Dog food recommendations for dog with food allergies?
I have a wonderful six year old Great Pyrenees, Sophie. About three years ago, she developed severe food allergies which manifested primarily through painful ear infections and itchy skin. For a time, she did well on California Naturals, but that doesn't seem to be working anymore. She is allergic to most grains, but corn and wheat especially, and doesn't do well with turkey, although she can handle chicken.
We moved last year and Sophie has seen two different vets in our new area. This brings us to a total of six vets who have treated her for this, including an allergy specialist.
Every vet has given a different recommendation and has basically told me completely conflicting things about a dog's nutrition needs in terms of protein, fat, and carbohydrate content, etc. Add to this the fact that every Pyr breeder I've dealt with recommends a raw diet and every trainer I've encountered has some different idea, and my head is spinning.:eek::eek:
I will say up front that the raw diet will NOT be happening. I have trouble touching raw meat anyway, and I simply can't deal with the meat "parts" which are recommended.
The latest vet recommended a Before Grain food, probably the Buffalo. Does anyone have any experience with this brand? Or have another dog food recommendation I can investigate?
Help! I feel like I've fallen through the Looking Glass here...