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Q: Has anybody experience dogs side effects when getting off can/kibble to a natural diet

October 8, 2008 | By Doggieblues | 9 answers | Expired: 2226 days ago

Terrier has very itching skin rash but still eats/plays

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Pet G.
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Oct 08, 2008

Hi there, first of all I would like to state that I am not a veterinarian and I am not practicing medicine. My comments are strictly to be taken as suggestion/advise from my experience as a practice manager of a veterinary clinic.

Typically a skin "rash" is not a reaction to a food and/or vaccination. A rash is more likely to be caused by a foreign body such at mites or fleas. Without further information than just "itchy skin and rash" no one can diagnose the problem. Photos and some more details would be wonderful.

The comments about Science Diet are 1/2 correct. The old science diet was not good at all. The new natural version is much better, though its not a favorite of mine.

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Amy E.
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Oct 08, 2008

If you haven't been to the vet, first try that to determine if it is a medical problem that needs to be treated. However, I have a terrior who is allergic to a variety of foods. I've narrowed his food to natural treats, homemade food, or food from Flint River Ranch. It has been years since he stopped itching. Good luck!

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marie a.
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Oct 08, 2008

my terrier is suffering now and they think it's a fungu infection.

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Mary Ann P.
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Oct 08, 2008

I know when switching to raw lots of detoxing is going on as the body rids itself of old built up yuck from poor quality foods. Overly scratching can mean allergies though and I know every terrier I owned suffered from allergies. Whaat food are you feeding now? Maybe its the protein source he is having trouble with? perhaps switch to lamb or venison?

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Sheltervt
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Oct 08, 2008

... answering again to refute the post recommending Science Diet. It's REALLY not a good food. Read the ingredients... undigestible carbs, more grains than meats, and meats sourced from byproduct... which really means waste product, beaks, feathers, feet, and diseased carcasses.

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Nelson M.
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Oct 08, 2008

I agree with daryl b. Could be fall allergies. Also, did your dog get vaccinated lately. Sometimes they itch after vaccinations. I would get food without corn and grains except brown rice.

The first two ingredients should be meat and consider food with seaweed or kelp as one of the ingredients. Good luck.

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Wkutodd
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Oct 08, 2008

Go straight to Sciense diet. its a great food, and with work out all those skin problems!

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Sheltervt
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Oct 08, 2008

depends on what you mean by "natural diet."

If you're switching to raw or homecooked, I would guess that you are either adding an allergen not found in kibble or not adding enough vital oily nutrients... which is why premium commercial diets are so great. No muss, no fuss, no formulating supplemental nutrition.

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daryl b.
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Oct 08, 2008

are you sure it is not a sesonal alergy. my border collie got this every fall and his vet said it was fall alergies

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