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03-23-2014 06:38 AM
DHau I cannot recommend a brand of food, but can sympathize because my dog has allergies to a variety of ingredients that are commonly found in the majority of no grain kibble. My dog is eating venison and peas by PureVita I think. They make other combinations as well. Good luck!
03-13-2014 08:20 PM
Nigel
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ahh.. I see. What do you do to supplement?
Mostly beef, we have a "reasonable" source for it ($ wise), but its random. We have some bison too, but we are just about out. We got that when my wife bought her car last year. Turns out the dealership owner has a ranch and he gave us quite a bit, some for humans and some for the dogs, lol! We would like to try honest kitchen, at least in part, but feeding three gsds might get too expensive.

I know reading all those dog food labels is a pita, hopefully you'll find something that'll work well.
03-13-2014 06:36 PM
KaiserandStella My pup has some food allergies. I feed raw so I was introducing a variety of meats to my puppy and she got itchiness, watery eyes, licked her feet a lot, and had a slight hair loss only under her eyes. I thought demodex right off the bat. After a skin scraping the vet said it's allergies. Turned out to be dairy, beef, and pork. Most common food allergies to dogs. After I stopped giving her those meats/dairy and gave her some raw honey (suppose to be good for allergies) it cleared up right away.
03-13-2014 04:52 PM
wyoung2153 ahh.. I see. What do you do to supplement?
03-13-2014 04:44 PM
Nigel
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Well that's encouraging.. though I'd obviously have to choose different flavors, but good to know the brand is helpign yoru allergy pup! have you tried the raw diet they offer?
No we haven't tried that yet, we do add raw to suppliment their diet though.

What was more noticeable to us was taking her off NV in our failed attempt to switch to Earthborne than when we first started using nv. We were jumping around from steroids for a short bit, then Atopica for a few months after that. Instead of taking one step at a time, we panicked a bit and took more of a shotgun approach.
03-13-2014 04:15 PM
wyoung2153 Well that's encouraging.. though I'd obviously have to choose different flavors, but good to know the brand is helpign yoru allergy pup! have you tried the raw diet they offer?
03-13-2014 04:09 PM
Nigel We use the NV turkey or turkey/duck combo (?) And it did help Zoey, our allergy dog. We fed BB chicken grain free originally, but it had to go based on her allergies.

Recently we tried switching her to Earthborne and her scratching started to increase again, so she's back on the NV. Between the NV, ocassional baths, & coconut oil, we can keep her itching to a minimum.
03-13-2014 03:57 PM
wyoung2153 Ok so these are the couple I think I am leaning towards.. can I get people's opinoins on these ones..

Instinct Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Kibble Dog Food - Duck | Instinct Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

Instinct Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Kibble Dog Food - Rabbit | Instinct Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

Natural Dog Food, Cat Food and Puppy Food for Pets With Food Sensitivity ? California Natural

Natural Dog Food, Cat Food and Puppy Food for Pets With Food Sensitivity ? California Natural

If I fed Instinct.. they have raw diets too, would it work if I gave him the kibble int he morning and then the raw at night? How would I portion that out anyways??
03-13-2014 01:16 PM
wyoung2153 I will get the results printed next week. The vet just told me the findings. So basically the rates go from 1-6. 6 Being the highest. They consider anything above 2 to be considered a good enough allergy to eliminate from the diet and anything 4 and above is considered a very high allergy. Turkey was 3+and Rice was 4+. The rest were 2+. He tested at a 0 for Chicken, duck, beef and lamb.
03-13-2014 01:06 PM
LoveDogs The turkey/egg thing bothers me... all Fowl animals weren't considered allergens? The ingredient Lecithin is a potential source of egg and you may need to contact the maker to see if it is egg based.
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