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    Re: Allergy testing

    It may be of some interest to anyone who is thinking about allergy testing to try Nutriscan first. I was told about it not to long ago as I have been having issues with Bella.

    She was losing hair in patches, like balding. No bad smells, itchiness, or excessive licking though, so I am still not sure if it was allergy or intolerance related or neither. But we have ruled out mange. I've since switched to Raw complete two weeks ago and I am already seeing numerous improvements. I didn't end up doing the Nutriscan, but from the information I've received, it is much more accurate, and much more cost effective.

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    Re: Allergy testing

    I started this thread and I did end up doing the allergy testing and Jax is allergic to everything green outside (grass, trees, shrubs, weeds, etc.) as well as dust mites. He receives biweekly allergy shots and daily Apoquel. I switched him to raw a couple months ago and he has shown a huge improvement but he still needs the Apoquel every day. I also give him a bath once a week and paw soaks as needed as well as wipe downs.

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    Re: Allergy testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanmyles View Post
    It may be of some interest to anyone who is thinking about allergy testing to try Nutriscan first. I was told about it not to long ago as I have been having issues with Bella.

    She was losing hair in patches, like balding. No bad smells, itchiness, or excessive licking though, so I am still not sure if it was allergy or intolerance related or neither. But we have ruled out mange. I've since switched to Raw complete two weeks ago and I am already seeing numerous improvements. I didn't end up doing the Nutriscan, but from the information I've received, it is much more accurate, and much more cost effective.
    The same thing happened to my Boston Terrier and as soon as I took chicken out of her diet her fur grew back. I never had any tests done, I wanted to try changing up her food before I put any extra money into tests. I read that chicken is an issue with many dogs so that's the first thing I eliminated and luckily it worked.
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    Re: Allergy testing

    Interesting. I am feeding her Raw Chicken made from Primal right now actually. I plan to switch eventually I think, I just went with this as it was suggested because its easy to digest. But so far great. Only issue right now is she has been quite yeasty, so next step is to work on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Squishy Walnuts View Post
    The same thing happened to my Boston Terrier and as soon as I took chicken out of her diet her fur grew back. I never had any tests done, I wanted to try changing up her food before I put any extra money into tests. I read that chicken is an issue with many dogs so that's the first thing I eliminated and luckily it worked.

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    Re: Allergy testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanmyles View Post
    Interesting. I am feeding her Raw Chicken made from Primal right now actually. I plan to switch eventually I think, I just went with this as it was suggested because its easy to digest. But so far great. Only issue right now is she has been quite yeasty, so next step is to work on that.
    I feed only kibble. At the time it was Orijen but I switched to Acana Pacifica, all fish. Maybe it was something else in the Orijen but she hasn't had an issue since so I'll stick with the fish kibble.
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    Re: Allergy testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanmyles View Post
    Interesting. I am feeding her Raw Chicken made from Primal right now actually. I plan to switch eventually I think, I just went with this as it was suggested because its easy to digest. But so far great. Only issue right now is she has been quite yeasty, so next step is to work on that.
    She might be having a reaction to the chicken if she is yeasty. If there is fruits and/or veggies in her food, it could be one of those ingredients as well.

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    Re: Allergy testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanmyles View Post
    It may be of some interest to anyone who is thinking about allergy testing to try Nutriscan first. I was told about it not to long ago as I have been having issues with Bella.

    She was losing hair in patches, like balding. No bad smells, itchiness, or excessive licking though, so I am still not sure if it was allergy or intolerance related or neither. But we have ruled out mange. I've since switched to Raw complete two weeks ago and I am already seeing numerous improvements. I didn't end up doing the Nutriscan, but from the information I've received, it is much more accurate, and much more cost effective.
    Nutriscan is for food intolerances only so it will not determine if your dog has environmental allergies.
    Glad to hear your Bella is doing good on the raw.
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