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Looking for a gentle food

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Looking for a gentle food

Post  Renee on 8/19/2011, 1:15 pm

I am looking for suggestions on a more gentle food for Kingston.

He has pancreatitis right now, so he is eating hamburger & rice.

I think I may have caused his pancreatitis. I put him on Taste of the Wild about 2 weeks ago, and I have been feeding him double what I would feed my own pugs because he is underweight. I think it was too much for him to handle.

To make things a little more complicated, he has allergies. I have not pinned them down, as I have only had him about a month, but I am trying to eliminate grains, etc.
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Post  MandyPug on 8/19/2011, 2:14 pm

You could try California Naturals Grain Free. I wish i could steer people away from Natura products, but for a lower fat, LID diet there's nothing out there really comparable to CN. It comes in Lamb, Venison, and Chicken.
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Post  Renee on 8/19/2011, 2:20 pm

MandyPug wrote:You could try California Naturals Grain Free. I wish i could steer people away from Natura products, but for a lower fat, LID diet there's nothing out there really comparable to CN. It comes in Lamb, Venison, and Chicken.

Thanks Mandy. I will google it to see if anyone sells it in AK.

I feel bad that he needs low fat to help with the pancreatitis, and at the same time, he is underweight. It's counter-intuitive.
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Post  MandyPug on 8/19/2011, 2:28 pm

Renee wrote:Thanks Mandy. I will google it to see if anyone sells it in AK.

I feel bad that he needs low fat to help with the pancreatitis, and at the same time, he is underweight. It's counter-intuitive.

Add some squash to his diet, i've heard from a few rescuers/breeders that it helps. Spaghetti squash, zucchini, that kind of stuff.
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Post  smoochieface on 8/19/2011, 2:30 pm

I don't know if the ingredients work for Kingston, but perhaps a good senior recipe like Merrick's Senior Medley? It's a little less of everything, lower fat, lower protein, simpler ingredients.
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Post  Renee on 8/19/2011, 2:39 pm

smoochieface wrote:I don't know if the ingredients work for Kingston, but perhaps a good senior recipe like Merrick's Senior Medley? It's a little less of everything, lower fat, lower protein, simpler ingredients.

Good idea Kendie. I need to cut back the fat and protein for the pancreatitis, but adding in more carbs, like Mandy said, should work to help with his weight.
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Post  Maryjo on 8/19/2011, 4:18 pm

smoochieface wrote:I don't know if the ingredients work for Kingston, but perhaps a good senior recipe like Merrick's Senior Medley? It's a little less of everything, lower fat, lower protein, simpler ingredients.


I also was thinking a senior diet might work- mostly due to a lower fat content...

I use senior Chicken Soup for Rocky. I realize you are working on allergy problems though, so I don't know if a chicken dog food would work.
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