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Old 01-25-2016, 05:49 PM
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I keep reading that a lot of your are on blue. Exactly which one ?
This is Annie's dry kibble: http://bluebuffalo.com/natural-dog-f...n-rice-recipe/

I've also tried the "Wilderness" Health Weight variety of Blue, both the kibble and canned, but came back to the above type because it's a few dollars less expensive.

I'm not saying this is a great food, just what I use. By the way, I add a little extra fiber by using a fiber powder from Costco that is similar to Benefiber.
http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signa...100140189.html I mix an enclosed scoop of fiber with a splash of warm water and pour over her kibble. Again, just what I do because I've read fiber "smooths" out blood glucose. Besides, I use this fiber myself mixed into my coffee / tea

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Old 01-26-2016, 08:48 AM
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This is Annie's dry kibble: http://bluebuffalo.com/natural-dog-f...n-rice-recipe/

I've also tried the "Wilderness" Health Weight variety of Blue, both the kibble and canned, but came back to the above type because it's a few dollars less expensive.

I'm not saying this is a great food, just what I use. By the way, I add a little extra fiber by using a fiber powder from Costco that is similar to Benefiber.
http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signa...100140189.html I mix an enclosed scoop of fiber with a splash of warm water and pour over her kibble. Again, just what I do because I've read fiber "smooths" out blood glucose. Besides, I use this fiber myself mixed into my coffee / tea

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Thank you so much !!!
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If she won't eat at all give her half or maybe a little less than half of her normal dose. what was her last reading at the vet?

do you think she is just upset? Some people pour tuna juice on food to make it enticing.

At one point we were hand feeding Jenny
Thanks Judi,

Her last reading at the vet was 336.00 I believe it was just because she was upset. she ended up eating half a can this morning. I really wish i could get her to eat more. But i was just so happy she ate something last night.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:50 AM
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Have you tried a "topper"(or mixers) food such as Stella and Chewy's? Or even any other dehydrated/freeze-dried product. Mine prefers it over kibble but will sometimes eat the kibble as well- will crumble some of it up and mix it up a bit with the kibble.
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No i have not tried it yet. we just found out Saturday night about this. So much is new.
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Old 01-26-2016, 01:02 PM
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Hey guys. another quick question what do you you think this kind of food just to try to get her to eat her hard food.

http://www.nutro.com/natural-dog-foo...tato-stew.aspx
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:56 AM
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Hey guys I'm headed to pet smart today to see if I can find a food she will eat. I finally got her to eat the w/d by putting it in the fridge and then I have to add a little turkey and hand feed it to her.

So I'm glad she is finally eating her full amount of food, BUT I hope to find something she will eat without me hand feeding her and adding the turkey
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:58 AM
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Are you looking for kibble or canned or a combination? I would look for something moderate in protein, lower in fat, moderate fiber. Some look for a low fat food because of the risk of pancreatitis. With my Maggie, we don't touch anything with potatoes or rice - she just won't tolerate them.
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glad roxy ate and i hope you find something more appetizing

i find it a bit counterproductive to have to beg your dog to eat something they probably dont want

something you dont want to do for the long haul
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:45 AM
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Thanks everyone. I'm home... I stopped at a little local pet food store and talked the the lady who owns it. She gave me plenty of samples and she seems like she knew what she was talking about. BUT how do I know for sure they are ok for my dog. I tried googling them... But nothing about diabetes and these brand.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:11 AM
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What can I do if she won't eat any dog food? What I have been doing is hand feeding her the w/d with a little turkey. I want her to eat food on her own though any advice?
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