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January 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm in reply to: Vet is prescribing Hypoallerenic prescription food #64157 Report Abuse
And just an FYI, if cost is a concern (it is for me, since I’m usually getting 3-26 pound bags every month for our three big pups and a foster), most of these foods are much cheaper online than they are at Petco. I get mine on AmazonSmile for $49.99 a bag, as opposed to $65.00 at our local Petco. Just so you’re aware, but you may not have the same concern since your babies are small!January 16, 2015 at 11:07 am in reply to: Vet is prescribing Hypoallerenic prescription food #64114 Report Abuse
Here are some of the benefits of giving coconut oil: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/
It’s usually suggested to give them a tablespoon for every 10 pounds of their weight. Try the Wellness Simple, but if that doesn’t seem to help them, I would suggest having an actual allergy panel done to see exactly what they’re allergic to. My guy hasn’t had an issue since I switched to that food, and I’ve noticed a big difference in all of their coats and skin with the coconut oil. I hope this helps!January 16, 2015 at 10:15 am in reply to: Vet is prescribing Hypoallerenic prescription food #64112 Report Abuse
Sarah, what are they allergic to? I have one dog with food sensitivities and feed him Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient food. They contain different proteins like turkey, lamb, duck and salmon, and the carb source is potato or oatmeal instead of rice. I also give them a scoop of coconut oil every night.
Since his normal diet is already Salmon, it could just be too much fish oil. Try just using the coconut oil for awhile and see if that helps.
I’ve never fed mine RC, but when my young Dane mix started getting hives on and off, I started feeding all of them Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient foods. They each have a novel protein and potato or oatmeal instead of rice. It looks like the RC foods are chicken and rice, which are actually pretty common sources of food sensitivities. Since I switched to the Wellness Simple, I’ve noticed a huge improvement in their coats and just overall health, and my Dane hasn’t gotten hives since. So it could be worth a try!