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    Hi,

    We purchased 2 toy poodles in Feb this year. when we got them from the breeder they we eating fresh chicken and mince only. we changed them to a barf diet with chicken necks etc 3 times a week. this was fine until about 9 weeks ago when they started to get really itchy. after ruling out fleas we took them to the vet and he said that the prob have a food allergy, he suggested that we use royal canin skin assist biscuits, and that they have fish and potato. they have been on this diet for 8 weeks now and i have just had to stop the biscuits as these we making them itchy still (they have animal protein in them). We have been introducing other food into there diet to see if we can narrow down what is is they have an allergy to but have come up with a huge list..
    So far both of them cant have any:

    chicken
    red meat
    eggs
    cheese (their training treat)

    Is it normal for 2 dogs to both have an allergy to the same things? The are sisters but is this weird?

    Is it healthy for them to be only eating fish and potatoes?

    Any other suggestions for food that they could eat? As i am sure that they aren't getting there nutritional needs from just these 2 foods?

    Can anyone suggest a vet that specialises in nutrition is Brisbane?

    Thanks everyone

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    Sorry not from Brisbane so can't help with vets, but I'd be getting on the net/google and looking.

    I would suggest trying Pro Plan Sensitive, although have to say the biscuits might be hard work for toy poodles.

    The sensitivity may also be environment rather than diet??

    If they were alright on the breeders diet I would go back to that until you can get qualified help in sorting it out.

    Are they on anything like Sentinel, as this product can help with flea allergy as some dogs only need one flea for there to be a problem.

    It is very likely that being sisters it is genetic, so I also suggest talking to the breeder and see what they say. But don't start off by pointing the finger and saying MAC from the forum said because their sisters , a more gently gently approach will probably get you help.

    All the best.

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    Like MAC said try the Pro Plan. It has always worked for my girl but then again she has not had huge issues, few heat spots but that is it. And talk to the breeder they could have some valuable insight.
    Look at their environment, it could be something? Also if it is enviro then try an oatmeal bath, it should sooth the skin

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    I think it was Cleasanta here who had bad allergies with her dogs when they rolled in something in the garden. My memory is crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I think it was Cleasanta here who had bad allergies with her dogs when they rolled in something in the garden. My memory is crap.
    Yeh Sophies breeder had a plant that her poodles were allergic to but I can not remember what it was... sorry that wasnt really helpful was it? lol

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    Hi have a Toy Poodle (Turned 2 this March). From about 1year on he had intermittently soft smelly poos not really formed well, (somedays good somedays bad). Apparently its common to delevop allergies, from food they've been eating for a good while. The Vet had us try lots of things eg. Barf diet, different dry biscuits raw chicken bones. Nothing cleared it up properly for any length of time. After doing a fair bit of research i chose Royal Canin Intestinal GI30. The proteins in this food are Hydrolized, and specifically designed for easily irritated guts or allergies.

    Did this off my own back he took to that immediately (lot of dry food he wouldn't eat) and his intestinal problems cleared up straight away. He was also itchy sometimes.Then introduced a small feed of Skinless cooked chicken. Very small amount each morning, more of a treat than anything.

    Haven't had any problems untill Last week, when i tried a Pedigree chewy bone for his teeth. Same problems, gave him a teaspoon of pumpkin (good for the gut) and chucked the chewy out.

    All is well again, small quantity of skinless cooked chicken, and His Canin Intestinal. I'll stick with that, no treats.

    Also, toy poodles have very tiny stomachs, so 3 small meals a day is better than giving large meals.

    Hope this helps, and good luck. Sorry if this is a bit rambling.

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    Not rambling at all. Great to hear from someone with same experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poodleboy View Post
    Also, toy poodles have very tiny stomachs, so 3 small meals a day is better than giving large meals.
    I read that too fast the first time - toy poodles have 3 stomachs?!!!! Oh, tiny stomachs...that's ok then

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