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Rotation

Question:
I have a 2 year old Springer Spaniel with epilepsy. She has just been put on potassium bromide because she was poorly controlled by other meds. I started to transition her from a lamb and rice formula to Epigen 60, but I was told too late to be careful with switching diets while on bromide because that can affect absorption of the drug. My vet told me to look for the amount of chloride in my new food because chloride and bromide compete for absorption. Is there a way for me to find out the amount of that ingredient?

Also, for how long can I feed just Epigen 60 before incorporating something else? I saw on your site that Epigen should be part of a rotation, but I may not want to rotate often if there is an issue with affecting my dog's meds.

Answer:
The amount of chloride in pet food is not a standard component tested for in a dry matter analysis. That value for Wysong foods is not available. If you are interested in sodium content, it is approximately 0.3%. Chloride could perhaps be extrapolated from that. Please also see: Wysong Whole Salt.

For the best health, we always recommend rotation of foods, regardless of the merit of the food or the health condition. Improving and rotating the diet may actually relieve health problems, lessening the need for medications.

Please see these links for more information:

Myth of the 100% Complete Pet Food: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/the-100-percent-complete-pet-food-myth.php

Why Intermittent Feeding?: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/why-intermittent-feeding.php

How To Rotate Diets: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/how-to-rotate-diets.php

Can Pet Health Be Simple?: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/can-pet-health-be-simple.php

100 Pet Health Truths


Question:
I have now fully transferred my 2 standard poodles onto epigen 90. Question:

they are consuming lots more water than ever before. Any connection?

They were on Evo.

Answer:
It is not unusual for increased water consumption on concentrated high protein diets. Do keep in mind that Wysong diets are meant to be rotated. No diet, regardless of its merits, should be fed relentlessly(see links below). Consider rotating with the other Epigen™ varieties, Wysong dried and canned foods, TNT™ products, as well as fresh food prepared at home.

Please see these links:

Myth of the 100% Complete Pet Food: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/the-100-percent-complete-pet-food-myth.php

Why Intermittent Feeding?: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/why-intermittent-feeding.php

How To Rotate Diets: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/how-to-rotate-diets.php

Can Pet Health Be Simple?: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/can-pet-health-be-simple.php

100 Pet Health Truths