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I’ve got two pugs (brindle and fawn) that are 5 and 6 years old and have suffered from both food allergies/sensitivities and seasonal items for years. I’m had them on raw diets for the past 3 to 4 years and fed kibble prior to that. I’ve tried just about every medicated shampoo, supplements, probiotics/enzymes and testing that is out there including taking them to a vet dermatologist. In the early years the boys had been on antibiotics and steroids until I decided to pursue a more holistic program with them. The most informative testing that I did that helped get me started down the right path was with a company called Glacier Peak Hollistics. They have a Healthy Dog Sensitivity Assessment that costs $80.00 which is a hair and saliva test. You submit hair back to them as well as swabs and it gives you a really extensive report back. You get results back fairly quick and then can make decisions on food proteins you should eliminate from their diet, or allergies to ingredients. I’ve done the more traditional IgE and IGg testing on them and paid close to $250.00 for testing and the results didn’t come close to the holistic testing.
Thanks Labs for the website… I placed an order today.
Thanks for the info. I ended up picking the Wellness Core small breed which are pretty small triangular kibble, and then found a bag of Brothers Allergy in my pantry that I totally forgot about.
When I was at the pet supply I noticed several brands are now including a picture of the kibble size on the fold of the bag. I think it was Merrick…. I thought this was a great idea to post the actual size otherwise most people would squeeze the bag and try to estimate the size inside.
Thanks Losul… very informative info! Appreciate all the help.
Thanks…I’m headed to the pet supply today.
Thanks for the info. We are on day 4 of 6 on taking the Panacur. We will wait 10 days and then run another fecal test and take it from there. I’m still crossing my fingers my other two dogs don’t pick the giardia up too.
I will scope out amazon to see if I can find it cheaper as it was pricey from my vet.
Thanks crazy2cats. This was helpful. I you remember anything else, let me know. The vet said this can be tricky to get rid of.
She is an English bulldog… And will be joining my existing crew of 2 pugs that are 5 and 6 years old. It’s been a while since I’ve had a puppy so want to make sure I start out on the right foot. My pugs have been on raw for years and stay healthy and lean on it. Back when I was a newbie dog owner I used to feed beneful so I’ve come a long way in dog nutrition.
I’ve picked out a few foods…..stella and Chewys raw, some ziwipeak dehydrated, and acana and Origen dry food. The breeder has her on Royal Canine mini starter and not sure if I should transition right away to new food. Any suggestions?
Should I be feeding 2 or 3 times a day….. ?
I saw a few products online geared to puppies, has anyone used Whollistic Pet colostrum, missing link for puppies, or Puppy Gold. They all seem like transition type products.
Getting excited….. I get her in 12 days!