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    Hey everybody,

    Some of you may have read by I have been dealing with Guinness having scabs on his back and redness between his toes since August and the vet keeps giving antibiotics but it continues. Also, his eyes are watering even more and his tear stains are getting bad. I have made the switch between multiple FROMM 4 star with no luck. The most recent is pork and applesauce. Instead of bringing Guinness back to the vet again, he is starting to get scared when we pull up, I am looking to switch his food again. Soon as he eats, face turns bright red and eyes water terribly. I am thinking of changing to grain free surf and turf, to give it a try before I bring him back to the vet again and this time have an allergy test. Vet has been giving me a hard time about getting allergy test done He is also on Grizzly Salmon Oil. Will also try some apple cider vinegar. Do you guys think stay within FROMM, he was on Fromm gold puppy and did AWESOME on it or possibly move to Nature's variety instinct or another 6 star food. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Possibly allergy, food switch issues

    My male, Humphrey, breaks out in huge scabby spots whenever I give him a bath in oatmeal shampoo. We're also having issues with my female having brown paws & tear stains, but his was definitely related to bath time.

    It took a whole to make the correlation because it would take 4 days or more for the splotches to com to a head. Then they burst an bleed and look horrible.

    Going back to baby shampoo seems to fix it. He doesn't break out from it.


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    I would try the surf n turf, maybe that will help. Our Lucy turned red on the pork and apple sauce and we switched her to the surf n turf and she is doing OK on it. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Well.i hope this doesn't muddle your choices. Jake didn't do well on surf n turf at all,but I think it's because he's sensitive to chicken. I put him on the beef frittata,still grain free and NO chicken. He did much better. I recently tried switching him to the Natures Variety Salmon and almost immediately he had a bad reaction. Swollen pink feet and itchiness. His eyes were tearing also. Soooo...back to the beef frittata and even though I don't think it's the perfect food for him,it's what seems to work right now. Poor Guinness..I know how his daddy feels!

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    I highly recommend getting the allergy testing done so you can eliminate the guessing game on what gennius is allergic too. I did it for Wilson when he was 5/6 months old and he's highly allergic to chicken. I've never tried Fromm yet so can't put my two cents in. Good luck though.

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    @wfd38383 i was wondering why you did not feed the gold adult? if he did well on the gold puppy why not try the gold adult. fromm is good food whether its 4 star or gold or classic. i would try the adult gold and see if he gets better then maybe try the surf n turf. not sure bout beef frittata as it has pork in it and if he did not do well on pork n applesauce might not do well on that. its a guessing game really. its allergy testing time for you i think to be honest. ive been through like 15 different food with sarah. she is ok now on the food i have her on but im getting her tested after christmas. let us know how it goes.

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    The little guy sounds like he's got some crazy allergies so what I would do (and did do, though I didn't have as severe problems as you) is start on a grain-free, potato-free, gluten-free food. I am currently feeding Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Formula. It has one protein, one starch (less potential for an allergic reaction and seems to be working well for my allergy prone bullies, who have struggled with skin and ear ailments. The other advantage with the NVI LID is that if Guiness does react to it, you will know what protein or starch is bothering him and eliminate that way. NVI also makes a LID Turkey formula.

    It's well worth the money and the hassle to find that perfect food so keep going and good luck!

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    Thanks for all the advice everybody. Think I am going to try the surf and turf to start off with and go from there.

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    How old was señor chubby when you switched from Fromm puppy and everything started going downhill? I ask this because bullies don't usually manifest allergy symptoms until they are older, so it could be timing as well as the switch.

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    Older as in an older puppy I meant

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    Default Re: Possibly allergy, food switch issues

    Yes I say try the grain free fromm cuz the switch is easier that the switch over to a whole other food. The beef frittata was ok for cutty but he seemed more pink on it. I use the surf and turf and it seems to work well. Hopefully you figure it out, what a pain huh? In the meantime you could be posting more pics of him cuz as you know I really his smooshy face!

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    @wfd38383 how old is Guinness? If you are going to stay with Fromm switch to the Beef formula - it has no chicken and is grain free. Also, if your vet is not willing t give a simple blood screen allergy test - I'd be looking for a new vet. Our bullies are very different and suffer from a great deal of allergies, make all your lives easier and stop the guessing game with the simple test. Look on the vet recommendation list to see if there is a bully experienced vet in your area.
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