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Old Mar 18th 2014, 2:45 pm
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Hi there, urgently trying to find out where I can purchase Chappie Dog Food in the US.
3 Dogs with sensitive stomachs and are able to ship the food over from the UK but would make it easier if I could purchase in US.

Has anyone had this problem? Does anyone know where I can purchase?
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Old Mar 18th 2014, 3:04 pm
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Sorry I can't help, but I'm sure your new veterinarian will be able to suggest a suitable food for your dogs -- there are all kinds of special foods available for special dietary needs.
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Old Mar 18th 2014, 5:02 pm
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I think there are various dog food brands that have one that is suitable for sensitive stomachs. Hill's Science Diet is one that comes to mind and the dogs veterinarian should have some suggestions. You could call Chappie customer care and ask what the nearest equivalent is. Remember if you need to change over foods, do it gradually over about a week.
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its made my Mars who make pedigree chum etc - so my first step would be to go to their website and ask what the nearest equivalent is in the USA.
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We had a similar issue when we moved to the US. I can heartily recommend Wellness Core Ocean for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Wouldn't trust anything that Nestle or Mars offer in the US!
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I was going to ask e same question re chappie so this is good information thanks
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The wife and I own a veterinarian practice. I recommend the Purina blend. Hills Science Diet is another alternative.
Purina have a Canine Pro Plan Focus Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula (Adult) available without a prescription, and a wide selection of veterinary diets your veterinarian can prescribe.

Your veterinarian aught to be able to give you a sample pack to try for your furry family members.

We feed our cats and dogs the Purina Pro blend exclusively, with one cat on a OM veterinary diet. A good, balanced, diet is very important. I hope they find something they thrive on soon. Good luck.
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... are able to ship the food over from the UK...
They may be able to ship it but are you allowed to import it? Although the following link refers to restrictions for travelers, the same restrictions likely also apply to shipped items.

Bringing Agricultural Products Into the United States | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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I feed Acana, even with her sensitivity she reacts well. I don't personally trust vets when it comes to food, the stuff in their offices is generally poor and filled with fillers like corn, I prefer the more wholesome blends of food with limited grains and fillers.

I wouldn't feed anything made by Mars, Purina, Iams and the like, it's all low quality in my view.

But when it comes to dog food, everyone has an opinion, based on my research better to stick with smaller companies not owned by some mega corporation.

Just check the FDA website and see how many recalls some of these companies have.

Acana also makes a food called Orijen, our pup has done very good on this companies food and from what I can find, they have never had a recall.

This is the food the vet said to feed:

rewers rice, chicken by-product meal, brown rice, wheat gluten, oat groats, chicken fat, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, fish oil, powdered cellulose, salt, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, L-lysine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], taurine, choline chloride, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), glucosamine hydrochloride, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], tea, L-carnitine, chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

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This is what we decided to food based on my research

Chicken meal, steel-cut oats, chicken fat, deboned chicken, whole potato, peas, whole egg, deboned flounder, sun-cured alfalfa, chicken liver, herring oil, pea fiber, whole apples, whole pears, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender.

Vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

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I just couldn't feed her the Royal Canin with a list of ingredients like that.

Opinions vary, and this is simply from my research and seeing my dog and how well she is on the Acana, good skin, firm stools, nice coat. Not saying anyone else is wrong, and we all have our own opinion based on research we do.
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Our Golden had terrible skin allergies and the vet recommended BARF (bones and raw food). We put him on nothing but raw kangaroo mince for 4 weeks then gradually started adding in some cooked sweet potato. After 4 weeks with a bit of sweet potato added we started with a bit of cooked brown rice. About 15% rice, 15% sweet potato and 70% kangaroo mince. When it was determined that he could handle the new diet we added some raw beef bones from the butcher. In summer we would freeze them and put his bone outside so he had a nice cold treat to gnaw on. His ears and skin were so much better on raw food and bones.
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Our Golden had terrible skin allergies and the vet recommended BARF (bones and raw food). We put him on nothing but raw kangaroo mince for 4 weeks then gradually started adding in some cooked sweet potato. After 4 weeks with a bit of sweet potato added we started with a bit of cooked brown rice. About 15% rice, 15% sweet potato and 70% kangaroo mince. When it was determined that he could handle the new diet we added some raw beef bones from the butcher. In summer we would freeze them and put his bone outside so he had a nice cold treat to gnaw on. His ears and skin were so much better on raw food and bones.
I looked into raw but not having a butcher or meat place in my city except general grocery stores it was cost prohibitive and would be difficult to maintain a steady diet, and impossible to get bones of any sort, everything is boneless these days.
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...., everything is boneless these days.
You have boneless T-bones in Canada?
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You have boneless T-bones in Canada?
It's about the only thing that isn't most likely, along with chicken wings and drum sticks, but chicken is a premium meat so not cheap and certainly too much $$$ to feed the dog with, pork is still cheapest meat, but even pork chops are mostly boneless, and still 4-5 per pound.

Stores don't even have a meat department anymore, everything comes pre-wrapped and ready to sell. No meat counter anymore.

T-bone steaks are out of my range, so I can't even say for sure the store sells them.....
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It's about the only thing that isn't most likely, along with chicken wings and drum sticks, but chicken is a premium meat so not cheap and certainly too much $$$ to feed the dog with, pork is still cheapest meat, but even pork chops are mostly boneless, and still 4-5 per pound.

Stores don't even have a meat department anymore, everything comes pre-wrapped and ready to sell. No meat counter anymore. ......
Wow, Canada is a crazy place! ..... And chicken is considered to be a "premium meat"? It's the cheapest non-ground meat here, as it is in the UK.
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