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    Before you get angry, yes this is ANOTHER food questions thread LOL. As you know Guinness has had some problems with different allergies and trying many different foods. Well I thought I had found the answer by going back to FROMM adult gold as Guinness did great on FROMM gold puppy, but after a month or so he has got an infection then a secondary yeast infection in between his toes and in his ear, which the doc thinks could be triggered by the food as 15-30 minutes after he eats he turns brought red and starts itchin and then the moisture contributes to the yeast infection. Anyways doc wants to try meds and new food (which she provided samples of) to try and see if that will work. She gave us Hills z/d and purina hyper allergenic which I know are 1 star foods. she mentioned something about the protein being hydrolized (or something like that) so the body can digest it easier without the allergies kicking in. Anyways what do you guys reccommend? I know try a 6 star food. I have tried him on every FROMM 4 star and nothing has worked. If all of this doesn't work she said we can do an allergy test but she reccommended this line of attack first. Thanks in advance guys....and girls

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    well..the million dollar question! Jake didn't do so hot on Fromm either. I tried NVI salmon and he had an immediate reaction..so I went back to Fromm Beef. We ended up trying Earthborne Great Plains Feast..it's the best he's done..but some here had problems with it. It's just such an individual problem..without allergy testing..it's a crap shoot! The Hills prescription serves a purpose..but you don't want him on that very long. If it was me..I'd do the allergy testing..and maybe put him on the Bland Diet until you get the results back. If you want help narrowing foods down let @cowsmom help you..she knows her foods!!

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    Im on my phone so bear with me. The problem with fromm is they have several ingredients that are the same in all of them if I remember right. I know there is some milk products I'm there a lot of dogs don't do well with. I would get the test done it has helped me so much with my allergy ridden dog. I never thought is say this but if he is suffering and you are going to do the test then use the hills or bland diet as Jakeisgreat said till the results come back. If you are not then I would not leave my dog on this food. You have to change to something as the fromm is not working obviously. Nvi limited ingredient is a good one as is earthborn meadowfeast and then I like acana singles also for limited ingredient diets. Keep us updated and I hope he feels better

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    I may leave him on the hills for now until the med regiment is over so I know the allergen and yeast issues will be resolved and when all variables are even I will then try some new food options...Thanks @cowsmom for the suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfd38383 View Post
    I may leave him on the hills for now until the med regiment is over so I know the allergen and yeast issues will be resolved and when all variables are even I will then try some new food options...Thanks @cowsmom for the suggestions
    Oh he's already on the hills ok then yes its not good to change around to much to often. I will be hoping for a resolve for this. I'm around if you need something down the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    Oh he's already on the hills ok then yes its not good to change around to much to often. I will be hoping for a resolve for this. I'm around if you need something down the line.
    we got free samples of purina h/a and Hills z/d, so tonight I started him on the hills and he took a liking to it...he has been on FROMM gold adult

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    Ok, a four star food is California Natural and they have a kangaroo food. I would consider trying the NVI RAW foods to see if it is a certain protein that is doing it. The medallions would be a good choice. They have all kinds like rabbit, duck, venison, beef, turkey, etc.

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    Let me know how he does on the food, I hear some dogs do well on hills. please
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    Hi....I've had the same issue with my two. I had them on Fromm,whitefish and potato. I read that some dogs, and especially bulldogs, can be prone to yeas and potato could really trigger it....as a starch,breaks down into sugar, and hello yeast proliferation. Trouble with lots of grain free high quality food is they use potato as the starch. I switched my guys to nature's variety limited ingredient Turkey. The starch in this food is tapioca and seems to help. I am only a month in and I also do filtered water now, but I think Wilbur's paws are improving and so is Layla 's nose rope and tear stains.
    It's so hard...such a food roller coaster!

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Hi....I've had the same issue with my two. I had them on Fromm,whitefish and potato. I read that some dogs, and especially bulldogs, can be prone to yeas and potato could really trigger it....as a starch,breaks down into sugar, and hello yeast proliferation. Trouble with lots of grain free high quality food is they use potato as the starch. I switched my guys to nature's variety limited ingredient Turkey. The starch in this food is tapioca and seems to help. I am only a month in and I also do filtered water now, but I think Wilbur's paws are improving and so is Layla 's nose rope and tear stains.
    It's so hard...such a food roller coaster!

    Good luck and keep us posted!
    I have had no other issues with my buddy at all completely healthy except for this damn food allergy issue, cannot seem to solve it

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    As a raw feeder I have say that when I was offered Hill's and RC prescription foods I was terrified af the incredients they are made of. There's not really one ingredient that you could say is natural and could give on it's own. it's all made by chemists. I would try raw food or home cooking. There's a lot of good recipies in the site dogaware and all around the internet.

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