Food Question

Hi there. My B female (i have had her since she was 8 weeks) has been on Duck & Potato by Natural Balance cause of allergies to Beef, chicken, lamb and fish. I brought home a B male a year ago and has been on the same diet since. They are both 8 yrs old.

Every morning they both get 4 cookies of Duck & Potato and 1 cup of small bites of Duck & Potato at night.

1. Should i be changing the amount they are fed since they are 8 now?

2. Do dogs ever over come their allergies?

3. Should i be mixing their food?

4. Is there anything else i should be feeding them for treats?

Im curious cause i want the best for them:)

My opinion is "if it is not broke, don't try to change it"…. 8yrs is prime age... the only thing you might want to do has nothing to do with food and that would be to have full blood panels done so that you have a base line going forward on their health.

You could try like the other meat sources that Natural Balance has (rabbit, vension, etc) if you think you need to put in a little change. Also if you want, you could try adding home cooked veggies as a treat.... but all in all, sounds like all it well

IMO, they NEVER over come allergies....

@Henna420:

Hi there. My B female (i have had her since she was 8 weeks) has been on Duck & Potato by Natural Balance cause of allergies to Beef, chicken, lamb and fish. I brought home a B male a year ago and has been on the same diet since. They are both 8 yrs old.

Every morning they both get 4 cookies of Duck & Potato and 1 cup of small bites of Duck & Potato at night.

1. Should i be changing the amount they are fed since they are 8 now?

2. Do dogs ever over come their allergies?

3. Should i be mixing their food?

4. Is there anything else i should be feeding them for treats?

Im curious cause i want the best for them:)

What allergies? Are the allergies seasonal or all year long? If the allergies are food related then what ever is in the food will continue to give them problems.

Thanks. As for as the blood test is done. Im in Surrey, British Columbia and we really dont have any Basenji specialists here. Should i get done from their vet or send it away to US somewhere.

If the blood work was all normal…. I would continue with what you are doing.... IMO

If you and your vet are happy with their weight, I would not change the amount you're feeding them. However, my pups need more calories in the winter to maintain their weight.

Treats - my pups love sweet potatoes and raw (or cooked) zucchinis. sometimes dogs like green beans or carrots. at my house, tri-ing is really bad about taking the carrots, chewing them up and spitting them out all over the place. Yea, thanks Jet. Otherwise, they also like cheese, waffles, eggs, etc, but given you pup's allergies, you may not want to try the later.

@agilebasenji:

If you and your vet are happy with their weight, I would not change the amount you're feeding them. However, my pups need more calories in the winter to maintain their weight.

Treats - my pups love sweet potatoes and raw (or cooked) zucchinis. sometimes dogs like green beans or carrots. at my house, tri-ing is really bad about taking the carrots, chewing them up and spitting them out all over the place. Yea, thanks Jet. Otherwise, they also like cheese, waffles, eggs, etc, but given you pup's allergies, you may not want to try the later.

LOL…. leave it to the "Tri-ing" to make a mess out of the carrots!!!!

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