- Jul 28, 2014
My girl has been seeing the vet for potential food allergies. She was on the Z/D for about 5 months but was getting worse. We switched her to the rayne kangaroo and added atopica/pred. We did the idexx food allergen test which isnt that sensitive and it showed that fillers seem to be more of an issue for her than proteins. Fish mix is only tuna, cod, halibut and whitefish not salmon that she was eating quite a bit of. My vet doesnt think that fillers can be an issue but to me, it seems like it's highly possible? Sunflower seeds/oil was in almost all her other food, she was scratching quite a bit then (was worse after a few months on the z/d). Coconut oil was in quite a few too. Could sunflower seeds/oil and coconut oil be the actual allergen? We caught her scratching pretty early. I used to feed different proteins all the time to prevent food allergies but I didn't realize that fillers could also be an issue.