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Old 17-01-2017, 09:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There are no drugs, it's merely a name and you can buy it pretty much anywhere, without "prescription". The one we buy is the Royal Canin Hypoallergenic. It's classed as a prescription diet. Maybe it's not the same thing but it's one mentioned in that list.

Well, You can here anyway. I buy it online from a regular pet store....Zooplus.

For us though, it seems to be the only factor affecting the itching.
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It does not need a prescription here Nicola, I have been buying the Hills id tinned recently as we have had seriously ill dogs and I honestly think it was the only food that saved them after trying everything that has worked in the past.

I have had 2 of mine admitted to vet hospital with severe unknown infection, when they were considered stable I was able to bring them home, certain Hills id food was the only food that stayed in them long enough to help them recover. It has been a very a long and worrying time and hopefully I will soon be able to say we are out of the woods.

I must admit that in the past my opinion of the foods in question has been similar to those that have commented on here but now think maybe some comments have been made without personal experience.

John you don't need to pay for a vet prescription on any site or shop selling the brand names quoted in the article.

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Old 17-01-2017, 10:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'll put this in grey seeing as it's totally off-topic, forgive me.

Just wanted to say Hi Fiz. Missed you around here! If I remember correctly you were last helping Misha recover from her ED operation? Had wondered if you were very busy looking after her or had become another to dump us for Facebook! Sounds like you've had an awful lot more on your plate, my goodness. So sorry to hear that. Best get well soon wishes to you all. I hope you can share your stories when all is well. Which of course it will be, positive mental attitude and all that. J&G

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Thanks John, it has been a while and a lot has happened which I will try and update when my little furries are all well.

I don't do facebook except for keeping up with granddaughters running.

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My boy is on a Rx food, not one of the ones listed, for his Lymphangiectasia. It has a novel protein that's hard to find and is very low fat. However it's not really a Rx food, I don't have a script. It is only sold at a Vet office but I can walk into any office, whether I'm a client or not, and buy it. No meds in it, right. I'm afraid to go off it, even though our regular VEt would like us to go back to raw food. I can't see my dog that sick again and he is fine on this food. Maybe I'm getting what I pay for, I sure as heck am paying a lot.
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Old 18-01-2017, 07:03 AM   #16 (permalink)
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We have Martha on Royal Canin Anallergenic for her irritable bowel.This is the best food she has had, it keeps her stable. My only complaint is the price for an 8kg bag, it is very expensive compared to a 12kg-15 kg. We find Animed is the cheapest online.We also don't need a prescription.
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Slightly related, not prescription food but - I am AMAZED that some foods are allowed to be labelled as containing joint supplements, they contain SO little that it is a negligible amount per bag let alone per meal or day. The ones I've checked out anyhow!
False advertising as some people will be giving their dogs thinking they are helping their joints with these supplements.
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Old 19-01-2017, 12:28 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Why do pet food companies use the word "prescription"??
Why not use the words " formulated for intolerance to:-" or "formulated for dogs with:-"??
Fortunately, I've never had a dog with digestion/gut/allergy problems, but I do feel angry that dog owners are charged a lot of money for "special" food that they need for their dog. These manufacturers are also making "mega bucks" from food for dogs without problems 👿 OK, RANT OVER!!
On a lighter note, Juice is on a dry food that is hypoallergenic and holistic (just looked at the bag) and the first ingredient is salmon. And, just like JohnW, I've tried a bit 😀 It is salmony 😎

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Why do pet food companies use the word "prescription"??
It's nothing but marketing! Another reason to feed your animals real food!
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It's nothing but marketing! Another reason to feed your animals real food!
I think it is too, though I do feed one. Marketing to "Senior" or "Puppy" or even certain breeds probably is too. And if not they may be dangerous. IN fact when we got our first Lab "puppy" foods touted "extra calcium" supposedly for the fast growing puppy would do. Our breeder, back in 1993, was among the first to recognize it did indeed promote faster growth - of bones, and injuries were occurring as supporting tendons and ligaments could not keep up. She used an adult maintenance food, it had lower calcium levels. Now most puppy food calcium is so close to the adult version of the same food there is hardly any difference, except in the price. She still feeds the same adult maintenance food.

When that same Lab got older both the breeder and our Vet advised to NOT feed senior foods as they tended to be aimed at dogs with kidney disease and to wait till kidney disease, or some other problem, manifested, IF, not when. Then try a special food. And now I think I read what we thought was needed for ailing kidneys was wrong anyway. I know my human Mum had only 30% kidney function but had no special diet.
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