What kind of food do you feed your dog with allergies?

Teddy is allergic to chicken, beef and pork, so I feed her California Nature Lamb & Rice. 

You know your dog is allergic to something when they start gnawing and itching at themselves so bad they leave bald spots that eventually bleed.  Figuring out what they are allergic too is a bit more difficult.  You have two options.  You can run a blood test and find out exactly what they are allergic to – this starts at $250 and goes up from there.  The second option is to try feeding your dog different foods until you find one they are not allergic to.  Here are some foods to cut out of their diet:

  • wheat
  • corn
  • chicken
  • beef
  • pork

Try dog foods with the following ingredients:

  • potatos
  • rice
  • lamb
  • turkey
  • deer
  • rabbit
  • duck

Be sure to read all of the ingredients!  Just about all dog food in the grocery store contains chicken by products!  A good pet store can help you pick the right food.

It might take your dog anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks to respond to the new diet.  Although it usually only takes 3-4 days for Teddy’s allergies to clear up, if she eats chicken or beef it only takes 24 hours before she starts itching all over again.

What type of food do you feed your dog with allergies?

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