|Barked: Thu Mar 21, '13 9:06pm PST |
|do you have any idea what he's allergic too?
Jake has seasonal allergies to pollens and certain types of grass. He also has an allergy to corn, wheat, glutten and soy. So most dog foods were off the table first off.
If you have no idea what he's allergic too i recommend just bitting the bullet and getting the allergy test done or putting him on a Limited Ingredient dog food util you can figure out what he can and cannot have. I was lucky. I just moved up a food class in dog food and was good.
Do you know what his prior owners were feeding him? If so. Go with that's in that bag and eliminate it all. Start with same protein and with no grain, soy or whatever. IF still haveing reaction then it may be the protein. If you're going all raw though i would pick chicken and see what happens.
If he still has allergies then it could be a chicken allergy. It will take you awhile. It took me about a month to realize jake's itchy, eye boogers and excess sheading was do to allergies.
Then it took us about 2 weeks to eliminate with dog food change over. From Authority (Petsmart brand of dog food based on Corn and chicken) to Blue Buffalo. But the resulting farts took us to Avoderm Grain free and he was fine. But then after a health food scare I went to raw. Found out he can't have raw pork.
So all in all it was about 2 months to learn what made jake allergies go haywire and what was safe.
My new dog caroline can eat anything it seems. She doesn't seem to have any known allergies. Thankfully.
Good luck with your elimination diet.
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