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« on: October 27, 2010, 01:02:40 PM »

I have been noticing a lot more dogs are coming back with allergy reports showing sweet potatos and potatos. Is it just me and the area that I live in or is this common? Being a retail pet store owner it really limits the foods they can eat any suggestions.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 07:01:22 PM »

It could just be that many more commercial pet foods have it in there. Are they also showing sensitivity to squash & pumpkin ?
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 08:31:35 PM »

I have not noticed pumkin or squash on the allergy reports but I will take a look. Most of the basic commercial foods I have seen have corn, and rice so having sweet potato to come up on the "special" allergy report is odd to me. When I say "special" that is due to the actual allergy report people get only include potato. Potatos are not the same catagory as sweet potato according to the research I have done. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 08:38:13 PM »

I noticed Wellness has what appears to be a newer product called Simple Solutions, it appears to be a pretty basic wet food with rice but no potato in it. It has 3 different flavors, duck, lamb and salmon and comes in both wet and dry....
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 09:43:52 PM »

Wellness simple solution has rice which was on the allergy report which is a common grain in food. Potato protien is probably the issue but the report "special" report shows sweet potato. What food does not have any potato, rice, sweet potato, brewers yeast, or flaxseed?
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 09:59:10 PM »

Is this a report you as a retailer has received?  I think, if a dog has allergies, rice or potato might be one of the first things to eliminate but they might not necessarily be allergic to either. Having had a cat with IBD in the past, we had to go through an elimination trial and it ended up fish was the culprit, so allergies can be from the protein as well.   

EVO has some 95% meat products that dont have those things in it that I can tell. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 06:46:31 AM »

You are correct that sweet potatoes and regular potatoes are entirely different things, from different plant families.  Sweet potatoes are generally considered one of the foods less likely to produce an allergic reaction in individuals with allergic tendencies.  Of course, a given dog, person, cat can develop an allergy to anything.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 04:07:46 PM »

Just trying to think of a dry food that has no rice, potato, or sweet potato. I am looking at Great Life any thoughts?
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 05:31:50 PM »

Hmmm, I had never heard of it, I went to their website and checked out the cat food, it doesnt look so bad.  Is it a new company? Im not familiar with them.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 08:54:22 PM »

They have been around for about 10 years from what I have been able to find out. That is the only food I have found without rice, potato, or sweet potato. If anyone has any other thoughts I would love to hear them.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2010, 02:41:24 PM »

This is one I use in rotation........Hannah has lots of allergies & does fine on this:

http://www.naturesvariety.com/Instinct/dog/kibble/all

Didn't see taters in this either:

http://www.championpetfoods.com/acana/show-product.php?formulation=ad

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2010, 08:56:59 PM »

Acana is not sold close but does look like a good food w/no grains.

Had read awhile back that they were going to genetically modify potatoes but do not know if they actually have in case that may pose allergy problems, also white potatoes are from the nightshade family and some humans are allergic to them.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 09:49:00 PM »

Genetically modified?? Things are going to far.....
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 09:24:24 PM »

I'm feeding my dogs Petcurean Go Natural Salmon and Oatmeal - no potatoes, sweet potatoes or rice! Another one to look at is Nutrisca - uses chickpeas and peas instead of grain and no potatoes. I have no personal experience with Nutrisca; read about it on another forum. It's made by Dogswell.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 12:59:15 PM »

Another one with no rice, potatoes or sweet potatoes - Horizon Legacy (grain free) - uses peas.
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