Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sometimes I Think I Should Call this "The Blog for Dealing with Allergies in 2 Species"

Weve been on the hunt for yet another dog food.


Kerrygirl has been having low-level stomach issues persistently for the last couple of months. Nothing big. No runs to the emergency room. But a lot of really awful stink with a little diarrhea and vomiting.

We couldn’t figure out what was going on. We did some testing and there wasn’t anything new wrong with her.

Then, by chance, I checked the ingredients list on the bag of her dog food. I don’t know when, but at some point they changed the formula and she can’t have one of the lesser ingredients.

My question is, if you sell food that’s made especially for medical conditions requiring a very limited ingredient diet, WHY WOULD YOU REFORMULATE AND ADD NEW INGREDIENTS!!!!!!!! Especially without putting a giant neon sticker on the bag saying “NEW INGREDIENTS ADDED.”

You know, just so that no one dies or anything.

We’re trying something new.

So far, so good. I do like that there are several formulas she can eat, rather than just the one. Hubby hates that he has to “make” it when he feeds them (you have to add water…big whoop-de-do). My skinflint self doesn’t care for the price, but I know I need to have a commercial dogfood available for use because I sometimes need hubby to feed them, or occasionally a boarding kennel. And they ain’t about to prepare her a meal every night, so this works.

1 comment:

caramama said...

When my childhood dog was in the last stages of life and suffering from diabeties, my mom would cook up big pots of rice and chicken because that's all he would/could eat. When we'd watch him for the weekend, she would leave big bowls of rice and chicken. Just having a flashback moment.

But like you said, it's not reasonable have to make the dog's meal every night. And I'm really amazed that they would change the formula without indicated it! That's just not right!