Dog Foods
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The food you feed you dog is very important to their health.  I feel that most of the foods on the market are not in the best interests of your dog.  I do a lot of reasearch before choosing a food.

For all my Lothlorien dog owners.

There appears to be some rather serious issues going on with many of the foods out there that are loaded with legumes. In the past I recommended Acana, however their formula has changed and they now have 6 legumes in their food. As a result I am testing all my dogs for their taurine levels.

However, this issue is not limited to Acana but to many of the current foods out there that have a lot of peas and other legumes added. Research has now started to try to determine what the causative issue may be, is it the protein from the legumes, the fiber from them, their presence blocking some absorption ability? At present we just do not know & we have to wait for the research to give us some answers..

In addition I am changing foods as soon as I run out of food. In the meantime I am mixing the new food in with the old one.

The food that I have selected to change over to is Bil Jac Adult Select.

I do not recommend you use any foods that have peas and other legumes added until the current research gives us more information as to what is going on. Dogs are showing up with Cardiomyopathy as a result of their low taurine levels. This is a very concerning issue for us all.

Please look closely at the ingredients on the foods you are feeding. If peas and legumes are listed please consider switching foods immediately and you may want to consider testing your dogs taurine levels as there are no symptoms until there is cardiac involvement. If your dog seems to be having any issues please have your vet check their taurine level. If low levels are found you should see a cardiologist to determine if there is any cardiac involvement. If there is, supplementation with taurine will help reverse the issue but this should only be done on dogs that have tested low and with a vets recommendation. Please do not just start adding taurine to your foods.

If you do decide to test your dogs taurine levels, please let me know and I will send you the info on the preferred place to have blood tests sent (less expensive as well) which will also aide in the research that is ongoing at this moment

If you have ANY questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

 
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