Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Hello. My name is***** am happy to help you with your question. Give me just a moment to respond and type.
It could be food allergies. But it could also be environmental allergies. Has he had a blood test to see what he is allergic to? Have you tried a hypo-allergenic diet trial yet?
As you know one member of a family can be allergic to something and the others are not. I have fed Purina one before. Are you asking if he could be allergic to an ingredient in it? Chicken is highly allergenic.
Purina one also has corn which is highly allergenic.
So yes it could be the food.
But as I mentioned it could also be environmental allergies. That is what the blood test would rule in or rule out.
An easy way to do a simple food test is to cook for 8 weeks. Pick a protein he has never had before like Venison or rabbit or goat. Boil it until it is cooked through.
Then boil white potato or sweet potato.
Feed one cup per each 10 pounds of dog daily.
Do not add any supplements or vitamins.
Food for 8 weeks.
Or if you do not want to cook you can buy a prescription hypo-allergenic diet from the vet.
Or try "Wellness Limited Ingredient" which you can buy online and at a few pet stores.