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    Hi, I don't have a bulldog but I have a Boston Terrier named Lulu who has severe allergies. I found this forum while doing a search on yeast and have been looking through the threads. So many of you have gone through this as well so I was wondering if I could as you a question because I don't know where else to turn. I'm hoping Lulu could be an honorary Bulldog for a day.

    I've gotten Lulu allergy tested and since then she's improved a ton, but she still has yeast issues. The food I am feeding is Wellness Simple Solutions Salmon & Rice. I don't like it because it has too much carbs for the yeast but it's the only one she's not allergic to. Now Wellness changed their formulas and I have to find something for her to eat. She's allergic to flax, alfalfa, peas, oats, venison, lamb and can't have potatoes or sweet potatoes because her yeast got worse on those foods. I would love to try a low carb food like Nutrisca or Nature's Variety Instinct to try to reduce the yeast but she's allergic to those too.

    I feel like my options are too limited by her allergy test results! I've read a LOT about how these tests are not accurate for food and am tempted to try giving her some peas etc. to see if she's allergic but I'm terrified of making her blowup in yeast again. Has anyone here done a food trial to find out if your dogs were indeed allergic to the foods to rule out false positives?

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    I dont have any experience with this but @cowsmom is our food guru
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    lulu!!! We love all dogs so please join in.. Allergies are no fun no matter what breed of dog you have. I will double check your post and @cowsmom knows food ingredients so well she may have a solution for you. Also we would love to see your lulu . Pics please?

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    Just re-read your post, a lot of those are the same as what @cowsmom's Sarah is allergic to, she surely can help!
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    I had my dog allergy tested and they gave me a list of dog foods I could buy based on the results of the test. Did they not give you such a list? My dog is allergic to lamb, venison, pork, oats, wheat, potatoes and sweet potatoes but there was no mention of flax, alfalfa or peas otherwise I would recommend what my dog eat which is Natures Logic Beef but the 11th ingredient is Flaxseed. Stay tuned for more input from others.
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    ok @LittleLulu i so apoligize but i have to go to a graduation so i cant say what id like. i only found one kibble sarah could eat and it was one of the great life kibbles. would have to look it up later on which one. also i feed sarah canned food as it has no carbs really and is great for yeast. just find one with nothing they are allergic to. the 95% ones are good for that. also i feed sarah vital essentials freeze dried raw food. its very good food and they have real raw to if your into that. i have a blog called no kibble for sarah which i chronical all this in the blog section. there are like 7 of them so you would have to scroll back a page or two if you want to read it. also malaket shampoo or some antifungal shampoo twice or 3 times a week and i soak sarahs feet while im bathing her. get the wipes to for in between as the feet need it every day. jock itch or athletes feet meds work the same so you can get one of those at a drug store. if their is itching put some hydrocortisone on it also. a probiotic to boost the immune system. just a people one at the drug store will do or you can order some better ones. fish oil is good for the immune system also. you can buy that at the drug store to or grocery store. ok well ive gotta run now but will check in later. sorry

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    Thanks for your replies!! I did get a list of foods with the test but they were very few and contained potatoes or sweet potatoes. I've read your blog, cowsmom. It is very informative and I was thinking about trying one of those 95% canned foods, like Dave's, at least temporarily. I like Dave's because it has added vitamins and is more affordable until I figure out what I'm going to do. I'm so glad your sweet Sarah is doing better and I hope she continues feeling better.

    Here's a pic of my Lulu, she's my 5 year old Boston Terrier. She looks so much better now! A year ago she was nearly bald and was very red. She looked terrible. I'm not sure how this pic stuff works, I think it will get bigger if you click it..
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    I have her on Salmon Oil and Probiotic Miracle. Both helped a lot! I will try those wipes you mentioned also. Her main problem is her ears. They are still itchy even though they look perfect inside. Zymox helps a lot, but it never ends. Talk to you guys soon, I'm so glad I found this forum!!

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    Well I have nothing to add except I LOVE bostons and yours is adorable! Hope you get some help here, you have the best helping so that is good.

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    Thank you, cali~jenn. I'm loving this board so far! I'm also a member of the Woof Boston Terrier forum but there's not many there that have the issues that Lulu has with yeast so I have to stalk your forum. lol. I've been using the "search" the past few days and there's a wealth of information. Your dogs are adorable too! I just love these flat faced, bully breeds SO much! I wish I had more dogs, but my Lulu and her allergy issues are expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLulu View Post
    Thank you, cali~jenn. I'm loving this board so far! I'm also a member of the Woof Boston Terrier forum but there's not many there that have the issues that Lulu has with yeast so I have to stalk your forum. lol. I've been using the "search" the past few days and there's a wealth of information. Your dogs are adorable too! I just love these flat faced, bully breeds SO much! I wish I had more dogs, but my Lulu and her allergy issues are expensive!
    aw well i so hope lulu gets better soon. if you need more info or have any more questions just ask. i to have boston terriers also. there are pics on my profile. lulu is adorable and welcome to the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLulu View Post
    Thank you, cali~jenn. I'm loving this board so far! I'm also a member of the Woof Boston Terrier forum but there's not many there that have the issues that Lulu has with yeast so I have to stalk your forum. lol. I've been using the "search" the past few days and there's a wealth of information. Your dogs are adorable too! I just love these flat faced, bully breeds SO much! I wish I had more dogs, but my Lulu and her allergy issues are expensive!
    Not only expensive but tiring trying to figure it all out. Ebn does have a great amount of info with some wonderful people so please stick around all you want. Maybe your next will be a bully.

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    Late to this but so glad you got the help you asked for .............. and don't worry we'll just pretend that Lulu is a bully!! :hahaha:

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