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Old 05-09-2016, 11:16 AM
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I always feed my dog Nature's Recipe Healthy Weight Chicken formula. In the past I've purchased the Lamb & Rice version of this food to mix up the protein and my dogs have had no problems.

I haven't done that in a long time up until a week ago. Three days after switching, I've notice one of my dogs itching a lot more than normal. (He doesn't have fleas/ticks) and I've never known him to have allergies. Can a food allergy suddenly develop, and show symptoms this quickly?

Also, my real concern is beginning late last night and through this morning he has been sneezing a lot. I checked for any obstruction in his nose and I don't see anything, but it is inflamed. I don't know what is causing this. Yesterday afternoon we did visit a pond that we frequent for some swimming and romping, not sure if it could involve something there or is stemming from the food change.

Is there anything I can do for his inflamed nose before taking him to the vet?

Edit: My boyfriend thinks I am over reacting, but I am well aware of what is and isn't normal for our dog(s). Also, the dogs are up to date on vaccines including Bordatella.

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Yes a food allergy can just start up. It can be after the dog has eaten a food for years or just a couple of days. I would pick another variety if you want to switch.
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Yes a food allergy can just start up. It can be after the dog has eaten a food for years or just a couple of days. I would pick another variety if you want to switch.
I am going to revert back to what I originally had them on in case it is a food allergy, but my boyfriend Jake did point out to me that around this same time last year our one dog was similarly sneezing a bunch, it could be grass allergies or something.

regardless I read up a bit on giving benadryl type meds to relieve symptoms.

I began sneezing a lot today too and Jake said it's sympathy allergies lol
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Some dogs go through a detox period as well, you can find lots online. Don't start changing the food "just because". It could be an allergy, it could be "other".

You can give plain Reactine to your dog, that should tell the tale within a few days. I don't generally have allergies, but with the snowstorm of pollen floating around...
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Some dogs go through a detox period as well, you can find lots online. Don't start changing the food "just because". It could be an allergy, it could be "other".

You can give plain Reactine to your dog, that should tell the tale within a few days. I don't generally have allergies, but with the snowstorm of pollen floating around...


I'm not changing the food entirely. Riley is going to eat the lamb & rice that I bought, and Brody can just go back to his usual chicken & rice in case it is the food. I've been trying to incorporate raw into their diet too so, really it could be anything!
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