Hi! I was so excited to come across your site, it’s very cute and informative. I am also completely in love with labs, in particular our (almost) 3 year old chocolate lab, Kaya. We have been going through several medications in attempt to resolve her itchiness only to have the vet conclude that it’s likely a food allergy. The vet suggested prescription diet Z/D which has been fine as long as she is on the Trimeprazine. As soon as we lower the dose of that, the itchiness is back. So, I was wondering if there are any foods that you have come across that are Chicken, grain and soy Free? It’s such torture to see her so uncomfortable so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Ahh! We have run into a similar problem with the Lab Brats. Both of our girls were allergic to everything we fed them. Common symptoms were dull wire-like fur, loads of dandruff, itchy skin, rashes, gnawing at their paws, red itchy ears, discolored eye goop, and more. That was until we found the right food and have been recommending it to everyone we meet – and they all have seen dramatic differences as well.
Before I go any further, I must point out that I do not work for any dog food company nor do I get “kick-backs” for recommending any products. I am speaking from my heart and what I have seen with my own eyes. Good, now that is out of the way – let’s continue.
Our best friend is the Eagle Pack Holistic Select® Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meal Formula!!
Let me tell you why:
* Harvested from cold ocean water, they are put on ice, processed and preserved naturally (DOT & CG Permits on file). (No contaminated food here!)
* Ideal for less active dogs and for weight management. (Perfect for Labs since they can easily get overweight)
* Allergy affected dogs will benefit from our single source, hypoallergenic, animal protein. (Bingo! Easy on the stomach and no allergies!)
* Antioxidants – Vitamins A, C, E and Beta-Carotene are added to enhance the immune system and slow cell deterioration. (Everything a dog needs to stay healthy)
* Glucosamine – This nutrient occurs naturally in the joints of humans and animals. Guaranteed levels are added to this formula. (Perfect for keeping those large breed hips and joints healthy)
There is no chicken or chicken by-products which is what a good portion of Labrador Retrievers are allergic. No soy and no bad grains. Just the healthy stuff to get those allergies cleared and who knows – maybe get your Kaya off of any allergy medications down the line (with a vet’s approval of course).
Best yet is that they have a Dog Food Satisfaction Guarantee. They even have a FREE Holistic Transition® offer to aid your dog in making the transition to their dog food as changing dog foods can upset a dog’s stomach. Remember that the transition should be slow and it will take a few weeks to a couple of months to see improvements.
There is a wealth of information on their website that you can check out other testimonials and gather more information. I would recommend making the switch as I have seen the results first hand. Don’t believe me, just look at the picture below in this post of the Lab Brats!
Best of luck and keep us posted!