|Barked: Sun Aug 12, '12 9:47am PST |
|You're welcome. I wish I could have been of more help. I know all too well about allergies. My first experience with Akitas was a GSD/Akita mix and I found out all about allergies,Akitas tend to have many,random,and moderate to severe that are often difficult to track down. Mattie my mix,was most severely allergic to fleas but there seemed to be not much else on the planet that didn't affect her as well. Unfortunately,nearly 17 years ago,there was not nearly the choices available now in testing,treatments,and choices of food. The best we could do was Science Diet. Advantage,antihistamines,antibiotics,and semi-annual steriod injections was the best we could do then but she managed to have a good life and 9 and a half years with us. Mika has a mild grain allergy,some hay fever and an allergy to catgut,the most common suture material used,we found that one when 48 hours after being spayed and still not behaving normally,in spite of numerous calls to the vet with a tech refusing to let me actually speak to the vet myself,Mika removed several of her sutures,we rushed her back to the vet 30 miles away only to hear the verdict that she would have to undergo a second surgery to remove and replace all of her internal and external sutures.
So ,yes I do understand how scary both foods and allergies can be. It is still quite frustrating even with all of the choices that there are out there because unless you try them,you just never know and in the meantime you just know that your pet is miserable and feel helpless to stop it and very confused by the options. I can't tell you that Blue will be the right choice for you,no one can. I don't think it is wise to try to recommend specifics either because what works well for one dog can be awful for another,I only know that since we switched to grain free both of my pups are doing much better and have fewer issues in general. We had given my daughter some for her Maltese simply because she was having some difficulties and wanted to stretch the food he regularly ate and he improved as well,he stopped getting tear stains,his skin and coat improved and he just seemed happier,I will not say it was specifically because of Blue but grain free did a world of good and the wilderness line compares in quality to Wellness' grain free at about $15 per bag less.Good Luck and on finding the best choice for you and your pup.
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