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Food allergy causing ear infections

Gail C
November 22nd, 2006, 10:26 AM
Rusty has developed an allergy to the dogfood she is eating. She was eating
"Kirklands Premium Lamb and Rice" any suggestions as to what we could try. The vet has suggested Eukanuba Response FP

November 22nd, 2006, 11:01 AM
eukanuba is not a very high quality food, you may want to try something more along the holistic line... there are many great options out there for dogs with allergies. there wellness simple solutions, Evo RM is pretty good for dogs with allergies, theres dvp, and many other kinds that people on this forum have use with great success. raw is another suggestion as well. best of luck and there will be alot of suggestions coming your way

November 22nd, 2006, 11:03 AM
My dog Riley also gets ear infections due to food allergies.

My suggest would either be Wellness Simple Solutions formulas, or Natural Balance Potato & Duck. Natural balance can be found at most petco's and would probably help your dog as there are protein sources he probably hasn't had before. And no rice.

November 22nd, 2006, 01:41 PM
I prefer the Natural Balance Sweet potato and Fish or Venison and brown rice ones. (Just because my dog is allergic to chicken and duck... So fish and venison are just further away from everything your dog may have eaten before. :shrug: JMO)

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There are others too, like Timberwolf organics (a couple of their formulas), the Wellness simple food solutions already mentioned and a couple others... It depends on what you have available to you.:)

If you change the food and nothing changes, a thyroid blood test might be needed.

November 22nd, 2006, 02:13 PM
Forgot to mention the Wellness Fish & Sweet Potato is a great formula. Not many ingredients. Very similar to the Natural Balance too. I'd try to stay away from the obvious corn & soy.. as well as things like rice and lamb, and see how it goes.