This is going to be rather serious and rambling post. Something that I am not sure if my readers care about, but nonetheless my hope is that someone will. As some of my readers know I have had a struggle with giving the vet recommended food to “Awesome” because it is made of crap, smells like crap, and tastes like crap. Awesome must eat this crap food because of his bladder stones, the food breaks down the – place big fancy science word here – that prevents the bladder stones from forming. It’s made my Royal Canin. I still can’t believe these foods are vet prescribed when they are a bag of chemical crap.
Menace arrived home at 8 weeks with Kirkland puppy food (chicken and rice), which is holistic, a plus. However, this food was upsetting his GI, so I slowly switched him over to Limited Ingredient Natures Balance (Sweet Potato and Salmon). This did not help his GI issues, so I thus again slowly transitioned him over to Canidae (chicken and brown rice) (always been a fan of their food). For about a week this was working, then stopped working. In between Menace was having GI issues whenever I gave him something to eat that was a fun treat, i.e. banana, and thus was going on boiled chicken and rice to reset his system. Awesome and Menace then got food poisoning from some new treats I got them and back onto the chicken and rice until it cleared up.
So…the vet said I needed to try Menace on what is called a select protein based food. So I was sent home with Royal Canin (duck and potato) (yes the same brand as Awesome is on – insert pissed off face). About 24 hours after I start to integrate the new food with the old food Menace takes a liking to eating grass outside. Day 3 of food switch – Menace was now eating his paws by sticking his entire paw in his mouth and chewing, he is licking his winkie constantly, and eating so much grass he is now puking and pooping grass. Thus I stopped the new food (no doctor I will not try it for 8 weeks!) and start to slowly introduce Zignature (Turkey). Within a few days Menace had diarrhea, so I gave him Imodium to control the situation since I really had nowhere new to turn. Alas, he is going back onto his Canidae for a while to balance him back to his old okay GI self before I start again with trying to find a food that works for him, and no treats of any kind until something can be figured out.
I would love anyone’s input on this subject!!!