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    So lately the boys did not want to eat breakfast before 11am. This is from them wanting to eat at 9-10am the latest. and they only ate with stuff to convince them to eat in it. Well this morning I am running around crazy (as usual) getting ready for work, and there is Frankie at 8:30am sitting and waiting by his food bowl! Of course I had to drop everything and feed him and Brutus joined the party and everyone once again gobbled up their yummies!! So far so good. Frank may be passing some but I figured that will even out when they are used to it. Brutus who is food aggressive and usually tries to growl at the other doggies doesn't even take his head out of his bowl!


    Are you doing a slow transition? Or do you not need to with this kind of food?


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    I'm not because I figured it is really food that they have had most of before. So far they love it.
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    Well Brutus puked! I'm not going to panick, it was a small amount of food, but many hours later, which I'm thinking isn't such a great sign. I am going to give it a few more days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Well Brutus puked! I'm not going to panick, it was a small amount of food, but many hours later, which I'm thinking isn't such a great sign. I am going to give it a few more days.
    Could be from doing a straight switch?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    Could be from doing a straight switch?


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    Do you think so? I really thought since it is all real food I wouldn't have to. do you think I should do it anyway?
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    Do you think so? I really thought since it is all real food I wouldn't have to. do you think I should do it anyway?
    I'm not sure! But it could be the source of vomit and gas, that's classic symptoms of tummy upset due to a food change. But that's why I asked about doing a straight switch, bc I'm not sure lol...

    If he keeps doing that perhaps a bland diet for a couple days then switch, that's probably how I would do it....since the foods are so different. Then if it still happens you'll know it's definitely the food and not tummy woes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    I'm not sure! But it could be the source of vomit and gas, that's classic symptoms of tummy upset due to a food change. But that's why I asked about doing a straight switch, bc I'm not sure lol...

    If he keeps doing that perhaps a bland diet for a couple days then switch, that's probably how I would do it....since the foods are so different. Then if it still happens you'll know it's definitely the food and not tummy woes.


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    OK sounds like a good plan. I am going to do it
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    So far so good. I have not had anymore incidents of vomit from Mr. Brutus and they are both doing great. I had to play with amount adjustments because Frankie was hungry at first but I think we found a nice rhythm. I just ordered them The duck formula because the Vet wants him on a Novel Protein so hopefully all will go well.
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    Good luck, Rosalie. Hoping Brutus can tolerate it. I'm all about doing slow switches, have had too many bad experiences with Blue not to. But since it's been about four days now with only once incident, I'm thinking he should be fine?
    Fingers crossed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    Good luck, Rosalie. Hoping Brutus can tolerate it. I'm all about doing slow switches, have had too many bad experiences with Blue not to. But since it's been about four days now with only once incident, I'm thinking he should be fine?
    Fingers crossed.
    Did you find a good food for Blue? Wasn't he on the RX food also?
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    Did you find a good food for Blue? Wasn't he on the RX food also?
    They're both on the Rx food.
    I'm going to switch them both to raw, but it won't be until this summer when I have the space to store the meat.

    Thing is, I really don't know if it's the food, the immunotherapy or both that are keeping his allergies in check (somewhat). I'm a little nervous to change, but I have a feeling with Blue it's mostly environmental.

    I really wish other companies made a hydrolyzed protein food. A company that used meat as opposed to soy as it's main protein.
    I do believe that breaking the protein down so much, fools the body into not recognizing what it is, and in turn, avoids the allergic reaction.

    So while I'm not a proponent of crappy foods, I can see how it helps with food allergies when nothing else works.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    They're both on the Rx food.
    I'm going to switch them both to raw, but it won't be until this summer when I have the space to store the meat.

    Thing is, I really don't know if it's the food, the immunotherapy or both that are keeping his allergies in check (somewhat). I'm a little nervous to change, but I have a feeling with Blue it's mostly environmental.

    I really wish other companies made a hydrolyzed protein food. A company that used meat as opposed to soy as it's main protein.
    I do believe that breaking the protein down so much, fools the body into not recognizing what it is, and in turn, avoids the allergic reaction.

    So while I'm not a proponent of crappy foods, I can see how it helps with food allergies when nothing else works.
    Yes I agree with you. I am praying this works for them because I know the RX food isn't the best. I had come to terms with the fact that he had to be on it but then he just stopped eating. The vet thinks having him on a novel protein will be ok.
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