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Rayne - Kangaroo dog food....opinions for allergy prone bluenose.

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Boss, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Boss

    Boss Little Dog

    Every summer our bluenose gets bumps on her sides and back, she never gets itchy or anything, they kind of come and go. We got skin biopsies this year, because she is only 6 and we noticed she is way more lethargic than normal. She has had tumors in the past in which we had removed, but these were just "papules". Our vet believes it's a food allergy, we have tried every flavor of Orijen, and Wellness Core(Reduced fat). Some times her skin/fur looks great, so its hard to nail it down.

    Anyone have a dog allergic to meat in general? If this kangaroo diet doesn't work, we're thinking of trying a vegan diet.
     
  2. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Super Moderator

    How long are you waiting between food switches?

    Dogs are carnivores. Feeding them a vegan diet is absolutely unnatural and your dog will never be able to thrive on one. Please do not do that.

    I highly suggest doing an allergy test. Contact a derm vet, it'll save you time and effort in the long run, even if it's a little costly. But honestly, if you're considering ridiculously abstract ideas like vegan diets, it's time to seek out a professional and have the appropriate tests done.
     
  3. Boss

    Boss Little Dog

    Every 6 months or so we usually switch it up(Lower protein diet for winter).

    Hmm, I thought that's what my vet was doing? We payed for blood work, skin samples, biopsies. I'll have to look into finding a "derm" vet"
     
  4. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Super Moderator

    What do you mean you think that's what they were doing? They didn't tell you what tests they were running?
     
  5. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    If it always shows up in the summer, it's very likely a seasonal allergy.
     
  6. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    I had a dog that tested positive for tons of outdoor things; trees, weeds, grasses, flies...I gave him a benedryl everyday which helped.

    He was also food sensitive to poultry, poultry by products, and beef.
     
  7. Boss

    Boss Little Dog

    Waiting for the vet to contact me next week for more info.

    No one has tried or ever heard of this Rayne dog food???
     
  8. QO72

    QO72 Puppy

    I feed my dog a lot of raw kangaroo meat as part of his raw diet. It certainly contains a lot of goodness but I am not sure what else is included in the Rayne's diet as I have not seen that here in Australia.
     
  9. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    16 lbs of kibble for roughly $54 is holy shit super expensive.

    Do an allergy test. Save yourself the possible waste of money and find out what's going on without guessing anymore.
     
  10. Boss

    Boss Little Dog

    Update: Apparently we have to try this new food first, which is frustrating as we have done plenty of food switches in the past. Our vet won't refer us unless we do this test, and to top it off, the wait list for the dermotology vet is 7 months. LOL
     
  11. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Super Moderator

    That's ridiculous. Your vet can't force you to feed your dogs a certain food. Time for a new vet.
     
  12. Boss

    Boss Little Dog

    It's not forced, its like a "prerequisite" in order to be able to get on the list as the derm vet would ask us to do it anyway.
     
  13. ruffiangirl

    ruffiangirl Little Dog

    It's still odd.

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  14. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    You can't wait months to see the Dermatologist. If we didn't get in right away, Tonka would have died very quickly.
     
  15. vpclark

    vpclark Puppy

    My boy gets the same thing and its only occasionally. Vet kept prescribing antibiotics and steroids. I requested a serum allergy test after the third treatment and he ended up being heavily allergic to Beef, Lamb, and Turkey. I was only feeding him chicken products and I give him the Iams Naturistic version with no byproducts and very limited (if any) grains. But he was also very allergic to all dust mites. This made sense because I take him to a doggy daycare 3 times a week and he was always worse coming from there. Its hard to avoid dust around 200 other dogs! But he has actually been better since I switched him from regular Iams to Naturistic version. I also rinse him off after he leaves the doggy daycare (not a full wash). I actually wash him less (every 2-3 weeks) so his skin doesn't dry out. Occasionally, I put some olive oil on his food (cap full) and it seems to keep his skin moist.
     
  16. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    This "Every summer our bluenose gets bumps on her sides and back" suggests seasonal allergies, not food allergies. If your dog was food allergic, you'd expect to see year-round outbreaks since the thing causing the reaction is always present. Can you ask for a referral for environmental allergies, not food allergies? This way you can bypass the food trial and actually get the allergy testing for environmental allergies.

    What area are you in? Perhaps there's a different derm vet. There's no reason you should have to feed that food for 7 months if you are seeing no improvement after 6-8 weeks. Did you get this instruction directly from the dermatologist's office? If not, I'd contact them directly.

    Here's info on elimination diets. I thought this is something you may be interested in reading.
    http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/food-hypersensitivities-performing-elimination-diet-trial
     

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