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    Default The Day has Come to Switch from Kibble

    Well... The day I was hoping would never come is upon us. The MRSA that Harlea had is almost 100% eradicated but she is still itching like crazy. We have identified many things that she is allergic to over the last 6 months or so and removed those from her diet yet she is still having allergy issues so our next step is to begin doing food trials and take her off of Fromms for now. We are doing our best to avoid the prescription food trial as long as we can and we are going a bit of an unorthodox way with this but we have our blessing of our vet. After much research we are going to be using the Honest Kitchen Preference base mix that does not contain any animal proteins and use it for a month adding vegetable proteins to basically detox her system and include additional probiotics. During this time she will be seeing the vet on a weekly basis to make sure things are going well and she isn't losing or gaining too much weight. After the first month we will slowly start to introduce animal proteins back in to her diet watching for the slightest irritation like a hawk and as we are using a base mix we control what animal proteins are used we won't have to keep going back and forth to purchase different food.

    As i said i was hoping it wold never come to this, but we have spent the last several months researching the route we wanted to take if we had to switch foods, and i feel good about it after speaking with the manufacturer several times, trying the samples they provided and talking to several others that are using this product with various breeds and them having good results. I just want my baby to feel better and if this does the trick then so be it. The cost isn't that much more than a bag of Fromms anyhow.
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    I wish you all the luck, and I hope this works for Harlea, and you are able to find a food and protein source that she can tolerate and be free from allergy symptoms. The process can be very frustrating and time consuming, and mostly trial and error to find the right food. You're such a great bully Dad to do the research with the vet and manufacturers to help your baby. Please keep us posted on your journey and let us know how she's doing and what worked for her. It will help a lot of people who may be going through the same experience.
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    Good luck, I really hope it works out.

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    You are on the right tract. You are a Great Dad and I know Harlea loves you. It sounds to me like you have a little bulldog in you.

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    @RalphieBoy I have a whole lot of bulldog in me. Or shall i say Teufel Hunden as I am a Marine after all. Lol
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Good luck Harlea! Hoping for the best.

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    Oh gosh Todd… I'm sorry to hear that Harlea is still having allergy issues, but I think you are doing the right thing absolutely. Good luck and keep us posted!!!

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    Oh i will for sure. We started the transition to the mix tonight and she loves it so we will see in 2 weeks when we have her fully cut over to it.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    THK is a great product.... Best of luck and I hope this works for Harlea and she us better soon
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    Default Re: The Day has Come to Switch from Kibble

    So hoping this works out for you guys and Harlea has no more bad reactions from her food.

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    Fingers crossed here!

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    Default Re: The Day has Come to Switch from Kibble

    Day 1 is in the books. Started the transition last night and other than a change of color with her poo which we expected all is going well so far.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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