Happy 4th!

Happy 4th everyone! Don’t forget, if your pup is startled by loud noises, keep them inside in the evening and away from fireworks! 


Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredients 

It can be very difficult to find a food your dog can eat, enjoy and digest properly if you have a dog with many food allergies. Oreo is allergic to many ingredients that are in dog foods such as: chicken, fish, eggs, alfalfa ( very common in dog food- who knew?), potatoes, corn, soybean, and sweet potato. I tried many homemade recipes for dog food, but was worried she wasn’t getting the right balance, so I turned to Nature’s Variety.   

 Luckily, our vet provided us with a list of different dog food brands Oreo could have. After reading reviews and looking at the ingredients, this was the winner! If you have a dog that get itching, yeast and bacterial infections, refuses to eat, throws up or has diahrea you may want to invest in a limited ingredient diet. 

Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredients comes in 4 different single animal proteins: rabbit, duck, turkey and lamb. 

The food has an average of 27% protein, which is good. It does have an above average fat content and a below level carbohydrate level. The company recently reworked their lamb recipe, adding more peas which are a source of protein, but some dogs may have issues with it. This food has improved Oreo’s skin and her digestive system is a million times better. She is now 5 years old and had a whole blood panel work up, including urine and everything looked great.

Each dog is unique and you need to find a dog food that works for your dog. Next we will examine how to identify a good dog food and some scary ingredients you need to stay away from.