We buy Jaru and Lucy's food from a doggie health food store. Hey...if I'm funny about our food you should already know I'd be funny about their food too.
I went out to pick up a bag the other day and found that their food, Canidae, was off the shelves. I panicked and rushed to the counter. When I told the young lady what was wrong she said, "Oh...you're one of the Canidae people." and proceeded to inform me that Canidae did a voluntary recall of their dry food because the plant they were manufacturing it in had salmonella in it. None was found in their food, however, they didn't want to take a chance and pulled all the food. Since they were already in the process of building their own plant...they're waiting until they can move into it before they start producing more of their food.
What does that mean to me? I.AM.ASSED.OUT.
Boxers are well known to have extremely sensitive tummies and changing their main food source can have disastrous affects. And well...we all know our two are special so yeah...I wasn't trying to have two sick runny poop dogs on our hands for two weeks.
So we had to research other foods on the fly (me in truck on iPad on phone with The Robinator) which were similar to Canidae and decided to go with the Canine Caviar. Of course the bag was damn near half the size of the Canidae bag and more expensive too.
So I'm at the register frown-T up when an extremely knowledgeable young employee tells me that I should get some raw goat's milk and drizzle it on half the amount of food they would get normally for at least three meals so as to ease their digestive system into accepting it well. And I'm standing there looking at her like...WHATEVS! I'M ALREADY SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN I'M USED TO ON THESE PUNK DOGS BECAUSE OF CANIDAE! I'M NOT BUYING NOT NAINH-AINH OTHER THING!
Later that night as I was drizzling the raw goats milk with probiotics over their food...I was hoping their stool was gonna be cool and yup...it was. No funny icky. They were perfectly fine.
Oh...and Jaru has stopped scratching so much so maybe it's good for his allergies too and Lucy has been walking around here all frisky like a pup even though her legs straight give out still and you try not to laugh cuz really it's not supposed to be funny and only evil people would laugh at the look on her face as it registers on her face that she's sliding again when she thinks she's standing perfectly still.
These dogs are lucky man. Cuz I could probably buy 100 pounds of something at Sam's for $5.
Any of you ever had to change your doggie's food? Why? Was the transition difficult? Have you ever heard of the raw goat's milk thingy?