my advice would be make sure no chicken is hiding in the food. I've been trying a new food Merrick beef...it's grain free and it also says no poultry or potatoes.
I would think potato. Sophie and Bruce each had one ear infection and it was within about 2 weeks of each other. It was the only time I fed food with potatoes as a main ingredient.
I forget where I read it or heard it but the statement was like if your dog is itching, the easiest thing to do is to take it off chicken and see. We can't feed it to Jack due to seizures. While changing foods is a pain, it's something easy you can try without spending a lot at the vet.
Also, if you DO think it's a chicken issue, watch all of he treats you give her. A lot of treats and canned food have chicken in them.
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Could it be environmental and not the food?
Most ear infections in dogs are caused by yeast or a mixture of opportunistic bacteria and yeast Recent research indicates that the yeast infection originates in the gut due to inflammation and leaky gut syndrome. Candida overgrowth enters through the gut into the blood stream and infiltrates other parts of the body. Ears, between the toes, vaginal area and mucosal linings are often involved. Intense itching is another symptom. The dark staining that comes from the saliva has now been revealed to be a yeast overgrowth. Treating with antibiotics can often cause more harm than good as the antibiotics kill the bacteria and allow the yeast to continue to proliferate. In order to stop this recurrence, the gut has to be healed and the yeast have to be eliminated. Some vets have started using a combination of bone broth, coconut oil and a good probiotic to help the gut heal and control systemic yeast infection. Diluted apple cider vinegar with or without coconut oil is very effective using topical to kill the yeast. Oops, almost forgot. The initial inflammation causing the leaky gut has been linked to feeding heat-processed pet food.
Ditto on the potato. Maybe try a simple chicken and rice formula or salmon based formula.
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