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Q: My 8 yr old Lab, adopted, was outdoors, eating Kirkland. Now she's indoors, eating Nutro Lamb & Rice

January 14, 2010 | By Snotface | 6 answers | Expired: 1791 days ago

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She's scratching madly, patches are coming out of the coat, w/ red skin (no lesions). The breeder insists the food is to blame - can't find info on here to compare food ingr.

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Kris
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Jan 15, 2010

it does sound like it could be food allergies or maybe allergies to something in the house since this is a new environment for her. Have you uses any new soaps/shampoos? The ingredients in the food should be listed on the bag I would also talk to your vet abot giving her something to help with the itching.

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Debby
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Jan 14, 2010

Nutro is one of the most recalled pet products.. Kirkland isn't a bad food.. if you dog has food allergies you might want to try something like Natural Balance fish and potatoe. We use that for the boxers with food allergies.

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daryl b.
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Jan 14, 2010

i would try the food the breader fed. if that doesn't help check with the vet to see if there might be a seasonal allergy

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Idaviruma
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Jan 14, 2010

Try Taste of the wild pacific stream, its great for allergic dogs, its grain free, plus no chicken, beef, corn, wheat, soy, and yeast which are common allergens.

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Lherbertson
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Jan 14, 2010

Could be skin mites.

Though poor diet could led to skin patches, especially if she is scratching dry skin. Does she have dandruff? Check the ingredients on your dog's food. It should be listed on the packaging. The first two ingredients should be some type of meat or by-product. Any fillers such as corn should be lower on the list.

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Mary C.
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Jan 14, 2010

Go to dogfoodalylisis.com that will help you check ingredients and give you ratings as well.

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