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Here's a food Challenge for you!

Smiley14
January 17th, 2008, 06:20 PM
I have a friend that has a Boston that has severe itchiness, reddness, and hair loss. Tested negative for D and S mange, so food allergies are suspected. Already known allergies to chicken, corn, wheat, and soy. Suspected allergies to Salmon, flax, yeast, and canola oil. Can anyone find a high quality food that is good for itchy skin that is grain-free and doesn't contain chicken, salmon, salmon oil, flax meal or flaxseed oil, soy, yeast, and canola oil and also any supplements as well?? Short of a raw/homemade diet with perhaps coconut oil supplement, I am at a loss of what to suggest!

He is just starting to try Wellness wet venison.

rainbow
January 17th, 2008, 07:48 PM
California Naturals has the fewest ingredients for dogs with allergies.

1. California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice (http://www.californianaturalpet.com/products/default.asp?id=3)

2. California Naturl Herring & Sweet Potato (http://www.californianaturalpet.com/products/default.asp?id=1326)

Or else maybe EVO RM EVO Red Meat Small Bites (http://www.evopet.com/products/default.asp?id=1491)

Smiley14
January 17th, 2008, 08:26 PM
California Naturals has the fewest ingredients for dogs with allergies.

1. California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice (http://www.californianaturalpet.com/products/default.asp?id=3)

2. California Naturl Herring & Sweet Potato (http://www.californianaturalpet.com/products/default.asp?id=1326)

Or else maybe EVO RM EVO Red Meat Small Bites (http://www.evopet.com/products/default.asp?id=1491)

Thanks Rainbow!!!! I thought of the EVO RM since that's what Petey is on, but it has Herring oil in it. Is Herring the same as Salmon?? I wasn't sure if a salmon allergy meant an all fish allergy or just that particular one!

rainbow
January 18th, 2008, 03:44 AM
I don't know the answer to that either. :shrug: His vet should be able to find out though. If the EVO RM won't work I guess it's going to have to be the CN Lamb & Rice since the other CN has herring too. :o

The only other option is raw or home cooked. Perhaps someone else has some ideas? :fingerscr

Kristin7
January 18th, 2008, 06:04 AM
I just found this site that may help... it has ingredients lists for many brands of dog food.

http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=grain_free

Herring and Salmon are two different types of fish.

krdahmer
January 18th, 2008, 01:02 PM
I really wish they had that lamb and rice for cats... I had them on the herring but fish is a problem here too. I really love California Naturals... the company seems really good.

Best of luck finding a food. :goodvibes:

rainbow
January 18th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I just found this site that may help... it has ingredients lists for many brands of dog food.

http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=grain_free

Herring and Salmon are two different types of fish.


I looked at Mordana's site and all those foods but only the EVO RM is a possibility. When Smiley asked if herring is the same as salmon I think she meant "allergy wise" .....i.e. - if the dog has an allergy to salmon would it have allergies to all fish. :o

If that is the case then only the California Natural Lamb & Rice would be an option except it's not grain-free. So the only other choice is raw or home cooked as far as I know. :shrug:

Smiley14
January 18th, 2008, 05:49 PM
I looked at Mordana's site and all those foods but only the EVO RM is a possibility. When Smiley asked if herring is the same as salmon I think she meant "allergy wise" .....i.e. - if the dog has an allergy to salmon would it have allergies to all fish. :o

If that is the case then only the California Natural Lamb & Rice would be an option except it's not grain-free. So the only other choice is raw or home cooked as far as I know. :shrug:

Thanks Rainbow! That's pretty much where I got stuck too, LOL! But thank you so much for all your help though! And yep, that's exactly what I meant about salmon vs. herring. :) I use that website all the time by the way! That along with dogfoodanaylsis. Love them! :thumbs up

I guess I'll suggest he try the EVO and then on to raw. He doesn't like the idea of raw, but I'm telling him how great it is. :) Mine get a mix of kibble and Nature's Variety raw and they love it and are doing so well on it!

rainbow
January 18th, 2008, 06:30 PM
I guess I'll suggest he try the EVO and then on to raw. He doesn't like the idea of raw, but I'm telling him how great it is. :) Mine get a mix of kibble and Nature's Variety raw and they love it and are doing so well on it!

If the EVO RM doesn't work and you can't convince him of raw or home-cooked then the California Natural Lamb & Rice would be worth a try. He can always add some more meat to it to up the protein.

Kristin7
January 18th, 2008, 07:25 PM
sorry, I thought you were asking about salmon and herring being the same fish! also, if you hadn't seen that website, I thought it was a good resource, i didnt have time to go over the ingredients lists. At any rate, lurkers and others can use it. If the dog is really sensitive to all those things, raw is likely the best way to go, imo.

Smiley14
January 18th, 2008, 08:10 PM
sorry, I thought you were asking about salmon and herring being the same fish! also, if you hadn't seen that website, I thought it was a good resource, i didnt have time to go over the ingredients lists. At any rate, lurkers and others can use it. If the dog is really sensitive to all those things, raw is likely the best way to go, imo.

Yeah, I think you guys are right that raw will probably be his best bet! He won't be too happy, but he'll do it for the sake of his pup, LOL! Thanks again!