After a bout with changing foods.........I am wondering if changing the food, would have an impact on the fragil(ity) of dogs nails. Cato, my itchy dog, started his spring suffering again. This time tho, he would break out in hives after he ate. My dogs have eaten Dog Chow forever with no ill side effects in the past. But, because I didnt want him on steroids again, I figured I would change his food. And I am lazy like that so I changed everyones food. I started with Rachael Rays Nutrish. Everyone did so well. Except Zeus, he puked every day. So I upgraded to 4 Health. Everyone was doing wonderful on it. Then Daizy, Chocy & Dixie refused it because the chunks were so big & it tood forever to eat. I gave up and went back to Dog Chow for all the dogs except Cato. Reckin I will be buying seperate foods from now on. The other night, hubby trimmed nails & I thought he got Catos too short as the next morning it was bleeding like he cut an artery. Blood everywhere. What a mess. Later that day, Chocy broke a nail, and his were never trimmed because his stay short. Last night Zeus broke a nail so severly, it looks like it is on backwards and bled everywhere and he is having trouble walking today. Poor guy! I also noticed Dixie has a splintered nail out of the blue.. O, and somewhere in between RR Nutrish & 4 Health I also tried Healthy Morsels which Zeus puked too............. Could changing foods have depleted their calcium??? I am about to put socks on everyone!