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Hi Beth........I adopted a 5 year old female Bernese Mountain Dog about 2
months ago. (best dog we ever owned :-})I put her on Canidae and have
noticed she has dry flaky skin and itches. I am new to this brand of feed
and thought I would put some oil in her diet to compensate for it.
She is also a fussy eater for me and I tried samples of 3 different
brands of dog food when I first got her. She seemed to like this Canidae the
best but only eats 2 cups a day at the best of times. I top dress with a
teaspoon of Cottage Cheese to keep her interest up. She weights 95 pounds
and while I think the lighter these bigger breeds are, the better it is for
her I would like to see 5-10 pounds more on her!
I have been thinking to try another brand since for the 2 months I have
had her on it she has had minimal interest in the feed.
Back to lurking now ...........Sue
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 1:02 PM
Subject: changes in canidae?
sighthounds & siberians wrote:
On 16 Dec 2005 06:49:13 -0800, "
Is there no possibility that the dry skin and scratching are due to
something other than their food, such as humidity level in the house?
I wouldn't say we've noticed differences; the couple of people who
said their dogs didn't want to eat it are the type who impulsively
change foods. One of the dogs in question was sick at the time, and I
encouraged his owner to at least get him diagnosed and work through
that before she changed foods, but she likes to make changes. I would
like to know what the company tells you, though, if you get a hold of
them. They're usually pretty responsive by email if you can't get
through by phone.
I had thought about the heat finally being on and all of that but they
didn't have the problem last year. I still can't get through on the
phone. I'll have to send an email from home I suppose.