Some of this was surprising , some was expected, and it was interesting to compare it with the TCM perspective on foods as well as what she's turned her nose up at or has caused her digestive problems.
Within days of removing the foods from the "avoid" list she looked better: her coat looked smoother, her eyes brighter, the fleas went away, and her morning appetite returned.
This list of "ok" foods is longer, but I still can't feed most commercially prepared raw foods that contain vegetables because they all seem to have carrot, apple, sweet potato, zucchini... at least one of these common plant foods in them. And since most company's don't vary their vegetable blend much between meat formulas you're stuck making your own veggie glop. Luckily that's super easy!
This really illustrates that we can easily miss the culprits on our pet's diet by focusing only on the obvious items like meat species or trying to just avoid grains. Since doing Vida's test I've had clients do it and the variety of results is very individualized, making it even more apparent how useful this test is.
The test is so simple; mailing off a sample of hair and saliva for a bio-feedback method of assessment. I'll be encouraging many of my clients to use it and take advantage of the information it provides.
The simplified list...
Chicken (incl egg)
Salmon (incl oil)
ALL GRAINS (incl buckwheat, quinoa)
Milk (cow, goat)
Pumpkin (incl seed)
Berries (all ok)