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    Default Look for a new food b/c of allergies- any suggestions??

    Hi all! Louie's only 6 months and has been having some yeast, itchy ear, pink face, eye problems so I decided to have him allergy tested. It's a long list of what he is allergic to and I have spent hours going over ingredient lists and have not had much luck finding any dry food or commercial raw that is allergen free. I just wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions before I embark on home cooking.

    he is allergic to:
    all dairy
    salmon
    shrimp
    soy
    tuna
    fish meal
    corn
    honey
    kidney beans
    oat
    pinto beans
    white rice
    sorghum
    wheat
    green peas
    seaweed
    spinach
    zuchini
    canola oil
    cotton seed oil
    hemp oil
    peanut butter
    sesame oil

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Look for a new food b/c of allergies- any suggestions??

    Wow that is a long list, I thought my guys had lots of allergies. This list really does limit your choices, and I would think you will probably find at least one or more in most store bought dog food brands. It will be very difficult to find a brand that is free of everything on the list. I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions to give you, but I would probably go the home cooked route, that way you can control the ingredients, and will always know what's in the food. Hopefully other members may have more experience switch this and could offer some suggestions. Good luck
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    Default Re: Look for a new food b/c of allergies- any suggestions??

    Holy COW… that's a long list. I'm gonna tag some members that I consider FOOD guru's to help you sort this out… Good Luck!!!

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    Default Re: Look for a new food b/c of allergies- any suggestions??

    I'm not convinced that you get an accurate result on a 6 month old, but if you can't find commercial food that doesn't have any of the ingredients I would suggest home cooking or raw. You can google "dogaware home cooking" or "dogaware raw feeding" and get good info. Making your dogs meals is of course more work than commercial dog food, but that is the only way way to really control what you're feeding.

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    Default Re: Look for a new food b/c of allergies- any suggestions??

    Agree with others... 6 months is way too young for real results, my vet did not do a test till my guys were two hrs old
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    Default Re: Look for a new food b/c of allergies- any suggestions??

    I looked for a while last night and couldn't find any food for you. I will look more today.

    If you do decide to home cook, make sure you also provide a good supplement daily.

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    Sherman has severe allergies and has recently been diagnosed with IBD. He is eating California Natural Kangaroo and Red Lentil. He is doing great. Firmer poo and his coat look beautiful and zero shedding and itching.

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    Default Re: Look for a new food b/c of allergies- any suggestions??

    If this is a result of allergy testing- it's inaccurate. I also agree with the other that's he's way too young to be tested even for environmental allergies. Your vet should have told you this.

    For food allergies, the only way to get accurate results is by doing an elimination diet. So you start with one protein, see how he handles it, then add things one at a time. There is absolutely
    not other way to find out for sure. Again, your vet should have gone over this. Going by that list, you're going exclude too many things he most likely has no issues with.


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