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    I have a question. What are CLEAR indicators of food allergies? I'm trying to determine if I'm dealing with a food allergy. So I feed raw and notice that duchess' eye tear often after eating I feed a variety of beef, turkey, and I'm trying to determine if she is sensitive to chicken. I just switch her to whole ground salmon(includes trim & all). I noticed after she got done eating her eye didn really tear as much. Shes never broke into any rashes or anything and fur looks amazing. I get stopped all the time to ask how I get her coat sooo shiny. How can I figure this out short of gettin blood test? Also what causes the tear stains? I know when I fed kibble the dye in the kibble caused stains. But I feed raw so what actually cause the discoloration of tears? I am going to b switching to filtered water and see if that helps.

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    Default Re: Protein allergies

    Banks has chicken sensitivity and regardless of what form it is in her face get very red, acne on her chin, paw licking and tear stains.... she also has a sensitvity to salmon which she has the same reaction just not as severe.

    I am going to tag some of the raw feeders and also more your post tot he 'raw feeding forum' so you will get more input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Banks has chicken sensitivity and regardless of what form it is in her face get very red, acne on her chin, paw licking and tear stains.... she also has a sensitvity to salmon which she has the same reaction just not as severe.

    I am going to tag some of the raw feeders and also more your post tot he 'raw feeding forum' so you will get more input.

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    Thanks! It's weird and I'm not 100% sure one is present as I said she doesn't have any skin issues and her stool is always good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    Thanks! It's weird and I'm not 100% sure one is present as I said she doesn't have any skin issues and her stool is always good.
    What all do you feed her, outside of the protein?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    What all do you feed her, outside of the protein?


    A typical meal is whole ground turkey(bone & all), ground hearts, ground liver & kidney. A pro-biotic, salmon oil, acv, coconut oil. I don't give grains and fruits and veggies are very limited and usually used as a treat.

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    Default Re: Protein allergies

    Are you giving her kidney and liver daily??? That may be too rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Are you giving her kidney and liver daily??? That may be too rich.
    She gets liver and kidney daily but only a tablespoon which comes to about 1oz twice a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    She gets liver and kidney daily but only a tablespoon which comes to about 1oz twice a day.
    Some say that organs should be fed only 1-2 times a week...but then again some say that several times a week.
    Some are more allergic and some are less and symptoms vary...If you don't have test done, you can try elimination diet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Some say that organs should be fed only 1-2 times a week...but then again some say that several times a week.
    Some are more allergic and some are less and symptoms vary...If you don't have test done, you can try elimination diet....

    So what would the difference be if I fed her organs only once a week, which would be a whole meal of all organs vs broken into daily feedings only 1oz per meal.

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    Default Re: Protein allergies

    If your dog can handle an all organ or organ-heavy meal, there's really no issue. I'd shoot for organs being around 10% of his diet, though (5% liver and 5% any other organ).

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    Default Re: Protein allergies

    I agree that an elimination diet is one of the only things you can do. Stiggy gets tear stains too, but since his stools are always minimal and firm, and lacks any other allergy symptoms, I simply maintain them by cleaning daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    I agree that an elimination diet is one of the only things you can do. Stiggy gets tear stains too, but since his stools are always minimal and firm, and lacks any other allergy symptoms, I simply maintain them by cleaning daily.

    Duchess stool is also minimal, she only goes once every day to every other day and they are always firm. I did notice now that I have her on whole ground salmon that she has almost no tears. She has moderate tearing after meals when I feed her turkey, beef, and a raw mix that contains multiple proteins. What actually causes the stains though? I know water can be the culprit from all the minerals. But what in meat would cause the stains? Her coat is amazing and doesn't have any redness of the face, stool is always good. I'm going to try to switch water. Would a britia tap water filter be sufficient or should I go to bottled water?

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