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Now what? What options would you recommend?
My mum just got an email newsletter about Blue Buffalo Wilderness (dry) Chicken formula for dogs possibly being the cause of hypercalcemia and vit. D toxicity. Even tho there has not been a confirmation on this or anything....the IDEA is what scares her.
Mum feeds me Blue Buffalo Wilderness Duck (dry). It is one of the only foods that has not upset my stomach too much. I've recently been transitioned to TotW (because mum likes to have us transitioned to more than one food) Mum has to travel for most of our foods, and if for any reason we ran out of one, we'd have a good backup.
I am the picky one, my sister will eat moist food (and some dry) but I will not eat moist food anymore. (after my being sick with my 'mystery illness'). I might give a lick or two, but that is it.
Mum's work schedule is a bit chaotic, and she cannot afford to make raw food if I will not eat it. There are not any local or few mile-pet food stores near her...so buying pre-made raw wouldn't work well. (She would have to order online).
Mum is more than likely going to return the dry food she purchased from PetCo on the 20th of Aug. she doesn't want to take any chances with it. If there is a potential issue with one group of food, she doesn't trust it to not 'travel' to other groups of food from the same company.
Mum is wondering what other grain-free food or at the very least, higher-quality dry food that may be recommended (she would prefer to NOT feed dry, but I need to eat something). Mum can easily purchase Indigo Moon, but that is a 'back-up' food for she doesn't like the lack of meat in it.
Mum does not want to buy the dry Wellness CORE due to what she's heard about it.
It would be easier if there was another 'ok' brand sold at PetCo or Petsmart...there is a pet store she will check out when she goes to LaCrosse this weekend. Tho the lady will give her a hard time about dry...but she cannot remember what the lady sells as options. All she remembers is the lady sells a lot of 'fishy flavors' of canned food and comments on mum's lack of 'fish' in my diet.
Thing is, this shop sold several quality brands...so it's easy for mum to pick up 20 cans to spice up my sister's diet.
Mum knows that there isn't a 'purrrfect' solution. I'd be golden if I would regularly eat moist, but I will not. Mum wants to do the best she can for me (or should say, the best I will allow). Also, she would rather purchase food in a store vs. ordering online.
Mum knows wet is great, raw is best...but I'm a stick in the mud. And mum is probably worrying too much over this, but she would be very hurt if something happened to me. I've been though a lot already.