Gus, our 6 year old Scottie, began to have allergy issues.
The vet prescribed allergy pills and creams and advised us on switching foods – no beef, but chicken, then fish, then a mix of sweet potato and fish as, according to her, sweet potato was the least allergenic – as was fish.
Gus’s allergies went from bad to worse. He had blister sores all over his body and his hair started to fall out. He had red rashes everywhere, including on his eyebrows. He was lethargic and often was sick to his stomach.
The vet’s next suggestion was to take Gus to a pet allergist and spend $1,000+ on blood tests to try and determine what his allergies were ‘with no guarantees that we would ever know’ and that ‘it could take years of testing to figure this out’.
In frustration (and with normal misgivings of website information), and noting the yeasty smell from Gus – I searched the web for several days and came across a medical site that explained yeast infections, their effect on the body, and how food – especially starch – allows the yeast to feed and grow – causing additional health problems. So by giving Gus potato starch, we actually provided a great medium for the yeast to multiply and make him even sicker.
After advising the vet of my ‘discovery’, her only solution was to ‘just feed him raw meat – maybe rabbit’.
So we went to the Tisol pet store in our area to search for a ‘meat’ only food that wasn’t beef, chicken, or fish – and didn’t have grain or nasty fillers.
The Tisol employee searched through all name brands and ingredient information and recommended your Venison product.
Gus’s condition started to improve within a week of use.
Our vet couldn’t believe the change and has since recommended your product for other Scotties and Westies with allergy issues.
We feed him both the dry and the cans. He is very active and he gets a full large can a day plus a couple of scoops of dry – and is a healthy, happy 23 pound Scottie.