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    Wow these dogs are definitely individuals and what one does well on another may not do as well with. Fromm is certainly a very good dog food but a variety of things could cause an issue from the protein source I suppose to whatever. There are several really good brands of dog food out there today. Ace did well on Fromm but had a bit of constipation, I now feed Whole Earth Farms and also mix the occasional portions of Fromm with it but primarily its about 80% WEF. Both of our dogs do well on it and its a multiple protein source of kibble. We also almost always have a topper on their food of one sort or another of the things they like and tolerate well. It can be tricky finding the right kibble but so can switching too often.As I stated the majority of the kibble we feed is WEF's but I don't have any issues with mixing other kibble with it in small amounts to see how they react and do with it. I personally think exposing the to a variety of foods is beneficial, I'm sure others may disagree but I have my reasons for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    Is anybody using or has tried Blue Wilderness? I have Chumley currently on Fromm's Beef Fritatta and there are too many issues he's never had before...diarrhea, excessive scratching, red bumps on chin, and now today I noticed a big red lump between his toes which Im guessing is an interdigital cyst (don't know if that's food related or not though). About the only thing hes benefitted from on the Fromms is no more tear stains. I tried the Pork and Peas but he had diarrhea on that also which is why I switched to the Beef. This is so frustrating because everyone seems to have so much success using the Fromm's. I am considering the Blue Wilderness and just looking for any feedback on it. Thanks!

    Is it diarrhea or soft serve? Diarrhea is watery or jelly like. That could be a bug if short lived. Canned pumpkin can help with that. or a bland diet until the stool is good, read ingredients very closely when switching because the same thing that causes indigestion can be in both foods and not necessarily the protein as the problem. It may be a good idea for you to try home cooking , you can make a weeks worth or more in advance by freezing portions. This cuts down on the amount of ingredients that can cause the disturbance keep me posted whatever you decide , I curious and concerned
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    I had both of mine on Blue Wilderness for a year or so and they did well on it they loved the salmon. I just changed to Fromms beef just so they could have something different. They like fromms too and are doing well on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Brutus is on Merrick grain free buffalo and sweet potato. I couldn't find Fromm's anywhere in our area. Are you going to order it? Brutus doesn't have any problems on the Merrick. He has been slightly itchy very recently but I think his seasonal allergies are out of control right now.
    I use Merrick Whole Earth Farms I get it off Amazon I stupidly changed Sheldon's food recently to something I knew better than to do and now he is shedding and itching so I gotta go back to the Merrick Whole Earth Farms. He gets 1 and a half -2 cups in the morning with two squirts of salmon oil then about lunch I give him a teaspoon or so of yogurt then he gets 1 and a half cups food about 6ish. I noticed a lot less waste and he was full more didn't itch as much his muzzle wasn't as red and he was FULL of energy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Clark View Post
    I use Merrick Whole Earth Farms I get it off Amazon I stupidly changed Sheldon's food recently to something I knew better than to do and now he is shedding and itching so I gotta go back to the Merrick Whole Earth Farms. He gets 1 and a half -2 cups in the morning with two squirts of salmon oil then about lunch I give him a teaspoon or so of yogurt then he gets 1 and a half cups food about 6ish. I noticed a lot less waste and he was full more didn't itch as much his muzzle wasn't as red and he was FULL of energy!
    Brutus is pretty much on the same feeding schedule. Is it less expensive to order the merricks online? I pay about $60 for a 25 pound bag.

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    Bullie was on Blue Wilderness. She did awesome on it. I rotated between Duck and Salmon. I switched to Earthborn Holistics Primitive Natural and Angus and Bullie did really great on it too. I now feed raw and that's even better. Prey-model raw is fantabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Brutus is pretty much on the same feeding schedule. Is it less expensive to order the merricks online? I pay about $60 for a 25 pound bag.
    $38 off Amazon for 35lb bag of WEF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Clark View Post
    $38 off Amazon for 35lb bag of WEF.

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    Thanks I will look Tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Food change to Blue Wilderness from Fromms

    Funny our dogs are. We are in the process of switching Loki from lamb to salmon nutrisource in hopes to hell with his dry skin and yeasty face as well as excess shedding. He does get salmon oil with his lamb food but we are holding until the transition is over don't want to over fish him. Hopefully chums transition goes smoothly and you can get his issues under control
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Thanks I will look Tomorrow.
    Your welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    Is it diarrhea or soft serve? Diarrhea is watery or jelly like. That could be a bug if short lived. Canned pumpkin can help with that. or a bland diet until the stool is good, read ingredients very closely when switching because the same thing that causes indigestion can be in both foods and not necessarily the protein as the problem. It may be a good idea for you to try home cooking , you can make a weeks worth or more in advance by freezing portions. This cuts down on the amount of ingredients that can cause the disturbance keep me posted whatever you decide , I curious and concerned
    sherry it's weird..his morning poop is either very runny or soft..his 6pm one is harder but definitely not what it should be. I have used the pumpkin and it helps a lot...when I don't use it it goes back to very soft..he's on the bland diet for the past 2 nights. Home cooking sounds involved I don't know if I can keep it up but if you can PM some recipes I'd appreciate it. At this point I don't know what I want to do..i thought he did ok on natural balance venison which he was on for a yrar before his rabies shot caused all those problems but i think that caused really foul gas and tear stains because they're gone now with the Fromms..maybe I should try a Fromms venison if they have it? I already tried the pork and peas and now the beef frittata.

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    I don't think Fromm has venison formula. But, Nature's Variety Instict Raw Boost has a Venison and Lamb formula that might work out for you.

    In my opinion, if you're going to go with homemade diet, just go prey-model raw instead of dealing with cooking. It's simpler and designed for the dog's natural biology. But yes, going homemade is a do-it-yourselfer feeding method which requires that you do lots of research on canine nutrition because you get to balance everything according to your dog's needs yourself.

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