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Dec 4, 2018 18:39:46   #
Pennylynn (a regular here)
 
If you have switched your dog's food to "grain free" keep an eye on your dog.... there is an increased danger of enlarged heart and vitamin deficiency. If your dog has lost interest, loosing weight, seem short of breath, urinating frequently, and are "slobbering" more than usual.... take them to their vet immediately. If you have a cat, although it is not yet in the news.... grain free is not healthy for them either.

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Dec 4, 2018 18:48:51   #
woodguru (a regular here)
 
My dogs go absolutely bonkers over handfuls of the dry cob we give the cows, they act like it's their favorite thing they have ever had.

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Dec 4, 2018 19:01:47   #
Blade_Runner (a regular here)
 
Pennylynn wrote:
If you have switched your dog's food to "grain free" keep an eye on your dog.... there is an increased danger of enlarged heart and vitamin deficiency. If your dog has lost interest, loosing weight, seem short of breath, urinating frequently, and are "slobbering" more than usual.... take them to their vet immediately. If you have a cat, although it is not yet in the news.... grain free is not healthy for them either.
Do you have any background or verification of this?

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Dec 4, 2018 19:04:51   #
bilordinary (a regular here)
 
Been feeding Costco's Kirkland brand salmon and sweet potato, seems okay.
Had problem with dog itching and hot spots, allergy to fleas and mites caused this to flair up.
Started DinoVite about a year ago, itching and hot spots all but gone, fleas this fall in my area have been bad for others
but Alf has had none, I am sitting my daughters dog for three months, almost done, he had a few fleas when he came but they are gone now.
I am assuming the DinoVite has something to do with it, can't guess why.
No monthly flea meds since spring!
Thanks

Pennylynn wrote:
If you have switched your dog's food to "grain free" keep an eye on your dog.... there is an increased danger of enlarged heart and vitamin deficiency. If your dog has lost interest, loosing weight, seem short of breath, urinating frequently, and are "slobbering" more than usual.... take them to their vet immediately. If you have a cat, although it is not yet in the news.... grain free is not healthy for them either.

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Dec 4, 2018 19:11:37   #
padremike (a regular here)
 
Pennylynn wrote:
If you have switched your dog's food to "grain free" keep an eye on your dog.... there is an increased danger of enlarged heart and vitamin deficiency. If your dog has lost interest, loosing weight, seem short of breath, urinating frequently, and are "slobbering" more than usual.... take them to their vet immediately. If you have a cat, although it is not yet in the news.... grain free is not healthy for them either.


I'm a bit disappointed in our rescue dog - the thoroughbred icebox pointer. Last night she gobbled down some steamed broccoli and wanted more. Next thing you know she'll be demanding some of Michelle Obama's arugula.

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Dec 4, 2018 19:16:30   #
archie bunker (a regular here)
 
Pennylynn wrote:
If you have switched your dog's food to "grain free" keep an eye on your dog.... there is an increased danger of enlarged heart and vitamin deficiency. If your dog has lost interest, loosing weight, seem short of breath, urinating frequently, and are "slobbering" more than usual.... take them to their vet immediately. If you have a cat, although it is not yet in the news.... grain free is not healthy for them either.


I've been kinda wondering about this. I've read the label on our vet recommended dog food, (Iams) and it does have grain in it. We used a high quality, and expensive grain free food for a long time, and the dogs seemed to do well on it, but they were all older, and are no longer with us. I wonder if they went early because of it. We'll never know, but the youngest that has been sent to the rainbow bridge was 14.

We don't even buy treats anymore because of the junk in them. Our guy/gal get carrots, broccoli, and apples for treats, and we all get along. We've backed off of the broccoli quite a bit because the bulldog is a gas bag. He can make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and regret it when you peel it loose!

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Dec 4, 2018 19:23:40   #
Pennylynn (a regular here)
 
Yes... https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm613305.htm And http://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2018/11/dcm-update/ and https://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.253.11.1390 and https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/health/grain-free-dog-food-heart-disease.html
and https://www.livescience.com/63263-grain-free-dog-food-heart-disease.html and
https://www.preventivevet.com/dogs/is-feeding-grain-free-hurting-your-dogs-heart and https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/some-dog-food-has-toxic-levels-vitamin-d-fda-warns-n943281 and https://www.miamiherald.com/living/pets/article222615690.html

But, your best source would be your vet if you see any of the symptoms in your "kids."

Blade_Runner wrote:
Do you have any background or verification of this?

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Dec 4, 2018 19:26:59   #
Pennylynn (a regular here)
 
I have known dogs and cats that eat watermelon, celery.... broccoli... that one is new to me!


padremike wrote:
I'm a bit disappointed in our rescue dog - the thoroughbred icebox pointer. Last night she gobbled down some steamed broccoli and wanted more. Next thing you know she'll be demanding some of Michelle Obama's arugula.

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Dec 4, 2018 19:34:17   #
padremike (a regular here)
 
Pennylynn wrote:
I have known dogs and cats that eat watermelon, celery.... broccoli... that one is new to me!


We had a little cocker 40 years ago that would jump in your plate for a piece of watermelon. Come to think of it, I'm pretty much the same way.

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Dec 4, 2018 19:34:23   #
Pennylynn (a regular here)
 
Archie..... you have the ability to make me laugh! My cat is staring at me because I just shot water across the room. You need to put a warning label on some of your posts. My husband and I had a Doberman.... she could clear the room! I swear there were times when I could almost see the green fog!

We will never know the reason for our beloved pets departures.... all we can do is the best we can and always love them.

archie bunker wrote:
I've been kinda wondering about this. I've read the label on our vet recommended dog food, (Iams) and it does have grain in it. We used a high quality, and expensive grain free food for a long time, and the dogs seemed to do well on it, but they were all older, and are no longer with us. I wonder if they went early because of it. We'll never know, but the youngest that has been sent to the rainbow bridge was 14.

We don't even buy treats anymore because of the junk in them. Our guy/gal get carrots, broccoli, and apples for treats, and we all get along. We've backed off of the broccoli quite a bit because the bulldog is a gas bag. He can make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and regret it when you peel it loose!
I've been kinda wondering about this. I've read th... (show quote)

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Dec 4, 2018 19:38:00   #
Pennylynn (a regular here)
 
Kirkland should be okay. It seems to have grain like products:

Salmon meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, ocean fish meal, pea protein, potato fibre, natural flavour, flaxseed, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis ...


But, we can not be too careful with those we love, just be aware of the symptoms.

bilordinary wrote:
Been feeding Costco's Kirkland brand salmon and sweet potato, seems okay.
Had problem with dog itching and hot spots, allergy to fleas and mites caused this to flair up.
Started DinoVite about a year ago, itching and hot spots all but gone, fleas this fall in my area have been bad for others
but Alf has had none, I am sitting my daughters dog for three months, almost done, he had a few fleas when he came but they are gone now.
I am assuming the DinoVite has something to do with it, can't guess why.
No monthly flea meds since spring!
Thanks
Been feeding Costco's Kirkland brand salmon and s... (show quote)

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Dec 4, 2018 19:51:06   #
teabag09 (a regular here)
 
PL, I read something today about a dog food recall. Didn't read past the headline as I don't own a dog, have a cat so I'll be paying attention for that. Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention. Mike
Pennylynn wrote:
If you have switched your dog's food to "grain free" keep an eye on your dog.... there is an increased danger of enlarged heart and vitamin deficiency. If your dog has lost interest, loosing weight, seem short of breath, urinating frequently, and are "slobbering" more than usual.... take them to their vet immediately. If you have a cat, although it is not yet in the news.... grain free is not healthy for them either.

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Dec 4, 2018 19:51:26   #
archie bunker (a regular here)
 
padremike wrote:
We had a little cocker 40 years ago that would jump in your plate for a piece of watermelon. Come to think of it, I'm pretty much the same way.


You just reminded me, Padre.... My wife had this Corgi that ate my cantaloupes off the vine one year because they grew through the fence into the yard. I'm still pissed at him for that!!

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Dec 4, 2018 19:55:07   #
Blade_Runner (a regular here)
 
Pennylynn wrote:
I have known dogs and cats that eat watermelon, celery.... broccoli... that one is new to me!
One of my cats likes peach yogurt.

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Dec 4, 2018 19:58:16   #
teabag09 (a regular here)
 
My mother back in the early 50's cut our teeth on dog biscuits as the ingredients were perfectly healthy and they weren't as messy as melba toast. I did the same with my daughter who turns 37 in a couple of days. I DID check the ingredients closely though. Mike
archie bunker wrote:
I've been kinda wondering about this. I've read the label on our vet recommended dog food, (Iams) and it does have grain in it. We used a high quality, and expensive grain free food for a long time, and the dogs seemed to do well on it, but they were all older, and are no longer with us. I wonder if they went early because of it. We'll never know, but the youngest that has been sent to the rainbow bridge was 14.

We don't even buy treats anymore because of the junk in them. Our guy/gal get carrots, broccoli, and apples for treats, and we all get along. We've backed off of the broccoli quite a bit because the bulldog is a gas bag. He can make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and regret it when you peel it loose!
I've been kinda wondering about this. I've read th... (show quote)

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