Would your dog food cause allergies?

My female poodle has allergies and our vet says she may be allergic to chicken.He recommended that she eat dog food with only a few ingredients which contains mainly duck and potatoes and it has worked for her. Would your dog food with chicken cause my poodle allergies? Dana Dana, there are 3 ways to tell if an animal is allergic to an ingredient in the food; food trial/elimination diet; blood allergy testing and skin allergy testing. When I suspect an animal maybe allergic to food, it will be an animal that has skin issues on a year round basis,...

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Chase as an alternative to prescription brands?

Question I work in a pet store and we learn as much about the choices so we can help our customers choose the best food for their pets, and lately Dr. Tim’s has become of the ones we feel confident about recommending to our customers. I have a question for you. We often have cats with UTI and other symptoms of renal disorders whose owners are tired of paying for the prescription diets, which seem to run counter to today’s findings that a high protein, low carb diet is optimal for such compromised kitties. We usually recommend high protein, low carb...

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Do grapes cause problems with dogs?

I have been looking for a nutritional dog food or supplement for my 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier. Everything that I find lately, has garlic powder and or Oregon Grape Root in the ingredient list. I have always heard dogs shouldn’t have garlic, nor should they ever eat grapes. Is Oregon Grape Root in the grape family? Charlotte Great questions. I tend to avoid anything grape for dogs these days as they can cause kidney problems in rare cases. Question is why? Not sure. Some also ask if the different types of grapes (red versus purple) could have an...

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