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When i started Bella with the Science diet KD "cans" for her kidneys she liked it a lot & ate every last morsel (she did NOT touch the dry kibble though). Jhuma was on Pro Plan at the breeders... She started eating Bellas prescription food & wouldnt eat her kibble any more. At the vets office bella & jhuma greedily lapped up Eukanaba i/d...
Now both wont eat any foods! I would pick Eukanaba - but am not sure I want them on it...
My babies are being very fussy
I picked up Nature's Variety frozen lamb? or chicken. & dry kibble (lamb)neither touched the frozen (defrosted & pieced) or kibble diets. I have tried Puppy Lovers soul/ Solid Gold wee bit/ Eagle Pack (holistic lamb meal&rice) / Eagle Pack (Holistic select) / Innova /california lamb&rice/GRRRRR
some I got as sample packets from my pet store. some I bought smallest bags hoping my babies would love em....
I am a vegetarian (never handled eggs/meats!) now giving them raw meat diets - It took some getting used to feeding them raw
& still cant get pups to eat. help!
I can put my feet down and insist they eat what I serve or go hungry! but Jhuma is too little for that option & Bella's medical condition will not let me be firm with her...
My last resort is opening food cans (gourmet! lol) for them every night. ..

Help!

BTW: (I cant give Eukanaba I/D or other foods to Bella due to protien/phosphorous requirements)
PLEASE: also if you can suggest any food to replace Bellas Prescription diet.....

Thanks to all...
 

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I just responded to your post about the coupon and suggested Hill's k/d, but see you already tried it.

How about a kidney diet from one of the other companies like Waltham? Bella might prefer the taste.

Here's a link to precription diets from other companies.

http://www.prescriptiondiets.com/rc.html

With Bella's serious kidney disease, I would think you'd have to feed her a prescription diet or homecook for her.

We run into that with newly diagnosed diabetic dogs sometimes. They refuse to eat w/d or one of the other prescription diets for diabetic dogs. Sometimes a switch in brands will do it. Terry, Missy's mom, made Missy the famous meatballs when Missy refused to eat her w/d. She pulverized the kibble, then mixed it with the canned and rolled it into little meatballs. Missy gobbled them up!
 

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I just responded to your post about the coupon and suggested Hill's k/d, but see you already tried it.

How about a kidney diet from one of the other companies like Waltham? Bella might prefer the taste.

Here's a link to precription diets from other companies.

http://www.prescriptiondiets.com/rc.html

With Bella's serious kidney disease, I would think you'd have to feed her a prescription diet or homecook for her.

We run into that with newly diagnosed diabetic dogs sometimes. They refuse to eat w/d or one of the other prescription diets for diabetic dogs. Sometimes a switch in brands will do it. Terry, Missy's mom, made Missy the famous meatballs when Missy refused to eat her w/d. She pulverized the kibble, then mixed it with the canned and rolled it into little meatballs. Missy gobbled them up![/B]
The meatballs sound like a very good idea
I will try it....
My VET carries Hills. She can order other prescription diets - if I dont find other alternatives, i will have her order some other prescription diets. I am hoping to find alternative from a natural/holistic/whole foods type of food for her.
Thanks for caring & responding
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Vets schools are heavily funded by Hills which explains why most vet offices carry Hills instead of the other brands.

My Petsmart carries the Waltham brand near their Banfield office. I guess you'd have to have your vet write you a prescription, but it would beat ordering it.

Maybe if you contact a few of the companies, they'll send you samples.
 

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Vets schools are heavily funded by Hills which explains why most vet offices carry Hills instead of the other brands.

My Petsmart carries the Waltham brand near their Banfield office. I guess you'd have to have your vet write you a prescription, but it would beat ordering it.

Maybe if you contact a few of the companies, they'll send you samples.[/B]
That is a super idea. I will email companies. That way I will know which few to stock
thanks.
 
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