Is it time to put my dog on Perscription food?

My dog Louis has always had a delicate stomach but we were able to find a food that worked well. Recently however he has started having problems with his anal glands (which i hear is caused by poor diet) and has been vomiting at least once a week if not more often. He doesn't eat grass and really is not into eating weird things. He cannot have Chicken and rice makes him have diarrhea. Is it time to take him to the vet for a prescription diet or do any of you have any other ideas?

Asked by Member 1133120 on Feb 14th 2013 in Food & Nutrition
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Maybe it is time to try an elimination diet to figure out what your dog is allergic to so you can find a better dog food for your dog. Prescription diets are expensive and not really that good nutrient wise with all that corn and filler... bleh.. Maybe he is allergic to chicken? Have you tried fish based dog food or a limited ingredient dog food? You could try hamburger and rice instead just a little while for his upset tummy. I would take your pup to the vet to see what he/she thinks and to get his anal glands drained.

Obi answered on 2/14/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


What are u currently feeding this poor dog? No do not use prescription food. Start the dog on raw food and a probiotic and dha fish oil.

Member 1157676 answered on 3/2/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Don't feed him a prescription food (they're filled with fillers). Feed him a grain free, filler free, non-chicken food. Look into 4Health, Orijen, Fromm and Taste of the Wild.

Look into feeding raw too -

Member 930032 answered on 3/5/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Prescription foods r generally low quality. California naturals has a line of grain free foods with novel proteins like venison or fish. If ur dog can't have chicken do not feed any poultry at all, no turkey or eggs or anything with feathers.

Sandy answered on 3/7/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer