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I'm thinking that Chloe may have a food allergy to her purina pro plan, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to switch her to exclusively wet dog food for a few weeks to see if she improves.

Is there enough nutrition to feed only wet food? I'd always used it only as a treat for my last dog.

Also I'm looking into a raw food diet for Chloe. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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As far as oral health and overall nutrition goes... No. I would try switching to a grain free kibble with a different protein source (fish, lamb).
 

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There are many different dry kibble brands out there that you can try. My Maggie was allergic to corn, so I fed a corn-free brand.

The sensitivity could be to either the grain or protein source, it's a trial 'n error thing.

Corn, wheat & soy are common grain problems. Chicken & beef are common protein problems. Maybe you can use these as a starting point. Maggie ate lamb & rice her whole life but there's a lot more out there to try.
 

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Your idea to use wet food as an occasional treat is good, but to use it full-time, well, I wouldn't do it--dry kibble helps prevent tarter and plaque, or at least cuts down the incidence of build up, that wet food doesn't. You're going to have to pay attention to your golden's teeth more than just the daily once over brushing. That wet food sticks to teeth and causes decay much more quickly than kibble.

I have never fed the raw diet, but I've been very happy feeding a lamb-based kibble. When my pup was younger, the breeder recommended a combination 50/50 split of chicken and lamb kibble, and then when the pup turned a year old, changing (gradually) to the lamb kibble.

I've also used wet food to encourage appetite (after surgery, promote weight gain--if needed, that type of thing) but I'm not a big fan of wet food as a permanent diet.
 
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