Had no idea dogs could have a peanut allergy

Posted on: Tue, 10/29/2019 - 1:17pm
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I was just reading some articles here when I came across the one about dogs and peanut allergies. I had no idea! For a long time my dog was itching like crazy and the doctor put her on some puppy antihistamines thinking it was environmental. I didn't like giving them to her every day because I don't like to have her on meds in general and I feed her a healthy diet. I used to mix rice with chicken and some veggies. I read about how dogs can be allergic to rice so I changed her diet including her treats. Her itching completely went away. I looked up the ingredients in the treats I gave her before and low and behold they contained peanut butter. Could that be the culprit? Now I'm wondering about that but I'm not going to risk testing that out and putting her through her itching misery again. Poor little thing.

Posted on: Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:01am
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I never heard of dogs and peanut allergies. I've had dogs my whole life and never knew about them. In the past anytime my dogs would itch for longer periods of time the veterinarian would always say it's pollen or something they rolled around in. No one ever told me about food allergies let alone peanut allergies. I should have known better and now I feel so bad that I didn't know and look into a potential peanut or another food allergy.

Posted on: Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:20am
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When my dog was itching like mad I took her to the vet and one of the first things she told me about was peanut and food allergies in dogs. We started with excluding certain ingredients from her diet and then the vet asked me to take a look at her snacks' ingredients. One of her snacks had peanut butter in them so I stopped giving them to her and the itching stopped. I never ever would have thought food allergies, I thought she got into something in the backyard that caused it.

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