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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    ^^^ Pork and Peas has been the best food I put my girl on in the 7.5 yrs. I've had her. She was on raw for about two yrs and still Fromm P/P is her best results. Banks is highly allergic to chicken and sensitive to salmon and most of her allergies did not show up till she after she was 1 yr old.
    @Lauren31287 - it could be an ingredient other than the protein... meal, grain, starch. Banks has yeast issues to so I needed to find chicken/salmon and white potato free food after we stopped the raw. I went with Fromm Beef, it has whte potato but it is like the 10th ingredient, Banks had good results, not awesome, but real good. Then I swtiched her to the Pork/Peas.... wow, just fantastic. She still has some yeast here and there due to all her seansonal allergies, but the last two months I can not get over how great she looks.
    How much do you feed of this food?? The bag says 3-4 cups?!?! Winston is 60 lbs and not extremely active...he only gets two cups of the limited ingredient food! Do you think sticking with 2 cups will be good for him?? 3-4 just seems like ALOT lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren31287 View Post
    How much do you feed of this food?? The bag says 3-4 cups?!?! Winston is 60 lbs and not extremely active...he only gets two cups of the limited ingredient food! Do you think sticking with 2 cups will be good for him?? 3-4 just seems like ALOT lol!
    I would stay with the 2 cups. I read that too on the bag but thought if we were to give him that much Buster would become a rolly polly real quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    I would stay with the 2 cups. I read that too on the bag but thought if we were to give him that much Buster would become a rolly polly real quick.
    That's what I am saying. Winston would weight about 100 pounds if I fed him that much!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren31287 View Post
    How much do you feed of this food?? The bag says 3-4 cups?!?! Winston is 60 lbs and not extremely active...he only gets two cups of the limited ingredient food! Do you think sticking with 2 cups will be good for him?? 3-4 just seems like ALOT lol!
    Banks is also 60lbs... 1 cup in the AM and 1 cup in the PM


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Banks is also 69lbs... 1 cup in the AM and 1 cup in the PM


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren31287 View Post
    Thank you!!
    Correction on a typo.... Banks is 60 lbs... do not know w=how or why I hit the 9
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    No prob!

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    So far, so good. We only went for three days on a 50-50 mix of the old NVI Chicken and the new Fromm Pork and Peas and no Salmon Oil or Vitamin Supplement. Poops have changed colour from almost black soft serve back to light brown-yellow firm stool. So he is now on 100% Fromm Pork and Peas. We will re-introduce the Salmon Oil and the Vitamin supplement in a week or so if his stool remains good.

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    FROMM FROMM FROMM, RAH RAH OOO-RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkie View Post
    So far, so good. We only went for three days on a 50-50 mix of the old NVI Chicken and the new Fromm Pork and Peas and no Salmon Oil or Vitamin Supplement. Poops have changed colour from almost black soft serve back to light brown-yellow firm stool. So he is now on 100% Fromm Pork and Peas. We will re-introduce the Salmon Oil and the Vitamin supplement in a week or so if his stool remains good.

    Pardon me, but I've always wanted to do this...
    FROMM FROMM FROMM, RAH RAH OOO-RAH!
    Glad to hear he is doing well on it!! I hope to be able to report back with good news on this too!

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    Please note, we have not added either the Salmon Oil or the Vitamins.

    Walley-Bubba has been on the new Fromm Pork and Peas for almost a week.
    His poops are medium brown not black as before and they are well-formed every single time.
    His poops don't stink like they did before. They were really stinky before. WB used to run form them, me too LOL
    He still has tear stains but his eyes are clear now and the white part has hardly any blood vessels visible now.
    He doesn't seem to be shedding as much as before but that could be coincidental or even seasonal.
    He doesn't have any gas although he didn't have much before.
    He seems to enjoy the new food and cleans the bowl as quickly as ever.
    He gets a two cup scoop twice a day.

    So we will keep him on the new Fromm Pork and Peas.
    And skip the Salmon Oil and Vitamins for a while.

    Thats it.

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    I have recently been having more issues with tear stains on Amber than normal and now that we have Ruby who has a 3/4 white face I really pay attention to the tear stains. I usually home cook for both of them but Ruby was experiencing really dark tear stains and Ambers tail pocket was a little inflamed for several days. I figured it must be seasonal allergies and started watching their food more; I also use Blue Buffalo in a pinch when I am pressed for time to cook or am on the road for my job. Nothing was working so I started doing research on some different food choices; I took both of them off Blue Buffalo completely and cooked for them but no change in the amount of tear stains (2 1/2 weeks of watching them) and Amber was still having a few issues with the tail pocket. So I stripped their diet and took away the beef, chicken, and all other meats except for fish (swali from Wal-mart at $8.99 on sale). I broiled the fish and put limited amounts of vegetables along with eggs (I usually put a small amount of rice in it but cut that too). I have had both of them on a fish, veggies, eggs, and dried blueberries (I buy boxes of dried fruit: strawberries and blueberries) for a few weeks now and Ambers tail pocket issues are resolved and her tear stains are much better. Ruby is gaining weight like she should and is 29 pounds right now at almost 5 months old. Another thing I have noticed is neither of them have any gas. I still put yogurt or cottage cheese in their food and I am researching the grain free dog foods that are sea food based right now to use when my husband has to take care of them when I am on the road. I haven't found one yet but have narrowed my search down to Wellness Core Ocean, Canidae Pure Sea, and one or two others. I am not 100% sure which one I will try (I am leaning towrds the Wellness Core Ocean) but I do know right now the limited diet with fish as the main ingredient is working wonders for mine during this seasonal allergy thing. Good luck in finding the right mix for yours, just know you are not alone in your quest for the right combination.

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    Thank so much everyone! Winston has been on the Fromm Pork & Peas for 2 days now. 1/4 cup mixed with 3/4 of a cup of NVI! No changes yet but it has not been long enough, all though I did notice he seems a little less red in the face but we have stopped giving him the NVI wet food also, so maybe its starting to work! I will know as time goes on but I do know he LOVES it lol.

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