I wanted to share this food with your for your furbabies.
We worked out really quickly after she first came home that she’s allergic to wheat/ maize/ gluten. Poor thing, her stomach would swell and she’d hobble around for days obviously sore and whimpering if she moved the wrong way so we’ve taken great care since then to keep her off gluten foods.
Recently though we were back at the vets with an ear infection. Personally I thought this particular infection might have something to do with the filthy water in the Colne that she jumped into, but the vet ordered a specific hydrolysed diet at £45 a week ($56 ish) which I wasn’t impressed by. Bearing in mind we’ve had problems with this vet before after Belly’s spay infection (she lived in a damn testing centre all her life! She’d probably never encountered a germ before so she was obviously going to have a crappy time with her immune system!!) and Fred’s inability to argue with authority figures I blew my top.
Really had enough. She practically called me a bad owner because she’d a) gotten infected in the first place and b) that I wasn’t immediately wanting to put her on the ridiculously expensive diet (that the vet happens to get a commission from) rather than explore other options…
Anyway, spoke to a friend who’s a vet (and unfortunately doesn’t live nearby) who said it’s ridiculous. She suggested a proper hypoallergenic diet, and helped me write a food diary for her so we could work out what caused flare-ups. Which was awesome. It looks like it’s the beef that’s an allergen for her, poultry seems to be fine.
Anywho, I found a great wet food brand which does hypoallergenic food which Belly adores. Obviously I do then still avoid the foods with beef, but the rest she’ll eat!