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    @2BullyMama she will be 2 in May..she was fine up until about 6 months ago or so...I had her on Proplan shredded chicken from 6 weeks on. I tried Angel Eyes (sweet potato) for her tear stains as recommended by her groomer...WHAT A DISASTER) we used it twice.she had hives, lethargic, swollen ears..had to go to the vets and have a shot and go on steroids for a few weeks. Then I noticed her biting her paws. Typical sign of allergies so I switched from the chicken. Ive tried alot...best result so far was the Natural Balance Duck & Legumes. I wanted to try Blue Buffalo and chose the Lamb and Brown Rice..well two feedings and she was bright pink. I looked on the back and there is sweet potatoes!! So by process of elimination sweet potatoes are a NO. Its very hard to find a food without chicken or sweet potatoes for some reason they seem to have one or the other. I think shes ok with Salmon but I did try the Iams Ocean Fish and she got very pink.

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    food is always such a struggle.... gonna tag a few members that can help you narrow it down. I would not go to Iams, really not a good food at all
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    @2BullyMama the only reason I tried the Iams was because someone at work had recommended it. She said it worked wonders for her dogs allergy so I thought it was worth a try. Its so frustrating because im paying about $60 for a 25lb bag of dog food, yet she can eat french doors, remote controls like they are going out of style lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigi Girl View Post
    yet she can eat french doors, remote controls like they are going out of style lol

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    and not get sick, right??
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    Yup!! Lol

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    Nutrisca is a 5-star food containing no potatoes, sweet potatoes and is grain free.
    Chicken, Salmon or Lamb with Chickpeas or Peas. Good luck, let us know what you
    try and what works so as to help others. It takes up to a month for old food to clear
    from system so give new food 2 months before deciding it's not working.


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    Thanks @Texas Carol. I will look into it!

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    Hi Melissa, I feel your pain, as I also have a female bully named Blossom, who is allergic to chicken, salmon, corn and grains. We had to switch foods 4 times before we found one that both my guys tolerated. We switched them to Fromm's Beef, about 16 months ago, and they have been doing well on this food. It can be a frustrating process finding a food that is both nutritional and that they tolerate, and it really is trial and error until you find the right one. You have already been given some great advice and suggestions. I hope you find a food that Works for Gigi. Good luck. The only other thing I can add or suggest, is you could try home cooking for your girl, then you can limit the ingredients and you know exactly what's in it. It's not that difficult to do, and you can make a whole weeks batch in less than an hour, so can be made on one day, and either stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days, or in the freezer.
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    This thread caught my eye because we recently switched our boy's food from Blue Wilderness (due to tear stains and inconsistent poop) to Pioneer and the second and fourth ingredients are yams and sweet potato...I haven't noticed any allergy side effects so far but hard to tell from previous food reaction. I am definitely on the look out... Our baby is mostly white so I am always checking him for "pinker" skin, chin, wrinkle ect... Didn't know that this ingredient could also cause a reaction, but I guess anything could considering how sensitive their digestive system is. Good to know. Have you looked into Stella and Chewy's? It's hard to find a dog food w/out potato or sweet potato/yams...I think the freeze dried/frozen venison is free of all potato products... good luck!

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    I went to the store and got the Nutrisca...Gia had her first dinner with it...she didn't act like she loved it...but we will see how she does!! Thanks @Texas Carol!

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    @Laurie sweet potatoes dont seem to be a common allergy so hopefully your baby will be fine! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigi Girl View Post
    I went to the store and got the Nutrisca...Gia had her first dinner with it...she didn't act like she loved it...but we will see how she does!! Thanks @Texas Carol!

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    [QUOTE=Gigi Girl;461823]I went to the store and got the Nutrisca...Gia had her first dinner with it...she didn't act like she loved it...but we will see how she does!! Thanks @Texas Carol!

    Wonderful to hear and very hopeful this kibble will solve her issues for good.

    Which protein did you chose to try (and Why) as this will help others here.

    I find for my picky bullies, adding about 1/3 to 1/2 cup water & warming 30
    secs in microwave helps stimulate appetite & the added water not only makes
    tasty gravy, it helps w/extra hydration. If this isn't enough to tempt her, add
    Coconut Oil as a topper, it comes as a solid and just plop about 1/2 tsp right on
    top of kibble, no allergies or side effects. After a couple weeks, add 1 tsp to each
    meal, if looser stools, cut back and build up slower until you're giving about 1 TBS
    each meal. Either Walgreen, CVS or online, buy organic, cold pressed & virgin.
    It will strengthen immune system and is an anti viral, anti bacterial & anti microbic.
    It also aids in burning calories so helps w/weight loss~great stuff! Her skin & coat
    will look fantastic!

    Let us know how she does!...GOD bless!!


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