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Toy poodle food trouble

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Engel98, Mar 4, 2019.


  1. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums VIP

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    My 4 year old toy poodle mix is reacting to her food. She is currently on a grain free diet, but she still has really flaky, itchy skin and by observing her bowl movements it's starting to resemble colitis (my other dog had the same issues hence how I know). It's got chicken in it and I have tried beef too. Can anyone recommend any foods. Also, she's missing teeth and her remaining teeth are damaged so any soft foods would be appreciated however if not I'll just add water to kibble.
     
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    ttaylor45 PetForums Senior

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    I had a very fussy toy poodle who I fed on Natures Menu tins all his life the last two years on Natures Menu country hunter my other toy poodle was fed the same but in the last year or so of his life he had very dry itchy skin so the vet gave him apoquel which stopped the itching but he was still a bit flaky. Sadly I lost both dogs last year.
     
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    I agree with the Natures menu as mentioned above, but would suggest the frozen "Country Hunter" product.
    Natures menu do make frozen options of "complete" mixes, although if you offer a variety of meats and bones this does not have to be balanced every feed.
    The Natures Menu products are convenient , clean and not smelly.
     
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    Thanks I will look into it. Though I'm not familiar with raw feeding and my dog struggles to chew up a small bit of kibble. But definitely an option I'll look into.
     
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    I used the natures menu tins as Rusty wouldn’t eat raw food and would only eat a very small amount of kibble. Just another thought I also gave Pepe Yumega itchy dog to help with his dry skin and also yumega boost both of which the vet recommended but can be bought at any good pet shop.
     
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    I didn't know yumega did an itch one, I thought they just did one for joints. I'll try changing the food to one with less allergens and I'll see if it makes a difference. If it doesn't I'll see if I can get my hands on some yumega
     
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    I recommend Forthglade wet food - it's like a pate and really good quality.
    My toy poodle cross loved it, but sadly found his tummy can't cope with wet foods so had to stop feeding it.
     
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    The yumega itchy dog is like an oil in a bottle you can add it to the food or I used to put it on a spoon and let Pepe lick it off as when he was diagnosed with kidney problems he did not eat his food as well. It was only 2.5ml for him as he was a toy poodle. The yumega boost is a powder which again can be sprinkled on the food it contains calcium amongst other things which is supposed to be good for their skin and coat. I used to mix the powder with a little water and Pepe would lick that off a spoon as well. Again he only needed a small scoop which is provided in the pot. The foods I fed where also grain free whether they were better I can’t be sure or not. I also tried forthglade but Rusty didn’t like it I think is was the consistency which was as mentioned above like a pate it also gave them a bit of a runny tummy.
     
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