Feeding trials end with a provocative dog food challenge test, which requires courage. Learn how to accomplish this, so your canine companion can thrive again.
Feeding trials start with an elimination diet and require knowledge and discipline. Learn how to accomplish this so your canine companion can thrive again.
Do allergy free dog breeds exist? Unfortunately not as every dog can become allergic. Though some breeds seem to be predisposed to develop allergies.
My neighbor, a vet, diagnosed Delaney with food allergies. She said the most common food allergies are chicken and gluten. She is much improved. Her skin has healed and she does not scratch or has loose stools.
The vet recommended the allergy tests. When we received the call from the vet, he stated your dog is allergic to human dander, dust, grass, different trees, feathers, many foods including beef, ticks, fleas, and more. He is even allergic to some materials used in bed linens and clothing, then he said he seems to have an allergy to almost everything.
We adopted a rescued puppy from a friend about 4 years ago and shortly thereafter, she began scratching excessively. The first year the vet did steroid shots which helped but after several shots the vet became concerned about potential damage from this type of treatment.