Mary Lynn LMember
My 9 year old mixed breed is allergic to chicken. It has been a non stop problem. I am trying to find “chicken free” food that does not contain pea or legumes. I am finding unless it has “Chicken free” on the bag it can contain some type of chicken either meal or fat. It seems the ones I find that contain absolutely no chicken are also grain free. Any suggestions? He does get an allergy shot every 6 weeks that helps but he still chews at his paws.
Mary Lynn are you sure that the chicken is the problem? When you eliminate all chicken for a week or more does he stomp the paw chewing? I know it sounds like a simple solution but sometimes even chemicals such as rug cleaners could cause irritation and allergies. Don’t know if you’re interested in grain inclusive. Really can’t find any gran free that doesn’t include some form of peas or legumes. Below is Stella and Chewy’s grain inclusive with just beef and lamb meal .
Beef, lamb meal, pearled barley, oatmeal, brown rice, pork meal, beef fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural vegetable flavor, beef liver, millet, quinoa, flaxseed, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, suncured alfalfa meal, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), inulin (from chicory root), pumpkin, blueberries, taurine, tocopherols (preservative), thyme, sage, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, rosemary extract.
#1 ingredient grass-fed beef
Wholesome grains including brown rice, pearled barley, oatmeal, quinoa and millet
Pea-free, lentil-free, potato-free & poultry-free
Made in the USA with no ingredients from China
Rich in Omegas for healthy skin & coat
Leading levels of glucosamine & chondroitin to help maintain hip & joint function
High quality proteins for lean muscle mass
No corn, wheat or soy protein
No by-product meal
Guaranteed taurine levels
Complete & balanced for all life stages except large breed puppies
- This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by Patricia A.
check out Holistic Select sardine and anchovy it doesn’t have chicken or peas or lentils or potatoes. Also Annameat option it has salmon and lamb no chicken or legumes or potatoes. Look it up on chewy.com
- This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by joanne l.
Here it the ingredients for Annameat Option:
Salmon Meal, Brown Rice, Millet, Rolled Oats, Lamb Meal, Pearled Barley, Canola Oil, Menhaden Fish Meal, Menhaden Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Dried Tomato Pomace, Sun Cured Ground Miscanthus Grass, Dried Apples, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Flax Seed Meal, Lecithin, Marine Microalgae, Salt, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Fructooligosaccharides, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Carnitine, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Betaine Anhydrous, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate.
This is Holistic Select:
Anchovy and Sardine Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Rice, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Oats, Flaxseed, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Pumpkin, Salmon Oil, Cranberries, Apples, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Papayas, Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Pomegranates, Vitamin E Supplement, Inulin, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Sulfate , Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Dried Lactobacillus bulgaricus Fermentation Product,
Curios how your vet came to conclusion that he has a chicken allergy. Not sure about this but wouldn’t a allergy to chicken effect more areas of his body then just paws ? Also I believe he would have stomach issues also?? Was he cleared of a possible yeast problem which I think is more common. Mary Lynn does below fit his description of paws at all?
Patricia, I thought like you did too, however it can just affect their paws. Why? I don’t know. My friend has the same trouble when her dog eats chicken she licks and bites her paws. Now that she don’t eat chicken, no paw biting. I know it is weird but true.
Thank Joanne for info. Just like to throw out there some other reasons that could cause the paw chewing that are easier to treat then changing diet. Just wondering if vets actually can do a allergy test for specifically chicken and why the shots if the solution is just to not give chicken?anonymousMember
@ Mary Lynn L
Just go with the prescription food that I assume your vet recommended. It’s hydrolyzed, therefore the ingredients don’t matter as your dog will not react to them.
Don’t know what you mean by “allergy shots” but that sounds like treatment for environmental allergies.
I would have a serious talk with your vet. Does your dog have food sensitivities? Food allergies? Environmental allergies?
A combination of two or all three or just one?
Also, have you considered consulting a veterinary dermatologist? They treat allergies and are the best regarding testing/diagnostics and what would be best for your specific dog.pugmomsandyModerator
Look at Nature’s Logic and American Natural Premium
anon I didn’t read that her vet recommended any prescription food. If i’m understanding what she wrote, it seems like her vet gave her the idea of a chicken allergy but I would really insist on how her vet came to that conclusion. Also she wrote “He does get an allergy shot every 6 weeks that helps but he still chews at his paws.” I agree with you to take her dog to a veterinary dermo.Bill CMember
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Earthborn Holistic has a new product line called “Unrefined” that is poultry-free and this and that free.Nadia KMember
I just ordered this for my pup as she seems to itch a great deal when eating chicken: https://www.chewy.com/american-natural-premium-turkey/dp/204685mehmet ali KParticipant
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My dog has a food intolerance but went through tests to find out. She licks her paws at times but it has nothing to do with food. I’m not sure how any vet can say for certain that a dog is allergic to something without doing any tests. Regardless, Primal Duck is a great option along with Go! Duck (both are sold on Chewy).anonymousMember
A Veterinary Dermatologist can do a skin test that will tell you exactly what environmental allergies your dog has.
Food sensitivities tend to fluctuate so the blood test is not accurate even when done by a vet.
The mail order hair/saliva tests are a total scam.
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