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Old 11-08-2012, 05:51 PM
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There is a thread on this site on 5-9-12 called "Rosemary in Foods." I would attach the link, but I don't know how, but you can do a search and find it. It is believed rosemary may cause seizures in dogs. I do not know if it does or not; but when I read something like that, and I can feed a food that does not have it--I err on the side of caution.
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Caitlin, there is rosemary in the Ranchlands. Is there in the Grasslands? I wonder why they chose to include that ingredient.
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I'm sorry to hear Gemma is having so many problems I hope you find a balance that you both can live with.
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It is very common from what I understand. My cat Huly can only have Turkey, Chicken and Pork. He is allergic to all seafood, beef, lamb, and deer.
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I have limited computer time so bear with me. We are in the midst of moving across the country. But wanted to jump in and ask.... are you SURE that the pork you are feeding is not enhance with sodium? Read the label. It has to be 100mg or less per 4 ounce serving. MUCH of pork (and beef and chicken too) is being injected with salt solution to add flavor and tenderness. Its really common in this country, I don't know about Sweden.

One of the MAIN causes of intolerance of raw meats and itching is the sodium content of the meat. So that would be the first thing I would check!

If you are positive that it has no salt added, then just go back to chicken. She will still get the benefit of the raw meat/bone if chicken is the only meat she can tolerate. Hang in there.
I always stay away from sodium enhanced meats. As far as I know, the pork she was eating was free of sodium enhancement unless I missed it somewhere on the packaging, but I don't think so. I'm going to have to look at it again at the store though and find out to be sure. Thank you for pointing that out!

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There is a published study that raw fed dogs shed Salmonella in their stools.
So that is something you might want to seriously consider given Gemmas propensity to eat poop in light of her waking you up this morning by licking your face ...
I'm sure there's plenty of awful stuff in poop. Believe me, I was not okay with being licked in the face this morning. She usually doesn't wake me up that way, and then I found out she just happened to have ate some crap. Was not pleasant.

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There is a thread on this site on 5-9-12 called "Rosemary in Foods." I would attach the link, but I don't know how, but you can do a search and find it. It is believed rosemary may cause seizures in dogs. I do not know if it does or not; but when I read something like that, and I can feed a food that does not have it--I err on the side of caution.
Oh, I didn't know that. I wonder why they are putting that in their grain free Acana formulas...

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Caitlin, there is rosemary in the Ranchlands. Is there in the Grasslands? I wonder why they chose to include that ingredient.
Yes, it seems to be in Grasslands as well. I wonder the same thing.

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I'm sorry to hear Gemma is having so many problems I hope you find a balance that you both can live with.
Thank you, Pat. I'm sure we will. It just may take a bit of trial and error.

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It is very common from what I understand. My cat Huly can only have Turkey, Chicken and Pork. He is allergic to all seafood, beef, lamb, and deer.
Poor Huly. It sucks having to restrict what they can eat. It sucks more that beef, pork, and chicken are pretty much all I can get here. Turkey, duck, and lamb are rare finds. I wish we knew a hunter so we could get venison and moose. Maybe that's something to look in to.
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Oh and by the way, I bought 4 weeks worth of fresh chicken for her at the store today. It shouldn't be sodium enhanced. Didn't say anything about that unlike the frozen chicken that does state how much sodium content is in it.
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There is a published study that raw fed dogs shed Salmonella in their stools.
So that is something you might want to seriously consider given Gemmas propensity to eat poop in light of her waking you up this morning by licking your face ...
All dogs shed salmonella in their faeces, the amount is only marginally higher in raw fed dogs. The reason why good hygiene is important, regardless of what is being fed.

I hope Gemma is feeling better soon. You could still try fish. Fish sold for human consumption is fine, to be extra safe I freeze for two weeks prior to feeding. I feed it frozen so it gives a bit of a dental workout too.
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I might also suggest trying Ziwipeak again. To be honest, I am lazy and just am not willing to go raw. However, I like really like the ingredients of Ziwipeak (or limited ingredients). When I started Lady on this she went from a two a day to a once a day pooper! When Prince joined us on another food he would do two to three small poops a day. After switching him to Ziwipeak, he is also a once a day pooper now. I totally understand that you want to feed her in a way that limits her poop, especially of she eats it. Both Prince and Lady will get the cat poop if we don't get to it immediately. This totally grosses me out. We can't gate the cat boxes because one cat is 17 years old and can not jump. Did you try the different favors of Ziwipeak, maybe she didn't like the flavor??? Both mine love it. I use the venison flavor.
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