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Old 01-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Not sure if this was covered but did you have a skin scraping done to rule out demodex mange? That would be my first step, then if that is ruled out you can start looking towards food and environmental allergies. You can get some cortizone cream from the pharmacy and rub it in his armpits to help sooth them, or if you want something more natural you can use coconut oil.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:41 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Yep.. I couldnt see your first pics.. but I can see this one.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yep the BB Wilderness is chicken and rice and the BB Basics is turkey and potato, both are grain free. Haven't done any tests through the vet yet. But just noticed that the Wilderness has a turkey meal incorporated with the chicken. Gonna pull the turkey and see if that's it. Just really strange as his parents eat Purina and he was weened on puppy chow.


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Yep the BB Wilderness is chicken and rice and the BB Basics is turkey and potato, both are grain free. Haven't done any tests through the vet yet. But just noticed that the Wilderness has a turkey meal incorporated with the chicken. Gonna pull the turkey and see if that's it. Just really strange as his parents eat Purina and he was weened on puppy chow.


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Hmm, maybe the turkey then? As bad as it is (Bruno came to us on it too) I believe the puppy chow ONLY has chicken in it. If so then I could see the turkey being the issue. If you had him on BB Wilderness from 6 weeks though and the problems didn't start until 4 months, it seems like the problem could very well be environmental instead. Are you bathing him? Often? What with? Maybe you changed laundry soaps for his bedding?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I have seen this on my furkids.

Have you tried a completely different protein source like a fish? Fish is better for their coat as well. Maybe fowl may be a cause. My furbabies are sensitive to fowl (anything with feathers) and fowl products like egg. Maybe try a kibble that has only ONE protein source as opposed to multiple sources. When it got bad for my babies, I put them on a bland diet for a couple of days (per vets orders) to "reset" their system then transitioned them to a better kibble. They do not do well with grain so I substituted potato or sweet potato instead of rice.

Besides the food...Have they been checked for mites and fleas? Do you have them on flea treatment? Not sure what type of collar you have on him, but I discovered just recently that my furkids have a nylon allergy and is allergic to their collars...I know, random.

Oh BTW...you mentioned BB Wilderness with chicken and rice, this kibble would not be grain-free since rice would be considered a grain.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #26 (permalink)
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If he goes outside on the lawn a lot and rolls around, if you have grass maybe if you treat your lawn with any sort of pesticide, that could also be a cause.
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I agree with the other posts. Lola has been having this issue since she was about 5 months old. We tried every food and protein source out there. When that didn't work we went to vet to do environmental and food allergy testing, ALL came back negative Started bathing her with a medicated shampoo I thinks its Ketamine and put her on the comfortis as the vet also thought she may be allergic to the topical frontline flea medication. She currently eats TOTW Lamb w/coconut oil. She still scratches but when we see a hot spot we apply a topical steroid spray which keeps it from getting to the point of infection and open wound. Temrail-P works very well but our vet doesn't want to keep her on the steroids being so young. If you think its a food allergy royal canin or science diet carries a Kangaroo protein dog food and the starch is potato and that's all that is in it. He may be allergic to potato??? Just a thought they do have pea supplemented food out there but the ones I found tend to be a lil pricey.....
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Daisy and Duke finally started doing well with the food they are currently on. They are very prone to allergies. Stools are firm. I have them on Canine Caviar Holistic Grain Free Wilderness (Venison) - I like that they are one protein and one carb. It was hard to find a food that only had one protein source and grain free.
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Sounds and looks just like our Bella. We are trying to pinpoint her prob as well. We had an allergy test done and found that she is allergic to chicken, turkey, duck,potatoes, tomatoes, barley, different types of woods, grasses and a ton of enviro. We are feeding her Natures Variety Instinct grain free nutrition lamb formula.. However, since reading other posts yesterday, (we became members yesterday)'we read that because of her enviro allergies the lamb that's used in her food could have been fed grasses and this could be causing her continuing allergic reactions. We keep Bella's treats to a very minimum. Dried beef or liver treats, cheese or fresh carrot or a banana. At breakkie we put one reactine and one fish oil into her food. At dinner we will sometimes add frozen peas and carrots in with her food.
I had done some research on line for natural holistic options for immune boosters and came across a product Allergy Formula. I am still waiting for this in the mail but can't wait to try it.
When Bella had sores like your puppy does under her arms we would spray on a cortavance spray that we got from our vet. Stinks but it does help..
Good luck and keep us posted.


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