Re: Question about dog allergies
We have a 13 year-old collie mix who used to really suffer with her allergies. A couple of years ago, our vet suggested we change her diet and give her Benedryl twice a day. It took a month or more for the diet change to take affect, but she has had virtually no symptoms of her allergies since the change in diet.
We feed her the Blue Buffalo brand dog food that is a salmon and potato recipe and is formulated for dogs with food sensitivities. Apparently, corn and some other grains are major ingredients in most dog foods and are also major causes of allergic reactions in dogs.
I have to drive across town to a Petsmart to get Blue Buffalo dog food, and it is not cheap (about $32 for 17 lbs.). It has really been worth it for our dog. Our daughter also defeated her corgi's allergies by changing to a Blue Buffalo salmon and potato recipe diet.
It takes a few weeks to see the change, but our dog and our daughter's dog have not suffered since we changed over.
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