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Old 11-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having a little allergy issue with Star my 4 year old white boxer. She gets these strange red patches by her butt every now and then and also bumps on her back that feel and look like scabs... She has been eating hypoallergenic food (Purina DRM) for about 5months that has helped out a lot but hasnt completely solved the problem. Has anyone ever delt with something like this with their boxers ?!







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I wouldnt feed the Purina. Its first ingredient is Brewers Rice and it has brewers yeast in it. Two things that can really mess with some dogs. Personally I would try changing foods to see if that helps
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I wouldnt feed the Purina. Its first ingredient is Brewers Rice and it has brewers yeast in it. Two things that can really mess with some dogs. Personally I would try changing foods to see if that helps
What kind of foods do you think may help?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A totally grain free food such as Acana Regionals Grain Free, or Orijen those are my two top picks but there are other grain free less expensive foods...I just dont think they are as good. Got to dogfoodadvisor.com and look over the information there on different foods
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Murphy is in the process to switching to a grain-free food. So far so good but we are still mixing it with her old stuff doing the switch over.
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Possibly try a lamb based food for skin allergies too. California Natural Lamb and Rice....but whatever you choose change the food slow, so you don't upset her tummy....
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Lorelei just in the last two months or so started getting really crusty and goopey eyes, and also started what sounds like a reverse snort. My vet told me this might be sneezing? She does it frequently, especially after she runs around in the backyard for a while. Have you guys ever heard of a boxer having seasonal allergies?
She has never had these issues before!


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Due to its location it looks like a flea allergy to me. Is she on any monthly treatments?
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Yes dogs and cats get seasonal allergies. Some good information here to read

How to Naturally Treat Seasonal Allergies
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Murphy is in the process to switching to a grain-free food. So far so good but we are still mixing it with her old stuff doing the switch over.
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