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We have a 3 month old lab pup who has been raised thus far on ACANA Pacifica. Initially he would not eat, we thought just transitioning from being the only pup around. Now eating better but his stool is often very soft, and fat appearing. Wakes up at night often in this past week. We had him to vet and had stool analyzed. No abnormalities. We are looking to switch food as this is disturbing to him as well as us. Would another ACANA brand be better. Our last lab did very well on solid gold lamb. Both dogs from same breeder, 12 years apart. Both foods were recommended by the breeder.
What I should’ve also said is that Acana is also an excellent food. Not ever dog will have the same results on every food ~ mine gained weight, maybe yours won’t. Maybe you might choose to rotate Acana and Orijen. I liked the Six Fish Orijen for my Cavalier. The Acana Pacifica recently added canola when they changed their formula which could be a challenge for some dogs.
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FWIW, not all Wellness products have been recalled. If your dog is doing well on it, I'd stick with it. Bully/buldog breeds have notoriously bad tummies, in my experience (I've had boxers and a boston terrier), and if you find something that works, hang on to it with all your might!! You are totally right about the tummies. I went through a 15lb bag of wellness super 5 mix puppy but after finding out that Diamond is one of wellness' manufacturers, I decided to change foods. So far Acana is great, the feces are solid yet sometimes a bit soft at the end, but it's probably because I'm still in the food change process adding some wellness which makes it a little "overfeeding" because I feed about 35% less using Acana compared to Wellness. On the other hand, I have heard GREAT things about Pacifica. Apparently most people use that one. I will try it eventually after my pup has gotten used to the Acana brand.My crew eats all varieties of the Acana, and Ii generally don’t have problems with it. They will however get funny stool if on the Pacifica for too long(soft). While a higher protein food can cause the gas, imo, so can a food that does not agree with them. Some of my crew get the sulfur gas on lamb based foods(and they are lower protein than the Acana) and recently on Merrick grain free-that was coupled by vomiting as well for a few of them. My new policy is that I need to breath the air and it simply must be sulfur bomb free, lol. When it happens, I have not found that it clears up anytime soon, so I simply nix the offending food from future rotations. You might also consider going with a variety that is lower fat as I find that affects my dogs’ stool. The lamb/apple is only 15 or 16 percent, whilst the other two are 17%.My Great Dane Herc has been having hair loss and dandruff issues for the last couple years. He is really not itchy and doesn’t lick or scratch. We initially thought is was a reaction to his neutering at a year, but it continued on. I was feeding him Acana Wild Prairie at the time and wondered if it was a food allergy. I switched him to the Pacifica for over 6 months and nothing really changed. After the feeding trial I switched him back to a chicken formula (Boka brand) and spoke to my vet who recommended an anti-dandruff shampoo. We diligently treated him with the shampoo and he improved a bit but was never really better. I recently had a full thyroid panel done on him to rule out hypothyroidism. The tests came back that he has euthyroid sick syndrome which can be caused by allergies. My vet believes he has some seasonal allergies but also probably a food allergy. We have currently switched him to Satori Lamb (which my severely chicken allergic JRT is on) and are treating him with an allergy specific shampoo and spray. Thinking back on this whole ordeal, I remember putting my JRT on the pacifica with Herc and I had to take her off of it because she was reacting so poorly to it. I even contacted the company to see if there was something that could cause her to react (they said no). So now I’m assuming he probably has a chicken allergy just like my other dog. Has anyone with a chicken sensitive dog every had issues with Acana Pacifica? My JRT has eaten many fish based diets before and after with no issues.I am sorry you can’t get the other varieties in your area. My dogs seem to like the Grasslands and Ranchlands a lot. We started with Prairie, but then realized one has a chicken intolerance and stopped using it, but my other dogs did well on it. Mine don’t seem to like the Pacifica. They also love the Orijen Regional Red, which I mix in or use as treats sometimes. I am lucky and have three great locally owned stores in my area that carry many of the 4 and 5 star brands. I have seen Acana online many places and lots of them have good prices, some have free shipping. Pet Food Direct has 15% off right now.