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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 10:32 PM
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thesaneone
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This has worked for my bully when he gets dry and itchy.
When I feed him I add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to his food and when he gets his bath every 2 months we rub some of the coconut oil into his fur after drying him off.
He loves the taste and he always smells good plus the health benefits are great for them.


I'll second that, I've seen other people do great stuff with it.




posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 10:43 PM
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I don't think I can really 'help', but I will try to provide some guidance.I'm no vet,but I did dog groom for 15 years and dealt with dogs skin problems on a daily basis as customers brought in special shampoos and meds for they're dogs to have.

First off I would ask what kind of dog food you are feeding this poor thing. A high quality food is a must for skin sensitive dogs.Anything you can buy in a super market I wouldn't touch.You want a dog food that is made in the USA with all natural ingredients.I use Blue Buffalo but there are others you may want to try.My next door neighbor some years back was complaining about they're dogs hot spots and itchiness and I asked what they were feeding it,they said Ole Roy. Yeah.

Now like I said I'm no vet,but that photo on the leg looks like ring worm to me which is a fungus.Hence why the vet would give you Tinactin which is a fungicide.I doubt that Tinactin is strong enough for what is going on with your dog right now.Has your vet done a skin scraping? That would be the first order of business with all this.I would be also looking for mites, a skin scraping would show if he has them and what kind. Certain kinds of mites are the cause of mange and there are two kinds of mange.Dermatopic and Scarcoptic ,both are now totally treatable.The skin scraping would show which it is if that were the case.Your vet may be trying to save you money,but your dog needs top care right now.A good solid food and medicines that are just for his condition are in order.

I hope this helps and if you are still having problems,then it may be worth the money to take him to a skin specialist for a firm diagnosis.Please make sure that once you find out what is going on ,to keep his bedding clean until he is over this.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 02:01 AM
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I went through this exact same thing with my dog for most of her thirteen years here. Gypsy's skin issues started around 3 years old. I took her to the first vet , probably food allergies and the cycle began. I had no doubt that she had allergies, her mom had them (an allergy test had been done on her). In the beginning we changed food a few times, it was always the expensive prescription allergy kind that can only be bought from vet. She took antihistamines when the itching would start & got regular oatmeal baths. Pretty soon, after many visits to the vet, antihistamines were no longer effective & we were on to the steroids, prescription ear cleaners, medicated baths, etc . At first steroids worked great, she itched, I gave meds, itching stopped for at least 6 weeks. Gradually though, the length of time between "flare ups" got shorter & they got increasingly worse each time. The diagnoses went from allergies to allergies with a bacterial skin infection, now we add antibiotics to the list. With antibiotics comes the fungal infections. First time it was one ear, next time both, the next time both ears & her skin. It finally go to the point that she was always on something and the only way to give her skin relief was daily steroids, but the side effects were just as bad as the itchy, smelly skin. After 9 years of this, I finally decided it was enough & there had to be a better way. I put her on grain free higher quality food (1st few ingredients should be plain- chicken not chicken meal) & plain yogurt. I regularly bathed her in a chlorhexidine solution (more often during allergy season), then to help make sure her paws dried I soaked them in a mixture of vinegar, peroxide, & water, varying the amount of vinegar if there were open wounds. I also kept a spray bottle of the mix & sprayed her paws as needed. After about six months, her skin was more manageable.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 02:29 AM
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posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 06:54 AM
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spacedoubt
Yes, the Zyrtec is an allergy med.
He gets 1 tablet per day, when he's on them.
I would think no more than a 1/4 tablet for your Rosco.
To be safe, you might want to attempt an even smaller dosage at first.
Take a look at a few "googles" of Giving dogs Zyrtec...It appears to be very safe.
but I wouldn't feel comfortable if you did it simply on my advice

I told my husband about this and we want to get some for him today. I'll be looking online at dosage and even ask the vet. He did recommend the benadryl but since Rosco doesn't seem to handle it well we don't give it to him. I"ll ask him about the dosage on Zyrtec. Thanks!




And yes, on the Towels.
First one soaking wet with warm water, and oatmeal shampoo dosed into it.
Second one soaking wet, with no shampoo
the rest are barely wet, with no shampoo until he is relatively dry.
He has his own set of towels..LOL

I think Rosco would like this since it's not in the tub and he too has his own set of towels!! He has his own set of almost everything. lol

Thanks a lot for your help!



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 06:57 AM
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We had a extensive balding and itching with our dog, fraught it with creams for years. Then we went out of town for a few days leaving our dog with our daughter. She feed her sample grain free food she picked up at pet store. Condition cleared up and has been gone ever sense we went grain free. Natural balance brand, hard to find grain free that doesn't go above $4/ lb.
I think it's probably the GMO grains!



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 07:11 AM
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thesaneone
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This has worked for my bully when he gets dry and itchy.
When I feed him I add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to his food and when he gets his bath every 2 months we rub some of the coconut oil into his fur after drying him off.
He loves the taste and he always smells good plus the health benefits are great for them.


Ok that sounds interesting. I knew coconut oil was good for your skin but never thought to put it on a dog. He might not freak out since it's just coconut oil. The one all natural spray I put on him has a medicine smell to it so he runs when he smells me coming with it on a cotton ball.

Would it be safe to put near his eyes? The part under his eyes is the part that gets no topical and it's the worst because of it. If I could find something safe for near his eyes to help I'd love to get it.

Thanks for your reply. I'm adding this to my list for the health food store.

ETA..
I found some coconut oil in my pantry. I bought it for my holiday goodie baskets that I'm making. This may sound stupid but is that the same kind you use? Is it going to be different from the health food store? I don't know anything about coconut oil so I don't know if there are different forms of it. All I know is that jar wasn't cheap lol
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posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 07:57 AM
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Dimithae
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I don't think I can really 'help', but I will try to provide some guidance.I'm no vet,but I did dog groom for 15 years and dealt with dogs skin problems on a daily basis as customers brought in special shampoos and meds for they're dogs to have.

I only worked in a grooming shop for a year but learned a lot there. I can only imagine what I'd learn after 15yrs! My friend that I worked with had worked with animals for years before so I learned a lot from her as well.


First off I would ask what kind of dog food you are feeding this poor thing. A high quality food is a must for skin sensitive dogs.Anything you can buy in a super market I wouldn't touch.You want a dog food that is made in the USA with all natural ingredients.I use Blue Buffalo but there are others you may want to try.My next door neighbor some years back was complaining about they're dogs hot spots and itchiness and I asked what they were feeding it,they said Ole Roy. Yeah.

I stated in my OP what he was on. I feed him Sojos and I mix fresh lamb in with it. He is still on Earth Born Holistic Meadow Feast which is a dry food but he is being weened off. I am trying to alternate the two and he loves them esp the Sojos so I don't think it will be a problem.

I found out about the Earthborn from a customer we had where I worked. His dog had a really bad coat and her skin wasn't good either.. Well about 4 mths later after a visit he brought her in and what a difference!! I did not recognize this dog at first. He said he switched foods and that in 2 wks he saw a difference. We had Rosco on Blue Buffalo but the one that was Grain Free still had chicken product in it and he can't have chicken. Once we switched to the Earthborn his skin and coat improved tremendously. He didn't have the folded ears inside and his paws weren't irritated and swollen. I recently put him on Sojo's to try and limit what he eats even more.

This is what is in what he eats now:

sweet potato, carrots, broccoli, celery, apples, whole egg, cranberries, tricalcium phosphate, flax meal, parsley leaf, carob powder, dried kelp, dried alfalfa, ginger root, garlic, sunflower oil, vitamin D3

I add 2 tbs of lamb to it.

This is what is in the Earthborn:

Lamb Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Blueberry Fiber, Cranberry Fiber, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Spinach, Cranberries, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-Carotene, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Yucca Schidgera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

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Yea that is a lot for an all natural product!


Now like I said I'm no vet,but that photo on the leg looks like ring worm to me which is a fungus.Hence why the vet would give you Tinactin which is a fungicide.

No it's not ringworm. All vets said it's Yeast Dermatitis/Malassezia Dermatitis and when it flares up that is how it looks. Crazy thing is I'll put something topical on it and it will look normal then SOMETHING makes it flare up. He did have a problem back in February with his arms and was in a cone for a good 6wks but the meds cleared it up and he was good for about 2 wks, yea 2 wks was all he got and his arms looked normal. If you get close up of his arms they look "sweaty" and feel wet to touch. It's so hard to keep them dry and aired out because it's like his arm pits.


I doubt that Tinactin is strong enough for what is going on with your dog right now.Has your vet done a skin scraping? That would be the first order of business with all this.I would be also looking for mites, a skin scraping would show if he has them and what kind. Certain kinds of mites are the cause of mange and there are two kinds of mange.Dermatopic and Scarcoptic ,both are now totally treatable.The skin scraping would show which it is if that were the case.Your vet may be trying to save you money,but your dog needs top care right now.A good solid food and medicines that are just for his condition are in order.

I asked the vet to do this!! I even got snippy with him when he said there was no need to do it. We have told him that cost isn't a factor we will pay for it. We just want whatever is causing these issues to be taken care of at least and be treated properly. We asked for a dermatologist too for testing for other allergies but he said it was expensive and they would just mention the things I'm already doing. I've been looking for another vet to take him to for another opinion but they don't seem to really want to deal with him and all his issues. If I have to I will just take him to his old vet which is an hour and a half a way. They have seen him the most but that place I felt after being here was always just wanting vet visit fee. My current vet is pretty cool and doesn't need to see me for everything where our old vet would want an office visit to pick up meds! This new one just calls it in or I go pick it up. He is currently on vacation til after the year so when he comes back I want him to see Rosco and do a skin scraping. I told him before if he won't do what we ask we will go elsewhere and then he finally gave me the meds for his skin. He says he has seen his skin and knows what it is and that a skin scrape will just tell them that but I really want one done anyway just to be 100% sure.


I hope this helps and if you are still having problems,then it may be worth the money to take him to a skin specialist for a firm diagnosis.Please make sure that once you find out what is going on ,to keep his bedding clean until he is over this.

We have asked for a dermatologist quite a few times but they all seem to dismiss it and say he doesn't need one but if he didn't they why is his skin problem still there?! Why are meds so temporary? Something is causing and it needs to be cleared up or properly dealt with. Our current vet has said he would give us the name of a dermatologist if we wanted but he seems to think it's a waste of money basically, but to us it's not. If it helps then it's worth it, either way it's worth it. It would tell us definitively what the problems are. When he is back in town I'll be contacting him because the meds are not doing all that much the last month and it seems like we are getting nowhere and his under eyes are just getting redder.


Thank you!



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:04 AM
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I went through this exact same thing with my dog for most of her thirteen years here. Gypsy's skin issues started around 3 years old. I took her to the first vet , probably food allergies and the cycle began. I had no doubt that she had allergies, her mom had them (an allergy test had been done on her). In the beginning we changed food a few times, it was always the expensive prescription allergy kind that can only be bought from vet. She took antihistamines when the itching would start & got regular oatmeal baths. Pretty soon, after many visits to the vet, antihistamines were no longer effective & we were on to the steroids, prescription ear cleaners, medicated baths, etc . At first steroids worked great, she itched, I gave meds, itching stopped for at least 6 weeks. Gradually though, the length of time between "flare ups" got shorter & they got increasingly worse each time. The diagnoses went from allergies to allergies with a bacterial skin infection, now we add antibiotics to the list. With antibiotics comes the fungal infections. First time it was one ear, next time both, the next time both ears & her skin. It finally go to the point that she was always on something and the only way to give her skin relief was daily steroids, but the side effects were just as bad as the itchy, smelly skin. After 9 years of this, I finally decided it was enough & there had to be a better way. I put her on grain free higher quality food (1st few ingredients should be plain- chicken not chicken meal) & plain yogurt. I regularly bathed her in a chlorhexidine solution (more often during allergy season), then to help make sure her paws dried I soaked them in a mixture of vinegar, peroxide, & water, varying the amount of vinegar if there were open wounds. I also kept a spray bottle of the mix & sprayed her paws as needed. After about six months, her skin was more manageable.


Wow that sounds like us right now. It's like his body is becoming immune to the meds so they don't work like they use to. It's crazy.

I have said he is on all natural grain free food and he is also allergic to chicken so he can't have any kind of chicken or chicken parts.

I will try the paw soak. I don't know how spraying his feet will go, he is very weird about his paws being touched. He gets defensive and tends to get snarly and run. I have to spray his arms with a spray and it takes about 5-10mins to get it on him because he runs and hides so I have to try and trick him, but damn he is getting smart to it! LOL

The only parts he really has this skin problem is under arms and on the side of his mouth and under his eyes. His hind legs have no problems nor does anywhere else. His paws are not red and swollen but they are slightly irritated and they have gotten better with the shoes for outside. Between the grass and pesticide here going outside for him is not fun!! Now if i go to my moms I take him, she doesn't have grass he is allergic to and no pesticides so he can run around and be free! He doesn't itch after being in her yard either. So I try and take him when I go there so he gets outside because here he can't play in the grass and needs shoes to go in it!

Thanks for your reply



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:05 AM
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I have bull terriers and they have skin issues constantly. Diet is #1. We use Nutro dog food, only. You can find it at a "Tractor Supply" store or at most pet stores. No table scraps! Nutro puts out a doggie cookie, too. Also all baths only on a must do....any and all shampoos dry out the skin which makes itching and chewing even worse. Also, hard water (which most people have) will do damage over time. No flea collars. Use Frontline for fleas. Stay away from cheap, generic brands.

To soften the skin, use a little olive oil on their dry food or , in my case, my dog loves vitamin e capsules,
I'll give her 1 a day. Changing a dogs food will take about 2 weeks before their bodies get used to the food. So if you do use Nutro, you have to give the dog some time to adjust. Diarrhea is common when switching foods. Make sure that children and visitors do not "treat" your dog. I have had friends slip the dogs food under the table and when I catch them, they say, "oh but it was just a very little treat".
They mean well but do not understand the effect of the food on the dog. We also use Benadryl tabs twice a day if it seems really bad. I keep a few cans of Nutro soft canned food for slipping a pill into. I make a small ball just big enough to hide the tab in and they will usually take it. I only give 1 pill at a time and up to 4 times a day. Benadryl will also cause a loose stool.

My vet says it comes down to (1) bathing issues (hard water, to much baths, using soaps, even oatmeal), (2) flea treatments, and the biggest one, (3) food.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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Feed him biljac and only biljac.

Anything else has been cooked into nothing of value.

Not sure if they sell biljac down there, but it is frozen dog food.
The first three ingredients are, beef chicken and chicken liver.

Carnivores aren't supposed to eat veggies.

Put a cone on his head for a month so that he stop chewing at the sores, and feed him biljac.

I can't stress this enough, feed him biljac.
Feed him biljac.
He will love you forever if you feed him biljac.

It's a mixture of raw meat

What dog wouldn't love a mixture of raw meat.

His all around health will improve on biljac, I promise.

Feed him biljac.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:36 AM
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donlashway
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We had a extensive balding and itching with our dog, fraught it with creams for years. Then we went out of town for a few days leaving our dog with our daughter. She feed her sample grain free food she picked up at pet store. Condition cleared up and has been gone ever sense we went grain free. Natural balance brand, hard to find grain free that doesn't go above $4/ lb.
I think it's probably the GMO grains!


I have stated more than once and even in my OP he doesn't eat any junk dog food. He is on Sojos which is an all natural dried dog food Made in the USA. I add fresh lamb to it or I make his food with fresh veggies and meat.

Thank you.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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I was to say the my dad's old dog had lots of skin problems, and the only thing he could eat was lamb. But I see you feed it to your dog.

Do you know how much lamb a dog the size of a Saint-Bernard eats every day?

My kids didn't receive any Christmas gift from my dad since the dog arrival... lol At least, its a nice and smart dog.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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smcneil01
I have bull terriers and they have skin issues constantly. Diet is #1. We use Nutro dog food, only. You can find it at a "Tractor Supply" store or at most pet stores. No table scraps! Nutro puts out a doggie cookie, too. Also all baths only on a must do....any and all shampoos dry out the skin which makes itching and chewing even worse. Also, hard water (which most people have) will do damage over time. No flea collars. Use Frontline for fleas. Stay away from cheap, generic brands.

I state in my OP and throughout that he is on the best food, he does not eat anything from the table. He is on Sojos. I stated I'm very strict about what he eats. I have even made him dog biscuits because finding treats he can have is almost impossible.. I did find some just last week that he seems to like and I can honestly make them myself if need be. They were not cheap so making them might be the way to go and freezing them.

We have no hard water and he is on Trifexis monthly for his flea allergies.


To soften the skin, use a little olive oil on their dry food or , in my case, my dog loves vitamin e capsules,
This is something I do!
I put evoo in his food when I cook it. I also add some fresh rosemary and he loves it. You are lucky your dog will eat a capsule. He will spit it right out. I have to put it in chunky peanut butter for him to take it but I don't even know if he should be eating peanut butter. Without it it's sooooo hard to give him meds. He gets really nasty about it.


I'll give her 1 a day. Changing a dogs food will take about 2 weeks before their bodies get used to the food. So if you do use Nutro, you have to give the dog some time to adjust. Diarrhea is common when switching foods. Make sure that children and visitors do not "treat" your dog. I have had friends slip the dogs food under the table and when I catch them, they say, "oh but it was just a very little treat".

He is on Sojos and is also being weened off of the Earthborn Holistic.
I'm very "nazi" like I've been told when it comes to people feeding him. My mom is really good about it though, she always asks if he can have some. He was able to have turkey for Thanksgiving and some green beans
He loves green beans. I have snapped people's heads off for not listening and sneaking him treats. I get so pissed! DO NOT feed my dog when I say no!! You wouldn't' sneak a kid something they aren't suppose to eat, so why do it to an animal?! I know they aren't the same but allergies are allergies no matter what living being has them. If they shouldn't' be eating it nobody should be trying to give it to them.


We also use Benadryl tabs twice a day if it seems really bad. I keep a few cans of Nutro soft canned food for slipping a pill into. I make a small ball just big enough to hide the tab in and they will usually take it. I only give 1 pill at a time and up to 4 times a day. Benadryl will also cause a loose stool.

He can't take Benadryl. It makes him sick and he passes out. He is just miserable on it and we have even quartered it.


Thank you.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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That sounds great but he is allergic to chicken. He can't have any chicken.

Every food the vet kept trying to give us had chicken product in it.

I found his current food, Sojo's at the grooming shop I take him to. They have a big storefront with food on one side and they have a few different all natural homemade foods. I tried a few samples and he loved it so I bought a bag and have been weening him off of his dry food, the Earthborn.

Thanks



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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NowanKenubi
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I was to say the my dad's old dog had lots of skin problems, and the only thing he could eat was lamb. But I see you feed it to your dog.

Yea everyone says he is spoiled because of it but it's not about being spoiled, it's what he has to eat basically. I buy the cheap cuts and he loves it. I can get 1 pack of lamb a week which is about $5 bucks and it is enough for all meals throughout the week.


Do you know how much lamb a dog the size of a Saint-Bernard eats every day?

OMG I can only imagine!


My kids didn't receive any Christmas gift from my dad since the dog arrival... lol At least, its a nice and smart dog.

Awe. Yea that has got to be pricey to feed a St. Bernard! Rosco is about 18lbs and gets 2tbs a day lol.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 09:26 AM
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I know your dog looks spoiled to the uninformed, because of the lamb, but when it is for survival, it is no spoil.

My dad's dog could only eat lamb as it was the only thing that did not give it any skin problems. They could have gotten rid of it, but that dog is a real angel, very very intelligent, that knows when he is with a young kid, and when he is with an adult.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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I am not an expert but from what I know, that doesn't look like the best food.

I would look into other options like this www.petcurean.com...



Sojos Complete Dog Food The Bottom Line Judging by its ingredients alone, Sojos Complete Dog Food looks like an above average dry product. But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating. The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 26%, a fat level of 9% and estimated carbohydrates of about 58%. As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 25% and a mean fat level of 9%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 58% for the overall product line. And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 36%. Below-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food. Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a moderate amount of meat. Bottom line? Sojos Complete is a grain free dehydrated dog food using a moderate amount of turkey or beef as its main sources of animal protein,
thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.


Text

www.dogfoodadvisor.com...

And for some interesting reading about dog allergies
www.peteducation.com...

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posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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calstorm
I am not an expert but from what I know, that doesn't look like the best food.

I would look into other options like this www.petcurean.com...



Sojos Complete Dog Food The Bottom Line Judging by its ingredients alone, Sojos Complete Dog Food looks like an above average dry product. But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating. The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 26%, a fat level of 9% and estimated carbohydrates of about 58%. As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 25% and a mean fat level of 9%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 58% for the overall product line. And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 36%. Below-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food. Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a moderate amount of meat. Bottom line? Sojos Complete is a grain free dehydrated dog food using a moderate amount of turkey or beef as its main sources of animal protein,
thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.


The food reviewed is not what my dog eats. There are different types of Sojo's food and as someone who has dealt with food issues for over a year it's a good brand compared to the added chemicals in the other foods people list and even the one you listed. It isn't even in comparison to the dry food he was eating and is being weened off of. If I make his food he gets basically what is in Sojos. His food doesn't seem to be the issue but environmental.

The person reviewing it and comparing it to junk dry food is imo doesn't seem to know that much about it. It's not a dry food like the stuff you buy in the store. It's not even grain, it's dried veggies, fruit and herb so it's an entirely different type of "Dry" dog food. He gets plenty of protein from the lamb I add to it. He does not eat the kind reviewed.

His food here is not the issue. In the beginning yes it was but once we realized what he was allergic to from tests and the previous owner we changed his food and omitted ALL chicken and types of chicken and grain and his food allergy reactions are gone. I can tell when a food bothers him by how he acts and how his ears and paws react.

Thank you for your reply



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 10:50 AM
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We have been using organic virgin coconut oil unrefined and keep it stored in the pantry as far as putting it around his eye, we put some under the bully's eye but not above plus with him eating it in food it should also help with skin issues.

Try adding it to the food once a day for 2 weeks and then every other day after that.

This has some info
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