Old Dog, New Food ?

Hellooooo all!!

Back in the Bay Area and completely jet lagged!! 🙂 But I did get to see my other Basenji girl, Cinnamon, at my parents place which of course is a pleasure.

I had a question, I apologize if this has been mentioned before. But we have a 16 year old who is quite feisty, and on the wrong food. I'm wondering if there is any health concerns about switching her on to something like Orijen. 😕

She is also displaying some neurological "funniness", joint pain, and deafness (the real kind, hehe, not Basenji deafness) so I'll be taking her into the vet whilst I'm here.
😕
All and all, she is as crazy and happy as ever still chasing squirrels and shredding things out of the garbage cans like mad….so for all you young B owners, remember they stick around for a long long time .. heheheheh. 🙂

At 16, if she is doing well regardless of the food, IMO.. I would not change it…. Orijen might be too high in protein for an elder gal.... Has she had blood work done recently? How were her kidney values....

Well back to the Bay Area... we are having a delightful summer as far as the weather goes, but suppose to be HOT this weekend

Hey Tanza,

No she hasn't had much of anything done as of recent. My parents have had a really wild last 2 years so I think thats contributed to the lack of vet work. Happily, and thanks to Dan, we have an appointment set up for tomorrow morning with the vet. yay. And I'll restrain on the food front. I mean its not awful food, but there are a lot of grains… hmm.
It's really kinda difficult to see them at this age, I think this last year as been a hard one for her too...

@Schouiffy:

Hey Tanza,

No she hasn't had much of anything done as of recent. My parents have had a really wild last 2 years so I think thats contributed to the lack of vet work. Happily, and thanks to Dan, we have an appointment set up for tomorrow morning with the vet. yay. And I'll restrain on the food front. I mean its not awful food, but there are a lot of grains… hmm.
It's really kinda difficult to see them at this age, I think this last year as been a hard one for her too...

Again.. at her age.. I go back to "if it ain't broke" don't try to fix it… I can tell you that is exactly what I would do... period.... and yes, there might be better.. but at her age... it is not going to make a difference.. again IMO

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