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Old 11-09-2012, 02:35 AM
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Hey Caitlin, this is slightly off topic but, have you thought of decreasing her Acana portions at all? I've heard that when dogs poop too much their portions are too big. Just wanted to pass that along if I haven't already
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I didn't read the whole thread, so I'm sure someone has already said this. My vet told me some dogs can develop an intolerance to pork. Kinda like an allergy. Just thought I'd share that.
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A lot of people on here suggesting to try ZP again. Sorry to bump on your thread Caitlin, but I too am having allergy issues with Miya.

Miya has always been very itchy. I can't tell if it's an allergy or dry skin. She's been on kibble, and for the past 8 months or so, a combo or raw and ZP venison, and ZP lamb. She is still itchy...so...I mean, what can I do? I'm so lost for options. I duno the difference between the symptoms of allergies and dry skin. I've given her benadryl in the past, it doesn't seem to help much. So what's that mean?

Also, the day or two after a bath, she's fine. This makes me think that she just has dandruff and that makes her itch.

I was considering trying a different kibble, like Acana, to see if that helped at all.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:21 PM
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Hey Caitlin, this is slightly off topic but, have you thought of decreasing her Acana portions at all? I've heard that when dogs poop too much their portions are too big. Just wanted to pass that along if I haven't already
I remember you telling me about how their bodies can go into overdrive if they're fed too much Acana. I've actually upped her portions since then because she is so tiny. I also feed her almost 10g more raw per meal than is recommend because she is such a little twig. I'm a little nervous to try cutting back on her food. She can't afford to lose any weight. I would prefer if she would gain a couple ounces but she is "ok" right now. But she only poops twice per day when she's eating a mix of raw and Acana, so that seems about right. She gets 2 tbsp of Acana in the morning and 30g of raw with a few drops salmon oil at night.

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I didn't read the whole thread, so I'm sure someone has already said this. My vet told me some dogs can develop an intolerance to pork. Kinda like an allergy. Just thought I'd share that.
It could be a developed intolerance, same with the beef problems she started experiencing around 6 months. Whatever it is, it's enough to keep her off of both meats for good. She's already itching less since I stopped feeding her pork two days ago. It's definitely related to that.

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A lot of people on here suggesting to try ZP again. Sorry to bump on your thread Caitlin, but I too am having allergy issues with Miya.

Miya has always been very itchy. I can't tell if it's an allergy or dry skin. She's been on kibble, and for the past 8 months or so, a combo or raw and ZP venison, and ZP lamb. She is still itchy...so...I mean, what can I do? I'm so lost for options. I duno the difference between the symptoms of allergies and dry skin. I've given her benadryl in the past, it doesn't seem to help much. So what's that mean?

Also, the day or two after a bath, she's fine. This makes me think that she just has dandruff and that makes her itch.

I was considering trying a different kibble, like Acana, to see if that helped at all.
I'm sorry to hear Miya is an itchy girl as well. What kind of protein was in her kibble before? Could she possibly have an allergy to lamb or venison? Maybe you could try an Acana formula, even possibly one of the limited ingredient ones that Tina was talking about like the Duck and Pear one. I think it would be perfect for Gemma if it didn't have oats, but I don't really like to feed grains. But if you don't mind grains, maybe give it a shot? Duck is very low allergen. Do you give salmon oil as well? That has seemed to help Gemma since she started itching, and her coat is so soft.
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I'm sorry to hear Miya is an itchy girl as well. What kind of protein was in her kibble before? Could she possibly have an allergy to lamb or venison? Maybe you could try an Acana formula, even possibly one of the limited ingredient ones that Tina was talking about like the Duck and Pear one. I think it would be perfect for Gemma if it didn't have oats, but I don't really like to feed grains. But if you don't mind grains, maybe give it a shot? Duck is very low allergen. Do you give salmon oil as well? That has seemed to help Gemma since she started itching, and her coat is so soft.
I do give oils often. I hope she isn't allergic to venison & lamb..but she is still itchy so, I may need to start thinking of trying something else. I remember LS suggested an Acana brand that she feeds to her rescues and she was very happy with it. I just don't want to be switching her back and forth between kibble and raw. Here in Japan, it's a little hard to feed raw as well. I mean, there are butchers, but everything is in Japanese lol and I'm not able to read it yet.
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All dogs shed salmonella in their faeces, the amount is only marginally higher in raw fed dogs. The reason why good hygiene is important, regardless of what is being fed..
I'm sure, but an elevated amount even if marginal is too much for us personally so we opt not to feed any raw in our home.
When I mentioned that.. I was factoring in and assuming that good hygiene was a given.
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Hi love! Sorry to hear about Gemma's allergies! Lola has allergies too, I think both environmental and food, but I've never figured out her food allergies. I'm not sure if you have already thought about this, but have you considered Stella and Chewy's freeze dried raw? I think I may try to feed that exclusively to Lola and see if it helps her allergies. It's also really convenient bc you don't have to thaw it, it's always ready to go. Lola also hated ZP and would touch it no matter what I did. Can you get Stella and Chewy's by you?


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I do give oils often. I hope she isn't allergic to venison & lamb..but she is still itchy so, I may need to start thinking of trying something else. I remember LS suggested an Acana brand that she feeds to her rescues and she was very happy with it. I just don't want to be switching her back and forth between kibble and raw. Here in Japan, it's a little hard to feed raw as well. I mean, there are butchers, but everything is in Japanese lol and I'm not able to read it yet.
LS feeds the Pacifica flavor. That one is fish. You could give it a shot. There's beef, lamb, chicken, and fish for the grain free flavors, then there are limited ingredient duck and lamb flavors but they contain oats.

I know what you mean about it being difficult to find stuff. I still don't speak Swedish (bad) so I can't ask for help or find out where things are on my own. It's up to my boyfriend and he always makes it more difficult than it needs to be when I want him to ask about something. I guess he just doesn't understand what I'm talking about since he has lived off of processed sausage and frozen sodium enhanced chicken all his life. Fresh meat is like "whaaat" to him. And weird cuts for dogs is even more bizarre to him.

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Hi love! Sorry to hear about Gemma's allergies! Lola has allergies too, I think both environmental and food, but I've never figured out her food allergies. I'm not sure if you have already thought about this, but have you considered Stella and Chewy's freeze dried raw? I think I may try to feed that exclusively to Lola and see if it helps her allergies. It's also really convenient bc you don't have to thaw it, it's always ready to go. Lola also hated ZP and would touch it no matter what I did. Can you get Stella and Chewy's by you?


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I'm sorry to hear Lola also has allergies. I wish I could get Stella and Chewy's, but so far I have not found it from any online suppliers here. I'm pretty sure we just have ZP, Acana, and Orijen for top quality premade foods.
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