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I think the allergies are probably genetic. The vet said yeast infections are secondary to allergies. Her diet is only limited ingredient lamb food. Her organs were tested.

She may not be able to tolerate lamb.

I went round for round with my boy and his anal glands, along with semi soft stool. I thought it was chicken so I cut that out, it got slightly better, but not completely.

I figured I'd try and completely different protein that he hadn't had before so I picked a salmon flavor food, only protein in it was salmon, and it was grain free. His treats were also salmon, he didn't get better, anal glands still playing up, stool still semi soft.

I then put him on a pork flavored food, once again single protein and grain free. I also started adding oat bran to his food, 1/4 teaspoon 2x a day. He did great, firm stool and no butt scooting. I added a rabbit, duck, pork flavored mix and he's still dong great. So far I've not had to get his anal glands expressed in 3 months which is a record for us, during the worst of it I ended up having them expressed once a month.

Recently I decided to try him on a beef flavored food again, it was single protein and grain free. A few days after starting to feed it to him he started the butt scooting and soft stool, I switched him back to the rabbit, duck, pork flavor and he's better no more butt scooting and no soft stool, I did not have to take him to the vet to have his glands expressed.

Keep trying your dog on single protein foods and see what he does best on. The oat bran that I give my boy helps bulk up the stool and firm it up, both helps keep the anal glands naturally expressed. The amount of oat bran depends on the size of the dog, my boy is 9.8 lbs.
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