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Hi all i have been reading so much on food its making me dizzy
i have chico on innova right now i was thinking of trying the flint ranch .Any advice?~ Denise
 

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Originally posted by LadysMom@Nov 17 2004, 10:13 AM
You can do a comparision of the two foods here:

http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=comp-wiz

Innova is really good food. That's what I fed Lady before she became diabetic. I also know people who swear by Flint River.
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hi marj i did the side by side comparsion (thank you for the link) and innvoa looks much better i wil stick with it chico seem to like it .
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Nov 17 2004, 12:53 PM
I get my Innova from a locally own pet food store.  They also sell Wellness,  the Chicken Soup one, plus some others.

You can search for stores that sell Innove on their website. Innova Store Search
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Thanks! Unfortunately the closest place that sells it is over 3 hours away! Too bad
 

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Yeah, my state hasn't got a single place that sells it. Luckily I can get it in New Orleans which is only an hour or so away. The next time I'm over there, I'm going to get a bag to try. Thanks!
 

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Originally posted by BrookeB676+Nov 17 2004, 10:22 PM-->
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I found a place on the internet that sells it.

Just 4 Pooches
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You can go to www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com to find out a retailer that sells chicken soup which I think is a great brand. It is the only food that I have found that doesnt have grain until 5th on the ingredient list. All the others have brown rice or something like that 2nd.
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I don't recall reading anywhere that brown rice is a problem for dogs... It is wheat that they can be allergic to... And brewer's rice is a cheap filler. But brown rice, I think is A-OK.
 
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Originally posted by Mystify79@Nov 17 2004, 01:39 PM
I got some samples from Flint River and Tuffy went crazy over them.  I mixed them into his Science Diet kibble and he picked out the Flint River pieces and left the SD pieces!  I liked that the Flint River smelled fresher and better than the SD.  But since I just started feeding it to him, I can't really give a good review yet.. I'm looking forward to seeing if it helps his allergies any since he's been chewing on his feet lately.

Where do you all get Innova from?  I can't seem to find it here in Lubbock. 

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I am saying this off the top of my head but..since you mentionallergies..I looked up the ingredients and the base of this product is chicken... I have a dog who is allergic to chicken and all fowl.

What have you discovered about the allergy?
Have you done a food trial?

If you give me some information about your specific situation I am more than willing to share what I have learned abut allergies.
 

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Originally posted by vita+Nov 17 2004, 11:20 PM-->
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@Nov 17 2004, 01:39 PM
I got some samples from Flint River and Tuffy went crazy over them.  I mixed them into his Science Diet kibble and he picked out the Flint River pieces and left the SD pieces!  I liked that the Flint River smelled fresher and better than the SD.  But since I just started feeding it to him, I can't really give a good review yet.. I'm looking forward to seeing if it helps his allergies any since he's been chewing on his feet lately.

Where do you all get Innova from?  I can't seem to find it here in Lubbock. 

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I am saying this off the top of my head but..since you mentionallergies..I looked up the ingredients and the base of this product is chicken... I have a dog who is allergic to chicken and all fowl.

What have you discovered about the allergy?
Have you done a food trial?

If you give me some information about your specific situation I am more than willing to share what I have learned abut allergies.
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I haven't tried to do a food trial because my vet thought his allergies were due to household items that were on the carpet since he chews on his feet. But after getting rid of anything that could possibly have gotten on the carpet, he is still chewing his feet like crazy. I've kinda suspected the cornmeal might be what is irritating him since that's the main ingredient in the Science Diet Puppy he is currently on. I haven't been over concerned about it because the only manifestation of allergies is the foot chewing and he doesn't do that to the point of harming himself. But of course, I'd like to help him get over that if I can.. How do you go about doing a food trial? Thanks!
 

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Originally posted by Maxismom@Nov 17 2004, 12:42 PM
Anyone familiar with wellness food someone told me thats a good brand
anyone?
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theres a couple of other threads about Wellness food in this forum , you could read that for more info,
but i feed jongee wellness, she loves it..shes on puppy food right now, and am gonna gradually switch to adult food in late Dec. or Jan. when she turns a year old..

J-B wholesale sells wellness too or you could check out their websiteold mother hubbard for a store locator

luckily, my trainer introduced me to wellness when i was feeding eukanuba (yuck !!!) and i got a small free sample from her and jongee loved it !!! so i bought her a 15lbs bag..

i also have the old mother hubbard dog treats too..jongee loves it too , she goes crazy for them, and she just starts rolling over all byherself all of a sudden to tell me that she wants some..
(i have to un-train her to rollover, she does it too often without command)

but i highly recommend wellness !!
 

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Lady has developed some food allergies along with her seasonal allergies so I've done some research on the subject. From everything I've read, the top 3 ingredients in commercial foods that dogs are allergic to are wheat, corn and soy products. Science Diet and most of the poorer quality foods contain these ingredients because they are cheaper than the human grade ingredients in the premium foods. Most dogs do very well on brown rice - it's a much better grain choice than corn.

I also have food allergies and learned that it's the foods that you eat all the time that you build up antibodies against which causes allergic reactions. That's why some dogs even become allergic to their protein source, like Vita's Boris. That's when you really have to get creative about finding a new protein source. A neighbor with a Westie has to feed Megan kangaroo meat!

I have heard great things about the duck and potato foods for allergic dogs.
 

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Originally posted by Mystify79@Nov 17 2004, 12:39 PM
I got some samples from Flint River and Tuffy went crazy over them.  I mixed them into his Science Diet kibble and he picked out the Flint River pieces and left the SD pieces!  I liked that the Flint River smelled fresher and better than the SD.  But since I just started feeding it to him, I can't really give a good review yet.. I'm looking forward to seeing if it helps his allergies any since he's been chewing on his feet lately.

Where do you all get Innova from?  I can't seem to find it here in Lubbock. 

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My $5 pack of samples from Flint River arrived yesterday. Kallie loves it. There is a glint in her eye and a "smile" on her face over it. Normally she does not eat right after I put her food in the bowl... she will nibble and then finally go back and finish. When I put the Flint River in her bowl she gobbled it up.

Check out the ingredients in Science Diet... I believe it has by-products, etc. I don't believe it has the quality ingredients that Innova and other premium brands have.
 

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Originally posted by Denise&Chico@Nov 17 2004, 07:35 AM
Hi all i have been reading so much on food its making me dizzy
i have chico on innova right now i was thinking of trying the flint ranch .Any advice?~ Denise
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Denise:
For what it is worth, I went to the pet store today to purchase some Innova for Sassi since many on here stated their dog liked it so well, and it is one of the few foods that she hasn't tried... :new_Eyecrazy:
Anyway, the man who owned the store was stocking the shelves and I ask him about Innova. He told me that it was not selling and they were phasing it out.
He gave me some 'solid gold' samples (thank God, because I am sooo tired of putting out good money for food she just won't eat).
It was called Solid Gold "Wee Bits". Very tiny bites. I poured some in the bowl for her and 'viola' :lol: she cleaned up her bowl.
and......she cleaned up the next 3 bowls.

Now, this may not mean a thing, because each dog is individual. But I just had to tell you because I couldn't believe my eyes!!!
She has (not) tried Chicken soup for the dog's soul....I bought it...she wouldn't eat it.
I even bought her the 'Dick VanPatten" stuff that I heard about here.
My neighbor's dogs are fed VERY WELL...

You might compare the Solid Gold on that comparison web site. The package say's it doesn't have all the 'junk food additives' that a lot of the dog food's have.
Good Luck on your hunt.
 

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Originally posted by Snertsmom+Nov 20 2004, 09:26 PM-->
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@Nov 17 2004, 07:35 AM
Hi all i have been reading so much on food its making me dizzy
i have chico on innova right now i was thinking of trying the flint ranch .Any advice?~ Denise
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Denise:
For what it is worth, I went to the pet store today to purchase some Innova for Sassi since many on here stated their dog liked it so well, and it is one of the few foods that she hasn't tried... :new_Eyecrazy:
Anyway, the man who owned the store was stocking the shelves and I ask him about Innova. He told me that it was not selling and they were phasing it out.
He gave me some 'solid gold' samples (thank God, because I am sooo tired of putting out good money for food she just won't eat).
It was called Solid Gold "Wee Bits". Very tiny bites. I poured some in the bowl for her and 'viola' :lol: she cleaned up her bowl.
and......she cleaned up the next 3 bowls.

Now, this may not mean a thing, because each dog is individual. But I just had to tell you because I couldn't believe my eyes!!!
She has (not) tried Chicken soup for the dog's soul....I bought it...she wouldn't eat it.
I even bought her the 'Dick VanPatten" stuff that I heard about here.
My neighbor's dogs are fed VERY WELL...

You might compare the Solid Gold on that comparison web site. The package say's it doesn't have all the 'junk food additives' that a lot of the dog food's have.
Good Luck on your hunt.

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Thanks everyone i will stick to the innova puppy till he is a year old ,he seems to reall y like ity i and i like all the ingrients in it
are we crazy or what
lololol ~ Denise
 
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