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6 month ShepardX - Scratching could it be the food

I am the proud owner of a beautiful shepardX rescue. We have been feeding him Performatrin Chicken and rice since we adopted him 3 months ago, but have been noticing him scratching (luckly no sores) quiet a bit.

Could it be the food that he is alergic to?
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Have you tried switching proteins? Going to beef, fish, etc to see if that makes a difference?

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Our guy does the same, but did it less when we added the Omegas in his diet.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 09:43 PM
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Look, IMO with 10 years with GSDs, and having saved my 10 y.o. from being put down by switching to RAW, see Testimonial in BARF/RAW diets section, IMO it is the kibble..

Not only do the rancid oils and preservatives and crap shorten their lives and cause cancer, but about half of all dogs are allergic to the kibble.. scratchy, itchy, bad dog smell, dropping coat, shedding everywhere, ears, eyes, these are all signs of allergic response to the fillers and GRAIN in the kibble dry foods...

Hope a help, RAW is even cheaper as well as healthier if you get the hang of it.. My 5 1/2 month old Caesar, smells like a baby, does not shed, no itchiness, icredibly smart, 25" tall, 29 kg, 64 lbs.... ON RAW....

Hope a help to you....
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what's a shepardX??

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I am the proud owner of a beautiful

>>>> shepardX rescue.<<<<

We have been feeding him Performatrin Chicken and rice since we adopted him 3 months ago, but have been noticing him scratching (luckly no sores) quiet a bit.

Could it be the food that he is alergic to?
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what's a shepardX??
Haha... I'm guessing a shepherd cross/mix?

It's possible it could be an environmental allergy, but if you're not supplementing with fish oil right now, I think it'd be a good addition.

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I started supplementing with fish oil and it did wonders for his coat and he's not constantly chewing on himself and doesn't have dry flaky skin anymore. It saved us from having to do the food elimination process. It would at least be worth a shot to try
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