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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Raw v/s Acana

Hello I am dealing with a skin issue that I am 90 percent sure is Yeast related.... she is fed Acana, probiotics, spirulina, Ultra oil and I have just added garlic... will be spraying her with Banixx as soon as it arrives.. she smells horrid... like moldy bread.. I am considering joining a local co-op and switching her to 100 percent raw.. I am a little afraid of it based on bones... cost... or it just plain being new... she has had commercial prepared raw in the past and tolerated it well..... any idea if the cost will exceed the 100 bucks a month I spend on Acana? Sadly I have to consider that....... oh and Acana is single protein Lamb and apple her ears have improved since I started Acana and the probiotics ... but skin has not ... prior diet was Stella and Chewy's raw and Natural Balance beef kibble .... prior to that Kaziks chicken and homemade cooked ... chicken based.... I switched it out as I was trying to rule out food allergy... her ears were at their worst on the Chicken based diet. but too hard to say if it was chicken as the only probiotic she was getting then was yogurt... she is now on a powder with digestive enzymes added...

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Yeast is fed by carbs. Yes prepared raw will cost more than $100/month.

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Yeast is fed by carbs.

This is actually a myth:
https://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedaily...ons-pets-33218


Raw may help because of an allergy though -- fewer ingredients means fewer things that might set the dog off. Yeast often sets up where there's inflammation (e.g, from an allergy).



FWIW, lamb is right behind chicken as an allergy suspect, as far as I'm concerned.
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This is actually a myth:
https://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedaily...ons-pets-33218


Raw may help because of an allergy though -- fewer ingredients means fewer things that might set the dog off. Yeast often sets up where there's inflammation (e.g, from an allergy).



FWIW, lamb is right behind chicken as an allergy suspect, as far as I'm concerned.
I guess the 2 holistic vets I trust that have told me that are full of bull.

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