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    @Fontanafox at this point i think the allergy test will do more than anything. he is deffinenetly allergic to something. could be food or environmental its so hard to tell. have you considered a raw diet maybe? ive also heard of people who had to feed raw as nothing else seemed to help. im sorry if you have already been through these questions i just so want to help as i have been there with sarah.

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    Poor Wilson. He is such a handsome fella! I hope you find the magic thing he needs to manage the allergies soon.

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    He'll be going in today for an allergy test. On the phone they told me they send it away to a lab and I'll get back the results in two weeks. Gosh, I may have the first bulldog who has to live in a bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    Poor Wilson. He is such a handsome fella! I hope you find the magic thing he needs to manage the allergies soon.
    Took the words right out of my mouth - um...fingers? Wilson is a gorgeous boy.

    That's an interesting leash/harness thing he's got on. I've decided that Bo needs to be fitted for a harness and then I'm going to get a little red wagon to put Bea in - Bo can pull it - when she poops out halfway - as always - on our daily walk as a pack. ha ha

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    @Vicaroo1000...Funny you should say that. People like that harness. I ordered it online and added the optional handle. It has been a lifesaver at the vets. I just grab hold of it whenever he decides he wants to visit the other girl doggies in the waiting room. My vet also has a couple of cats that just hang out in the waiting room which adds to the excitement. Mr. Wilson is super strong and I'm sure he could actually pull a small wagon (if he wanted to and on his terms). Actually he'd probably try to run away from it.:hahaha:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontanafox View Post
    @Vicaroo1000 ... Mr. Wilson is super strong and I'm sure he could actually pull a small wagon (if he wanted to and on his terms). Actually he'd probably try to run away from it.:hahaha:
    hahaha! This is EXACTLY what Bo would do! ha ha OH well, a gal's gotta dream.....

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    Had a return vet visit to go over Wilson's allergy test. Wilson shows sensitivity to the following ingredients:

    Lamb, Oats, Pork, Potato, Sweet Potato, Venison, and Wheat.

    I've been feeding my dogs NVI Beef and Lamb but slowly transitioning to NVI Salmon. Will go all in to the Salmon now. Update: @cowsmom pointed out to me that NVI Salmon has pork...so changing to NVI LID Turkey Meal instead.

    Much to my amazement chicken, turkey and duck negative.

    Barley, Beef, Beets, Carrots, Corn, Cow's Milk, Egg, Fish Mix, Peanut, rice, soy beans and yeast were all Negative as well.

    Only bummer is that deer antlers have the same proteins as venison so I'll have to look for another chew treat. I asked the vet if Elk or Moose could be substituted and he said he was ask the specialist and get back to me. Just remember that this test is specific to Wilson and not a guide for all bulldogs. His allergies may still be environmental but that is a whole other list which I will have to research further as I'm rusty on my horticultural knowledge. At least I have something to work with and I hope to isolate the problem.

    P.S. Forgot to mention. Negative for Cats!!!
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    @Fontanafox - thank you for posting all of this. I'm facinated by this allergy testing and the amazing information it provides. I need ammo when I bring Bo in to see Dr. Terry again (he needs his booster shots for daycamp). All of this information was revealed through a simple blood sample? Wow!

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    @Fontanafox Oh I'm so glad you got the results now and can help him. I was wondering when I was reading this again if it wasn't something he was eating with such a reaction. I'm going to get Sarah done also as she has much trouble to. I can't wait to hear of his improvement. Also on a side note I believe nvi salmon has pork in it not to far down the list as I see he is allergic to pork. Maybe nvi turkey limited ingredient or the chicken and turkey and duck if he doesn't do well with the salmon.
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    @cowsmom ...Oh my, you're right! I went to the NVI site and saw it did have pork as one of the ingredients. I'd been on the go all day and I didn't see any ingredients on the bag. Just now went to the sight and checked. OK, I've changed my Petflow order to Instinct LID Turkey Meal option. Thanks for the heads up. My vet said the blood test is maybe 65% accurate but at least it gives me some direction. Will keep you updated.
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    @Fontanafox i have heard they can give false positive but not false negatives. so at least you are sure about what hes not alergic to. anything helps. good luck hon i know you have been through it.

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    I"m so happy that you have something at last to fight with ... and fight against ... if that makes sense. I'm hoping and praying that this new food is the wonder-drug for him!!!! He is simply gorgeous by the way!! Very photogenic!!

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