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    Default Any opinions on the food Acana?

    I have been feeding Samson TOTW pacific stream but with the recent recalls I am really not comfortable feeding the pups that anymore. The one other food I know he does well on is NVI salmon but the local feed store doesn't sell NVI salmon at all and I am out of food so I don't have time to order from petflow so I went out on a limb and got a bag of Acana Pacifica. The ingredient list looks good and I know it's a high quality food but just wanted to see if my friends here had anything to say about it. Thank you

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    Default Re: Any opinions on the food Acana?

    I have never used it but have heard it is a good food.

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    its one of the best kibble you can buy. ive never used it but it is very highly rated as is orijen. i would feed it to sarah if i could. yes i dont blame you about totw i would not be feeding my dogs anything that comes from diamond ever again. to many recalls for my taste.

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    This food is not working out well. Ever since I started Samson on it he has been having really soft stool on a regular basis, not diarrhea but soft. Pumpkin didn't help much so starting last night I put him on a bland diet which I will continue until the bag of NVI that I just ordered from petflow arrives. This is the first time he has reacted this way to a new food, when I talk about any other food and I say he didn't do well on it I mean he was allergic to something in it and had some type of allergic reaction (itching, watery eyes, etc). With acana he hasn't had any issue with it allergy wise but obviously it is not sitting well with his tummy. Loki, my beagle, has done fine on it but she is such a hardy girl. I think I could feed her anything and she'd be fine LOL Has anyone else had this issue with acana?
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    Default Re: Any opinions on the food Acana?

    my gregory ate it for a while til we got his allergy test back and found out he couldnt have tomatoes in it. its a great food, it may just be too rich for him

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    Default Re: Any opinions on the food Acana?

    Quote Originally Posted by buffalobabie View Post
    its a great food, it may just be too rich for him
    True, that would make sense! It is a really good food so I was hoping it would work out!

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    you could have just cut back on how much you were feeding and the poo would probably have firmed up. acana is so much better than totw that your dog may not have needed as much of it. i wish you could have just cut back and see if that helped the poo. since i posted earlier i have a boston on it the grasslands and he is doing great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    you could have just cut back on how much you were feeding and the poo would probably have firmed up. acana is so much better than totw that your dog may not have needed as much of it. i wish you could have just cut back and see if that helped the poo. since i posted earlier i have a boston on it the grasslands and he is doing great.
    I actually cut him back as soon as I
    switched him over, from 2 cups a day of totw to 1/2 of the acana. I learned that lesson. A while ago when switching from natural balance to nvi, i didnt decrease the amount when I started him on nvi & he started gaining weiight.
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    I meant 1.5 of acana, having a hard time editing that post on my phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by TessaAndSamson View Post
    I actually cut him back as soon as I
    switched him over, from 2 cups a day of totw to 1/2 of the acana. I learned that lesson. A while ago when switching from natural balance to nvi, i didnt decrease the amount when I started him on nvi & he started gaining weiight.
    ah ok alot of people dont and wind up with soft poo. well cutting some more may have helped or sometimes it takes a while for poo to firm up but it just may not have been the food for him to. well you are putting him back on nvi which is excellent food as well so its all good if he does good on that. lots of bullies dont do good on acana or orijen.

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    Did you try skipping a meal yet @TessaAndSamson? I know you already got the other food ordered but perhaps if he has a lot of gas and his tummy has not caught up to the new food yet. You don't have to not give him anything for a meal, but just a small portion. Jesse always gets that way when switching, and if I do that it seems to help things settle.

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    Default Re: Any opinions on the food Acana?

    Chula loves her Acana Ranchlands. She gets 1 cup a day (half in the morning and the other in the afternoon) along with a shot of Salmon oil. It has been a great food for us.

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