Author Topic: Grain Free vs Grain  (Read 2470 times)

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Grain Free vs Grain
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:42:51 AM »
I don't know what is up with my 2 but they seem to be on a "I'm not eating this crap" kick. Neither one of them want to eat their food...even with cheese, etc. on it. I am thinking of switching, but with Abby's anal gland issues I'm a little nervous. I feel like she needs "grains" to keep her normal.

Does anyone have any problems with anal glands on the grain free food?  I think George can eat anything...so I don't worry about him.
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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 11:44:31 AM »
I feed grain free, and have not had any issues with anal glands. :fingerscrossed:


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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 12:20:06 PM »
Both of mine eat grain free and no problems with either one .
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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 04:45:27 PM »
Did Abby go on grain-free and then have the issues?  Wondering if you are worried w/history or just nervous about changing in general because of her anal issues.

Dash can't do grain free because his urine turns into a solid  :wall:  (tons of struvites) ... I think it is great for most dogs, but some bodies just balance well on it.  He got the same thing when I tried to do mostly raw food.
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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 11:23:05 PM »
Have you tried fixing him a dish of oatmeal once a week or so? I've always had to give Viktor some cooked oatmeal once and a while, and when I make my own food I put oatmeal or wild rice in it since he has issues with his anal glands and constipation.

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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 08:39:56 AM »
Abby was on grain free when we first got her 6 years ago, I can't remember why we switched her back to grain food. She only recently starting having the anal gland issues, so bad that she has ruptured twice...yuck.  I guess I could try a small bag of something and see if she does ok on it.
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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 09:33:21 AM »
I've been feeding grain free for years without issue. But I've never had a dog with anal gland issues, so couldn't say either way if it would help or makes things worse for Abby. I'd say try it out, do a slow switch and just see how she does. Poor thing.
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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 05:57:34 PM »
I always feed grain free and never had any problems.
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Re: Grain Free vs Grain
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 07:37:41 PM »
I had a couple on grain free. Could never get their poop to firm up on it.