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Anyone else have a dog wiht slowly increasing food allergies

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:40 pm
by Timas Mom
So after many trails of food ( 21 kibbles) specialists and exploratory surgery, Tima was diagnosed with both food allergies and intolerances.
We started raw about 3 years ago, and on a lamb, beef, turkey rotation. Chicken was tried but only lasted a short time before nausea and vomitting. In the last 3 years we've now become sensistive to:
bison, venison, salmon, turkey, beef, and lamb. We either get an intolernace ( vomit within an hour) or soft stool.
We now do a rotation of goat, moose, elk, and duck.

She is now getting sensitive to duck I think.

Note: CANNOT eat any white fish or their oil, sunflower safflower or canola oils, no grains especially rice, no preservatives, no cooked meats.

I am starting to worry that we will soon become sensitive to it all and I'll have nothing to feed her. She is only 4 now.

Anyone with experiences like this or any suggestions?

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:55 pm
by El_EmDubya
I'd join Rawpaws:

And, I'd look at any supplements you are giving. The most innocuous of supplements can contain additives to lengthen shelf life. Those additives could be the issue.


Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:24 pm
by pitgrrl
Streets has a pretty limited diet at this point due to developing intolerances to various meats, specifically beef, bison, turkey and lamb. We're left with chicken, rabbit and duck at this point.

Weirdly though, he ate chicken for a long time without issue, then started to no longer tolerate it so I removed with from his diet entirely for about a year. On a whim I tried feeding it one day and it was fine, so I may attempt to re-introduce some of the things he stopped being able to eat after a good bit of time has passed.

I think you feed veggies, right? I found removing that from Streets' diet made a noticeable difference in the frequency of stomach upset, not because of specific allergies or anything, just because it made his meals simpler, I think.

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:15 am
by A-Ron
It is good to hear (well not really) that my dog is not the only one who vomits if she eats regular dog food. My wife and I have feed IVD (they work with Royal Canine to make this food) duck and potato for a year now and still going strong.

I feel you on this, it took along time to find this food and we probably did bi-weekly vet visits (they started calling our girl "sick" sara) - I am not saying IVD is the solution for you but it was for us and I think they have a venison and potato forumla - My girl can take venison it was fun finding out.

Also it is pretty expensive but cheaper than bi-weekly visits o the vet

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:18 am
by A-Ron
no edit potion - I meant to say she can not take venison[/b]

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:13 am
by Beowulf
Pollyanna used to be able to eat anything. First the vegetables had to go. She's allergic to anything green, including grass. We're now down to chicken, turkey, mackerel, salmon and pork. And bananas. For some reason she's okay with bananas. Her reaction doesn't involve vomiting, she breaks out in hives and scratches holes in herself.

Best of luck to you. I know it sucks to watch them suffer. :hug:

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:57 am
by Timas Mom
NO kibble at all for Tima
1 cooked meat
2 sunflower safflower, canola, herring or salmon

Glad to hear I'm no the only one.

I use no preservatives, and she gets organic cold pressed hemp oil, kelp and her veggies are basics with no suagry ones. Parsley, bok choi, romaine, zucchini, cranberry and blueberry. Ocassionaly 1 apple or few carrots or pumpkin into the mix (each lasts 3 weeks.)