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Old 02-12-2018, 07:16 AM
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11 week old puppy, allergies?

My 11 week old puppy has been itchy recently, I first thought it was the fish in the food he was getting so I cut out all fish products in his diet. Since I got him his main protein has been duck that is in his dry kibbles or duck and chicken thatís in the can. Itís been about 5 days off fish and since he is getting more itchy I donít think it was the fish. Thinking of just putting him on a dry dog food with salmon as the only protien and giving him just Food for Dogs Fish and sweet potato as wet.
I figure Iíll try this first to rule out food as the cause. My only problem is he grazes and so does one of my other dogs, he will go sneakntontheir bowl and eat their food. Iím having a hard time teaching him
Not to, any ideas? I could switch their food to the same As his but I just bought 3 large bags of it.
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What brand are you feeding? Is it grain free? I would eliminate grain first as it is a common allergy. Fish is usually very allergy friendly, so it is unlikely that is the cause. Are there other meat sources in the food? Most foods don't have a single meat source and usually have chicken or turkey as well, so take those meats into account as well.
Benadryl helps with itching, that's what I give Riley, but you may want to talk to your vet first before giving it just to be sure.
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food and environmental allergies are incredibly rare in very young dogs. The typical age they start is around 1 year of age (although of course there are exceptions). Presumably he has been treated for fleas along with your other pets. Plenty of other causes but the most common other ones would be mites, a skin infection or just dry skin/coat. If its the latter then increasing oils in the diet may help, with the former then diagnosis and treatment will be needed. Best get it checked, especially if it's not improving with time or getting worse at all
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He eats Osopure which is grain free, switching him and the other dogs to the salmon one. He is on flea medication as well as my other dogs and my cats, so not fleas. Iím gonna try this food change and see if it helps. When my two year old was a puppy he got a food allergy as well, I would touch him and his skin would tingle all over so I switched all the dogs protien and it worked that time so Iím hoping it works this time. Fingers crossed!
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