Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tallahassee, Fl
It could be a few things. All of the NV recipes that I found online have flaxseed in them.... they are also not specifically one protein only. In the chicken alone you have chicken and turkey plus duck and quail eggs.
If it is one ingredient in the NV that he is allergic to, like flaxseed, then switching to just Orijen would be a great fix, however, if it is something related to a protein source, like chicken, turkey, beef, etc. then stopping the NV won't help.
Orijen has 6 protein sources (Chicken, turkey, herring, salmon, lake whitefish, and walleye). If it turns out Damian is allergic to chicken for example, the only way to know is too eliminate it from his diet, If you feed just fish for a month and no scratching and then added in chicken and he starts scratching like crazy, most likely it is the chicken. It is hard to do with a food that is composed of many different ingredients.
Dakota "Koda" GSD 02/20/2008
Chloe Calico 9/21/2007
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