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Q: Food Allergies?

October 31, 2009 | By Michele S. | 5 answers | Expired: 1712 days ago

Michele S.

I have a French Bulldog that seems to have some sort of food allergy, (well, actually he seems to be allegic to everyhting), because at times his skin will appear red/pinkish and he'll start to chew at his feet, but he eats all sorts of treats and foods so there is no way I can pinpoint exactly what is the cause. I cannot start removing certain foods or treats from his diet to try and find out because he is very picky about what he eats, and if he doesn't have certain treats by his plate,...he won't eat his food at all! (I know it's ridiculous...) Does anyone know any good dog foods for senstive eaters? Also, if you or someone you know has a Frenchie, what do you/they do for their dog's diet?

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Judy M.
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Nov 05, 2009

You really need to talk to your vet. My last dog had wheat allergies; my current dog has rice allergies and is also allergic to grasses. My vet has her on attarax to help her also; for the grass allergies, I give her a tablespoon of raw organic honey which is locally produced. This helps her build up an immunity to the pollens which are causing her grief (I read this in a dog magazine; I consulted my vet and have been doing it for quite a while). As far as her food, she is feed Royal Canin IVD Whitefish & Potato. I also add 1/4 cup of boiled ground round. Her treats are "Yummy Chummies". They are small salmon bites which are produced in Alaska. Hope this helps

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Marla J.
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Nov 01, 2009

Actually, inhalant allergies and allergic contact dermatitis have the same symptoms. Just a thought that it might not be food but something else like pollens and molds. My dog suffers from both inhalant allergies and has allergic contact dermatitis. She chews her paws bloody and scratches and chews the fur off her belly. I would take your dog to the vet first before starting to change diet around. You basically have to remove everything and give a special diet for a period of time and then start reintroducing foods to see what your dog is affected by. There are blood tests that can be run to find out exactly what your dog is allergic to, foods included. It is rather expensive. I had it done for Daisy to do the hypo-immunotherapy and the startup cost was over $500. Good luck.

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Linda B.
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Nov 01, 2009

Our vet recommends prescription Science Diet. They have formulas especially for food allergies.

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Idaviruma
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Oct 31, 2009

try a grain free fish based food like taste of the wild wetland, wellness core ocean, acana pacifica, canidae grain free salmon, etc. Grains, chicken, beef, soy and yeast are common allergens.

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Debby
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Oct 31, 2009

a good food for allergies is Natural Balance fish and sweet potato. any food and treats with limited ingredients.. I don't find too many that turn their nose up at the Natural Balance. They also have duck and venison in limited ingredients.. my boxer girl gets the venison and loves it

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