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    Roxie started her Vetoryl a couple of days ago, and at first the only thing that we have noticed is very slight shaking… the vet has been contacting me daily, and this is normal w/this medication initially. One of the most common side effects of this med is gastric upset, and I've noticed the last two mornings that as soon as Roxie eats she will run outside to throw up some of her meal… sigh I had JUST transitioned her to the Merrick Grain-Free Chicken, and she seemed to be doing fine on it until we started this damn med which is for life BTW.

    My question is this… should I just keep her on the raw patties and say forget it w/dry kibble?!! I'm assuming that raw is easier to digest… my biggest drawback was the expense, but I guess it doesn't matter at this point anyway. I'm just tired of going thru the food trials w/her and everything else that she has going on. She was doing fine on the raw patties… I was just trying to save some money, but at this point I don't care.

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    Default Re: Need opinion about food… Raw vs Dry?!!

    I'm sure you can guess my opinion...

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    Default Re: Need opinion about food… Raw vs Dry?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    I'm sure you can guess my opinion...
    Oh I know… Lol
    Well I'm NOT going to try to make the raw myself, I found the Natural Instinct Raw Patties in the freezer section of our local pet stores. Do you think that the raw is easier for dogs to digest?!! I mean it does make sense… it's more of a natural source of nutrition for them. I'm just trying to justify the cost in my mind… LMAO!!!

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    Well, in my opinion the less food, for dogs or for people, is manufactured the better it is. Kibble, no matter how good, needs to stay edible for, I don't know how long...year or two...in room temperature. It's like the german kiwi cakes where the best by date can be in about ten years from now....Think if you would only eat some meal-replacement....Freezed food is almost like fress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Well, in my opinion the less food, for dogs or for people, is manufactured the better it is. Kibble, no matter how good, needs to stay edible for, I don't know how long...year or two...in room temperature. It's like the german kiwi cakes where the best by date can be in about ten years from now....Think if you would only eat some meal-replacement....Freezed food is almost like fress.
    You are right… and it does make sense

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    Default Re: Need opinion about food… Raw vs Dry?!!

    @ddnene You could try soaking her food first, and see if that makes any difference. I have had some dogs that had to have their food soaked to make it soft. Nothing to do with med. though.
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    Do what i do. Its basically he cooked.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    i would go back to the patties... like you said she is going through a lot and if it helps or makes it easier... it is even less stress for you too
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    i would go back to the patties... like you said she is going through a lot and if it helps or makes it easier... it is even less stress for you too
    I bought her more today, and it was $10.00 cheaper at the Pet Food Center At least that makes me feel a little better about it… Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I bought her more today, and it was $10.00 cheaper at the Pet Food Center At least that makes me feel a little better about it… Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I bought her more today, and it was $10.00 cheaper at the Pet Food Center At least that makes me feel a little better about it… Lol
    Tracey, is this the Nature's Variety Instinct food you are getting her? if you subscribe to their email updates, you can get coupons. Not sure of the patties but I get coupons for "freeze dried raw meal"...is that something you can use?




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    I think raw is better too. But, for an older dog that's been on cooked kibble her entire life.. i dunno..
    I'd probably do a cooked protein for her and add in honest kitchen so she gets all her nutrients. Yeah, like @Marine91 does.


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