So what do you recommend to regulate growth and keep a sensitive tummy happy? I still have a bag of the Eukanuba large breed puppy left so I know I have time to transition him slowly.
|It hasn't been discontinued (per the Eukanuba website). Perhaps the store has discontinued carrying it? |
You can try entering your postal code on the Eukanuba website and that should tell you if any retailers in your area still carry it: http://www.eukanuba.ca/en-US/where-to-buy.jspx
I don't know what foods seem to work well for dogs with sensitive guts, though. None of my guys have that problem, so I've never really thought about it.
|How old is Leonard now??|
If he's about 6 months old, you should be looking at switching to an adult food anyway....maybe this is a sign?
I usually switch by 6 months - and it was 5 months when I switched Bond.
|We're beyond happy with Purina ProPlan Lamb and Rice Shredded Blend.|
|I wouldn't switch him, just try to find another store....|
|I have tried three stores now. Will see if the independent pesto can special order it for me. Very disheartening as he does so well on this food. Grrr....|
|have you tried emailing the company who make it? The companies in the UK are really good. I am always getting vouchers off food. Lately for some reason Burgess guinea pig food keeps getting Burgess dog food in with it. I returned the dog food to them and they sent me a load of vouchers. Same happened with James Wellbeloved, and I got £10. voucher from them. I moaned at Barking Heads as after using 3 bags of their food I saved the dust from the bottom of the bag and it filled a mug! So they sent me vouchers! I must get a life!|
|What was the food you can't get? We are still on JWB large breed junior. Sprocket was 1 on 11th October. We change our oes pups at about 14 months to adult though our last one,Fred,didn't like the large breed adult but loved "normal" adult. We had always used JWB Turkey+ rice but Sprocket has other ideas and likes the white fish + rice best.x|
|So after looking in many different stores around the city I found it. Somebody told me that they were having trouble getting to big bags in stock and people were buying out the little bags. The pet store near my house now had in back in stock; I don't know what the clerk was talking about when she said it was discontinued. I bought extra just in case. Gotta keep my sheepies tummy and bones happy.|
I don't know that his tummy is super sensitive as my vet recommended letting him chew on frozen carrots when he was teething and that didn't bug him. The only think that seems to bugs him is the food Ru was on (blue), we don't give him people food as a habit but he has got blueberries and other safe fruits and veggies before. I switched Ru to another food that is equally as good but not as rich because he can eat anything with his stomach of steel and Sheepie always sneaks mouthfuls out of Ru's bowl when he thinks nobody will notice. I just wanted to follow the directions I was given with him; and this food seems to be perfect as I have had no digestion issues with it. The vet said puppy food until at least a year or until he is done the majority of his growing. He is only 45 pounds so I'm guessing he's got more to do
|I had Summer on Green Dog and she did really well, no fleas and coat was good. My local shop said I was the only person buying it, and he didnt always have it in. So on their advice I switched to Barking Heads, and after 3 or 4 bags of that her coat is dull and the other day she had fleas. My local shop is not main stockist of green dog any more but I found another shop that sells it, so I have got a small bag and am going to put her back on it. Can also get it off the internet I have discovered. Little yorkie had just got onto Barking Heads but she will eat anything Summer is eating.|
|Glad you found your fave food for Leonard. Probably time to switch off puppy to adult now. |
In general, should you need to switch in the future for some reason, look for ingredients that are more easily digested, such as rice or oatmeal for the grain portion of the food, (or no grain formulas, but I have found those to be too high in protein for my dogs) and a formula with one main source of protein - often times fish works. Maybe something like Blue or Natural Balance fish and sweet potato.
In general, the higher quality the ingredients are (holistic dog food) the more easily digested they will be. The holistic foods also avoid the use of sweeteners, preservative chemicals and an overuse of salt. Some specific brands that might work well for for sensitive stomachs include: Natural Balance, Flint River Ranch (great if you can find it) Nature's Recipe, Pinnacle, California Natural, Breeder's Choice or Organix.
Some dogs just seem to have cast iron stomachs and others are a bit more sensitive.
Read more: Choosing the Best Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs - VetInfo
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