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Old 04-04-2005, 04:05 PM
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Default Food allergies question

I had placed this thread in the Health Care Forum where Renee had said I should copy my thread into this forum to get more responses to my inquiries.

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Howdy,

I have a question if anyone either has a dog or had a dog that was allergic to a certain type of food? If so, what were the symptoms for the dog?

I have an eight year old cocker mix who has been the perfect angel when it comes to not be going to the bathroom in the house. However, for a few months, she was having bouts where she was suffering from either vomiting or pooping (diarrhea) with blood. The consistency of the vomit and runny stools were very similar - content, consistency, and that awful smell. The diarrhea was extremely bloody and it covered her fur on the backside of the legs when she suffered from the bouts.

I had taken her to my local vet after each of the episodes, five that I am aware of since she lost control in the house. I am also aware she has had two other bouts outside in the backyard. Regardless, she was taken in to be examined. At first, the vet was stumped other than red, red blood was being entered into the stool pretty close to where the poop exited. Tests, tests, and more tests. It may have been a parasite - but after a series of tests over the months showed no signs of foreign bodies causing the problems. I had her given the barium and x-ray test, but the results showed there was neither a tear nor foreign object in the intestenial tract causing the blood to enter the stools. The vet finally gave me a diagnosis saying my dog was overweight, the bouts would cease if she lost weight (at the time I had just recently gotten back from Iraq and my parents spoiled my dog with food). My initial response to the overweight comment was to be furious - especially when she had another bout about 0130 hours that morning and I spent all of the morning cleaning the bed sheets and the bed (and by the time the tests were done, I was short on sleep and patience).

I had noticed inadvertently that she was having bouts after she was given chicken for dinner. If I cooked chicken for my dinner, then I would give her a part of a breast meat for her dinner. The vet thinks I am crazy about this observation since other dogs do not suffer from chicken allergies; but since she has not been given chicken in the last four months and she has not had a bout during that time.

Question - Has anyone ever had or heard of similar symptoms (may be not chicken but some other type of food)?

Question - I see there are a number of other threads on the other forums about what food to give to a dog and what not to give - specifically IAMS and PURINA. I have my dog currently on Farmore meat rolls with non-cooked stir-fry vegetables (beans, peas, broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts, etc) . Anyone have any opinions about Farmore?

Last edited by spanielboy; 04-04-2005 at 04:15 PM.
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