Roscoe and Stella's Mom
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL
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Roscoe has been quite itchy since we've had him, and after examining his skin several times, our vet has decided that it is most likely allergies. I'm a little skeptical that it would be environmental, like pollens, molds, etc. because we live in a brand new condo development. That basically rules out molds, and we have no plans in our condo and live on such a high floor that it's pretty unlikely he would affected by outside pollens.
We think it's probably a food allergy. We are feeding him Orijen Puppy and I'm really happy with the food. He gobbles it up and usually has healthy poops, although lately they've been a little loose, which I suspect could be due to treats.
So, my question here is what is the most common type of protein allergy in Havs? Our vet says that most food allergies are chicken, turkey and beef. I would be fine with transitioning him to another food to see if that helps, but I want to make sure I keep him on a puppy formula because he is still too young to eat adult food. Any suggestions? All of the natural, grain free, high quality puppy foods I can find all have chicken in them!