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    Default Senior Orijen dog food for Roxie...

    Well after doing some extensive research on dog foods for Roxie, I decided on Orijen senior dog food… I actually went to the Boxer forums, and from what I gathered most of them recommend Taste of the Wild. They didn't have a senior food, and I'm just curious to see if maybe that would be a good choice for her. Seniors seem to have more stomach issues, and Roxie does get sick at her stomach more often now...

    I would appreciate any feedback… this dog food jungle is overwhelming…

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    Gonna be watching for status and feedback, as I am thinking this might be an issue for Banks now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Gonna be watching for status and feedback, as I am thinking this might be an issue for Banks now.
    I paid the $19.99 fee on dogfoodadvisor.com to get his TOP PICKS… which BTW Fromms was on there (WOO HOO!!!) I can put out the list if anyone is interested, I just don't have the time to sit here and research food all day long. I'm really starting to question if Roxie has a "sensitive stomach"… I'm so bummed, she had done so well on Earthborne.

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    You know Sally's been on the Fromm senior food now (grain) and she's seems to be doing wonderful so far. No more throwing up and her stools are back to being firm again. It's only been a few days since she started on it but her changes were instant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    You know Sally's been on the Fromm senior food now (grain) and she's seems to be doing wonderful so far. No more throwing up and her stools are back to being firm again. It's only been a few days since she started on it but her changes were instant.
    WOW that's awesome Jeannie!!! I never had Roxie on Fromms at all, I guess that would of made sense because Wally's on it… I didn't even look to them for a senior food. I guess the senior foods is easier for older dogs to tolerate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    WOW that's awesome Jeannie!!! I never had Roxie on Fromms at all, I guess that would of made sense because Wally's on it… I didn't even look to them for a senior food. I guess the senior foods is easier for older dogs to tolerate.
    what is different about the senior food.... less of something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    what is different about the senior food.... less of something?
    You know I'm honestly not sure… they list it as for "sensitive stomach" so I'm wondering if it's less protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    WOW that's awesome Jeannie!!! I never had Roxie on Fromms at all, I guess that would of made sense because Wally's on it… I didn't even look to them for a senior food. I guess the senior foods is easier for older dogs to tolerate.
    So far so good still. Her poops are definitely different looking, a lost more solid with a lot more texture to them. I'm a poop watcher, lol. Ewwww. She has some mild itching but very very mild that I'm contributing to the food since she recently had a bath but that's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    You know I'm honestly not sure… they list it as for "sensitive stomach" so I'm wondering if it's less protein.
    From what I've read, a senior dog food is generally lower in calories. Reason being is their metabolism slows down and they're prone to gaining weight. It could also be a higher fiber food
    to help with digestion. I've also read that a senior food can have less protein but I don't understand why and haven't seen anything that explains it.

    I guess I would look for a lower calorie formula. One that also has extra supplements for joint health.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    From what I've read, a senior dog food is generally lower in calories. Reason being is their metabolism slows down and they're prone to gaining weight. It could also be a higher fiber food
    to help with digestion. I've also read that a senior food can have less protein but I don't understand why and haven't seen anything that explains it.

    I guess I would look for a lower calorie formula. One that also has extra supplements for joint health.
    I give her the NuVet supplement and NuJoint for her arthritis daily. She also gets adequan injections for her neck spur and hips every two weeks. I also give her greek yogurt, coconut oil and NOW pepcid. Good grief, I can't even keep up w/it all… Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    So far so good still. Her poops are definitely different looking, a lost more solid with a lot more texture to them. I'm a poop watcher, lol. Ewwww. She has some mild itching but very very mild that I'm contributing to the food since she recently had a bath but that's it.
    That's good to hear… I'm on the poop watch too, I know my neighbors think I'm completely mental

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