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Cassie seemed to get ichy and mild digestive issues (periodic soft poops) more often than we liked sometime after she turned 3. She had been on “feathers” food (chicken and turkey) since birth, but after talking with vet who said that it could be food related and that dogs may develop problems over time even if they were fine initially. We switched her to fish based diet (white fish or salmon, limited ingredients) and she has been almost free of both since last Thanksgiving. In researching the issue, I did find lots of articles indicating that chicken can be a problem for many dogs. But there are other things in many dog foods that also can cause reactions so I am not 100% sure it is the linited ingredient (i.e. no corn etc) or getting off chicken that helped us. Also, you have to read labels very carefully...I bought some highly recommended foods only to find that although labeled fish, they had chicken broth or something chicken related.
This dog food thing is one that is far more complex than I ever thought. Getting one that works for you is key, as every dog, even within the same breed, is different.