Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

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Tuckaboo.
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Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by Tuckaboo. » 11 Jan 2020, 13:50

I keep reading about it, and finally I'm biting the bullet & ordering some Sport Dog Food Elite. I can't decide which one, though. Tucker is 5 1/2 years, 70 pounds, and he's a shepherd/lab. If somebody can please tell me which flavor worked for your dog, I'm going to cross my fingers and order that kind. Reading ingredients makes my eyes roll back in my head, and I start shaking all over. So I'll just wait to hear from you. Thanks!---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix, adopted on craigslist; he has not had a blood test for EPI, per my vet's advice. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and the difference was dramatic. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 3 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 teaspoon/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 10 pounds(was on his way to chunky monkey status, so his portion has been reduced), and he is a happy member of the family, if a bit of a bully with his four siblings from time to time. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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jilbert57
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Re: Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by jilbert57 » 11 Jan 2020, 15:27

I see that Madelon's Doc eats the elite Herding .

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My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
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Tuckaboo.
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Re: Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by Tuckaboo. » 11 Jan 2020, 17:51

Thanks! Jill...I never thought of just looking at the signatures---Pam
Tucker is a shepherd/lab mix, adopted on craigslist; he has not had a blood test for EPI, per my vet's advice. In May 2019 we started on sulfasalazine to eliminate IBS as diagnosis. Symptoms returned at end of course, so started on Tylan alone...no luck, so added enzymes, and the difference was dramatic. Currently taking Diane's Enzymes 3 teaspoons/day, Wonderlab B12 capsules 2/day, and Tylan 1/2 teaspoon/day. No more coprophagia, he has gained 10 pounds(was on his way to chunky monkey status, so his portion has been reduced), and he is a happy member of the family, if a bit of a bully with his four siblings from time to time. Tucker is my boyfriend, and my husband is OK with that.

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Re: Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by jilbert57 » 11 Jan 2020, 18:17

No problem Pam, I knew where to look for at least 1 suggestion😉

Jill
My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Re: Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by Madelon » 12 Jan 2020, 09:21

Thanks Jill for letting Pam know. I use the Herding because of his food sensitivities. I think Olesia uses the fish one. Let us know how it goes.
MADELON and Doc. DX EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
Test Results: (1st) 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; (2nd) 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; (3rd) 10/2015 TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4. Prior to DX: May 2014 (2mos) - DX coccidia/bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Dx SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May 2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop. Regimen: 4 cups Sport Dog Food Elite Herding - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 1/2tsp Slippery Elm 2xday; Multivitamin; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Salmon Oil

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Re: Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by faye grimm » 12 Jan 2020, 12:32

I know what you mean .. they all sound good but I think when I run out of the Carna4 fish kibble I will order the herding formula as well. I just hope this lasts till next month when I can afford the new kibble as it is only in the large bag. I imagine shipping on a 30lb bag will be substantial and I won't be able to afford 2 bags for free shipping at that time.
Still catching up from all the tests and vet fees. haha .. but I am getting there.
Daisy and I live in rural southern Oregon. In June of 2015 I saw someone selling 5 week old puppies from a van and I swear I was "only looking" when Daisy's head popped up from the back of the box and she jumped across her liter mates straight to me, got up on her hind legs and started licking my face.
She had just chosen me. The guy wanted $100 a pup. I told him I only had $50. He said no way.
I replied, "This is my dog now. Take it or leave it. But she is coming home with me."
So I gave the man his $50 and we have been joined at the hip every since ...

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Re: Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by jilbert57 » 12 Jan 2020, 13:36

https://www.sportdogfood.com/products/herding-dog

You might have already gone to their site. They offer it for sale from their site plus you can get a sample size or a 5 lb bag if you want to try it. (The herding was 18.75 for 5lb and shipping to be determined on zip code.) They have autoship and an incentive program on the 30 lb bags.
That being said I think Chewy is free ship over a set amount.

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My name is Jill and I live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. I have two dogs: Kiya is an aussie/blue heeler and is 13, TJ is a 4 year old Jack Russell. They keep me on my toes.
Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.
6/1999 - 8/2014

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Re: Which Sport Dog Food Elite?

Post by Madelon » 13 Jan 2020, 20:36

Thanks Jill for posting the link. Last time I checked ordering directly from Sport Dog Food was a little less expensive but it did go up in price a bit so I'm not sure which is cheaper anymore. I had an issue once getting it from Chewy so now I only order from the company,
MADELON and Doc. DX EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
Test Results: (1st) 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; (2nd) 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; (3rd) 10/2015 TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4. Prior to DX: May 2014 (2mos) - DX coccidia/bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Dx SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May 2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop. Regimen: 4 cups Sport Dog Food Elite Herding - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 1/2tsp Slippery Elm 2xday; Multivitamin; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Salmon Oil

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