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what is lid dog food and why is it good for dogs

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LID means Limited Ingredients Dog food. This food is so great because it is high in protein and less processed filler. Stay away from Salmon flavored ones unless you don't mind gas! lol. I feed the ones with the grain free gold seal on it. This product really lets your dog have an awesome shiny coat, shiny eyes and because of its ingredients, your dog will defecate less because there isn't filler in the food. Don't free feed and stick to guidelines of amount to eat. for my 50lb dog and 65 lb dog I feed a level green bean can worth of food twice a day.
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L.I.D. = Limited Ingredient Diet. It's for dogs like my black lab who has a very sensitive stomach and after having food/allergy testing done, we found that he's allergic to most traditional dog foods, i.e., chicken, beef, fish. He's eating the Sweet potato & Venison Natural Balance L.I.D. food and is doing wonderfully!
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Limited ingredients ensure purity. The fewer the number of ingredients, the less likely unhealthy fillers are present.
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LID is Limited Ingredient Diet. Vets are now encouraging us to provide diets to our domesticated pets that is more like what their digestive systems where designed for as more and more pets are getting allergies and bad reactions to the grain (corn, oats, wheat & even rice) ingredient diets we have been feeding them. Now vets recommend one protein, no grain, and low carb diets for dogs and cats, as this is what their digestive systems were designed to process. When our pets get old, a large percent now end up with food allergies, tumors etc. This same theory is has also been suggested for humans as well, meaning eating what our ancestors ate instead of processed foods and to go back to eating what we were designed to digest. I know my pets are doing much better on this kind of diet.
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LID is Limited Ingredient Diet and is good for dogs that food allergies or intolerances to specific ingredients.
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what is best dog food for 100lb choc lab for coat for less sheding and to maintain good weight

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Labs are notorious for having allergies. I would look into foods that are grain free (no rice, barley etc.) AND I would look for other protein sources in the food (other than regular beef and chicken). You would be surprised by how many dogs are allergic to beef and chicken. You have quite a few options.

If you would like to look into dehydrated food, you can try:

Grandma Lucy's Artisan Lamb Grain-Free (SKU: 1250922)
Grandma Lucy's Artisan Venison Grain-Free (SKU: 1299280)
Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Dehydrated Grain-Free Turkey & Sweet Potato (SKU: 1302701)

If you would rather stick with dry and canned food, any of the following would be a wise choice:

Canned:
Dogswell Happy Hips Stew Lamb & Sweet Potato (SKU: 1292340)
Dogswell Happy Hips Stew Duck & Sweet Potato (SKU: 1292358)
Merrick Gourmet Entrée Thanksgiving Day Dinner (SKU: 366498)
Merrick Gourmet Entrée Thanksgiving Day Dinner (SKU: 366498)
Merrick Before Grain 96% Buffalo Grain-Free (SKU: 366668)
Wellness Turkey & Duck Stew (SKU: 334324)
Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Bison & Sweet Potato (SKU: 363103)

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)

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".

Good luck!
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It add depends on the quality of food you feed your dog. Dogs shed their coat seasonally and this cannot be helped but feeding a high quality food with the least amount of grains possible with go a long way to improving their coat quality and overall health. It also helps to brush regularly with an appropriate brush will go a long way to help remove the dead hair and keep it from flying out all over your home, consider a shed blade, undercoat rake, slicker brush, or rubber grooming brush depending on your dogs coat. Sometimes a dog will even let you vacuum them using the hose attachment, I've even heard of grooming attachments for some vacuum cleaners. Hope this helps
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1 how old is dog??? i suggest trying the pro plan for adult dogs according to his/her age;;;
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My chocolate lab is almost 10 months and weighs in around 95 pounds. I have been feeding him this since I got him at 8 weeks. His coat is beautiful and as long as you feed him the correct amounts for his size and he gets some exercise weight shouldn't be a problem.

Good luck in finding a food that helps with lab shedding!!
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What's the best dog food for a blue pitbull with terrible allergies and skin problems?

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My vet recommended Natural Balance sweet potato and venison for my Shih-tzus who also have terrible allergies and skin problems.
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I use AvoDerm. I have to APBT one with a sensitive tummy and the other with skin issues. I was told that blue noses have alot of skin issues.. So good luck on finding the right food for your APBT.
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Blue Buffalo Wilderness salmon worked for my dogs. They had itchy skin and flaking when on other products. This one has been great...never scratch at all
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What food is best for a dog with ear infections or allergies?

My dog has suffered with a cronic ear infection for almost 8 years, she has recently lost over 12 pounds because of it.(Not good, now she down to 51 lbs and shes a lab mix) So she is extremely skinny.
I have no idea what is causing the ear infection. She's always on mediine for it, and drops, and they are not helping her.
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As far as allergies, the Natural Balance foods with the grain free gold seal logo are perfect for that. It does run around 55 a bag ( a cheaper alternative is Kirkland dry dog food in red bag $30.00) and has same ingredients. As forthe ear infections, I had a lab too which had same problems. the best you can do is pluck all hair from inside ear to promote air circulation. there is a resin powder you can "puff" into ear which will give you a grip on hair and then pull it out. it will feel like a bikini wax to the dogs ear at first but if you do it once every week after a month it comes out easier and doest cause pain the dog anymore. Sorry I couldn't have a better answer for your on the ears.
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Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding our L.I.D. Sweet Potato & Venison formula. All of our Limited Ingredient Diets are designed for pets who have food allergies. Food allergies can cause symptoms of itchy irritate skin, fur loss, ear infections, and even digestive upsets such as gas, loose stool, or vomiting.

Without knowing what her specific food sensitivities are, it will be a trial and error process to determine what has been causing her symptoms assuming they are food related. Many pets are sensitive to grains such as wheat, corn, barley, rice, oatmeal, etc, so choosing a grain-free formula is a great start. I would also suggest to choose a formula with a protein source she has not had before, such as the venison, duck, or bison.

If you do decide to transition to one of our Limited Ingredient Diets, we recommend a gradual introduction by replacing the current food with increasing portions of the new food. This change should be over at least a 5-7 day weaning period to reduce the risk of digestive upset from the dietary change. If she has a sensitive system, you may always slow the transition period down to help minimize the digestive upset. It should not take more than about four weeks to see a complete adjustment to the food.

If you have any additional questions, our Customer Care Specialists may be reached at the number below Monday – Friday from 7AM – 5PM PST.

Sincerely,

Heather Acuff, B.S.
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Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
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Have you taken her to the vet? If so and they haven't helped then I would suggest taking her to get her ears cleaned regularly by a professional dog groomer.
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What would be the best dog food?

She is a masstive, sharpy, pitt bull mix but has allergies and beneful makes her stomach upset and reasonable in price
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Try Halo Salmon or Natural Balance Fish or Natural Balance Venison. Be sure your dog does not have fleas as this will heighten allergic responses.
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I have to pure apbt and one has a sensitive stomach. I tried Blue and it was a disaster. My other APBT has sensitive skin and blue was good for him. I found that AvoDerm works for both of my pups and the love it.
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what's the best Natural Balance dog food for a Boston Terrier?

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I did a lot of research when our Llasa started having serious skin issues - scratching himself bloody raw. Most reports said the most common allergy was to grains so I tried numerous grain free dog foods - excellent manufactures but none worked for Ricki UNTIL I tried Natural Balance L.I.D. (limited ingredient diet). Research also said to go with a food they weren't used to so I went with Venison and Sweet Potatoes (found all my kids love sweet pot). I triedi the Bison but while they ate it, they preferred the Venison. Dick Van Patton, actor, is behind the formula for Natural Balance foods and I can never thank him enough.
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I would ask your Vet. They have a good selection to choose from. Your Vet knows your dog and what type of food would be best for him/her.
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What are the fat and protein percentages?

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Sweet Potatoes, Venison, Potato Protein, Pea Protein, Canola Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potato Fiber, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
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Crude protein (min.) 20%, crude fat (min.) 10%, crude fiber (max.) 4%, moisture (max.) 10%, calcium (min.) 1.1%, phosphorus ( min.) 0.9%, omega 3 fatty acids* (min.) 0.5%, omega 6 fatty acids* (min.) 2.0%
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What is the best puppy dog food for a yellow lab with a sensative stomach?

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Our 9 1/2 year old black lab has had a sensitive stomach for years. We finally had food/allergy testing performed and we found out that he's allergic to many traditional dog food ingredients including beef, chicken, fish, wheat, etc. He's been on the Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison (or Bison) for several months now and seems to be doing really well!! It's well worth the money.
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Looking for diabetic dog food.

Is this food for diabetic dogs? If not what food is recommended?
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How long did it take for your dogs allergies to clear up?

My vet recommended the venison/sweet potato diet for my dog because of his severe allergies. How long did it take for you to notice the itching and scratching to stop? My boy has been on this food for about 5 days now, he likes it warmed a little and mixed with the dry venison/sweet potato.
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