So, I was baby-sitting for a friend today and during that time had to walk her 2 dogs (and two kids ). When I met her dogs I immediately noticed the skin problems with her two Staffy's. I asked her if she had taken them to the vet about it. She stated that her vet said one or both dogs were allergic to protein and that she has to feed them food that costs $150 a month for one dog. She said it was "hydrolised" or something. Bascially removes most of the protein from the food so it's barely detectable and helps the dogs, or so I understood from her explanation.
I was wondering if anyone else has or knows of a dog allergic to protein. I took some photos in hopes of maybe re-diagnosing as the current (expensive) food doesn't seem to have helped the skin in any way. If it's not a protein allergy, what else could it be? If it is a protein allergy, is there other food that she could be feeding her dogs that doesn't cost $150 a month per dog. She is a single mum with two boys, so anything to keep costs down would obviously help a lot.
If anyone has any info, that would be great