01-25-2013 09:50 AM
I have started giving my Lab of 10 years a new food from Royal Canin. Hypoallergenic Adult Pv from my vet. I will do anything and pay anything I have to for my Lab, but $85.00 plus tax for 25lbs WOW! Is there a equal or better option out there?
01-25-2013 10:37 AM - edited 01-25-2013 07:37 PM
It depends on what he is allergic to, I changed my little dog's diet several different ways and it didn't seem to help much, took her to the vet and she has responded to a prednisone taper which indicates the allergies may not be food related, next step is allergy testing by a dermatology/allergy specialist.
In the meantime she's doing well on Nutrisca dry food Salmon and Chickpeas, no grains, no potato (common allergen) no chemicals, no junk! http://nutrisca.dogswell.com/ I shouldn't, but I give her a little bit (just a spoonful) of cooked lean hamburger/steak with it too!
01-25-2013 11:23 AM - edited 11-05-2013 12:27 PM
Another option, the vet recommended a homemade diet (dog that has allergies) start with 1 protein and 1 carbohydrate.
I'd avoid chicken for now, they say many dogs are allergic or at least get itchy because of it.
PS: Where he is on a prescription diet, it's best to check with your vet before making any changes.
02-18-2013 05:23 AM - edited 02-18-2013 06:08 AM
Update: I've decided to try Innova Salmon & Herring (grain free) dry food for my allergy prone dog, looks similar to Nutrisca and Petco carries it.
Check it out, see if your vet approves.
02-18-2013 11:14 AM
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Low Fat LF 20 ....is the best food for puppies and dogs with sensitiv stomachs and allergies. Our puppy had a very sensitive stomach and we went though every brand of puppy and dog food and our vet put him on the Royal Canin LF20 along with cooked protein (skinless chicken, turkey, lean beef and lean pork)...and now our 2 1/2 yeald old Big Pup is perfectly fine. Absolutely beautiful, healthy and happy! You can purchase the food online or through your vet!
02-19-2013 02:53 PM - edited 02-19-2013 02:58 PM
My vet told me Fish or Salmon Oil (Omega 3,6) is good for dry skin/allergies and to add it to my dog's food.
I have also started using an air purifier.
Just like people some dogs have dust allergies.
03-08-2013 12:02 PM
Randy--it's important to know what allergies, if any, your dog has been diagnosed with. Food allergies are common and Petco has many high-quality foods that you and your lab will love.
07-10-2013 10:35 PM
Royal Canin is an absolutely horrible dog food... Gotta do your research, I found out a lot about a bunch of dog foods that is really sickning. And the vets promote a lot of them because it is all about the money and they want you to bring your sick animals in so they can make money off of you. Here is a really awesome website that breaks down a ton of dry/wet dog foods and why they are so bad. I feed my dog Taste of the Wild. it is $40-45 for a 30lb bag and it is pretty good compared to a lot of other foods.
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