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    Kevin's allergies have started getting worse.. The vet recommended putting him on Apoquel but i want to try a new food before we go that route.

    One of the foods recommended was Zignature Kangaroo. I've seen Zignature mentioned a few times on the forums but i don't see it on the food rating page. Whats the general consensus on this brand?

    In the past we have tried:
    Fromm: (No local source at the time, dogs didn't like any of the flavors)
    Merrick (was hard to get them both to eat it... bad tear stains)
    TOTW: Pacific Stream (did ok on it for about a year.. but now the itching is getting worse)

    Zignature comes highly recommended by our local 'high end pet food store'. The owner said its their top seller for EB's & Allergies.

    Thoughts?

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    Sending this to you and tagging the member for feedback…hope it helps. @Canelospeeps

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...-dry-food.html

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    Monty has been on it since Acana changed and so far so good. I switch between the Duck and the Salmon andTrout combo as I know he doesn't have problems with those proteins. When he first started eating it, he had massive poo's and I have heard others mention that too. They are back to normal now thank goodness! It is a bit higher in sodium so I wouldn't give it to a dog with heart problems.

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    A rescue, Lexie, we placed many years ago was Okay with Deer and Kangaroo. I can't say for sure but I'm thinking it was the Zignature that they were feeding. Pricey, but it worked.
    Lexie's Dad was an avid hunter so he and his friends spent much of the hunting season stocking The freezer for their special needs bully.

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    If you're going to pay them prices, why dont you do honest kitchen grain free and add one protein at a time. Like that you're in control immediately if he has allergies to which meat/protein to eliminate. One meat per month then change to a different meat so you know other meats he can tolerate or not. Or...... you can go raw or home cooking if you have the time. Raw, home cooking, honest kitchen = no more allergies.....kibbles = Eeeeeehhhh lol My 2 cents worth!

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    I agree w/Helene on the Honest Kitchen, and I think that Todd was using Kangaroo as a protein for Harley @Marine91

    I have used Earthborne Holistic for my boxer, and she thrived on it... I also liked it because it was easier to purchase locally.

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    One thing our vet mentioned with the winter months and drier air the itching could be an environmental issue.

    As far as the food you are looking into, I have not heard one way or another except for the comments already made on this thread. Bentley went through a bout of itching and we put him on Benadryl.

    We do hope Kevin's itching stops soon. Jewel and Bentley say hello Kevin.

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    KEVIN!!! How could you post without adding a pic of my fav guy??? anyhoo, Brutus has bad allergies and we have him on Fromm Hasen Duckenpheffer which is grain free duck and rabbit (novel protiens) which are fantastic for allergies. He is doing great on it. I also did the Honest Kitchen with Duck as the protien. Brutus did well on this also, but lost 10 pounds so I took him off of it. If he could maintain his weight while on it, I would have kept him on it. It really was great for him. So how about a new pic of my little friend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I agree w/Helene on the Honest Kitchen, and I think that Todd was using Kangaroo as a protein for Harley @Marine91

    I have used Earthborne Holistic for my boxer, and she thrived on it... I also liked it because it was easier to purchase locally.
    Yep. Kangaroo is one of her favorites. We also used elk, venison, caribou, moose, ostrich, emu, bison, pheasant, alligator and wild boar.
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    Thanks for everybody's response..

    I let the doggies try a little of the Zignature Kangaroo last night and they both LOVED it. Which is crazy, because Molly HATES EVERYTHING (unless its cheese)! But.. It sounds like it's higher in sodium then i'd like.

    I think im going to try @helsonwheels idea of trying Honest Kitchen (it looks like the same store i bought the sample Zignature from also sells Honest Kitchen). Hopefully it will work out like @brutus77 said and he'll also lose a little weight at the same time.

    side note.. umm.. The vet used the 'cubby' word again last week. On the way home I had to tell Kevin that she meant PHAT as in "Yo, Kevin.. your so PHAT!!" (Pretty Hot and Tempting).. not the other FAT. I don't think he bought it..

    I'm a horrible parent because i haven't taken a lot of pictures of the dogs lately.. you'll have to settle for some recent pictures from my phone.





    Kevin on his ottoman watching people watch TV... And molly sleeping on the couch with cheese on her nose.

    Thanks for everybodys help! I'm off to the pet food store again today

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    I looked at Honest Kitchen base mix but at this point do not want to cook Duck or Salmon for him on a regular basis plus I feed both my dogs the same food. If I find down the road that he can't tolerate any of the Zignature options then I will probably give HK another look. Zignature is less expensive than Acana, Orijen etc and a similar cost to Fromms. HK is more expensive from what I have seen.

    I had to take my doxie to the vet yesterday and he was saying that tree pollens are really picking up (at least, here in Houston). Great! I have notcied Monty licking his paws a bit so here we go, the winter respite is over!!

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    After the talk of sodium I called Zignature and Fromms to try and get a comparison as best I could and to put my mind at rest. I am quite happy now with what I feed as I don't think I have ever heard any complaints on here about the sodium content in Fromms.

    AS FED

    Zignature Duck .4%
    Fromms Duck & Sweet potato .3%

    Zignature Salmon & Trout .2%
    Fromms Salmon a la Veg .39%

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