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Diana
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Nov 14, 2016 at 03:37
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I was reading an interesting article about yeast and how foods with a high sugar content can make yeasty paws/ears worse. Looking for some help with my girls current diet.

On the don't list were; potatoes, sweet potatoes, and fruit.

Izabella - sweet potato, pumpkin, pink salmon (she cannot eat lamb or chicken as they make her itch- I am reluctant to try her on beef), a small handful of dried food, 1/4 tsp probiotic. Izzy has a small drink of lactose free puppy milk of an evening. Her only treats are 100% Kangaroo based.

Matilda eats - cooked chicken, sweet potato, pumpkin, a small handful of dried food, 1/4 tsp probiotic. Her only treats are 100% Kangaroo based.

The dried food is Holistic Select Grain Free fish based

The article I read mentioned a yeast starvation diet - beef (I am not sure with Izzy), hard boiled eggs including shell, and 2 supplements that I've not heard of here but I guess I could find similar Supromega and Dinovite.

There was a few other cooked recipes that included rice, eggs, the supplements I listed above and again beef. 

I used to give Maddie cooked rice but when I decided to switch to grain free dried food I decided that rice had to go too.

I'd love to hear what you feed your Westie/Cairn and any suggestions you may have for my girls.

Kelsi and Hannah had to eat a special food due to their atopic dermatitis and sensitive stomachs, so homecooking wasn't a workable solution.


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Katy ^~^
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Nov 14, 2016 at 07:19
• Jennifer
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Hi!
Katy eats a fully supplemented lightly cooked diet (no kibble) we rotate proteins - rabbit, grass fed beef, free range chicken and free range turkey. She gets steamed mashed peas and green beans for veggies. She also gets apples, pumpkin, lettuce, kale - and whatever pup-friendly veggies/fruit we eat. Any carb - grain,fruit, veggie - can feed yeast. Katy is doing well now but when we were dealing with yeast we avoided peas and apples but low glycemic veggies were ok. Give you heard of feeding organic apple cider vinegar to help with yeast? You can also make a spray 50:50 and spray yeasty feet. Also Zymox optic drops help yeasty ears. If they itch it comes with cortisone in it too. You put the product in an unclean ear 1 time a day for 7 days. Then you can clean them out and should be good.

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Katy ^~^
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Nov 14, 2016 at 07:30
• Jennifer
(Minnesota)

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Typos :(. Sorry...

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Iver and Sailor
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Nov 14, 2016 at 13:31
• David
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Last year I had Sailor tested for food allergies
to try and figure out why he had so many ear infections.
I now know all the foods he can and can't have.
Right now he is on New Balance Chicken and Rice.
No yeast, wheat or fillers.
He is doing very well on this new diet.
No more ear infections

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Sherrie
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Nov 14, 2016 at 19:02
• Sherrie
(Florida)

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My girls eat Fromm food and they seem to all do well on it.


Sherrie


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NimbySue
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Nov 15, 2016 at 02:58
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Mine have various Diana,but the main food is Caesar meat Rabbit and heart and Pedigree dried chicken and rice or chicken and veg,I sometimes cook boiled brown rice and boil white chicken breast meat if they ever have an upset tummy,they have a small piece of raw carrot after breakfast..for a treat they have shapes dog biscuits or charcoal biscuits or Gravy bones biscuits..no sweet treats,they may have a small piece of sausage or bacon if we are out and about on a day out and have a sandwich in the morning! and Nimby has a more sensitive tummy as she has got older...any fish makes her sicky....Pumpkin they have had and also love water melon,Hugs and kisses Annie and Gang xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Moshe and Levi
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Nov 16, 2016 at 15:50
• Yoka
(Florida)

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I have been using Fromm Holistic food now for years. It is lower in protein because when they get older they need less protein. It is a great size small kibble and the company has been in business since 1904 and never had a recall. It is grain free,preservattive free etc.
Levi used to have big bad brow stains around his mouth and it has been gone for a very long time. It is very healthy food and very good for Dogs. I also buy the treats they are also grain free.

Little Winter can't she's them they are baked so I hope they have a smaller size grainfree too. I highly recommend From dog food several of our friends are now also buying it when I told them about it. I buy it from Chewy.com. They ship fast and it is a great webpage.

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