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help with choice of food

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by david1974, Jul 18, 2017.


  1. david1974

    david1974 PetForums Newbie

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    hello keisha is 6 years old and weighs 51 kilo and she is very underactive she as 2 walks a day . im feeding her the food for a 25 kilo dog and she just isnt loosing any weight , im trying to find food that as not got any beef , wheat ,soybean , barley , rice and patato as she is allergic to them any help will be gladly appreaceted thank you .
     
  2. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    What kind of dog is she?
     
  3. david1974

    david1974 PetForums Newbie

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    sorry shar pei x husky
     
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    0310star PetForums Senior

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    Try raw - we have a dog that's intolerant to a lot of things in processed dog food and raw works extremely well
     
  5. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    A vet may be able to prescribe a food that will help her to lose weight. You would need to let the vet know about your dog's allergies.
     
  6. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    From the Husky point of view they don't need the amount of food for normal dogs of their weight and size amounts stated on commercial food be it tinned or dried for a dog of their weight is often miles too much, over feeding as well as adding too much wait usually causes sloppy or loose motions in Huskies too. Sharpeis and huskies for that matter also don't do well on high grain foods particularly things like wheat and maize. In sharpie it tends to cause things like skin issues and intolerances. I would cut down on the amount of food stated and use a high meat grain food.

    One thing too I noticed that you say as well as being over weight she is underactive, if by that you mean she has exercise intolerance, ie doesnt want to walk or run far and tires easily another consideration may be that she could be hyper thyroid. Hyper thyroid is a condition where they don't produce enough thyroid hormones, and a classic sign of that is over weight, unable to lose weight even if on a strict diet, and exercise intolerance and lethargy. It can also affect skin and coat and manifest in a lot of other symptoms and conditions too. If you are feeding too much and the wrong thing it could purely be that, but if in spite of a reduced diet and a different food she doesnt lose weight, still gains and also still has exercise intolerance and lethargy it may be worth having a full thyroid function profile done.
    There is a high prevalence of hypothyroid in Huskies and also in Sharpei I just check on the Shar pei too.

    Clinical signs you can see with hypo thyroid are on the link below, and symptoms can vary from dog to dog, fat and lethargic/exercise intolerance is a common one most associated with it, but some dogs show other symptoms more like skin and coat problems, it can also cause seizures in some dogs, and also affect behaviour they can be anxious or nervous and some even aggressive. If they are hypo thyroid which is diagnosed with a thyroid function profile blood test then treatment is daily thyroid hormone replacement theraphy.

    http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/clinicalsignscaninehypothyroidism.htm

    Natures menu do a range of raw, tinned and pouch food some of which is grain free and even single protein ones
    https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk/

    James wellbeloved also do a grain free dried food range that may be worth looking at.
     
  7. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    We have a Staffy who is allergic to all the foods your Husky is, plus some more.

    Is your dog okay with sweet potato?

    We found a kibble which is pork and vegetables, made by Millies Wolfheart, and it contains none of the ingredients you listed.

    Our Staffy loves it and thrives on it.
     
  8. GreyandWhiteMog

    GreyandWhiteMog PetForums Junior

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    Also try Little BigPaw, they've got 2 tinned complete foods that don't have potato in and are grain free which would be suitable. I think they're about £1.70 a tin.
     
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