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??vet prescribed food??

June 23rd, 2007, 01:49 PM
Does anyone have any opinions or first hand knowledge of vet prescribed dog food such as Royal Canine Calorie Control and T/D Canine? I'm wondering if this could be a contributing factor to my Abby's eye/nose condtion.

June 23rd, 2007, 01:58 PM
Royal Canin contains corn among other undesirable ingredients which your dog could be allergic to. Have you checked out the dog food forum here?

June 23rd, 2007, 02:05 PM
Did the sores only start after you started the new food, abbysma? If so, definitely check out the food forums on the board. There is a lot of information there on food quality and ingredients. If you suspect food allergies, it's a great place to start! :thumbs up

June 23rd, 2007, 02:21 PM
Thanks for your replies...she's been on these two foods for about a year and her eye/nose thing started about December /06. Could it take that long for an allergy to develop from food? I n the mean time I'll check out the food forum. Thanks again!

June 23rd, 2007, 02:24 PM
Actually, yes--a dog can develop allergies later in life, sometimes after many months of exposure to the same allergen. So a food change might be a good place to start. :fingerscr

June 23rd, 2007, 02:58 PM
If you have any questions after reading in the food forum just ask them there. :)

marine's girlie
June 25th, 2007, 08:38 PM
there are tests for food allergies. if your vet can't help you, he should be able to refer you to a dermatologist who can. you might consider a referral to a specialist if you aren't getting any answers from your regular vet. some you might consider are an ophthmologist or a dermatologist. which one depends on if the problem is primarily skin or occular.
an allergy can develop at any time to anything, but its important to rule out other autoimmune disorders also. there are various tests which can be run for this as well, your vet should be able to recommend which ones.
you could also try an elimination trial where you put your dog on a novel diet that doesn't contain anything she has been on before. if the problem clears up after 8-12 weeks, you know it was food related. if not, then you can pursue other diagnostics at that point.

June 26th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Thanks everyone,
I've decided to take Abby a vet who specializes in holistic therapies...she'll also work with my vet so hopefully, we'll get some answers.:)

marine's girlie
June 26th, 2007, 01:42 PM
great idea!! especially if the two vets can work together. good luck getting your baby all fixed up!!