My 10 month old lab, Jake has really started scratching quite a bit in the last few weeks. I have just changed him to Adult food (Science Diet--Nature's Best with real Beef), he was eating the puppy version prior. Could the food be the problem, has anyone else had similar issues with this food? If it is the food, what food would you suggest? TIA
It could be a lot of things including the food. I'm not a Science Diet fan at all but I can't say for sure it's the food. If that's the only thing you've changed recently I would try to change to something else preferably avoiding corn, wheat, and soy in the ingredients. You can also try adding some fish oil to his food it helps the skin and coat.
I have a 4 year old female lab with food and inhalant allergies. They started when she was about 9 months old. She will scratch until she brings blood and she chews on her feet and legs as well. She also gets bad ear infections. We have been through steroid treatments, prescription diets, medicated shampoos, you name it. We tried her on Canidae, which helped some, but it really upset her stomach. Right now, I'm feeding her Natural Balance Potato and Duck. She still scratches but not as bad as before. Good luck!