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  1. Are Blue Buffalo and NutriSource good dog foods?

    Question

    In your opinion what is the better food to purchase NutriSource or Blue Buffalo? I recently bought a puppy, he’s a little over 3 months old and I am debating with which of these foods would be best for him. We started with Iams but he didn’t like it too much. I then blended in Science Diet — he will eat it but I want something healthy for him. Thanks!

    Answer

    Both NutriSource and Blue Buffalo are very good foods and it’s very difficult to say one is better than another. They are both comparable foods with no corn, wheat or soy and completely balanced for your dog. Both brands also have the buy 10 and get the 11th bag free program. Visit your local Chuck and Don’s and  a team member can show you the ingredient label and help you choose one that will fit into your budget. Remember, our foods are guaranteed so if your puppy doesn’t like it you can return the bag.

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  2. Is it cruel to leave my puppy in a crate while I'm at work?

    Question

    I just got a new cockapoo puppy and I am crate training her and would like your opinion; is it cruel to leave her in a crate during the day while I am at work? I could try to run home during my lunch, but I had someone tell me she would get used to that and that I would always have to. I was a little hesitant getting a puppy but the rescues I looked into required that someone be home during the day, which I just can’t do.

    Answer

    Congratulations on the new puppy. No it isn’t a bad thing to leave your new puppy in a crate while you are at work. Just keep in mind he/she may have an accident every now and then. You should have a comfy bed or blanket in there for them along with a small toy to keep them busy. Your crate should have a divider so that your new puppy can have limited space, this helps to cut down the number of accidents. The theory behind that is your puppy will not go to the bathroom in his living area. Be sure you bring

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  3. What should I feed my dog with IBS?

    Question

    My Cocker Spaniel, Prince, 13 years old has IBS. He will no longer eat the Hills Prescription Diet WD formula even when adding white rice and boiled chicken to it. What other dog food do you recommend?

    Answer

    IBS is typically something our dogs can recover from, depending on the cause. If it’s due to a food sensitivity, simply changing diets can help (although some dogs are sensitive to so many ingredients that regular changes are needed). Many dogs experience IBS due to stress and see it fade as stress reduces. IBD, on the other hand, is a medical condition that requires veterinary care and, while aided by diet, typically requires medication. If your dog had IBS and has since recovered, a special diet may not be needed. Moving forward can be a bit of a guessing game. In general, dogs who have had IBS can be more prone to future attacks so sticking with a high fiber, highly digestible food is typically best. Raw (frozen/thawed or dehydrated/rehyd

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  4. What should a diet be for a dog with Cushings?

    Question

    What would you recommend for a diet with a dog on Cushings? Our dog's skin is so easily agraviated with hot spots, dry patches, bumps, and itching. We would like a commerically prepared dry food for convenience as we travel often. 

    Answer

    Take all grains and most of the carbohydrates out of your dog’s diet. Feed them the least processed diet that they can tolerate.

    Raw high protein diets are best. If raw is not possible feed them a grain free, potato free, high protein, high quality canned food. You may also want to try freeze dried raw which will be great for travel. Nature’s Variety Instinct, Primal and Stella & Chewy’s, among many others, all make frozen raw and freeze dried raw formulas. These will all be high in protein and low in carbs, although each will have a different level of protein.

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  5. Do you have any food recommendations for a gassy French Bulldog puppy?

    Question

    Do you have a good dog food recommendations for our French Bulldog? He is 4 months old, in very good health, but he is very gassy. Our current puppy food contains corn, so I want to try one without. I’ve heard french bulldogs can have issues on foods that are too rich as well. Just wondering if you have any advice or if it’s usually a trial and error sort of process.

    Answer

    French Bulldogs can have a problem with gas especially if they eat fast or have a food high in grains. I would recommend a puppy food that had meat as it first ingredient. I would suggest Fromm Puppy Gold or California Natural Puppy, but we have a large variety of puppy foods to choose from. You will need to make any change to his diet slowly adding about a quarter of the new food to start out with and gradually over a week to ten days switch to the new food.  All of our foods are guaranteed so if one doesn’t work for your puppy you can bring it back and we will help you choos

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