Have the vet test him for the preservative that is in the test samples. My wife went for testing and they said she had a reaction to everything, when I asked them to test her with the preservative only she had a reaction to that.
have you looked at Nature's Variety Prairie foods-- They have several canned foods that Riley could have. Their venison canned and kibble is very good. My chinese crested eats the venison kibble with no allergy problems at all-- its only got venison and some lamb flavor in it-- millet, oatmeal and barley are the only grains. It has chicken eggs but they are way down at the bottom along with quail pheasant, and duck eggs.
Newf, I noticed he stayed the same(as far as his skin and ears went), I suppose because the bulk of his diet was chicken. Which I now know he can't have.
I've talked to 3 of his littermates parents, they are all fine and healthy and very rarely get infections. My vet thinks Riley may just be a fluke. Who knows.
I checked out every brand of canned food I know, I didn't find one he can have. Plus I worry about his teeth on that diet. So he has a stew cooking right now consisting of turkey, pork, barley, rice, and carrots. I also got him some turkey necks and lamb ribs to chew on later for his teeth.
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I was just thinking that if one of his sibs had this problem, maybe you could contact thier owners and ask what they use. That just really sucks...funny that he's not allergic to corn, though. I'm sorry Riley got the short end of the stick for his allergies...Lola just had that ear infection for a little under 2 weeks, I couldn't imagine her having a constant stinky itchy ear. Are you going to stop giving him the salmon oil supplement, or have you already done that? Maybe you can use Flax seed oil instead?
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Calafornia natrual is lamb, rice, and sunflower seed oil, have you checked that
Autoimmune stuff is much harder to peg, but considerig that he is progressing and growing worse and worse that is on my list of his issues. Treating them isent fun, you cans hove steriods up the dog to stablize it. I'd suggest some serious discussions with your vet about them and quality of life for Riley because he is walking down the path of autoimmune in a rather classic way.
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