|Barked: Wed Oct 13, '10 3:36pm PST |
|I have a 6 year old terrier who just had a mast cell tumor removed. In doing research about that, I ran across an article that suggests NOT feeding fish to such a dog, as fish tends to produce too much histamine. I am now paranoid to continue feeding him fish in case I'm doing the wrong thing. However, he has been licking his paws for a year or so, and because of this, I am trying to stay away from things that might be problematic from a food allergy standpoint. I've often said I would homecook for him, but I find Nutrition Data intimidating, and don't want to homecook until I can feel I am feeding him a balanced diet. I don't want to just cook protein and add calcium and supplements because I'm afraid of what's in the supplements.
To make a long story short, I was hoping that someone had already worked out a diet using turkey or some other food that might be "safe" for a dog with possible food allergies. He is about 40 pounds and 6 years old.
Also, I will post in another section of the forums as well, but if anyone reading this knows anything about whether there are any foods to avoid for a dog that has had a mast cell tumor removed, I'd love to see some links to research.
Thanks much. I'm sorry to sound so helpless (in not being able to use ND, even with Sedona's great post), but I just lost my other dog to cancer (hemangiosarcoma) 2 weeks ago and now Joey is ill, so I'm not up to my normal capable self.
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