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Old 12-16-2019, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: Taste of the Wild linked to heart disease & Alphatrak issues

It depends on the ingredients. Use a dry matter conversion to compare foods.

There are natural derived vitamin/mineral supplements you could give with a homemade diet. That way you could use fewer food ingredients in the homemade if you're concerned about allergies.

Peter Dobias is a vet with a holistic approach to food and health. Check his site for some ideas.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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Old 12-18-2019, 10:33 AM
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Mochi has been on the rayne clinical kangaroo grain free low fat diet for over a year now and I've been searching for a different low fat food that has no corn starch, corn, barley, soy, tomato, duck and turkey..Mochi is super allergic to all those ingredients and I have yet to find something that doesn't contain a single one of these ingredients.

Even though my vet said the rayne clinical is safer since it is a veterinarian diet i still want to get him off of that food. If you guys know any food without those ingredients and it is low fat please let me know!
I might be left with needing to do home made meals but my vet is against it since a lot of nutrients get left out.
I originally searched and searched for a "better" food when my Jenny was first diagnosed and my vet asked why I was searching so hard when what he was recommending worked. I took a step back and eventually fed her the diabetic dog food for as long as she'd eat it. it worked
Jenny: 6/6/2000 - 11/10/2014 She lived with diabetes and cushings for 3 1/2 years. She was one of a kind and we miss her.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:56 PM
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Hi Judi!

I just keep hearing that grain free food is causing heart disease and it's not good to keep them on it for long term..I'm just really worried because of that.

I want to start making home made meals for mochi but I have no idea what to make for him because majority of the home made dog food consists if barley. Hes been having a lot of hiccups with his blood sugar lately and I'm not sure why..but I think something needs to change with his diet too.
Mochi is a 11 year old Pomeranian. Weighing 11-12 lbs
Diagnosed with diabetes February 2016
Had cataract surgery June 2016.
On 5 units of HumilinN
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