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Q: Does anyone have experience with food allergies in their dogs?

December 30, 2009 | By Kimbailey011 | 5 answers | Expired: 1744 days ago

Does anyone have experience with food allergies in their dogs?

Does anyone have experience with food allergies in their dogs? Baxter has always seemed to have stomach problems - vomiting in the middle of the night a couple of times a week, which has progressed to vomiting during the day and night. Sometimes it's got food in it, sometimes it's just foamy bile. Our vet put him on Presctiption diet I/D for a couple of months, but it isn't really helping. We went back today and she switched him to a food trial of D/D for allergies. We also got some medicine to help coat his stomach before meals, and an anti-nausea medicine as well.

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Leschper
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Jan 06, 2010

My parents' golden retriever is completely gluten intolerant. We think it developed when the dog food was made tainted gluten from China a year or two ago. She's completely fine as long as she doesn't have any food with wheat gluten. She always had a delicate stomach (she's gotten carsick since she was a puppy). Maybe changing his diet to not include wheat will help? Good luck!

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Ches21
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Jan 05, 2010

All I know is that my uncle's golden retrevier Daisy seems to have food allergies and is on hypoallergenic food and just keeps on getting worse and worse. My advice is go to the vet also make sure you are feeding the dog enough and Daisy ended up having an ear infection so ask about that being a possibility when you take your dog to the vet also ask about a twisted stomach which is common in big dogs and medium sized dogs.

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Percysmom
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Jan 04, 2010

You may want to consider some lab work. Vets can do allergy testing and hopefully let you know exactly what your dog is allergic to. I do believe it can be rather costly depending on how in depth you need to go. A conversation with your vet on the possibility may be a good idea as I seems that things are not getting better. I assume your vet has also considered other gastro problems besides allergies as well. Good luck.

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Idaviruma
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Dec 31, 2009

A lot of the dogs have grain intolerance, as well as chicken and beef sensitivity, try something grain free with a unique protein sources like fish, such as Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream, Wellness Core ocean, acana provincial pacifica.

If that doesent work, I would go with a food that has a very simple ingridients like California natural or PInnacle duck/potato formula.

You may be able to find Pinnacle at Petco, but the other brands are usually sold at either specialty stores or feed stores, so you'll have to check manufacturers site for store locations.

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Mary C.
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Dec 30, 2009

There are so many questions to ask! Have you determined that is is indeed a food allergy? Do you know what source of food he might have a worse reaction to? Have you tried a process of elimination, to include any treats he might be getting? I own a pet supply store and we specialize in holistic natural pet food diets. I hear about these issues all day long. I truly believe and have many customers that will testify that a natural ancestrial diet is the way to go. By that I mean, eliminating grains, lowering carbs and adding a higher protein. In a dog that does have food allergies the first thing is to reduce as many ingredients as possible, go with a diet that has only one protein source. A good choice could be Salmon or whitefish, Lamb, Venison or Bison, Rabbit or any other protein you normally don't see in a commercial diet. I believe there should be no grains in the food, they are usually the main cause of allergies and are a source of carbs which dogs do not need. You can find a diet with oatmeal, barley or brown rice in it, if you need a food with grains, those are better choices. Look at the ingredients in the foods you have been giving and try to eliminate those or some of those in your choosing of another food. I do not like or agree with the prescription diets, there are healthier alternatives. Also try to help your dogs digestive system get back to health by adding pro and prebiotics as found in yogurt and cottage cheese(which is great for firming loose stools, not to much though) many higher end foods have these added but giving it fresh will help quicker. Some great foods to check into are Canine Caviar, Taste of the Wild, Orijen, Evo, Wellness,Royal Canin(they do have prescription diets you can ask your vet about, and they are much better than Science Diet) and California Natural. There are so many more, I'm sure others will add what has also worked for them. Good Luck, if you are patient you'll find something that will work for your dog.

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