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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Allergy attacks

MaMa thinks Kaylie is allergic to chicken. Why? Here's why...


These little red bumps are found on Kaylie's hind leg, head & body. MaMa seems to be finding more spots as the days go by. Here's the thing. MaMa feeds us kibbles in the morning and Kaylie's breakfast is "chicken kibbles". MaMa is torn between stopping chicken altogether & change the kibbles to fish ones but continues with raw chicken for dinner. How long does it take for MaMa to know if it's just the kibbles or chicken altogether?!

MaMa needs a big favor from all your MaMa or Papa. If they know anything about food allergy or seen these kind of bumps before, please share some information & experiences with her. Thank you.

So, on a lighter note, MaMa went for her grooming today. She didn't come back furless but her hair is definitely shorter & neater. PaPa thinks her groomer did as good a job for her as my Aunty W did for me.

She also managed to get her nails polished.
Thank goodness she didn't make me paint mine!

18 Comments:

At Sun Feb 11, 04:43:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Oscar Airedale said...

Ooh, poor Kaylie. I don't know about food allergies as such, just that I can't eat anything apart from my brand of kibble & meat & veg or I get very bad tummy. So no treats or human food for me, boo.

Mummy's nails look pretty. My mummy gets her nails done every fortnight.

Licks
Oscar x

 
At Sun Feb 11, 08:38:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jaffe & Kaylie,
This is what you need to do to see if the chicken is giving you the rash:
Completely stop all chicken, chicken by products, chicken meal in ALL foods & treats! Switch right away to a high quality lamb & rice doggie food that contains absolutely NO CHICKEN! Try this for about a month. If the rash ends up going away, then the 2nd month, add some raw chicken to the diet for a month. If no rash, then you can add some of the chicken kibble for a month, if no rash, could be some airborne allergy, or an allergy from touching something on her skin. If the rash comes back after adding either the raw or kibble chicken, then chicken is the culprit. Please try this elimination diet to see if it's chicken. Hope you discover the culprit!! (oh, and if chicken is not it, it would also possibly be either corn, wheat or soy products in the current kibble, so you would need to try the elimination of those next)
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

 
At Sun Feb 11, 10:25:00 am GMT+8, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there! Chicken is one the most common food allergen for dogs. Here's how you can find out if it is indeed the chicken. Stop the chicken immediately.

Fishmeat is known to be kind to dogs who have sensitive skin. but it has to be white meat and not like salmon. If you want to go for kibbles, go for BURNS.

Yes, and it very much could be the treats too. Or the chicken in the treats.

 
At Sun Feb 11, 09:53:00 pm GMT+8, Blogger Huskee's Maid said...

HI Jaffe, my friend's puppy also had a skin allergy all over his body. After visits to the vet, the vet told them not to give any chicken to the puppy as chicken causes dogs to itch. So her puppy is on a beef/pork/fish diet now. As anonymous has said, fish meat is best for dogs with skin problems. So stay away from chicken!!

 
At Mon Feb 12, 07:05:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Loui said...

Ohh I love chicken so hope it isn't that that's upsetting your skin. I hope you find out quickly what is making you spotty!

Loui xx

 
At Mon Feb 12, 09:25:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Chelsea said...

HORRORS!

I can't imagine being allergic to chicken. Chicken is my favorite food ever.

Yikes poor Kayle.

Jaffe - stop smirking :)

XOXOXO
Chelsea

 
At Mon Feb 12, 09:32:00 am GMT+8, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dog had the same kind of "spots" like Kaylie.

I then switched her kibbles to Addiction "Zen diet " (vegetarian). Besides the vegetarian kibbles, Addiction also has "Wild kangaroo and apples" kibbles, but I have tried that yet.

After the switch, the spots cleared up and her fur was very nice and glossy. She also did not scratch herself that much after the switch. She used to scratcg herself incessantly.

Anyway, someone has also told me that for some strange reasons some dogs are allergic to chicken.

 
At Mon Feb 12, 11:21:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Amanda Lee Jia Hui said...

hope u get well soon..

 
At Mon Feb 12, 01:53:00 pm GMT+8, Blogger Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Ouch, we hope it dries fast. You hav eto be very patient in finding out what is teh real allergy behind it. It may take months and some several years.

Love
Boy n Baby

 
At Mon Feb 12, 09:44:00 pm GMT+8, Blogger José Tan said...

Er, my Kaylie Girl, er kiss kiss from me. Bond used to get these spots too, and it made him stinky stinky. Daddy had to change his food. Yep, it was the chicken. Hope you get better soon.

 
At Wed Feb 14, 01:28:00 pm GMT+8, Blogger fee said...

eek! i had these little scabs all over my body for a while too! mom still doesn't know why as i didn't have any change in diet or shampoo then. miraculously, they disappeared after two weeks. i hear from the vet that sea water contains natural minerals that help in eliminating skin problems. perhaps a swim this weekend? get well soon, kaylie!

o, and happy valentine's!

loves,
fee

 
At Wed Feb 14, 01:38:00 pm GMT+8, Blogger Fu Fu said...

Poor Kaylie, I hope those spots go away soon.

~ fufu

 
At Thu Feb 15, 02:56:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey guys! Happy Valentines! Smoochies!!!!!!!!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Toe nibbles!

 
At Thu Feb 15, 06:32:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Sunshade said...

You've got some great advices here, and yes, if Kaylie is allergic to chicken, it takes at least a month or two for the body to be completely cleansed out and stop reacting. You have to stop ALL chicken products like B & S said.

There is a blood allergy test you can do just to be sure, but since moms know their kids the best, if she thinks it's chicken, then it's probably chicken.

Do you have a kibble called Innova EVO there?? That's the only kind of kibble mum would feed me. I get it on camping trips. They are made with raw ingredients for people who would like to feed raw, but for some reason can't. It's NOT a dehydrated raw food, it's kibbles. No grains, low carb, hi protein. Our Vancouver police dogs eat this, and the show dog that used to stay with us ate this too.

Anyway, they have a red meat/fish formula specially designed for dogs allergic to poultry. Maybe that's something to try. You can always still supplement the diet with raw beef/buffalo/lamb, and maybe turkey.

Here is the product page:

(http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=product-detail&pxsl=%2F%2Fproduct%5B%40id%3D%271404%27%5D)

Mum actually only feeds me the canned Innova EVO if she has to, but the dry works great on most dogs.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

 
At Thu Feb 15, 06:36:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Sunshade said...

Sorry, one more thing, Kaylie can have "wheat" allegy you know. She could be allergic to the wheat protein gluten like I am.

If I get one bite of a bun, my skin break out and it takes a good 6-8 weeks to stop my itching, yes from one little bite of Macdonald bun. Terriers are known to be sensitive to wheat. My treats have to be wheat free too.

This will show on the allergy test too, but I've never had it done. I didn't need to, it was so obvious.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

 
At Thu Feb 15, 07:53:00 am GMT+8, Blogger Maggie said...

Poor Kaylie! I hope the yuckies go away quickly! This is no fun for a cutie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

 
At Thu Feb 15, 12:23:00 pm GMT+8, Blogger T-man said...

Ooh, I hope you can get rid of those spots!! Is it safe to eat raw chicken? I always eat mine cooked. I've never seen those types of spots.

T-man

 
At Thu Feb 15, 04:31:00 pm GMT+8, Blogger Boo said...

hey jaffe,

recently mom found out i have the same lumps like yours all over my body. i was at the vet the next day. the vet said those are pimples caused by stress - change of diet is stress!

this is what happened: the hooman bought lamb + rice for me all the time - even though in different brand. but according to the vet that even though they are the same lamb & rice but different manufacturer using different by product so i shouldn't be changing from one brand to another from time to time.

those lumps were there for few days. i am now have "porcelain" skin again. i hope yours is not allergy but only stress.

wet wet licks

Boo

 

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