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    I have P on Fromm Salmon a la veg right now. She is ok on it. Much better than she was on a chicken based food (Wellness Puppy) & even on Fromm Puppy (which has chicken), but she still isn't great. She gets very watery eyes frequently & her face gets very pink at times. I recently realized that the Fromm Salmon does have chicken or chicken cartlidge in it (I've looked at so many, I can't remember exactly now).

    I was thinking of switching to the Beef Fritatta, but I have to drive to get it or order. I got the salmon when we went to obedience class, but we are finished or now. I have a pet store across the street which carries a variety of decent brands. I looked to order the Beef Fritatta, but I'm not thrilled about the price increase. We are really try to save money, and "trim the fat" in our spending.

    So, any recs about what else to try? I would like something I could buy across the street (they pretty much have everything but Fromm) & less expensive, but more importantly doesn't contain chicken and is still a high quality food. I don't know if she has any allergies besides chicken. I feel like it's a bit extreme to jump straight to grain free?

    The more I read the more overwhelmed I get.

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    I have been through the same thing! I had started on Fromm Surf n Turf..found out chicken in that too..then went to Beef Fritatta. Jake is better, but not as good as I'd like. I tried NVI Salmon..he had an immediate horrible reaction, so back to Beef Fritatta. I got advice and decided to try Earthborn Holistics Great Plains Feast..no chicken..grain free and I do think it's a bit cheaper. @Jack Daniels uses it too. Our order is just arriving today from Petflow, but I've only heard and read good things! Just something to consider! Good Luck, it's hard!

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    Default Re: Help me decide about food?

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    Yes, I recently switched Jack to Earthborn Great Plains Feast...
    He's been on 100% ration now for about 4 days. Its seems to be working. His eyes are still runny but not as much as before when I had him on NVI Lamb .
    Its still early.. I'll give it a good 2 full weeks before I decide whether its the one or not...

    My cost is $49.99 for their big bag ( 28 lbs i think) and I print out a $10 coupon from ALLPetsemporium
    So my cost is only $39.99 plus tax... even cheaper than PetFlow which I had been using....


    Good Luck...
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    @Jack Daniels...thanks! Have you tried Benadryl or anything for his runny eyes? I've found Jakes are more environmental..

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    @JAKEISGREAT, what type of reaction did he have to the NVI?
    @Jack Daniels, thanks for the info! Have done some reading & this seems like an excellent food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissPennyLue View Post
    @JAKEISGREAT , what type of reaction did he have to the NVI?
    @Jack Daniels , thanks for the info! Have done some reading & this seems like an excellent food.
    I had only just started his transition. He didn't even have 1/4 cup of the new food for 2 days and the pads of his feet turned bright pink and were so swollen! He licked them all night and I felt horrible! It was the salmon, so I assumed he was also allergic to that, but since then,after he was safely on his old food,I gave him salmon treats and he has been fine. I guess it's something else in that food, but I was amazed how quickly he had a problem. Of course,I had bought the biggest bag!

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    I've only ever tried Fromm .... but recently have started having issues with Maggie's tear stains again!!

    I'll be trying another bag of beef frittata after we finish this one as I had the salmon last time. After two bags of beef if the tear stains are still there then I may be looking to switch which I'm really NOT looking forward to!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    I've only ever tried Fromm .... but recently have started having issues with Maggie's tear stains again!!

    I'll be trying another bag of beef frittata after we finish this one as I had the salmon last time. After two bags of beef if the tear stains are still there then I may be looking to switch which I'm really NOT looking forward to!!!

    I SO feel your pain, Karen! The only somewhat positive thing is, there seems to be new awesome choices. Now...to find JUST the right one!

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    @JAKEISGREAT

    Yea, I tried benedryl (generic form) and to be honest, I never saw any effect...

    He's gonna be neutered now in Feb. and Im gonna ask them to also run an allergy test....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    I've only ever tried Fromm .... but recently have started having issues with Maggie's tear stains again!!

    I'll be trying another bag of beef frittata after we finish this one as I had the salmon last time. After two bags of beef if the tear stains are still there then I may be looking to switch which I'm really NOT looking forward to!!!

    I know ... can't wait!!! Although, chicken is the bad thing for Maggie and I think her tolerance for it is getting worse!! I haven't looked yet but I'm hoping the two new grain free flavours are chicken free too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
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    Yea, I tried benedryl (generic form) and to be honest, I never saw any effect...

    He's gonna be neutered now in Feb. and Im gonna ask them to also run an allergy test....
    Poor guy! Yes..the allergy test will sure help! maybe his eyes are watering cuz his glasses are tooooo strong!
    just sayin'!!

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    Default Re: Help me decide about food?

    Both the two new grain free FROMM have chicken in it.

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