December 13, 2017

What Is The Best Dog Food To Switch From A Prescribed Fish And Potato Dry Food?

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My dog is ready to start wheening her off her prescribed fish and potato diet of dry dog food. Do you have any ideas of what brand and type of dry food that would be best for her. She has been dealing with allergies and has been on shots for the past year.

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  1. abbyful says:

    Here is an awesome diet my friends have used for 11 years!
    Cooked Rice, raw ground turkey, frozen mixed vegetables. Sometimes they add a little diluted broth!
    The dogs love it, are VERY healthy.
    They feed two times a day. When I visited them for two weeks, the dogs could wait to eat! They have 9 dogs. They cook rice on their days off and keep it in the frig. Watch the sales for ground turkey and frozen mixed vegies. Each feeding they mix everything up in a big bowl and pass it out!
    I have done this several times but I havent been consistant! I have too many things always going on and got lazy!

  2. Tammy says:

    Here are some high-quality, fish-based dog foods:
    - Fromms Four Star whitefish and potato –…
    - Fromms Four Star salmon a la veg –…
    - GO Natural Wild Salmon & Oatmeal –…
    - Nature’s Variety Prairie Salmon Meal and Brown Rice –…
    - Timberwolf Organics Ocean Blue –…
    - Blue Buffalo Fish & Sweet Potato –…
    - Eagle Pack Holistic Select Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meal with Oatmeal –…
    - Flint River Ranch Premium Fish & Chip –…
    - Wellness Fish & Sweet Potato –…

    Below the line is my normal shpeel on choosing a dog food.
    On choosing a good dog food:
    Read the ingredients on the food you buy. Go with a high quality dog food. A grain should not be in the first couple ingredients ingredient (corn and such are mainly fillers, dogs don’t digest it well). Avoid foods that have a lot of “by products” listed.
    Here is an article about byproducts:…
    And an article on what ingredients to avoid:…

    Some GOOD foods are :
    * Merrick –
    * Solid Gold –
    * Canidae –
    * Timberwolf –
    * Orijen –…
    * Wellness –
    * Chicken Soup brand – http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssou…
    * Innova –…
    * Innova EVO –
    Or check this website for good foods:…
    (I recommend only feeding foods rated 4, 5, or 6 stars. Anything 3 stars or less, I would stay away from.)

    Stay away from grocery stores brands. They are low-quality foods chalk full of fillers, preservatives, dyes, etc.. (Grocery store foods are those like Beneful, Old Roy, Alpo, Pedigree, Purina, etc.)
    Beware “premium” foods. “Premium” does not mean good nutritionally, and is not a nutritionally high quality food. It has the same types of ingredients as grocery store foods, just a bit better quality of those not-so-good ingredients. (Premium foods are those like Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, etc..)
    Another thing to be wary of: A lot of vets will recommend what they sell in their office. They get profit from the brands they keep on their shelves, that’s why they push it. Truth is, vet schools don’t focus a lot on nutrition. It’s not saying that a vet is a bad vet because he recommends those foods, a lot of vets just are told “this is good food”, so they pass the message along without proper nutrition knowledge. Also, some dog food brands (like Hills) support vet schools, so vets have heard of it from the time they start college, which makes them think it’s good as well.

    When switching foods, do it gradually. I do this over about a two week timespan:
    25% food A, 75% food B
    50% food A, 50% food B
    75% food A, 25% food B
    100% food A

  3. tpettee says:

    I have an allergic dog and feed California Natural which is formulated for allergic dogs and very high quality. We have had very good luck with it – no symptoms. But as with anything, it depends on what your dog is allergic to. Is it a food allergy?

  4. Bozema says:

    If your dog has allergies…they are most likely from grains. Avoid any sort of foods that have corn, wheat, and soy in them. These three are KNOWN to cause allergies in dogs. Allergies can range from anything from dandruff, hot spots, or excessive shedding. If your dog food must have grains in it…look for whole grains like brown rice and oatmeal because they are a lot easier for the dog to digest. My two dogs are on a fish and sweet potato diet currently and have the most beautiful skin and coats. I use Innova Evo and Blue Buffalo. I also use Evanger’s cans to supplement their diets.

  5. L. says:

    I would go with innova. They are very good for allegeries and I belive they have a fish and sweet potato type.

  6. rate86 says:

    There are a few sites that will tell you about the quality of different dog foods – something that everyone’s paying a lot more attention to, thanks to that scary recall.
    But I don’t think those sites talk much about allergies. Here’s a link to a group on Yahoo -…
    You might want to join this group and just read the FAQ or post your question there.
    Here are those other sites :

  7. Misa M says:

    Probably any type of nutro- an all natural food. I have my five dogs on it and they are very healthy. - Dogs