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    Mack's allergy test results are back and he is seriously allergic to corn, chicken, milk, rice, pork, and potato. Being allergic to rice, does that mean both white and brown rice? Being allergic to potato, would that include sweet potato? I haven't talked to the vet yet, but he e-mailed me Mack's results. I have a call in to the nutritionist at Fromm, but I couldn't find any of their kibble that didn't have at least 1 thing he isn't supposed to have. I also checked Blue Buffalo and 1 of their longevity kibble was close. So I'm just wondering if any of you have suggestions. Thanks from Mack and me!

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    Awww! Man! Poor Mack! I'm going to tag @cowsmom...she is a whiz with ingredients. I'm just getting ready to change Jake to Earthborn Holistic..grain free..no potatoe..the great plains feast flavor..bison is protein. she will have an idea!

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    Thanks @JAKEISGREAT. I'll check out Earthborn and see if there is kibble without those 6 ingredients!

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    Finding the right food is a Royal Pain. Smartest thing one can do is get that allergy test done. My Wilson had it done and now he's on NVI Limited Ingredient Turkey but unfortunately his allergies seem to be environmental as well.
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    Default Re: Mack Has Food Allergies

    I am in the process of switching Watson from fromm beef to Nature's variety instinct salmon meal. It is grain free and potato free. It doesn't have anything on your list except pork. I think the beef and lamb one may fit the bill for you.


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    I agree with @Loganbeere - NVI might work. I used the NVI Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb formula and a quick scan of the bag reveals none of the items you mention above. I've had excellent luck with NVI and would recommend it.

    I am glad Mack will soon be on the road to good health - thanks to your diligence!

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    Default Re: Mack Has Food Allergies

    which test did you have done? gregory may have to be tested in the next little while and im not sure which to go with, blood or skin

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    @buffalobabie I had the blood test done for food allergies.

    @sheshistory and @Loganbeere I googled NVI and think it might work, too! I've looked at so many ingredient lists they are all running together, but I think one has tapioca which could be milk??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    @buffalobabie I had the blood test done for food allergies.

    @sheshistory and @Loganbeere I googled NVI and think it might work, too! I've looked at so many ingredient lists they are all running together, but I think one has tapioca which could be milk??
    Jake had a horrible reaction to NVI. Not sure why...I know chicken is a no no...but thought salmon was ok...it has clay in it too...some dogs have constipation problems on it..although most really do well on it. @cowsmom can give you some pointers. There are a lot of new organic foods out too. Too much information!!

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    I think tapioca is a starch. I am switching Watson to it to firm up his stools. Seems to be working although I noticed he has been farting more.


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    Default Re: Mack Has Food Allergies

    Not sure what exactly tapioca falls in but it's definitely not dairy. It looks like some sort of legume, but it can also be a starch.
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    Default Re: Mack Has Food Allergies

    @Alice Kable have you looked into Natural Balance LID grain free ?? I have Mocha on this and it works so good for her. They have a whole line with many flavors. I have given Mocha other Limited ingridients food and they just does not compare to Natural Balance.
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