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However, who determined he was allergic? Even though it is possible, it is still unlikely. It is much more possible that you are just feeding a poorly made food.
I know people are probably thinking I don't know much about allergies and that I was figuring this out on my own, which I didn't. I paid for allergy testing. And when switching off of chicken, there was no more scratching, stools firmed up and no more hot spots within a few weeks. That's enough to confirm what the vet said for me.

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In hindsight, it is obvious that Rocky's problems were 100% due to the stress of being rehomed. In talking with Rocky's rescue, dogs can take up to one year before they become completely comfortable and confident in their new home. Maybe your dogs just need some time to settle in.
I thought about it being stress too, but as I just mentioned, he has had testing done to confirm what I was guessing....so I'm just gonna continue to stay away from the chicken as he is doing very well now.


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Try Lamb then. Price of the food will not make it less allergenic.

I would try Pro Pac Lamb and Rice or Prism Lamb & Rice. Both should be easy to get because stores carry the fancier sister brands. Anywhere where Earthborn is sold, they can get Pro Pac and Anywhere where Eagle is sold, they can get Prism. Oh Eagle has a Lamb & Rice as well.

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I feed Earthborn Coastal Catch and there is also a formula that has grain, Ocean Fusion, I think. Both of mine love Earthborn and seem to do well on it. Tayla can't have chicken, lamb, turkey or some of the other meats so we have to go with beef, pork, rabbit or fish. Fish is our easiest to get so we go with that in kibble.

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When considering a new food with a `novel`protein source because of possible dietary senstivities, bear in mind that lamb is no longer considered a novel protein because so many dogs have been exposed to it since it was first brought on the market 20 or so years ago. You might want to stick with something like duck or salmon as a protein, and limit the carbohydrates as well to something more novel like pea fibre, or quinoa and kamut. Or go with a grain free. Also consider going with a higher quality food, as you will normally feed less which lessens your cost per day and your dog will definitely benefit from a healthier diet. High end foods are not just high end because they cost more to you. They cost alot more to make because of their superior ingredients and in the long run, your dog`s health will reflect that.
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To the OP: If you are looking for comparable, affordable alternatives to Diamond, consider Precise Sensicare. The Nutrisource, Holistic Select and California Natural Lamb & Rice foods suggested by others are good thoughts too. But don't fret the Diamond if that's what your dog does best on.
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I know people are probably thinking I don't know much about allergies and that I was figuring this out on my own, which I didn't. I paid for allergy testing. And when switching off of chicken, there was no more scratching, stools firmed up and no more hot spots within a few weeks. That's enough to confirm what the vet said for me.



I thought about it being stress too, but as I just mentioned, he has had testing done to confirm what I was guessing....so I'm just gonna continue to stay away from the chicken as he is doing very well now.
Both my vet and dermatologist said allergy testing for proteins was useless - as many false positives as true positives. Also, often I would see improvement in Rocky when I changed a food but it turned out that coincidentally the ebb/flo of his symptoms were in sync with the food change. I hope you have identified your issue but your experience is errily similar to mine.
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Nutrisource lamb/rice has chicken flavour and egg product. Not good for a dog with chicken allergies.

I to am going to be allergy testing my dog in a couple months. $287 for a full food and environmental panel is worth it IMO. If it turns out hes not allergic to food, I can go back to raw.
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Nutrisource lamb/rice has chicken flavour and egg product. Not good for a dog with chicken allergies.

I to am going to be allergy testing my dog in a couple months. $287 for a full food and environmental panel is worth it IMO. If it turns out hes not allergic to food, I can go back to raw.
You might want to do some serious research on the food allergy testing before wasting your money on it.
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You might want to do some serious research on the food allergy testing before wasting your money on it.
I have met a few dogs who have had the allergy test mine is having and as soon as the offending food was taken off they greatly improved. I will take my chances
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How does the food allergy testing work? Is it an invasive process?
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