Okay we've been feeding Natural Balance potato and duck, and for the most part all 6 dogs are doing great on it. The last year or so Piper's ears have been itchy, no gunk, no smell but she itches. The last few months I've suspected she's allergic to potato..... noticed each time she has any additional potato products her ears really seem to bother her more than normally. So we're looking for another allergy formula--one that all 6 "should" be able to eat....seems simple right? Nope. We know we need to avoid beef, corn, wheat, CARROTS (makes it tough) and we also suspect oatmeal--and now potato. They're all small breed dogs. Yesterday I went into a store and started reading bags and each one had "something" one couldnt have.... so now I looked at the wellness site and their allergy formula, and it looks pretty basic but is it GOOD? Healthy for all of them and for long term? Opinions. --Yeah I started with the grading system but I can't concentrate right now. So if someone knows and can point me in the right direction to research more--even if it's another food brand. Thanks!
Here's the wellness allergy formula ingredients...
You might want to consider California Natural. CA foods have very limited ingredients (no carrots even), and lots of dogs with allergy problems do well on them. CA makes a lamb and rice, a chicken and rice, and a herring and sweet potato (some dogs who have trouble with regular potato don't always have trouble with sweet potato). You can check out the ingredient lists at http://www.naturapet.com
Thanks. I ended up going out Saturday morning and picking the guys' brain at the local pet food store. They didnt have the wellness for allergies but could order it but he talked me into giving California Natural a try. We went with the lamb and rice, and also bought her some Merrick dried lamb for treats--they LOVE those treats! So far so good, of course she isnt 100% but she has improved hugely already. If this continues I'll try switching the rest over as well. Sorry about not getting back until now, mysteriously when we went to run errands we left our youngest on the computer playing a game, returned to him watching tv....ODD...and our wireless connection for the main computer will not work now. He swears he didnt do anything but.... the alternative is what? Elves climbed in and deleted drivers? KIDS