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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Ear's and food ?

Hello, Thor is now 6 1/2 months old. I changed his food from Lamb and rice to a meat blend. His ears got all red and was itching. I called the breeder and she suggested putting him back on the lamb and rice. Her GSD's eat only lamb and rice. OK,,,, I put him back on and the ears cleared up. Could he have some allergies to anything other then lamb and rice??
I am keeping him on the L&R , I also give him and his sister Daisy Mae (Black Lab ) fish oil for the coats and their skin.

I only have a pet supplies plus near me and I really do not like that store. but If I have to I will shop there!
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Thor goes about 65 lbs, is very active running and exercising

Red ears! and normal ears! the breeder suggested I put him on Zymox and I did, it helped plus switching food back to the L & R .



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yeah, sounds like an allergy to me. I know even w/ ppl, red ears can be a sign of allergies or interferences.

What brand of food are you using and what did you switch too? Was it the same brand but different flavor?

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My last dog got nearly constant ear infections until I switched her to better quality food, and kept her off of foods which contained wheat, soy, or corn. After I did that her ears were always great. I don't think it was an actual allergy as she would sometimes get treats with one of those ingredients in them (such as when I made treats or if a friend gave her some) and she never had a "relapse".


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