Her yeast infections are the worst the vet has seen and been on all sorts of meds. She has been on prescription kibble and up to 2 pred a day with Nizarol or other med, anti biotics regularly and twice a week shampoo in Melaseb. She has been to a dermatologist and had a biopsy which all says yeast.
About 3 months ago I started an elimination raw diet as I think it is food as well as environmental, and wanted to see how she went. The vet isn't convinced it is food, but going along with it. I already new she reacted with lamb and chicken so started with fish adding things every 3 weeks. Fish is either canned or fresh which I cook and grind up the bones for calcium.
Here is where we are at. Vegetables are ok except potato and sweet potato. Rice and any type of grain no. I tried a little pork this week and not sure.
She has gone from 2 pred a day to 1/2 every other day and hasn't needed a bath for 6 weeks so looks like food could be part of it.
But I am not sure fish every day and vegetables is healthy for her. Better than all the meds.
I would love to have her on kibble, but they all have some sort of grain or chicken fat.
Any help would be great thank you.
ETA. I can't get deer, duck or rabbit. I live in a country over run with it, but all sent off shore.
Last edited by kassabella; 02-18-2013 at 03:00 PM.
did you look at any fromm grain free?
dont know off the top of my head, but the company is great customer service and i'd give them a call.
What about some yogurt? (If you've tried it already, I apologize, but that's part of what is recommended when you are trying to balance out yeast in humans.Sam loves plain yogurt. That and it's not kibble. For kibble, I have no idea)
I second Fromm. Sadie's skin was not as bad as Tessa's , but she is the best she has ever been since I have had her. I am not sure it is available where you are though? Yogurt is also good. Can she do any fruit?
Don't get Fromm. All the kibble we have has some kind of chicketn fat. Even the prescription diets for yeast and allergy dogs that are fish and grain free. This is why it is so frustrating with Erns as well.
Posted before I finished. She has yoghurt. That is a good idea so don't apologise. She also has cider vinegar, coconut oil, deer velvet for her joints and other bits. She loves fruit and veges. On a Sunday when I come home from the market she goes silly yelling out to Erns...The greens are here Erns..shes home with the fruit and veg....barking and jumping around waiting for me to unpack and give her some. lol.
Last edited by kassabella; 02-19-2013 at 06:21 AM.
Food trials need to be at least 12 weeks long without changing anything to really see the results of a certain protein. I have no idea what deer velvet is, but I never realized that some supplements can also have "meat," like the heartworm medication I was giving Kolby.
Food trials are a pain since you can't give anything other than the protein and carb that you are feeding.. no treats or anything else.
Deer velvet is good for the joints. I bought it for Erns, then decided no because when not if he reacts to his food we may need to put him on deer and he can't have it if he has had it before, so have been using it for Tess with her knee.
I didn't realise some supplements can have things in them either until Erns Crohns started reacting with Synoflex for his joints. Seems there is a small amount of beef bone in it.
Yes it is hard.Often you think one bit won't hurt, but it can. When Erns was diagnosed with Crohns it was life threatening for him not to have other food so we learned to be vigilant.
I can't find a carb that doesn't set Tess off.
I just had a look at Fromm in case there is a way I can get it in and it all has chicken or potato. Looks good though. Potato is not good for yeasty dogs.
Biologically speaking, all fish is a complete protein so if it works, there's no need to change it. It also has the benefit of better fats that red meat or chicken. I'm unsure if the vitamin and mineral complement is the same. Is there a vitamin/mineral supplement that doesn't bother her?
Thank you. My vet is excellent, but doesn't have a dog and thinks kibble is ok so not much help. He said to give her Centrum vitamins which should cover anything she isn't getting.
I googled and a few sites said don't feed fish only, but didn't say why.
She is looking best she has in 18 months.