I have a Pomeranian Chihuahua and he has allergies to everything. He is 4 years old and weighs between 10-13 pounds. He’s allergic to chicken, grains, and gluten. I tried Solid Gold Barking To The Moon and Natural Balance L.I.D., and they were ok but one had chicken fat which made him itch and the other someone told me was not good for him. So I’m at the point where I don’t know what to get bc I’m confused. I need help finding the perfect dog food for him.anonymousMember
It may not be about finding the perfect food. What testing led you to believe that your dog has these specific food allergies?
Because, food allergies are rare. Pruritus tends to occur with environmental allergies.
For best results (if your regular vet has not been helpful) make an appointment with a veterinary dermatologist, asap. That is the only way to get an accurate diagnosis, testing and treatment options
You will get all kinds of misinformation on the internet. Use the search engine here to look up allergies, see my posts.
anon101: I did take him to the vet because he was itching and biting his paws till they started bleeding.anonymousMember
If you don’t have good results within a reasonable amount of time, or the symptoms have been going on for 1 year/ 4 seasons without significant relief or the symptoms are severe.
I would ask for a referral to a veterinary dermatologist. There is a BIG difference between a regular veterinarian and a veterinary specialist.
PS: I went back and forth for a year, tried more than one vet with poor results regarding my dog with allergies.
Got positive results after 1 visit with a veterinary dermatologist.
Anon101: Ok thanks. Yeah I’m going to have to take him to a dermatologist. ThanksSusanMember
Your dog might have Seasonal Environment Allergies & Food sensitivities the 2 normally come together & as the dog ages the allergies get worse not better…
Have a look at “Canidae”Pure Petite, Small Breed formula’s or there’s Pure Sea, Pure Wild, Pure Land formula’s, Canidae kibble size is nice, small & easy to digest you will see a big improvemnet with the skin, most of the Pure formula’s are chicken FREE
https://www.canidae.com/dog-food/products. I’ve read that chicken fat has no protein in it, & the protein is what the dog reacts too… but when they have both Food & Environment allergies it’s hard to work out what is causing what? So Elimination Food Diet is best to do in teh colder months not Spring Summer or Autunm too many allergens..
Baths the best to do, are you bathing twice a week too wash off the allergen’s on paws & skin? I have found “Malaseb: medicated shampoo to be very good, it kills any bacteria & yeast that’s on the paws & skin, puts moisture back into the skin & makes skin nice & soft, I also use Hydrocortisone 1% cream when paws are red & itchy at night you check all over dogs body & paws look for any red irritated paws & skin look inbetween toes & pad lightly apply some hydrocotisone 1% cream, by morning paws will be all clear again, then I use “Sudocrem” before Patch goes outside for walks etc, Sudocrem is for Dermtitis, Eczema, Nappy Rash & acts as a barrier & protects the skin & paws, really good thick cream, Amazon or Ebay sell Sudocrem & the Malaseb medicated shampoo..
Start keeping a diary & write everything down, as te years pass you well start to see a patten & can work out if it is Seasonal Allrgies, another really good food to add to diet is Green Lipped Mussels chwy sells teh “K-9 Natural”Green Lipped freeze Dried Mussels give 1-2 mussels a day as treats, Mussels are high in Omega 3, EPA & DHA
You need to keep on top of things & with the weekly baths or bath as soon as he starts licking & chewing paws with the Malaseb Shampoo to relieve his itchy paws & skin, diet high in Omega 3 faty acid, applying creams & using baby wipes to wipe skin, fur & paws down after ghe comes back instide & when you dont want to bath you’ll start controling the problem, but allergies don’t get better…
A really good Face Book group to join is “Dog Issues, Allergies & Other Information Support Group” there’s a Dermatologist in the group Karen Helton Rhodes she also has her own site called “Canine Skin Solutions inc”michelle lMember
it is meant for dog with allergies. since you mentioned that your dog is allergic to chicken this lamb flavor might be good to him
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