So i've been feeding my dog a chicken and rice based formula for the past 2 weeks. I switched to this healthier brand because i was feeding cheep purina before. Hes been on the new kind of 2 weeks, yet he still seems to itch and feel uncomfortable. I dont know if hes allergic to somthing in this food to, maybe the chicken? Anyway, i bought a bag of lamb and rice and i'm going to start feeding that to see if it gets better, but how long does it usually take to notice a change? and im still frustrated because i dont even know if it is food allergies or air allergies, and i may be doing all this switching for nothing!
About 2 months.
Feeding raw since 2002
"Unnatural diets predispose animals to unnatural outcomes"
Dr. Tom Lonsdale
It usually takes about 2-3 months before you should see a change. It took about 3 months with Zoey to get over her allergies once I switched her to prey model raw. But I did see subtle changes earlier.
Rawfeeding My Little Carnivores since July 2010
My dog had really bad chicken allergies, no matter what dog food I used. When I went to lamb and rice, it helped.
My dog was having bad Allergiess too and switched her to Dick Van Pattern Natural Balance LID Diet and it worked great. I would try the Duck and Potato formula. here's the site if your interested Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® Allergy Formulas for Dogs
My previous sweet dog "Little One" was allergic to grains especially wheat, and when I changed his food within 2wks there was a huge differnece. A month later...total different dog.
To get the full affect I'd agree with the 2 month remark in post #2. However, I saw noticeable improvement within 10 days when I switched my senior golden to a different food.
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