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What Allergies to Havs Have?
Okay, just so you know where I'm coming from.... I have shown and bred miniature Dachshunds for 15 years, but I have only had Havanese for 2 1/2 years. I finally got to the point with the Dachshunds that I fed Pro Plan sensitive skin and stomach or Costco brand, both of which do not have grains. With the Havanese, I have been using Taste of the Wild (Salmon) and a raw product, HPPI. I found early on with the Havs NOT to use the chicken raw HPPI, because their eyes were totally full of goop and teared non-stop. So I switched to only the beef raw diet, mixed with the Taste of the Wild kibble. However, this weekend at a dog show, several exhibitors told me that Havs are very prone to allergies. I was told the top of the list of allergies is to beef, then chicken, then any sort of grain that has gluten, including wheat, corn, soy, and even rice.
What do you Havanese folks know about this? I am willing to feed raw, cooked, or a mixture with kibble. I like to always include some kibble, so that if we are somewhere I can't use their special diet, their systems are at least used to some brand of kibble. I want my dogs to live long and be healthy.
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