My bichon frise has just been put on a three month exclusion diet and has been prescribed Hills Z/D. I know there are no reviews on this site for this food but am eager to hear people’s opinions. My friend also recommended these foods for skin allergies and I’d be grateful if people could please comment on the ingredients as to me it doesn’t seem like they have a high meat content. Thanks 🙂 http://www.dogsbodyni.com/healthy-paws-2/
Hi, my dog was just tested for allergies : Flax, Soybean and Barley, corn (pollen) are foods to avoid for him, he is also highly allergic to grass and certain plant and tree pollen….
Unless you get an allergy test done it is hard to pinpoint.
Good luck with everything 🙂
Last spring, I started an “allergy diet” for my Aussie mix. I fed Grandma Lucy’s Purformance Pre-Mix with fish (that I cooked)….All was well…After about 4 months, I tried Venison with the Pre-Mix….All is well…Next, will be lamb.
Hi there every, my German Shepherd had many allergy issues and cost quite a lot on mess and vet visits. Tried different foods, wiping this and that when she comes indoors……. finally did food research and found only true vegetarian dog food to buy was Nature’s Recipe Vegetarian .
Once on this food her overall allergy problems decreased 98 0/0.
I have been using it for over 7 years and coat is beautiful and she is so healthy.
I have recommended this to others who have had great success too. Also local allergy vet specialist recommends this food to patients.
Here are the ingredients to Hills z/d:
Starch, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Soybean Oil, Hydrolyzed Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Lactic Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement , Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors , Beta-Carotene.
It doesn’t look overly horrible, but it doesn’t look great. I am surprised that it contains chicken and soy, both common food allergens. I might recommend trying your own elimination by buying high-quality dog foods free of certain common allergens and seeing which ones help. I have heard that feeding raw can help with allergies, but I can’t say from experience on that. Hope this is helpful!
Hydrolyzing breaks down the protein into its component parts, amino acids, which dogs are not allergic to.
Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up.
So many times allergies are food related.
Some breeds are more sensative to some ingredients than others.
But I have found after 30 years of breeding and showing dogs, when people approach me with an issue, I look at it from a holistic viewpoint, and one of the main things I focus on is nutrition, specifically allergies.
Some dogs do better on Glutten-free diet.
Some don’t do well on Chicken.
Its good to talk to a breeder of the dog you have, they may be able to give insight
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