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    thanks everyone....Jessie gets a tin of tuna each week and I haven't used the Fish & Potato Black Hawk since she first got sick but was on chicen and rice black hawk....I think every dry food can have its pros and cons and as people stated a process of elimination.....our vets have specialists there that they can talk to so when I take her back with her next bout of sickness a diet will be sorted out for her.....keeping fingers crossed that what I have got her on works and if it doesn't well its back to the drawing board and trying something else....I love everyones input and search everything people tell me all I want is for Jessie to be better and enjoy life without these episodes as I hate seeing her sick

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    The tuna available in tins - isn't very good quality any more. That's why I favour the canadian sardines (Brunswick) - sardines grow much faster and are more sustainable because of that. As best I can tell from the tuna labels - most of it comes from places where I think the water is quite polluted too.

    Tuna is also higher in mercury than sardines too.

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    okay so I will look into getting those sardines as really it is the same as tuna.....Jessie enjoys any food she gets and every meal wants more

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    nutritionally - sardine have more of the good stuff than tuna. And I like the stuff in olive oil because olive oil has medicinal properties too. And it tastes good. Well I like it with a lot of tomato sauce or hoi sin sauce, but my dog will eat it even if I put a worm tablet coated in peanut paste in the middle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaS View Post
    ....our vets have specialists there that they can talk to so when I take her back with her next bout of sickness a diet will be sorted out for her.....keeping fingers crossed that what I have got her on works and if it doesn't well its back to the drawing board and trying something else....I love everyones input and search everything people tell me all I want is for Jessie to be better and enjoy life without these episodes as I hate seeing her sick
    If you continue to have problems, I would ask for a referral to a specialist vet so you can talk to them and they can see your dog. If I have an orthopedic problem in my working dogs for example I dont muck around with general vets. I find ortho specialists generaly have better equipment and more detailed knowledge. Same as ourselves, if I have ongoing gastro problems my doctor refers me to a gastroenterologist.

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    most definitely Kalacreek....but as the vet said to let her get over this bout and see if it happens again.....hopefully it was just too much vitamins etc in the Black Hawk but she will see a specialist if it happens again

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    I dunno about the black hawk.

    For my dog, when the food was the problem (ie the problem went away when I changed food), she was getting sick almost as soon as I had transitioned her back onto the kibble... like every two weeks not every three months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I dunno about the black hawk.

    For my dog, when the food was the problem (ie the problem went away when I changed food), she was getting sick almost as soon as I had transitioned her back onto the kibble... like every two weeks not every three months...
    Yeah I would agree. I cant see that Black Hawk would have too many vitamins. I dont think I would be waiting till she gets sick again. I would be trying some sort of elimination diet or getting a specialist referral. It sounds like it has been going on for awhile so it is not a one off and that there seems to be a pattern. I guess you need to be looking carefully what has changed in the environment or is what else may be happening during those unwell periods. You perhaps need to record what has happened or happens so you can give the vet specific information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Yeah I would agree. I cant see that Black Hawk would have too many vitamins. I dont think I would be waiting till she gets sick again. I would be trying some sort of elimination diet or getting a specialist referral. It sounds like it has been going on for awhile so it is not a one off and that there seems to be a pattern. I guess you need to be looking carefully what has changed in the environment or is what else may be happening during those unwell periods. You perhaps need to record what has happened or happens so you can give the vet specific information.
    yes I have documented things as I have to when she has seizures and I have done so with the vomiting and have notified the vet that is why we have done many tests.....I am just wondering if Black Hawk just has things in it that doesn't agree with her like the emu oil that is in it and as someone suggested it is the toxins building up in her system for 2-3 months......I have now left everything the same but have changed her to Hills Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and it may have its pros and cons but it is a change and a start....I know she was okay on Supercoat so if the Hills SD doesn't work then I will put her back onto Supercoat and see how she goes with that again....I think it is going to be a try of different things especially as nothing is showing up that is bad

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    I can't help thinking - if it's the food - it wouldn't take 3 months to show up. But I guess if I think the medication could take 3 months for side effects to show up - the same could be true of food. I just think if it was that and you kept feeding the whatever - it wouldn't go away for 3 months it would stay with you, every day.

    It could be the disease progressing... especially if it's an auto immune one?

    How long has she been on the current anti - seizure meds, and why were the old ones changed, and what else did you change at the same time.

    Your earlier posts suggests she was getting sick on the supercoat too. Personally I think of Supercoat as Maccas for dogs. Ie they love it but... it isn't very good for them long term.

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