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Joined: 12/31/1969
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I need help finding a good food for my sharpei maddox. He is about 2 years old and I've been feeding benefel and the vet told me that was the worst food that I could possibly give him. He's always scratching, licking his paws and things of that nature and that's exactly what the symtpoms were of this kind of food. Does anyone knnow anything about BLUE or Eagle Pack or Holistic?

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Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

About two years ago I had similar issues with my senior cat, Marmalade. He also had very bad diarrhea and was licking/pulling at his fur. I did a great deal of research and talked with my vet. I determined by trial and error with prescription foods (Hills and Royal Canin) that Marmalade had allergies to the grains in the food. He basically needed a limited ingredient diet (LID). I did more online research and found Eagle Pack Holistic grain free food. I switched Marmy from the prescription foods (which he barely enjoyed) to an Eagle Pack Holistic food (duck) and both his appetite and interest perked up. Over time his coat grew back, his diarrhea went away and now he is a much happier/healthier cat. There are other protein base Eagle Pack Holistic grain free foods for cats (anchovy and chicken) and there are other specialty foods that are grain free for cats. I am guessing that there are a variety of grain free foods out there for dogs, too, in addition to the Eagle Pack Holistic. You might talk with your vet to determine if Maddox might have allergies to the common grains used in most foods as fillers (corn, etc.) and see if a grain free product might provide relief as well as better overall food quality. Hope this helps (and yes, Beneful is a very low quality food - lots of dye and fillers).