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Thanks for the information Susan. Callie also is allergic to fish, especially salmon but other fish mixes as well. So said the results of her allergy test. I hate to try the sardines and find she has a reaction. She is taking Apoquel for the allergies.
I appreciate your response and interest, thank you.
Just when, all I had to research, for my food allergic doodle, something else comes up throwing a “wrench” in the mix. Right now I have her on Instinct Limited Diet Lamb dry, and a topper of Instinct Lamb wet alternating with Whole Earth Hearty Lamb Stew. I look for a food that has at least two meats at the beginning and hopefully without peas, potatoes, green beans etc. That’s hard to find.
I have no idea if she is getting enough taurine or not. I just wish dog food manufactures didn’t have to “fill” their foods with potatoes, peas, beans etc.
The 860 Kcal/kg, 860 calories is the Measurement of energy content of the food.
The 311 Kcal/12.7 oz can is the calories of the whole can. Hope this helps.
My Goldendoodle is allergic (tested) to Potatoes, Bananas, Legumes, Beets, Peanut, Salmon, Shellfish mix, Chicken, Fish mix, Kangaroo, Rabbit, and sensitive to other ingredients popularly used by dog food manufactures.
I have researched and researched trying to find a food with little, prefer NONE, of these above foods and fillers.
I would love suggestions. I thought Sport Elite was the answer with their Venison, but now that is not even on their radar, when they get back into production
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- This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Blkdoodle.
My sister in law have a blonde Goldendoodle and she will not feed him anything with beef in it. She believes that is what makes his eye hair dark from the tears. When visiting he would snatch some of our Callie’s food that had beef, and sure enough Yankee’s eye tears started turning his hair dark.
Have you had an allergy test run? I kept changing foods and giving away what didn’t work and it was all most was as expensive as the test. Now I have exactly what I need to look out for in allergies for Callie. Which helps my research. My sister in law has a blond Goldendoodle and she will NOT give him anything with beef. She believes that is what turns the hair around his eyes dark. My gal is black so don’t have to worry about that. Good luck with your search.March 5, 2018 at 10:56 pm in reply to: Food struggles, need help: no poultry, potato, fillers, corn #111807 Report Abuse
Our fur baby can have Lamb, it’s next to Venison. She was not checked for Buffalo so I need to find that out. Sweet potato, Pumpkin, squash, spinach, rice, are in the lower numbers. You are right not every dog is the same. There may be foods our dogs could have and yet be allergic to some of the same things but not to other. Our gal can not have Salmon, peanuts, Green beans, fish mix, banana, etc. Crazy! I know. Sometimes I think I work harder on her diet than my own.March 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm in reply to: Food struggles, need help: no poultry, potato, fillers, corn #111786 Report Abuse
This is good news but afraid Buffalo might be about the same score as beef. Will contact the lab that did her tests to make sure. Lamb is the next lowest meat score for our girl. I think the only reason so many pet food manufactures use chicken, is it’s a lot cheaper. Our girl must have about the same allergies as your fur baby. Going to check the Precise out. Never heard of it but I had never heard of Sport either. Ha
March 4, 2018 at 6:26 pm in reply to: Food struggles, need help: no poultry, potato, fillers, corn #111770 Report Abuse
- This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by Blkdoodle.
I understand your frustration. Sport was the only food I found that fit the allergy parameters for our Goldendoodle. I’m not sure we can use Sport with the chicken broth added. We used the Venison which was the lowest score for Callie’s allergies and that is now on indefinite hold. Don’t know about Pioneer naturals. If I come across something in my research I’ll give you a holler.
I have been corresponding with Michele of Sport Dog Food and she assures me they have a new manufacturer and new formulas that will be announced in April. I too hope they don’t change the formulas much because the food was a perfect fit for our Doodle. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I also told her how much I appreciated that the food was “Sourced and manufactured in the United States”. Hope that doesn’t change.
Will look at it again. It’s the kind of vegetables that are sometimes added that she shouldn’t have that’s the kicker. She has had ToTW before, but will look at it again. Whole Dog Journal has TOTW on their list of acceptable dry foods. Thanks for your response.
I am having the same problem finding foods that will not will not set off a reaction. Seems every food has potatoes, peas, legumes, chicken. May have to start my own dog food business. Some foods, that are limited, have ingredients you can hardly read let alone understand what it really is.
I had the same problem, but the intolerance to some meats was an added problem for us. I researched and found Sport Elite dog food. We are using the Venison blend kibble. It has no legumes, potatoes, etc. And you can buy from Chewy or from the company. It is on the mid to upper price range but when it fits, any price is a good one. Dog food Advisor rates this blend as 4.5. Other Sport food blends as a 5. Why it’s not on the Editors pick I don’t know. Just saying.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Blkdoodle.
Is there a reason SPORT ELITE is not on the EC? Their Venison without potato, peas, chicken, etc. was an answer to my baby’s allergy problems. She loves it.
Thanks will look it up and watch. Any new surprises?
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Try Sport Elite Venison. No potato, peas, etc. Switched my Golden Doodle to this because of allergies and she loves it. Top it with Freeze Dried Venison. Poops only 2-3 times day.
I have been through many dog foods for my Doodle, found out she was allergic to many of the ingredients most dog food companies put in their foods. After researching and reading an article in Whole Dog Journal, I researched Sport Elite. Thankfully they have a dry kibble with Venison, and NO potato, peas, chicken, etc. They make a dog food for working and sporting dogs. Our Callie loves it and the itching has stopped. Have no idea why it’s not on the list, but look it up on Dog Food Advisor and most rate a 41/2 to 5 stars. Just saying. Good luck.
I’m changing her from Nutro Pasture fed lamb & Rice dry to Sport Elite Series Venison Formula dry. My GD is allergic to chicken, beef, salmon, potatoes, G. Peas, etc. Sport is the first I have ran across of Venison without all those ingredients. She is not allergic to Venison at all, nor some of the fruits in the Sport Brand.
I had been looking for a dog food that did not have the products my Goldendoodle was allergic to. She’s borderline on many things and positive on a few, those being potato, chicken, peas, green beans, beef, etc.. I had her on lamb but found Venison which she is not allergic. Sport Dog Food, Elite Series, Venison & Sweet potato. She loves it. After the transitioning to this food I am looking forward to her not continually scratching.
PLEASE check out this dog food. Thank youSeptember 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm in reply to: Best Dry for Picky 3 yo Llewellin English Setter 'Lulu' #104617 Report Abuse
We have a black Goldendoodle. She took after her daddy.September 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm in reply to: Best Dry for Picky 3 yo Llewellin English Setter 'Lulu' #104616 Report Abuse
Right now we are using Nutro Wholesome Essentials Large Breed Adult Lamb . It’s the only one I have found so far that starts out with deboned lamb, then lamb meal. No potatoes. I do top it with 1/3 can Nutro Essential Lamb and Rice. She has 3 cups dry and 1/3 can, for 3 meals. Two meals didn’t work for her as she would go to bed on an empty stomach then in the mornings it was heaves with bile. Empty stomach cause that. Our furbaby is a Goldendoodle.
September 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm in reply to: Best Dry for Picky 3 yo Llewellin English Setter 'Lulu' #104599 Report Abuse
- This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by Blkdoodle.
We were having some of the same problem with our dog. I bit the bullet and had an allergy test run on her and found out she has allergies to some of the ingredients in dog food, potatoes being one of them, and border line allergies on others. So far she is eating and liking a lamb dog food that does not include potatoes, fish, etc. Good luck. Our 3 yo weighs 78 lbs.January 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm in reply to: Help! Newfoundland,170lbs,10yrs old,need food suggestion please #93745 Report Abuse
Elaine c that is one reason I would like to not give her canned food.January 22, 2017 at 4:56 pm in reply to: Help! Newfoundland,170lbs,10yrs old,need food suggestion please #93734 Report Abuse
Caster Pollux, Natural Ultramix Grain Free Red Meat Recipe with Raw Bites has Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which helps with arthritis. That might be an option. PetSmart carries a limited supply but I also know Natural Foods carries it. It is a 5 star and since I have switched to it, our Golden Doodle loves it and has no trouble eating it dry without a topping of canned food.
It is pricy but I think well worth it.
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My Goldendoodle had been on Hill’s also but they changed the formula and the label stated all imported products. That was enough for me to change to a USA product and manufacturer. I keep track of her calories, she is 31 months old and she is now on Instinct Raw dried food and loves it. It’s more pricey but I can feed her less to get the same calories. I notice on the bag it’s puppy to adult. Hope this helps.
pitluv, I wish we could attach a picture. I don’t care what their web site says, It’s what I read and have the label of the can. It says and I quote “Made in USA with imported ingredients.” What are those ingredients and are they up to our standards. If it’s meat meal, is the “meat” all beef or is there some other animal parts? Personally I wouldn’t eat anything coming out of China if I know it. Some say the vitamins in the dog food are imported from China. REALLY?
Oh, yes I do mean Ideal Balance. Just came from PetSmart looking at different foods and Natural Balance was stuck in my mind. Ideal Balance is what I was referring to.