|Barked: Sat Feb 16, '13 11:21am PST |
|It's possible your dog is allergic to tomato pomace, but it's possible she has a sensitivity/intolerance to something else in the food as well. It could even be the lamb. It might not even be an allergy or sensitivity to an ingredient at all. Perhaps she isn't easily able to handle the food due to poor digestibility of the ingredients. Or maybe it's not the food at all, and she has an underlying health condition that affects her digestive tract. I would get your vet to help you rule things out, and if it does turn out to be allergies, do allergy testing and/or an elimination trial to figure out what she's allergic to.
Dogs, like people, don't grow out of allergies, they can only develop them after they've been exposed to the ingredient. The reaction could become less severe if you move from food that has a poor quality source for an ingredient to a food that has a high quality source of the same ingredient (some poor quality proteins are high in histamine which make the immune response to them more severe). But if your dog is no longer reacting to any foods that contain wheat and barley, it was probably something besides the wheat and barley that your dog was allergic/sensitive to (or it was another issue altogether). The truth is, food allergies in general are rare in dogs, and wheat is not that high on the list of common food allergens.
Again, I think the best thing you can do for your dog is to check it out with your vet to find some definite answers that could help your dog's stomach aches as fast as possible. Playing around with different foods will probably just leave you more confused and could leave your dog in pain for longer.
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