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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Jack didnt do well on NVI Salmon..its giving him skin bumps all over his back and rump area.


    Im switching this week to Natural Balance's LID Lamb & Rice.. I know the Natural Balance is lower in protein but I gotta find a food that works for him... Im getting desperate.
    If Natura l Balance dont work, I might have to try (dont call the Bully Police on me ) PURINA !

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    That is why everyone says you have to just experiment. You have to start somewhere and the NVI is as good as any but you won't know and no one can tell you... just get it and start feeding it.

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Thank you for the compliment @BruceP, but like you I am a firm believer it is trial and error, what works for one does not work for another, but I do think NVI is a good start, does not mean it will work, just because it does for me, as you have seen others say it did not work for them. Dont know about that Purina @Jack Daniels!! Lol!! we would all be on you like flys on

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    Jack didnt do well on NVI Salmon..its giving him skin bumps all over his back and rump area.


    Im switching this week to Natural Balance's LID Lamb & Rice.. I know the Natural Balance is lower in protein but I gotta find a food that works for him... Im getting desperate.
    If Natura l Balance dont work, I might have to try (dont call the Bully Police on me ) PURINA !
    Will, did you get the NB already? You might want to try NV's LID formula first. It is also grain-free and they use very limited number of protein sources that are less likely to cause allergies. NV's LID is also nutritionally better than NB...

    And just want to throw it out there... it could be that your dog is not allergic to the food...

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    @anatess Yes, The 28 lb bag of Nature's Balance Lamb & Brown Rice arrived last nite . I already started mixing it with the NVI Salmon ...

    Im hoping the Lamb will work...
    If this doesn do it then I guess off to the Vet I will go. Hi-Ho Hi-Ho

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    You know what surprised me the most? How quickly Jake had a problem with the NVI salmon..I mean almost instantly! He never even got to 1/2 and 1/2.. He got bumps..the pads of his feet swelled up and turned bright pink..his muzzle got just as pink and his poo was much softer. I am amazed how tricky the whole food and bulldog thing is! I put him back on Fromm beef and I'm keeping him there for awhile..if I feel a change is needed..I'm going to try the natural balance Lim ingredients..I know a lot of bullies on it and thriving..including 4 of Jakes brothers..gotta go with the genes next!!

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Omg @Jack Daniels I may have to kick your butt myself. Purina? Pm me before you do that please lol im dying over here. Nvi is better food but is to much for some dogs. Might be better for some to try the limited ingredient one first

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    @anatess Hi, Im logging down all the food's I have tried with their first 5 Ingredients, protein, fat and calorie content per cup. That way I can better view the common demoninator with the foods that have not worked out so far.

    Question: Would you happen to know how many calories per cup the Natural Balance L.I.D. Lamb Meal & Brown Rice contains? ( I know its your favorite of choice)



    I've been searching and searching but can't find the calories per cup for this food.
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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    @anatess Hi, Im logging down all the food's I have tried with their first 5 Ingredients, protein, fat and calorie content per cup. That way I can better view the common demoninator with the foods that have not worked out so far.

    Question: Would you happen to know how many calories per cup the Natural Balance L.I.D. Lamb Meal & Brown Rice contains? ( I know its your favorite of choice)



    I've been searching and searching but can't find the calories per cup for this food.
    LOL!

    Yeah, they don't have it listed. They only have the Ultra Premium listed which is 350cal/cup and their reduced calorie which is 260cal/cup or was it 290?. But, they're pretty good with answering emails so if you click on their "contact us" button and ask them, I'm fairly certain they'll respond in a timely manner.

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    @anatess I saw the NVI LID Lamb meal . Its ingredients are almost identical to that of Natural Balance LID except for the Brown Rice that NB has...


    Why do you think NVI is rated superior ? Maybe the quality of the lamb meal




    Oh, and for your replies ... !

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    @anatess I saw the NVI LID Lamb meal . Its ingredients are almost identical to that of Natural Balance LID except for the Brown Rice that NB has...


    Why do you think NVI is rated superior ? Maybe the quality of the lamb meal




    Oh, and for your replies ... !
    It's rated higher because dogs are carnivores. They have been made to adopt to an omnivorous diet in the pet trade but they are not, by nature, designed to eat plants. If you look at the shape of their teeth, they have sharp canines that are shaped for ripping, shredding, tearing meat. They don't have flat molars that can efficiently chew plants like grains or veggies. Their molars are sharp and positioned on a scissor-like bite which indicates it is efficient at crushing bone and tearing hide. Wild dogs sometimes eat grass for the fiber when they have stomach upset, but this is not their daily routine.

    Therefore, a dog's anatomy is tailored for high protein intake and not much carbs. Carbs don't provide them as much benefit as humans get from it, whereas, they have efficient organs that make good use of amino acids. So, any dog food that are low protein/high in carbs will always rate lower than those with high protein/low carbs, especially if the carbs go over 50% of the nutritional content of the food like what you have with NB.

    Is NVI better than NB for your dog? No. Each dog is unique and if NVI gives your dog problems, then it's just as good as Purina.
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