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Labrador Food allergies

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Milly67, Aug 24, 2013.


  1. Milly67

    Milly67 PetForums Newbie

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    I have a Labrador that is just 1 year old. I have had an allergy test by the vets as she suffers with very itchy skin and is hyper active a lot of the time. She is allergic to
    Beef, Chicken, Soya bean, Fish, Egg, Lamb, Pork, Rabbit, Cows milk, carrots, and potatoes.
    She can eat Turkey, Liver, Barley, Wheat, Corn, Oats, beet, Pinto bean and Sweet potato.
    Has anyone got any ideas, or any names of dog foods, websites or anyone that can help to design a diet for Bronte my lovely Lab.
    Thank you for any help or ideas as I think its going to be a challenge!
     
  2. Lilylass

    Lilylass PetForums VIP

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    Poor mite, one of our Labs had a huge list of allergies too and it was a nightmare trying to find a food to suit her

    Strangely, your dog seems to be OK with a lot of the things that can usually be the culprits of allergies - wheat and grains etc!


    Is Rice OK or not?

    If so, there's certainly a few I can think of, including Skinners Turkey & Rice or Duck & Rice - decent foods at a good price
     
  3. Milly67

    Milly67 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much for your suggestion, I will look into the ingredients of the food you suggested. She can't eat carrot or fish oil which seem to be in a lot of complete foods. Rice is ok but not brilliant, wheat, barley and oats are better for her.

    Love the pictures of all your crew :smile5:
    Thanks again
     
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  5. Prowl

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    I would recomend a homecooked diet maybe worth reading Raw and Natural Feeding for Dogs by Lew Olsan.


    With this many alergies I think it maybe quite hard to find a suitable dog food.
     
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    I can only think of Skinners Field and Trial tbh
     
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    I'd be prepared to consider home cooking at some point in case her allergies worsen.

    Do you know what fish is problematic? In dog food you can get herring, salmon, cod etc. In supermarkets you can buy Alaskan Pollock usually which is generally a white fish they are less commonly allergic to (according to my lad's specialist anywho) in case that is a route to go down as well. I was also told when my lad was 10 months that the odds are allergies will worsen and more may develop which is why I think its good to prepare for homecooking if you have to eventually go down that route.

    I just quickly did an 'Advanced search' here and you can click which items your dog is allergic too. Super quickly I put in the ones I remembered and it gave this:

    I found the perfect foods for my dog with Which Dog Food!

    Enter details here:
    Which Dog Food - Advanced dog food search!
     
  8. Milly67

    Milly67 PetForums Newbie

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    Brilliant, looks a possibility as no carrot and potato, thank you so much as I may give this one a try.
     
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