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Old June 20th, 2005, 03:09 PM
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Dog foods without flax

Ever since hearing that flax can cause itching in dogs, I started looking for a food without flax to see if that was causing Odin's itching.

Well...I went to the store and ALL the high end foods have flax. Eagle Pack, Natural balance, Wellness..all of them have flax in them, and the ones that didn't had other ingredients that I didn't want!

Oh well. We bought a small bag of Nutro Natrual lamb and rice that has no flax in it. We will try that for a bit and see if it helps.

None of our stores sell solid gold so I wasn't able to check their labels.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 01:48 AM
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But I only know for sure that the Wolf King is the tasty one... A friend of mine is trying out the Hund-n-flocken and her doggy is not crazy about it.

Here's Wolf King-- it's got flaxseed oil, not sure if it has the same effect as flax:
Bison | Salmon Meal | Brown Rice | Millet | Cracked Pearled Barley | Oatmeal | Rice Bran | Canola Oil | Flaxseed Oil | Garlic | Amaranth | Blueberries | Yucca Schidigera Extract | Taurine | Carotene | Choline Chloride | Vitamin E Supplement | Iron Proteinate | Zinc Proteinate | Copper Proteinate | Manganese Proteinate | Potassium Iodide | Thiamine Mononitrate | Ascorbic Acid | Vitamin A Supplement | Biotin | Calcium Panthothenate | Selenomethionine | Pyridoxine Hydrochloride | Vitamin B12 Supplement | Riboflavin | Vitamin D Supplement | Folic Acid |

The Hund-n-flocken has Flax meal:
Lamb | Lamb Meal | Millet | Brown Rice | Cracked Pearled Barley | Oatmeal | Rice Bran | Menhaden Fish Meal | Canola Oil | Flax Meal | Amaranth | Blueberries | Dried Chicory Root | Carotene | Choline Chloride | Vitamin E Supplement | Iron Proteinate | Zinc Proteinate | Yucca Schidigera Extract | Copper Proteinate | Manganese Proteinate | Potassium Iodide | Thiamine Mononitrate | Ascorbic Acid | Vitamin A Supplement | Biotin | Calcium Panthothenate | Sodium Selenite | Pyridoxine Hydrochloride | Vitamin B12 Supplement | Riboflavin | Vitamin D Supplement | Folic Acid

and lastly, Mmillennia Beef & Barley Adult Dog also has flaxseed oil:
Beef | Beef Meal | Cracked Pearled Barley | Brown Rice | Millet | Rice Bran | Canola Oil | Menhaden Fish Meal | Flaxseed Oil | Parsley | Thyme | Dried Seaweed Meal | Dried Cranberries | Dried Sweet Potatoes | Dried Apples | Dried Carrots | Dried Chicory Root | Carotene | Choline Chloride | Vitamin E Supplement | Iron Proteinate | Zinc Proteinate | Copper Proteinate | Manganese Proteinate | Potassium Iodide | Thiamine Mononitrate | Ascorbic Acid | Vitamin A Supplement | Biotin | Calcium Panthothenate | Sodium Selenite | Pyridoxine Hydrochloride | Vitamin B12 Supplement | Riboflavin | Vitamin D Supplement | Folic Acid |

Merrick's Wilderness Blend is craziness and it doesn't seem to have any flax at all (looks like you don't need to give a doggy yogurt at all if he's on this stuff-- full of yogurt bacteria):
Buffalo, Oatmeal, Barley, Salmon Meal, Venison,Whole Brown Rice, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols a source of Natural Vitamin E and Ascorbic Acid, a source of Vitamin C), Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Dried Chicken Liver, Whole Apples, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Lysine, Guar Gum, Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Whole Blueberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Whole Clove Garlic, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Natural Venison Flavor, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterocococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Natural Celery Flavor, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Natural Caramel Color, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.

Their beefy "Cowboy Cookout" food has flax in it though, so you have to read the ingredients if you go with them.
http://www.merrickpetcare.com/

Like I said above, I don't know if flaxseed oil is easier of the doggies than flax. With Solid Gold, as the price increases, it turns from flax meal to flaxseed oil... I don't know if that means the oil is more expensive or better or something... Anybody know if the flaxseed oil causes itching the way flax does? It hasn't shown anything in my doggies...
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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:39 AM
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Flaxseed

While most foods have flaxseed oil in them I don't think it is enough to make the dogs itchy. I read that giving a dog a food with glucosamine has little or no effect because it is in trace amounts. I would think it would be the same with the flaxseed.
My guy had a problem with flaxseed when I gave it to him in capsule form but he eats Solid Gold, Wolf King which has flaxseed and is not bothered at all with itching.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 01:26 PM
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That's good logic coppperbelle.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:14 PM
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what kind of problems did you have while giving your dog flaxseed capsules?

doyou know the dosage amount and weight of your dog?

i give my dog solid gold seameal and it has flax in it.

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While most foods have flaxseed oil in them I don't think it is enough to make the dogs itchy. I read that giving a dog a food with glucosamine has little or no effect because it is in trace amounts. I would think it would be the same with the flaxseed.
My guy had a problem with flaxseed when I gave it to him in capsule form but he eats Solid Gold, Wolf King which has flaxseed and is not bothered at all with itching.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Ever since hearing that flax can cause itching in dogs, I started looking for a food without flax to see if that was causing Odin's itching.

Well...I went to the store and ALL the high end foods have flax. Eagle Pack, Natural balance, Wellness..all of them have flax in them, and the ones that didn't had other ingredients that I didn't want!

Oh well. We bought a small bag of Nutro Natrual lamb and rice that has no flax in it. We will try that for a bit and see if it helps.

None of our stores sell solid gold so I wasn't able to check their labels.
just wanted to see if giving your dog some food without flax worked out for you?

also where did you hear that flax can cause itching? every where i read it says to give your dog some flax if your dog is always itchy after ruling out fleas

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