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    Default So, I changed Ida's food....

    I decided to try a grain free food for Ida, just to see if it makes a difference with her. I went to Pet Club, intending to get her Nature's Variety Instict Salmon, and ended up with Natural Balance Fish and Sweet Potato. It's grain free but also is limited ingredients for dogs with allergies. She really seems to like it, and so far it's been no problem just giving it to Ida. She eats her food, Clementine and Gertie eat theirs'. I'll take Ida back to the see Dr. Anderson tomorrow and try to make a decision on her surgery, or pin him down better on her eye issues. I figure in the meantime, she can try the grain free food a while and see how that goes. If it turns out to not be allergies, she can switch back.

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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    I am glad you are trying new food aswell as discussing Ida's eye problem further with the vet before committing to surgery. I hope the food change proves possitive and there is no need for surgery...but if not then atleast you will feel happy that you tried everything else first xx

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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    Glad to hear you are trying the food change! I fed Samson that Natural Balance Fish and Sweet Potato for a couple years and he did great on it until last year when he started getting the ear infections and I needed to go potato free as well as grain free. I hope it helps Ida! Sure did with Samson, he used to have bad tears and after I switched to Natural Balance they went away!

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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    That's great news .. and you must feel happier that you have a set plan ahead of you - to try the food first instead of jumping straight into the surgery!!

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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    Good choice! I hope this works and Ida doesn't need surgery!

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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    someother tips for tear stains.. good luck with the diet
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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    @Gertie's Mom, I think you will see a huge difference I could tell in just about 3 weeks a difference in Vegas when we switched to grain free, I just went ahead and did the potato free as well because he too had a severe ear infection when I did a food change. He has had NO ear infections since the food change. I will look forward the next 3-4 weeks what you have to say and see if you see a difference. Good Luck to you Ida!!

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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    I feed Moche Natural Balance LID Duck and Potato formula. Mocha loves it and has done very well on it. And something I've notice(well my family) is less gas!! Really good food. But I did changed for just a small period of time to California (i forget the name but it is a 4 star food and also grain free) just to mix it up last month. She did good.Because i've read that alternating foods is good for them, I will try and get some Fromm also and maybe every 3 months, have a little change.
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    Default Re: So, I changed Ida's food....

    I fed that to Abby and Sophie for years and it worked great. However then came Bella. I change them all to the same food, so it took a while to find one that worked for all three. Kudos for you for trying to figure it out prior to Sx. I hope all goes well.

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