|Barked: Wed Apr 24, '13 7:20am PST |
|The whole "multiple proteins creates allergies" is a bunch of bupkis, sorry. That's just not how food allergies work in dogs.
The vast majority of what people consider "allergies" in dogs are actually just intolerances to certain ingredients, either because of the ingredient itself (IE chicken), or how its processed (IE fat being preserved in Vit E or various solutions that protiens are bathed in prior to processing in the food). Many of those are developed based on exposure, yes, but its usually because they've had too much of it for too long a period, not because they've just been exposed to a lot of different things. In fact, I would argue the contrary, a dog with higher exposure to many things has a BETTER immune system and higher GI tolerance.
If your dogs aren't doing good on the Blue, then its likely just the Blue. Switch off it and find something that works better. The Chicken meal in Blue isn't the same as Chicken meal in Orijen (just as an example), and switching to that food likely wouldn't yield the same results, even if both foods used similar ingredients.
Quality (not just of the food as a whole, but of the raw materials going into it) speaks for a LOT, as much as some vets and some people hate to admit it.
If you need an anecdote, Mulder absolutely CANNOT eat lamb-based kibbles. He WILL get horrible, sometimes blood diarrhea, and I've tested this on at least 4 different kibbles. He can, however, eat raw lamb (antibiotic free flash frozen with no preservatives) with absolutely no problems whatsoever.
Edited by author Wed Apr 24, '13 7:21am PST
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