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Hi all. I'm looking for a dog food that doesn't have any potato, poultry, or grain. We started with Orijen but the vet recommended we change her food to something lower in protein since she's a bit of a couch potato. She's a six month old American Bully, if that helps.
 

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Is there a particular reason for no chicken, grain, or potatoes?
 

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Also, what does protein have to do with your dog's activity? If you're worried your dog is going to gain weight, it's about calories, not protein.
 

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Sportdog food as some varieties. https://sportdogfood.com/dog-food/special-diet/grain-free/

I caution in grain free dog foods to avoid peas and chick peas (garbanzo beans). Both give higher protein values in the analysis but the legume protein is not available to the dog. I have elected to use rice based dog food (so not grain free) for kibble (currently rice and trout). The remainder I feed is raw pre-mix and (sometimes) a mix of raw items I come up with.
 

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She has allergies to said ingredients, and a large amount of unused protein can be rough on the kidneys and liver. I have tried Acana but since we've moved the nearest retailer that sells Acana is over an hour away.
 

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Take a look at the Earthborn Holistic Venture line. They have several options that are grain/poultry/potato free. The Alaskan Pollock is also pea/legume free (if you're worried about that as well) It's available at Chewy.com, if local retailers aren't an option.
 

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Thank you, I hadn't considered Earthborn as an option since I didn't think they were ALS. I'll go have a look!
 

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First food that comes to my mind is Farmina Pumpkin Cod flavour. It has no chicken, no grain or poultry, and the protein is 30% They have some other great flavours too but their others do have chicken fat, just a heads up. Some dogs can tolerate chicken fat in food even if they can't have chicken, whereas some have to avoid that too.

Their quinoa skin & coat line has some more flavours with absolutely no poultry and even lower protein (23% min) but that's too low for my dog. Might work for yours though.
 

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She has allergies to said ingredients, and a large amount of unused protein can be rough on the kidneys and liver. I have tried Acana but since we've moved the nearest retailer that sells Acana is over an hour away.
Chewy.com has some good deals on food, and you can set up a subscription service to have it shipped to you as frequently as you need. Finding a brick and mortar retailer would no longer be an issue, which would open up your options.
 

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She has allergies to said ingredients, and a large amount of unused protein can be rough on the kidneys and liver. I have tried Acana but since we've moved the nearest retailer that sells Acana is over an hour away.
I would check out Jet.com for Acana. They had at least one variety that I bought to try much cheaper than our local retailer. It was the Heritage Meats formula - and it was chicken free.
 
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