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I am thinking Vegas has a chicken allergy. He has not had a solid poop since we brought him home. He has been treated for Giardia at the breeder (never tested positive, but given Flagyll as a precaution). Then after we brought him home, he was treated for coccidia, since one of the breeders dogs tested positive. I switched him to just chicken and rice 2X/day starting last Thursday conbined with his Wellness Puppy kibble as training treats. Took him to the vet again yesterday with a stool sample. He mentioned that he might have a chicken allergy and to switch to boiled beef and rice. We'll get the stool sample results today.

So yesterday, I cut out the kibble treats in exchange for peanut butter treats (Zukes....he love, loves, loves these!), gave him a smidgen of pumpkin in the afternoon and gave him boiled beef and rice for dinner. This morning we had solid poops!!! Hooray!!!

What food is recommended for dogs that have a chicken allergy? Also, if he is allergic to chicken, does that mean he will be allergic to duck and turkey? I have a lot of duck and potato biscuits.
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I don't know about the food. But That is great news that he had a solid poo. You can only say that on a doodle forum. lol!!! Hip HIp Hooray!!
 

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What food is recommended for dogs that have a chicken allergy? Also, if he is allergic to chicken, does that mean he will be allergic to duck and turkey? I have a lot of duck and potato biscuits.
haha...welcome to our world. Our vet suspected that both our doodles had problems with chicken. Apparently duck is similar to chicken and Kirby seemed to have issues on the duck (although Dex was ok)...so we switched both to fish/sweet potato and they have been doing well. We had trouble putting some weight on Kirby and he has gained 5 lbs since he went to the new food. I don't know about turkey, but I would think about trying a fish food. Natural Balance makes one (that's what we use).

We still have some duck/potato biscuits and we use them...we just try to give them mostly to Dex.
 

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My Sandy is allergic to chicken and many grains - He (obviously) did awful on the Canidae Chicken & Rice, did much better on the Canidae Lamb & Rice, and so far seems to be doing best on Dick Van Pattans Natural Balance Duck & Potato - its still not quite right and we will probably be resigned to a fish formula (which I personally can't stand - stinky breath!) - edited to add that its entirely possible that he's doing better simply because he is now on a daily antihistamine for his allergies - so it will be a while yet before I'm sure we're on the right food.

For us finding the right food is trial & error - fortunately my other two have no allergies whatsoever so if I try a food that doesn't sit well with Sandy it doesn't go to waste because I can feed it to them.

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Our almost 14yr old poodle is allergic to chicken. t some of the vaccines also have chicken by products in them making them more suseptible to cx allergies which is the case with our rescue poodle. He does do fine with venison, duck, fish. The best is fish for him.

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Our almost 14yr old poodle is allergic to chicken. t some of the vaccines also have chicken by products in them making them more suseptible to cx allergies which is the case with our rescue poodle. He does do fine with venison, duck, fish. The best is fish for him.


Vaccines which are made in chicken eggs can also stimulate the dog to be very allergic to eggs or chickens.

There are several types of vaccines. Univalent vaccine will immunize an animal against one single disease. Polyvalent or multivalent vaccines can immunize against several diseases. There are killed vaccines and modified-live vaccines. Different vaccines are made in different ways. Each has a good reason for use and also potential problems. Univalent vaccines require multiple injections of different vaccines to make sure coverage for several diseases is given. Multivalent vaccines can overwhelm an immune system and cause immune suppression making the pup susceptible to minor infections or illnesses that would otherwise not affect him. Killed vaccines are not as effective in stimulating the immune system to make antibodies while modified-live vaccines reproduce in the animal's body and result in a higher antibody response. ML vaccines can also cause illness in the animal because they do reproduce and viruses are shed in feces or urine or saliva and bacteria are also shed until the animal is albe to fight off the infection and kill the remaining organisms. Also ML vaccines can revert to the infective form or even to a more virulent form and can contaminate the environment with viruses and bacteria that are infective to wild animals, birds, or even people. Vaccines which are made in chicken eggs can also stimulate the dog to be very allergic to eggs or chickens. Vaccines made in feline cell cultures can be fine the first time used and create a severe reaction the second shot because the dog may have made antibodies to the feline cells. Proteins from even the canine cell cultures can stimulate the pup to make antibodies that will attack it's own thyroid, adrenal, blood cells, nerve cells or essentially any of his own body tissues and result in mild to life threatening autoimmune diseases. The ML vaccines can contain undetected viruses gotten from the cell culture material that can also cause serious problems.

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We think Sampson is allergic to chicken (still working on fixing his "itchies" :arrow: :( )
He is eating Taste of the Wild Salmon Flavor and LOVES it, but I don't like how his breath is fishy when he kisses me after eating, hehe...
 

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Max gets Canidae all life stages and for past 2 Weeks i've mixed in Taste of the Wild .....NO more sbd's

the canidae chicken kibble was a no go

i do know Max does good on boiled venision, poached fish that i make for him and peanut at times.
 
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