Saturday, June 14, 2008

Food Choices to Try

I am hoping that readers can add choices for newly diagnosed cases of food related intolerances, as we all know how hard it is to find good foods out there.  Our only experience with this has been related to beef products in cats where they have developed diarrhea, (probably from the unfamiliar fat content), so we have had to avoid beef.  Then, as a total turnaround we have had to avoid all poultry for our foster dog, "Harley" who gets the worst itchy hot spots if given food that contains "chicken" in any form on the ingredient list -- just wish we could get that through to his original owner who insists on feeding him 'treats' with "chicken" in the ingredient list every time they have some quality time together.  It is so hard to help Harley recover from that nasty itchy skin as a result.

For Harley, the only safe food we have found that keeps him happy and healthy is the veterinary Eukanuba /Iams product for Sensitive Skin.  This was to avoid the "chicken fat" or "poultry fat" often found on foods otherwise not containing poultry.  This product listed "animal" fat.

As mentioned at the top of this blog, the human guidelines put out by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases can be found if you click on the hypertext in this line.

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