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    cori R
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    Good day everyone,

    I have a Yorkie/Poodle mix dog , who will be 6 year old in January 2016.
    About 16 months ago, he suffered an Acute Pancreatitis attack and was in the hospital for 3 days.
    Ever since them, it has been a struggle to find the perfect food for him, as he needs to be in a very low fat diet and he will not eat any of the recommended by the vet.
    Because of that my only choice was to cook for him and did a saliva test by Dr. Jean Dodds and the results were not good news at all. He is sensitive to most carbs (Rice, Oatmeal, Potatoes, sweet potatoes), all fish, chicken, beef, Duck, Venison.
    The only protein Koby can eat is Lamb. So, with recommendations of a holistic Vet. I have been feeding Koby, Boiled/smash cassava root with carrots and boiled lamb (with all fat removed), I also add vitamins and L-Glutamine to the food and give him probiotic…Koby has been in that diet for over a year now, the thing I have been noticing on his poo is that he always have mucus, some days more than others and at times very soft stool with traces of blood. On Aug 19, 2015. I have to rush him and my other dog (Teddy) to the emergency as both of them have diarrhea and drops of blood. Just to make something clear Teddy is my other dog (Minni-Poodle mix, who is 2 ½ years old) and both are in the same diet) Teddy diarrhea was very bloody and lots of mucus. The vet did stool analicys and couldn’t find any parasites and they were put in antibiotics for 7 days…Koby still has diarrhea and for the last couple days , I see traces of blood and lots of mucus. Teddy is also having issues with gas and stomach noises. I’m beyond frustrated, as I don’t know what to do anymore for the little ones.
    Do you think that is the cassava roots making them sick now?
    Should I go back to kibble? Is so, any recommendations for dogs that are highly sensitive?
    I have an appt with the Holistic vet tomorrow afternoon, Is there anything I should ask for him to check?
    I appreciated your help…Thank you 

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    Mom2Cavs
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    Have you looked into Signature?

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    Patti S
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    How about Quinoa? Have you tried that as your carb source?
    I had a dog with inflammatory bowel disease that lived on a Tilapia and Quinoa diet.

    Also, most types of Legumes (beans and lentils) are hypoallergenic. Maybe they’re an option too.

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    Ginette M
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    Hi everyone, I have a 6 year old Morkipoo with lots of allergies and I’ve had a hard time finding food for her. She allergic to corn, carrots,potatoes,peas,barley and duck and that’s just the foods allergies.
    Does anyone have any suggestion for a good dry dog food for her.

    Thanks

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    crazy4cats
    Member

    Hi Ginette-

    Is she allergic to both white and sweet potatoes? Are you interested in kibble, canned freeze dried or all of the above?

    Both California Natural and Natural Balance carry limited ingredient recipes such as lamb and rice which may work for your pup.
    A Morkipoo must be Maltese, Yorki, and poodle mix? Sounds adorable. 🙂

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    Ginette M
    Member

    Hi crazy4cats,

    Yes she is very adorable and she knows it😄 According to her allergy test is just white potatoes.
    Most dog food have at one of the foods that she can’t have. I’m thinking of taking her to an alergy specialist because it’s not just food it’s grass and trees she has a lot of things that she’s allergic to😞 I’m trying really hard to help her I can see she’s very uncomfortable. If you have any suggestions I’d really appreciate it.

    Thanks

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    anonymously
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    Did you try the search engine here? https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/search/allergies/

    The best choice would be to see a board-certified veterinary dermatologist, if one is available near you (here is a list: http://www.acvd.org/).

    Most dermatologists will not skin test for allergies until the dog has been exhibiting symptoms for 1 year/4 seasons without any significant periods of relief. There are other treatment options that she may respond to.

    A summary of treatments for canine atopy:
    http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2010/06/evidence-based-canine-allergy-treatment/
    And here is a recent update:
    http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2015/10/evidence-update-evidence-based-canine-allergy-treatment/
    More info here:
    http://www.2ndchance.info/allergytesting.htm
    excerpt below from: http://www.2ndchance.info/Apoquel.htm
    Food Allergies are probably over-diagnosed in dogs (they account for, perhaps 5-10%). Hypoallergenic diets are occasionally, but not frequently, helpful in canine atopy cases but you should always give them a try. Food intolerances are more common – but considerably more likely to result in digestive disturbances and diarrhea than in itching problems.

    via search engine here: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/search/allergies/

    Another site: http://www.allergydogcentral.com/category/allergy-stories/

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