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django16 05-25-2014 08:18 PM

help dog always scratching
 
Hi!

I have a 6 month old gsd pup, he is on Royal Canin maxi junior. I feed him 1.5 cups 3x a day. Just last week he started scratching his cheeks and he wounded himself in the process. When I sent him to the vet, the vet only gave us meds for the itch and anti biotics but no solution to the scratching. I put a protective on his neck to prevent him from scratching his wound but he still tries (although unsuccessfuly) to scratch his face.

1.) Is it possible that he is allergic to Royal Canin?

2.) what alternative dog food can i feed him to obtain maximum growth.

3.) Also, I was wondering to add hard boiled egg in his diet (only egg whites), how often should I feed him, if possible?
because when i switched from his first dog food to Royal Canin, he is not as hungry anymore, but then he started to skip meals altogether as if he doesn't like the taste of Royal Canin? or is he just full?

Thank you in advance! all suggestion will greatly be appreciated!

-Django16

SuperG 05-25-2014 08:29 PM

...whatever you change...only change one thing at a time...so you never have to guess at what might have made the difference.

SuperG

jjk454ss 05-25-2014 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by django16 (Post 5563906)
Hi!

I have a 6 month old gsd pup, he is on Royal Canin maxi junior. I feed him 1.5 cups 3x a day. Just last week he started scratching his cheeks and he wounded himself in the process. When I sent him to the vet, the vet only gave us meds for the itch and anti biotics but no solution to the scratching. I put a protective on his neck to prevent him from scratching his wound but he still tries (although unsuccessfuly) to scratch his face.

1.) Is it possible that he is allergic to Royal Canin?

2.) what alternative dog food can i feed him to obtain maximum growth.

3.) Also, I was wondering to add hard boiled egg in his diet (only egg whites), how often should I feed him, if possible?
because when i switched from his first dog food to Royal Canin, he is not as hungry anymore, but then he started to skip meals altogether as if he doesn't like the taste of Royal Canin? or is he just full?

Thank you in advance! all suggestion will greatly be appreciated!

-Django16

Try a food with different ingredients, maybe add fish oil to diet?

Don't go for food for "maximum growth" though. That's not what you want. Research good foods here on these forums.

Ganzuelo 05-25-2014 08:51 PM

I agree try switching to a different food. My lab would constantly scratch. We switched him to Blue Buffalo fish and potatoes and he doesn't scratch anymore.


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mydogs 05-25-2014 09:16 PM

Try a food with limited ingredients. You don't need maximum growth formula either. I feed Fromm. A lot of people feed taste of wild pacific stream. Add coconut oil to diet


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Chip18 05-25-2014 10:09 PM

Start feeding him Coconut Oil:
Ironhide Kennels: Spice of Life: Coconut Oil

Put it under the heading..."couldn't hurt!"


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