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Sensitive Stomach & Itchy Skin Food Suggestions

Hi All! We live in San Diego and have a 4 year old Golden, Jake, that we rescued. When we brought him home he was on Purina One (yes, I know, we have learned the error of our ways!) and he had really loose stools. We did some research and changed him to Nutro Natural Choice Venison Meal & Whole Brown Rice Formula. His stools are much firmer, but he is still really gassy and continues to have itchy skin (no fleas). I need advice!
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I myself am not to fond of Nutro or Purina for that matter. I feed Annamaet personally after doing tons of research and speaking to a couple very helpful people on here. They have grain free and grain inclusive food choices
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California Naturals Lamb & Rice puppy food has helped our puppy with the sensitive stomach issues, & while he's still itchy, it's much less than it was.


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Oh Wow! Thank you so much for your quick reply! I have never heard of Annamaet, where can you buy this?
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A lot of people on here use Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach for their dogs. I have considered it for mine, but the currently have not issues with the food they are on, Nutro Ultra.
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My golden is a very itchy/sensitive dog. After trying a million foods, Purina Sensitive Skin and Stomach is the food I have found works the best for him. His itching is hardly there (I think his issues are chicken and potatoes)--and his hot spot issues have decreased tremendously....occasionally he'll still get a tiny one--but I've tried some foods that have given him serious hot spots in a matter of two days (one cup of new food being added in). I will say I'm not 100% thrilled with his coat on this food compared to some others--but I'm picking and choosing my battle there. I also continue to look because I don't feel his energy level on the PP is as good as it is on other foods. But he is 10 now....so maybe he's just settled....I don't know. His coat is not horrible by all means--and my lab also eats this and her coat is fantastic. But I think she got good coat genes, too. Good luck!

Oh and NO gas for either dog on this either.

Edited to also add--I did try Acana Pacifica for him--and he did well on it. I only fed 3 small bags of it and getting it from the store became impossible and then they closed (or so I thought--but found out today, they reopened under a new name/place). But he is not carrying the Acana now. I'd definitely try it again if I could get it with ease.

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Molly has gotten a lot less itchy upon switching to Acana Duck and Bartlett Pear from ProPlan Performance.


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Oh Wow! Thank you so much for your quick reply! I have never heard of Annamaet, where can you buy this?
Annamaet Dog Food - Super-Premium AAFCO Certified

I heard its available widely in the US. Canada not so much though I found a place that can order it in

I fed Purina Sensitive skin and stomach for a while, but felt so guilty feeding it since they were involved in the 2007 menu foods recall and I lost a dog from that. So I try to avoid it
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We have used ProPlan for years with great results and recently switched to the Sensitive skin and Stomach formula because of Mavericks ear issues and itchy skin. They have cleared up nicely and no more scratching.

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Thank you all so much for your help! What a great forum I have found!
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