Jump to Orijen 6 Fish Grain-Free Formula Dry Dog Food - This dog food best fits animals that do not have any allergies towards fish
The company also offers the limited ingredient diets Potato and DuckFormula, Potato and Duck Formula Light, Potato and Rabbit Formula,Potato and Venison Formula, Potato and Venison Large Breed LimitedFormula and Potato and Whitefish Formula. These products are availablein dry and canned varieties and are designed to meet the nutritionalneeds of adult dogs with food allergies.
I’ve had to feed my 60 lb very well-muscled 5 year old dog (pit-lab mix) a little more on this diet then i did when I was feeding her Orijen or Natural Balance- raised her portion about 1 cup a day from 2 cups to 3- but I am very pleased with the chicken formula, and the price is great. She absolutely adores the food, and it gives her great energy and health. As long as a dog has no dietary restrictions I would recommend the chicken b/c of price. Otherwise, I hear great things about the fish for dogs with chicken allergies.
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Dogs With Food Allergies: Symptoms, Common Triggers, and More
A dog can become allergic to many foods. Several common ingredients, however, seem to cause dog food allergies more than others. Dogs tend to become allergic to foods that appear in most dog food formulas today which is no coincidence as allergies form from over exposure. The most frequent allergies develop to corn, soy, wheat, beef, lamb and fish. Dogs also often become allergic to dairy products and chicken.Intradermal skin testing for food allergies may not give an accurate diagnosis in every dog. This test can give false positive and false negative results. In a false positive situation, despite the fact the dog is not allergic to the food when ingested it results in a positive allergic skin response. As for a false negative, some food allergies produce a delayed result of a positive allergic reaction. This causes the veterinarian to believe your dog is not allergic to the allergen since she didn’t see a skin response, but in reality, he is allergic to it. Another way the test can result in a false negative would be when the allergic response is localized. For example, if your dog is allergic to an fish but the symptom only manifests as a runny nose, this means the antibodies to the allergen are located only in the nose. Since the allergens antibodies are localized in the nose and not the entire body, there are no antibodies in the bloodstream to cause a reaction throughout the rest of the body, including the skin. A dog’s exposure to the same ingredients day after day can create food allergies, which is why many experts now advise rotating between foods with different meat and grain sources to prevent sensitivities from overexposure. Common allergens are corn and wheat, or even common meats like beef or chicken. Lamb, once considered “hypoallergenic” because it was rarely used in dog food, is really no more beneficial for skin problems than other proteins. Trying a novel protein such as fish, pork, venison, duck or rabbit may do the trick.In fact, according to Dr. Adam Patterson, clinical assistant professor and Chief of Dermatology at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Small Animal Clinic, “Food allergies in dogs present themselves quite differently than food allergies in humans. For instance, a person who is allergic to shellfish may experience throat swelling and possibly a critical or fatal reaction, but in dogs, the allergy is expressed through the skin and seen most often as itch.”