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    I recently did a food switch from Fromm Pork n Peas to Earthborn Grate Plains Feast. Today is the 16th day since I started the switch, the 9th day since he's been on it 100%. I have seen improvements on his stool's firmness and his tear stains are getting better. The only issue I have been noticing is he has been scratching himself lately. Is there anything I can do to help/eliminate the scratching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullyDozer View Post
    I recently did a food switch from Fromm Pork n Peas to Earthborn Grate Plains Feast. Today is the 16th day since I started the switch, the 9th day since he's been on it 100%. I have seen improvements on his stool's firmness and his tear stains are getting better. The only issue I have been noticing is he has been scratching himself lately. Is there anything I can do to help/eliminate the scratching?
    Is there any redness ,hot spots ,skin between paws is red,etc? Any fleas perhaps
    Salmon oil is good for the skin and coat

    It could be that he might be allergic to one of the Ingredient in the food
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pati Robins View Post
    Is there any redness ,hot spots ,skin between paws is red,etc? Any fleas perhaps
    Salmon oil is good for the skin and coat

    It could be that he might be allergic to one of the Ingredient in the food
    There isn't any hot spots or redness. He has been treated for fleas so I know that's out. I was afraid of Salmon oil because he once ate some of my other dogs food that had Salmon in it when he was very young and turned red in his face. So I'm not sure if it would cause any issues now. I have some Fish Oil vitamins but I never gave any to him for fear of an allergy. Sounds like I may have to role the dice.

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    Im facing the same issues with itching..and salmon oil causes his face and chin to get extremely red also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    Im facing the same issues with itching..and salmon oil causes his face and chin to get extremely red also!
    I think I'm going to try the Salmon Oil since he was very young when it happened and I just realized it was an ingredient in his old food.

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    Banks is sensitive to salmon too, but she does fine on the fish oil pills
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    You might give the fish oil pills a go, and see how he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    You might give the fish oil pills a go, and see how he does.
    I'm going to try the pills. I started trying the Salmon oil and his scratching diminished but the previously lightened tear stains became dark very quickly.

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    You could also try a little coconut oil....a teaspoon of it is what I use when I use it with Sheldon softened a teaspoon goes a long way.

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    Glad to hear that his scratching eased up
    Hmm weird with the tear stains -we feed salmon dog food from the time we took madam home shes just past 7 months ,so far i managed to keep her face clean -how long i don't know
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    Just posted on another thread about an avocado based kibble (Avoderm's
    Grain Free) clearing up itchiness, thinning hair w/bald spots, skin eruptions
    and gassiness & eye goobers. I'd suggest adding avocado to existing kibble
    if you think kibble is compatible instead of salmon or salmon oil~some bullies
    do not tolerate it well. Give about 1/2 avocado (no pit) daily, about 2-3 slices
    on each meal. Just great for skin & coat! GOD bless, let us know


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