what is the best protein for a pyr?

by wendy
(hermosa beach, ca)


My 7 year old, female, rescued Great Pyrenees, has had many issues with her skin for the past 3 years, since we moved to California; and many dogs around here supposedly have allergies. I know that some of her issues probably stem from environmental allergies that I cannot control, but for the things I can control, I try to do my best. She is and has always been flea-free, and she gets bathed and groomed regularly with veterinarian recommended shampoo. I have changed her proteins so many times that really only kangaroo is left after this. Currently, she is on grain-free, limited ingredient rabbit. She has no rice or white potatoes. And once again, along her spine and around her hips, mostly, she has crusty itchy bumps.

My question is: Is there a protein that has traditionally be successful for Pyrs? What would they have eaten in nature?

Thanks!

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Apr 19, 2014
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by: Edmund Alparone

Wendy I had heard many years ago that allergies to corn are very common in Pyrenees but it wasn't until I saw it for myself that I knew how bad it is.

When Beau was 5 I remarried a wonderful women (I met in the dog park). We became a 4 dog family. Two Pyre and 2 rotties, after a bit she forgot Beau and butter couldn't have corn, I did this to be safe because I didn't want to take any chances.

I noticed they both had red marks from licking on there front legs I thought maybe from the new living conditions. Then Beau started acting weird no pep in his step slow almost lethargic. I took him to the hospital where we found his heart beat was down to 60 beats per minute! After testing everything to the tune of 3 grand and finding nothing. I was down stairs giving the crew some treats when I notice some treats had been introduced with out my knowing and they had corn in them.

When I asked my wife she said she had forgot about the corn. I checked labels and the canned food she got had it also.

We cut the corn back out and with in one month he was off the meds the doctor gave him his heart rate was back up to 160 and he was the same old Beau. Also no more red licking marks. You may want to check it out?

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