Wednesday, October 8, 2008

new food for my annie-girl

Well, I started Annie on another new food. I have been doing some research on dog seizures and it looks like she probably has a food allergy. Dogs cannot digest three things: wheat, corn, and soy (all containing a mineral called phytate). Almost ALL dog foods have either one or all three of those ingredients. If they can't digest the food, it immediately passes through and they don't get all the vitamins they need. If dogs are deficient in Vitamin B1 and B6, it can cause seizures. So this new food is free of those items and is full of vitamins and antioxidants, real meat (not meat by-products which are in most dog foods), and vegetables. It helps to clean teeth which is good because I can't afford to get her teeth cleaned for $200. Anyway, so far she LOVES it! She scarfs it down in no time, which is a huge change from her last food. It would sit there for a few days. So I'm hoping this food is the cure to her sad seizures. Please keep praying! :)

If any of you know anymore about dog seizures and would like to educate me, please feel free to comment or email me. Thank you!

"Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul"

Chicken, turkey, chicken meal, ocean fish meal, cracked pearled barley, whole grain brown rice, oatmeal, millet, white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potatoes, egg product, tomato pomace, duck, salmon, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, choline chloride, dried chicory root, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine, Enterococcus faecieum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

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