won't regret it!
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I also forgot to mention:

Castor & Pollux ORGANIX Puppy (SKU: 1400851)
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As far as PUPPY food choices go, I would choose any of the following:

Wellness Just For Puppy (SKU: 658570)
Wellness Super5Mix Just For Puppy (kibble) (SKU: 1174223)
Merrick Puppy Plate (SKU: 366510)
Merrick Puppy Plate (kibble) (SKU: 1367986)
Natural Balance Ultra Premium (SKU: 309532)
Natural Balance Ultra Premium (all life stages kibble) (SKU: 693782)

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