Question About Peas

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    aquariangt
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    I’m trying to see if Peas are causing a problem in my miniature schnauzer, it may not be, but it seems to be an ingredient that caused a bit of an issue based on when she’s been scratchy, and she got a small spot.

    Anyway-would Pea Flour and Pea Protein cause similar problems as the ingredient “Peas”? Another problem I’ve been running into-and I’m sure with more digging I’ll find one, but seeing if anyone has an idea off the top of their head-is I’m trying to find something without peas but still lands over 30% protein. Merrick and Natural Balance aren’t things I’m particularly interested in. Orijen is an option eventually but I need to work her into something that high in protein (maybe, maybe she wouldn’t have an issue) now that I don’t have sensitive stomach boy with me, I may be able to get back to the higher proteins.

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    theBCnut
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    Pea protein would be worse, since food reactions are normally to the protein part of the plant. Peas starch is “theoretically” OK, because it should be devoid of protein, but I don’t know what their method is for seperating starch or protein from the plant so I don’t know how pure it would actually be.

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    aquariangt
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    I’ll maybe try one of those out then. Thus far within my “regulars” Earthborn GF would all be out if I go this route-the small breed would be ok, but a bit lower in protein. Fromm’s 4star same issue, the grain inclusives are low in protein. Simply Nourish-I only like source. Acana all have peas.

    Could maybe switch to grain inclusive recipes and go half kibble half canned instead of toppers I suppose as well

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