I solemnly swear- that I am up to- no good
|Barked: Wed Aug 11, '10 1:36pm PST |
|Gunner has been shaking and itching his ears for about a week. I cleaned his ears last week and he had a ton of dark brown wax and debris in his ears. Yesterday I cleaned them out and there was hardly anything. Today I took him to the vet and we found out he has a very mild ear infection. Dr said that there wasn't any debris or wax in his ears but they were inflamed and red.
Gunner eats Wellness Lamb, Barley & Salmon recipe with cooked chicken breasts and chicken livers as a topping. I've only noticed within the last couple months that he's been having issues with his ears. Could this food be causing a build-up of yeast in his ears?
Here are the food's ingredients:
Lamb, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Rye Flour, Tomato Pomace, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Salmon Meal, Rice Bran, Tomatoes, Ground Millet, Natural Lamb Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Chicory Root Extract, Garlic, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products.
I am very wary of trying a grain free food because Gunner did so horrible on Orijen. We bought a 5lb bag that lasts us a little under 2 months and it was diarrhea the entire time We tried the fish based Wellness Core but Gunner hated it.