Dry dog food

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justmeterri
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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
Dog name: Baylie

Dry dog food

Post by justmeterri » 15 May 2019, 12:26

Hi! I am a new member and was interested in seeing what dry dog food you are using for dogs with EPI. I have mine on IAMS lamb and rice and was wondering if there was something better.

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Olesia711
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Location: North Carolina
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Dog name: Izzy

Re: Dry dog food

Post by Olesia711 » 15 May 2019, 16:30

lamb is a low grade protein..... so .. it is fine to feed but do try to rotate with another higher quality protein (meat)
With EPI dogs overall the majority of our dogs do better with low fiber content foods.... but....if one dog does fine on a particular food that is no guarantee that the next dog will do fine too... so there is a lot of trial and error.

But yes, there are some foods/brands that seems that many (although not all) of our dogs do better on.

I personally am now using Sport Elite grain and pea free
https://sportdogfood.com/sporting-dog-g ... h-formula/

it is a whitefish based food.
FYI.... stay away from any grain free food that has peas listed in the ingredients as one of the top 3 ingredients... EPI dogs cannot handle peas very well....

hope this helps a little.
Olesia, owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.3, Doing great 12+ years later! Once stable at 3+ months, was able to reduce enzymes to only 1/2 tsp of Enzymes (use EnzymeDiane's 6x) with each cup of food, but as she aged- -had to go back 1 tsp enzymes per cup of food. Fed various grain-free kibble+real meat, 6x pancreatin enzymes from EnzymeDiane., gave 1 tsp of coconut oil / fish oil daily .... until she developed Diabetes and she now cannot tolerate higher fat foods. Currently feed an 80% home-made diet of sweet potato, a lean meat/fish, 1/3 of a raw egg, fat free cottage cheese, fish oil+vitamins and bone meal with 20% Annamaet Lean & Grain Free kibble. This combo has regulated her Diabetes (takes Vetsulin) and EPI and is very well managed. In Feb 2013, Izzy developed a very serious condition called IMHA which she (thankfully) beat and is now in remission. This is when we discovered that she also developed Diabetes & Low Thyroid. Izzy was able to receive excellent care because of the generosity of folks on Epi4dogs! Izzy continues to wake up every day full of joy. I am not a vet. All of my suggestions/recommendations are based on personal experiences, observations, information gleaned from EPI researchers & pet parents alike, and EPI research. Please share with your vet everything we suggest.

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