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If a dog's allergic to chicken...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by thebritt, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    ...would it be allergic to turkey as well?
    I've eliminated chicken from Solomon's diet to see if that's the cause of his scabby, flaky, stinky skin, but I sure would love to be able to include him in the turkey leftovers. Anyone know?
     
  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not necessarily. You can try just eliminating one thing at a time and see if it helps. Remember to give a good 6 weeks for each "test" to see improvement. You can also try switching to a food such as duck and peas, and ONLY give that and see if it helps.

    Just ideas. [​IMG]
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn double posts. [​IMG]
     
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  4. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Quote:I've switched him to a salmon & sweet potato food (TotW). He's been on that for about a month. He's not as flaky, but is still scabby and itchy. I also bathe him with a shampoo specifically for his problem skin, but I think he needs to be treated "from the inside out". I guess I'm wondering if he's allergi to chicken, why wouldn't he be allergic to fowl in general? Any idea what it is about chicken in particular? [​IMG]
     
  5. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    He could also have multiple allergies. Environmental and food?
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I have known people who claim (and I've no reason to doubt them) that they're allergic to some poultry types but not others. (Forget which). So I think it does happen.

    One consideration is that when people (at least) react badly to chicken, it is not absolutely guaranteed to be the chicken ITSELF that's causing the reaction, it may sometimes be a reaction to the various things that are IN commercial chicken (antibiotics, feed additives of all sorts, the solution they use to make the meat take up more water so it weighs more and they can charge more, etc).

    I have no idea what to tell you about your dog and the T'giving turky, am just tossing those bits out as food for thought.

    Good luck, have fun,


    Pat, who processed 2 large tom turkeys and a rooster this morning, singlehanded and without scalding or using a mechanical plucker, and is frankly not really looking forward to having to cook one of them the day after tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  7. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Quote:Bite your tongue!!!! We'll have none of THAT!!!
     
  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    It would likely be not an "allergy" per se, but instead an inability for the dogs body to break down certain animal specific proteins is what it sounds like to me. People who are allergic to eggs, often react to the proteins and enzymes in the eggs specifically. Some people can even have them in baked goods and not scrambled or fried, because the cooking process does what their body can't...break down the offending substance. Maybe that is what is happening with your pooch [​IMG]
     
  9. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Quote:Interesting...Do you think different types of fowl have different proteins (eg duck vs turkey vs phesant, etc)?
     
  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both my greyhounds had a sensitivity to chicken. Found out recently when I just stopped caring who at what as long as they ate, that one of them seemed to be fine eating chicken again.
    But both could eat turkey based foods.
     

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