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Pet Foods Recommended for our Healthy-Skin Program  
FOODS FOR PETS WITH CANDIDA-YEAST PROBLEMS

Processed Pet FoodConsiderations for Choosing a Pet Food
Our recommendations center around foods considered to be Super Premium or Holistic. This means they are 'Meat-based' and meet the highest quality standards in the industry, including ingredients which are more "Human-grade" instead of your typical "by-products" that are common to lower grade manufacturing. Also, you can expect such foods to be devoid of harmful preservatives, additives, and harsh chemicals. Last but not least, these premium foods are also more likely to incorporate a higher quality 'vitamin and mineral' package designed to be more thoroughly absorbed by your pet's body.

These high-quality 'more natural' pet foods will NOT be found in supermarkets, large corporate pet stores, or discount chains. So, please use our list below and follow the Dealer Locater links to find a source close to you.

In this discussion below, Systemic Yeast Infection is abbreviated - SYI.

KNOW THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR PET'S FOOD

THE LIST OF VALID REASONS IS LENGTHY:
  • Though antibiotics and vaccinations are the most likely causative factors for a Candida/Systemic Yeast issue, they are not the only contributor. ADDITIVES in pet foods can also be a causative factor; such may include preservatives, antibiotics, colorings, dyes, and even pest-prevention agents. (For more click HERE
  • Most common Big-Name and Big-Store pet foods are grain-based foods - loaded with starchy ingredients that provide the sugar that Candida yeast thrives on. Many prominent name foods use corn as a primary ingredient - which is of great concern in these matters.
  • **STARCHY INGREDIENTS TO AVOID - IN THE TOP 5-6 INGREDIENTS: Aside from Corn or corn meal, corn starch or Corn-Gluten Meal, you should check the TOP 5-6 ingredients for wheat products (including Gluten), potatoes, white rice (brewers rice), sweet-potatoes, and even Tapioca (common in 'grain-free' foods). 
  • Even if you currently use a premium, or better quality food, you must still follow the above rule and find one WITHOUT the above starchy carbohydrates listed in the first 5-6 ingredients of the food. 
  • NEW* GRAIN FREE: As with other pet foods, MOST Grain-Free foods will NOT be on our recommended listing - due to incorrect carbohydrates like potatoes, tapioca, or sweet potato. Please stick with Grain-Free choices found in our list.
INGREDIENTS CONSIDERATIONS:
ALL the foods included in this listing meet NZYMES stringent guidelines for NOT containing the High-Glycemic items - in the top 5 of Ingredients list - that can 'work against you' when trying to solve a Candida Yeast overgrowth problem with your pet. Those items would be: potato, sweet potato, corn products, wheat products, white rice (brewers), tapioca, and carrots.  There may be minor exceptions where white rice may be listed - and the exception is made because the maker has balanced the glycemic index with other ingredients.


Trouble finding Local Stores for Foods in this List?
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RECOMMENDED FOODS TO USE WITH YEAST PROBLEMS
Below is a list, by company, of products OK to use with itchy skin
& ear problems caused by Candida Albicans & Leaky Gut Syndrome.
If you will be changing your pet's food we suggest you review the
recommendations at GreatDaneLady.com: Changing Pet Foods

For Canada or International dealers, look for +Red Text below. All listed foods are available in USA.

**WE RECOMMEND YOU CALL AHEAD - to verify store has what you need.
Pet Food Company
Phone
Dealers
Precise              +Canada

FOR DOGS
Precise Holistic Complete® - Canine
• Small & Medium Breed Puppy
• Large & Giant Breed Puppy
• Small & Medium Breed Adult
• Large & Giant Breed Adult
• Senior
• GRAIN-FREE Lamb & Turkey with Garbanzo Beans
• GRAIN-FREE Pork with Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)
**Wild at Heart NOT APPROVED

Precise® - Canine (economy)
• Small & Medium Breed Puppy
Large & Giant Breed Puppy
Chicken Meal & Rice - Adult
• Foundation Adult  (c
hicken)
• Competition®  (chicken)
• Sensicare®  (lamb meal)
• Endurance®  (chicken; higher protein for stamina)

Precise Plus® - Canine (flowered bag)
• Plus Adult
• Plus Puppy
• Plus Lamb Meal

FOR CATS
Holistic Complete Formulas
• Wild at Heart River Line – Salmon

Precise® - Feline Formulas

• Foundation Adult
• Feline Kitten
• Feline Natural Fish
• Feline Senior

Precise Plus® - Feline Formulas
• Feline Adult
• Feline Hairball
• Plus Kitten
888.477.3247
or
800.446.7148
Store Locator
(top of all their pages)

NutriSource Brands +Canada/International
Adult - Chicken and Rice Formula
GRAIN-FREE Formulas: ~ Chicken ~ Lamb Meal
~ Heartland Select ~ Seafood Select

Pure Vita
(The NutriSource 'Holistic' Label)
• Chicken & Brown Rice Formula (only)
NOTE: No Treats from their list.

by KLN Enterprises, Inc.
Dogs: • Adult Formula (Chicken)
800.525.9155
(call if store
locator is not
working)
Ziwipeak  +Canada/International

AIR-DRIED DOG FOOD
Beef
Lamb
Venison
Venison & Fish

DOG TREATS
Beef
Lamb
Venison
AIR-DRIED CAT FOOD
Beef
Lamb
Venison

CAT TREATS
Lamb & Liver
Venison & Fish

877.464.9494Store Locator
By Nature                 +Canada

Canine Formulas
:
• Puppy
• Adult Dog
• Active Dog
• Large Breed Adult Dog
• Organic Dry ~ Chicken Formula
• Salmon, Ocean Fish & Yogurt Formula
• Duck & Sweet Peas

Dog 'Organic' Canned:
(Ok to use, but not a complete food source)
• 100% Organic Turkey
• 100% Organic Chicken

Feline Chicken Formulas:
• Kitten
• Adult Cat
• Seven Seafood Platter
• Weight Control Formula (chicken, salmon, duck)

NOTE: No Treats from their List
800.367.2730
Zignature +Canada/International

DRY DOG FOOD:
• Duck
• Lamb
• Trout & Salmon
• Turkey
• Zssential

WET DOG FOOD:
• Duck
• Lamb
• Trout & Salmon
• Turkey
• Zssential
888.897.7207Store Locator
Orijen  +Canada/International

DRY DOG FOOD
• Adult - Chicken and Turkey
• Puppy & Puppy Lrg.
• Six Fish
• Regional Red
• Senior

DOG TREATS
Original
Tundra
Regional Red
Black Angus Beef
• Alberta Lamb
Alberta Bison
• Free Run Duck
Wild Boar
DRY CAT FOOD
• Cat & Kitten
• Six Fish
• Regional Red

CAT TREATS
Original
Tundra
Regional Red
Ranch Raised Lamb
• Alberta Wild Boar

780.784.0300Store Locator
Horizon Pet Nutriton  +Canada/International

BLENDS

PULSAR DOG FOOD
• Fish
• Chicken
• Turkey

AMICUS DOG FOOD
• Puppy
• Adult
• Senior

LEGACY DOG FOOD
• Puppy
• Adult
Senior

DRY CAT FOOD
• Cat & Kitten

COMPLETE CAT FOOD
All Life Stages
403.279.5874Store Locator
Fromm Family Foods          +Canada

Gold Nutritionals for Dogs:
• Adult Gold
• Large Breed Adult Gold
• Puppy Gold
• Large Breed Puppy Gold
• Reduced Activity Senior


Gold Nutritionals for Cats:
• Adult Gold
• Kitten Gold
• Mature Gold


NOTE: No Treats from their List
262.242.2200Store Locator
Dogswell, NUTRISCA  +Canada/International
GRAIN-FREE Formulas:

• Chicken & Chickpea
• Salmon & Chickpea
• Lamb & Chickpea
888.559.8833
Wysong Pet Foods           +Canada
Standard Formulas:
• Synorgon
• Nurture (Free-Range Pheasant)

Grain-Free EPIGEN Formulas:
• Chicken Formula
• Epigen 90* Formula
• Venison Formula
• Fish Formula

800.748.0188
IMPORTANT NOTE: The listings provided here are not intended to be all-inclusive, or to infer that there are no other foods that will work for this problem. The 'structure' of the food is the most critical issue. GRAIN-FREE 'Kibble' foods are "allowed", but ONLY those on our list above.  If the foods listed here are not available in your area, please contact us for alternative choices or guidance.
RAW BASED DIETS
The Honest Kitchen     +Canada/International
 Choose:
Zeal, Verve, Thrive, or Embark
858.483.5995
866.637.1872
866.922.9222
Primal Pet Foods Inc.   +International

RAW FROZEN FORMULAS:

CANINE
Beef
• Chicken
• Duck
• Lamb
• Pheasant
• Quail
• Turkey & Sardine
• Venison
FELINE FORMULAS:
• Beef & Salmon
• Quail
• Chicken & Salmon
• Pheasant
• Turkey
• Venison

TREATS OK TO USE:

• Dry Roasted Buffalo Liver Chunks
• Dry Roasted Chicken Shredders
• Dry Roasted Venison Liver Slabs
• Dry Roasted Venison Lung Puffs
• Jerky Chicken Chips
• Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver Munchies
• Jerky Chicken Nibs
866.566.4652
812.649.5000
Call
Dogswell - NUTRISCA      +Canada
RAW Freeze-Dried Dinner Bites ~ Chicken or Beef
888.559.8833
Stella & Chewy's
 
DOGS ~ Raw
Frozen or Freeze-Dried:
• Beef
• Chicken
• Lamb
• Duck/Goose
CATS ~ Raw
• Freeze Dried
Chick, Chick, Chicken
• Yummy Lickin' Salmon/Chicken
• Charming Chicken/Beef
• Super Beef-A-Licious

888.477.8977
Darwin's Natural Pet Products
• Chicken & Vegetable
• Turkey & Vegetable
• Beef & Vegetable
• Buffalo (Bison) & Vegetable

877.738.6325
Scheduled Delivery - Call for Info
Wysong- Raw           +Canada
Approved Formula:
• Archetype
800.748.0188
FOODS OK TO USE WITH YEAST PROBLEMS
MEATS & PROTEIN SOURCES OK TO USE:
Beef, Buffalo, Duck, Chicken (eggs), Fish, Rabbit, Turkey, Cornish Hen, Lamb, Eggs.
(No RAW Northwest Pacific Salmon or Steelhead).

VEGETABLES OK TO USE:
Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Spinach, Squash, Yellow Beans.

**TREATS OK TO USE
: Try to use treats that are MEAT-BASED ONLY, with no wheat (especially wheat gluten), isolated white rice (brewers rice), potatoes or corn meal. For dogs doing battle with a Systemic Yeast Infection (SYI), here are some safe options for healthy treats:
 

YOGURT PRODUCTS: Use plain yogurt only - NO SUGAR ADDED!
Adding the NZYMES supplements to plain Yogurt can serve as an effective method of feeding the supplements to the more finicky pets.
FOODS TO AVOID WITH YEAST PROBLEMS
CONSIDERING PRIMARY OR SECONDARY FOOD ITEMS THAT MAY END UP IN THE DIET, TO PROTECT YOUR PET WITH 'SYI' YOU SHOULD:

AVOID PET FOODS OR TREATS THAT CONTAIN: Meat-by-products, poultry-by-products, Tapioca, sausage, bacon, corn beef, lunch meats, smoked turkey, ham, sauces or gravies.

AVOID THESE TREATS
: Milk Bones, Bonz, Beggin Strips, Snausages, Jerky Treats, Greenies, rawhides, pig ears and others. Look closely at ingredients.

AVOID THESE GRAINS:
Enriched flour, wheat, wheat gluten, white rice*, brewers rice, rice flour*, corn meal, corn gluten, millet, prepackaged breads, cereals, cookies, crackers, pretzels and pasta. (*White rice may be ok if properly balanced in a quality food with brown rice or ricebran)

AVOID THESE WHOLE VEGETABLES
: Corn, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, Carrots, yams, etc. (amounts of these vegetables used in holistic pet foods are very small and will not be problematic).

AVOID DAIRY PRODUCTS LIKE
: Buttermilk, cheeses and cottage cheese.

AVOID ANYTHING SWEET
: Sugar, sorbitol, caramel coloring, honey, molasses, maple syrup, corn syrup or Dextrose.

AVOID PRODUCTS LIKE:
Peanuts.
 
WHEN CHOOSING PREMIUM DRY FOOD: The first 7 ingredients should NOT include - potatoes, sweet potato, white rice (brewers), corn products, or wheat products.
OTHER DIET PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

ADVISE EVERYONE ABOUT YOUR PETS' RESTRICTED DIET
Make sure that ALL family members, neighbors, utility company employees and Postal workers are aware that your pet is on a RESTRICTED DIET and that it is NOT OK to give treats or any of the problem foods.

USE FILTERED WATER
If possible, use filtered water for your pet. Chlorine used in city water will contribute to the breakdown of the GI tract’s natural Flora, making it more difficult to resolve yeast issues. Therefore, we suggest examining options to provide your pet either filtered water or bottled water. Two economical options would be - 1) an inexpensive Brita filter pitcher for your counter; 2) bottled water by the gallon or 2.5 gallons is quite inexpensive and will greatly help to protect your pet from further Flora damage - now and future. Dogs (especially) tend to drink lots of water in warmer months of the year - sometimes drinking for minutes at a time - and if that water is chlorinated, it can reak havoc on digestive Flora.

Understanding the word “MEAL” in pet food ingredients:
Per explanation by one of the better Pet Food Manufacturers: “MEAT MEAL” is highly concentrated meat that is 'dehydrated', and thereby contains 5% moisture and 70% protein. Whereas, normal 'wet' Meat is about 70% water and about 12% protein. So, when 'normal meat' is processed, most of that weight is lost, which makes the meat - by weight - way down the list of ingredients, and you end up with a food that is NOT meat based, and likely "grain based" - with very low protein.

As an example, seeing 'Chicken Meal' listed is GOOD, whereas a listing of 'Chicken' or 'De-boned chicken' is fooling people into thinking the food "meat based".

 
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