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    I cannot believe what I have just realised,Annie's itch is still bothering her so I looked again at her allergy list and I cannot believe what I have just realised,she is allergic to spelt and rye,so I googled. Both and they are the primary feed for uk farm animals,!,rye for many years and spelt since 2007,so now where do I go ,I cannot afford free range ,we don't eat free range ourselves ,I cannot believe I've been irritating her itching for 15 months!!im so angry with myself,

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    what is spelt? Never heard of it? But don't beat yourself up! You didn't know and now you do and hopefully find something she can eat!!!
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    you need not be so hard on yourself! Amazing what a detective you have become!

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    One oversight! I would say that pales in comparison to all the things you do notice and take care of for Annie!!!

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    Have you considered sea food?
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    Everyone on this forum does their absolute best for their bullies. We can't know everything so don't be upset with yourself. I know I am doing things wrong in many regards for Dublin but none of it is with intention and our beloved bullies are so allergic to so many things. We can't keep them in a bubble. Know that in Annie's eyes you can do no wrong :-)

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    I certainly would not call that stupidity @karenben more like pure genius that you figured that one out! I certainly would have never thought of that-- EVER.

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    Yes, don't beat yourself up. You figured it out, that's what's important.

    Now to find a good source of meat ... I wonder if you can call local farms and see what they feed their livestock. Who knows, maybe they feed them something different.
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    I'm going to ring around some farms today,but to be honest free range anything here in the uk is just too expensive!,I really hate to admit this but may have to feed a fish based kibble,what choice do I have ,I have to feed her something!,as I said I never ever thought about the spelt which is a lowest quality grain which has been fed since 2007 ,I am against kibble feeding as you all know but will feed her anything that maybe stops her itching,I can always go back to raw if she continues to itch ,karen

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    Annie is the luckiest dog on the planet (besides my own, of course) and you are a virtual encyclopedia of holistic dog knowledge. I thank Yahweh we have you here with us. We benefit from all your research and lessons learned.

    Now we all know what the hell SPELT is. I am CERTAIN that none of us had heard of that before.

    Wouldn't anything consumed by an animal change in it's chemical make up once it passes thru those multiple stomachs of a cow? Besides, free range cattle probably eat LIVE spelt and rye -- just not dried and turned into feed. Are the free range just grass then? If so, my two are allergic to grass - Bo is worse than Bea - and wouldn't grass fed beef/bison/lamb whatever affect my pups?

    I don't think we can control what farmers feed their stock, my friend. Maybe there's an anti itching agent -- in chamomile or something else natural? --- that you can give Annie?

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    wow, that is amazing that you figured it out. I was thinking the same as Vicaroo, I wouldn't think that what the animal eats would affect the Bully....Could you try another source of meat like Bison, Venison or Rabbit? We have a company her that has a Goat patty.

    Bella has be itching and loosing hair like crazy lately. I have not changed a thing, I am wondering if it is seasonal (like I have) or it is from her antibiotics. Problem is, her antibiotics is for SIBO (an issue with her EPI) and she has to be on it for 45 days, no alternatives. I guess I will know once she is done.

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    You do what you need to do for her and if that means feeding her kibble, so be it.

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