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Q: Does anyone know of a good dog food alergen-free that I can get at the Pet store?

September 3, 2008 | By Thumbelina | 9 answers | Expired: 2282 days ago

Thumbelina

My dog bites her paws alot. I read that Natural Choice Lamb & Rice is good but not alergen-free. My vet put her on Hills z/d but it makes her stool too soft and it gets on her hair...she's white Maltese. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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ME

Sep 06, 2008

My dog did the same thing and also use to go after his tail. I just like you was told by my vet to feed only z/d, well let me tell you not only you are paying small fortune for JUNK food, but there is nothing goon in it for your dog. The sooner you get him off it the better for you both. What I did I switched to Merrick can food ONLY - NO dry food and it has been 2 years and NO more allergies :o). Dry food is loaded with chemicals and carbs and so many animals are allergic to them. Hope this helps. GOOD LUCK !!!!!

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JaBoEh02
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Sep 05, 2008

I have a golden that kept chewing on her paws and breaking out do to foods. I had her on Nutro N/C and then changed to Cal Nat Chicken & Rice. It helped, but didn't take care of it completely so I switched to Eagle Pack Holistic Sardine, Anchovie formula. She has been on it for approx 4 years now and has never had any more issues!! It's been GREAT!

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Ethel02
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Sep 05, 2008

I rescued an 8 yr old Black Lab 2 yrs ago, she was going to be put down, I really didn't even know what she was she was in such bad shape (I've always had greyhounds) took her to the Vet he said she was a Lab, her hair was falling out, her nose was peeling, eyes running, ear infections and licked herself & everything around her, she got med for her ears but the rest of her was a mess, I put her on holistic food, Verus, fish, potato & omega 3 she is over 10 now & people ask me what breeder I got her from, everything cleared up but every once in a while she still get an ear problem which is common in her breed and I give her the meds, she gets apple slices as treats( core and remove seeds) and I add cooked frozen carrots & string beans to her food along with a spoonful of wet holistic food, and lowfat yogurt is her goodnight treat. if on commercial food she would have 4 cups a day with the holistic even though the bag says to give 4 cups I was told by Vet to ignore it and give her 1/2 because there are no fillers she only needs 1/2 so I'm really paying a little less she weighs 90 + lbs so she's not starving & she's beautiful and healthy

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BellaAmber
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Sep 04, 2008

California Natural Chicken and Rice! My dog had bad stool problems for awhile and this food helped it go away!! We love it!

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Maryhale17
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Sep 04, 2008

My dog had similar issues when we got her but we started feeding her Natural Balance food. They have multiple types that are allergen free and it is a premium natural food. We mix that with a diet of fresh foods(appropriate ones) and she loves it! It has greatly reduced her problem and she has only been eating it for a few weeks now.

There are multiple premium foods out there(we actually had her eating one when we first got her) but they aren't all allergen free. I'd definitely suggest trying Natural Balance. It is a food that you will need to go to a pet store for(Petco carries it).

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Anonymous

Sep 04, 2008

Grain free or the BARF diet! I have seen amazing changes in dogs with allergies by switching them to one of these foods. Also, she will need some whole yogurt for the acidolphious. Start out with just a small amount so you don't upset her tummy with the yogurt. Wellness makes an great grain free food. Check it out! You won't be disappointed.

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Robyn W.
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Sep 04, 2008

You need to try a food with one novel protein source and one novel carb source. Wellness has a line of these foods available at most pet stores. If your goal is to control allergies, your pet must eat that food and that food only, so no treats, people food, or even flavored medications (including heartworm prevention--ask your vet to give you the non flavored variety or switch to a topical). Your pet will need to be on this diet for several weeks before you see an improvement. If you do not see an improvement then your vet needs to look at other types of allergies, not just food.

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Nelson M.
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Sep 04, 2008

California Natural... also keep corn out of your dog's diet.

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Christina G.
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Sep 03, 2008

I feed all my dogs Purina One I'm pretty sure they have one for allergies, they have one for just about everything, puppy, large breed puppy, the basic ones, one for skin problems, one for sensitive systems, weight control, and one for older dogs. Look into them they've been great with all my dogs that have all different kinds of problems i have 5 different kinds that i use if you include my cats, lol, 4 for the dogs though.

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