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Tammy
10th September 2007, 04:07 PM
Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if any of you are feeding Purina HA? And if so, have you had trouble with weight-loss. I am feeding my 2 yr old cav Purina HA for about 3 or 4 mos. now and she is very thin. She has food intolerance, colitis, or inflammatory bowel disease as far as we can figure. We plan to do bloodwork on her this week. I thought it may be helpful to find out if anyone else has had trouble with weight loss before we go in. She has pretty much free choice feeding and behaves as if she is starving but does not eat a lot of food.

Thank you,

Tammy

WoodHaven
10th September 2007, 04:15 PM
Did a vet put her on this? If not--Have you tried Wellness Food Simple solutions?

This is what is in purina HA
Corn starch, modified isolated soy protein, water, coconut oil, dicalcium phosphate, canola oil preserved with TBHQ, cellulose, corn oil, potassium chloride, vegetable gums (gum arabic and guar gum), salt, choline chloride, DL-Methionine, magnesium oxide, lecithin, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin supplements (E, A, B-12, D-3), riboflavin supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, garlic oil, copper sulfate, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Tammy
10th September 2007, 08:07 PM
Yes, she was put on it by a vet. The way I understand it Purina changed the chemistry of the ingredients so they can eat the stuff they may be allergic to and the body will not recognize that is allergic to it. She is on it because of chronic diarrhea due to food intolerance, colitis, or IBS.
I have tried holistic diets, no grain, prescription diets, sensitive stomach types, and had no luck. Things are better with the HA but not perfect!

Tammy

Karlin
10th September 2007, 08:28 PM
If she remains thin I'd aks for a referral to a gastro specialist -- a vet school will often have someone with this speciality.

Tammy
10th September 2007, 09:12 PM
She is so thin now I no longer take her out in public. Thank you for the suggestions.

CVFlagg
12th September 2007, 03:38 AM
Tammy I have PM'd you.