Post # 1
Our 4 year old Pitt has been getting chronic ear infections. Our vet wants to do a food allergy test and told us to buy food and treats with the same protein base and it can’t be beef or chicken. Any other meat is fine and gluten is optional.
Hes also lactose intolerant so anything milk based is out!
anyone have any good recommendations? We have a holistic pet food store in our area we are going to check out but I’m hoping someone has some good reviews before we spend a pretty penny!
Post # 3
Royal Canin- they have options that don’t have any of those ingredients. That is what we had to do because of our dog’s allergies. Our vet orders it for us, but I know that you can also buy it through Petsmart if you have a prescription provided by your vet.
Post # 4
I feed my dog Taste of the Wild. I think there are a few different varieties without chicken or beef. It’s on the pricier side (around $50 for a 30 lb. bag), but it doesn’t have a lot of the junk other brands do and he loves it.
ETA- I don’t buy the salmon variety (I think it’s called Pacific Stream) because it gives him horrible fish breath, but the others are all good!
Post # 5
We feed ours Blue Buffalo in Salmon flavor. I don’t really notice any fish breath afterward and both pups absolutely LOVE it. Its pricey though and you can only buy it in pet stores which is annoying and inconvenient :-/
Post # 6
We feed The Honest Kitchen (Embark – turkey) It’s a dehydrated food, so a lot of the nutrients remain as opposed to being removed during the cooking process. It can be a bit pricey with a larger dog; we go through two boxes a month at around $85 a box.
We went through a few kibbles before switching to THK, and other than feeding a raw diet, I feel like it’s the best alternative. My dog has done great while on it – firm stool, no gas, no bad breathe, stable energy etc.
Post # 7
We’ve liked the Orijen 6-Fish type!
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Post # 9
Our pup was having skin issues and so we decided to take him off of chicken and beef. We changed to blue buffalo, white fish and brown rice (I think).
He did soooo much better on it, and his coat is always gorgeous and shiny.
He does have fishy breath after eating, but it is not that bad (more noticeable now that I’m pregnant), it is tolerable.
Post # 10
Thanks guys I will definitely be searching out these brands when we go!
@FMM: I’m totally intrigued by this because he also has pretty bad dandruff and has to have oatmeal baths. Seriously for a pitbull he is the biggest princess.
@leembee: i love the idea of no gas! He had been on pedigree since was a puppy but my GOD they are lethal.
Do any of you guys buy matching treats to go with the food? He has always had milk bones which are now also out. And if we have a fish based protein they also have to be fish based bones…..