peanuts in dog food

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 6:30am
NKShep's picture
Joined: 03/06/2003 - 09:00

My PA daughter has had several strange reactions to different kinds of dogs licking her. When a dog licks her (not all dogs) she has a trail of hives, swells and is generally uncomfortable. She has tested negative to animals. Is there any one out there that has experienced this same type of reaction? I have read 2 different dog food labels and the only thing that looked remotely possible was fish powder (she is also allergic to shellfish) Any ideas?

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 6:37am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

My son has the exact same problem when dogs lick his face. I have never had him tested for animals though as we do not have any. I have seen peanut butter in dog treats. I don't let my son go near dogs anymore.

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 6:38am
arachide's picture
Joined: 08/16/2000 - 09:00

There are dog biscuits and dog food that contain peanut meal/flour (I think Milk Bone has a pb flavour). Many parents of PA kids have complained about their kids reacting to dogs licking them.
Click the "search" word in the upper right corner of your screen and look under dog food. There are many threads about the subject.
Good luck.

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 10:27am
NKShep's picture
Joined: 03/06/2003 - 09:00

Thank you for your replies! It is soooo nice to have someone to talk to!

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 12:13pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

My son is always picking up the dog poop in the back yard for us. I'd also be afraid if he had to clean up dog vomit containing peanuts. I avoid all dog food with peanut flavoring.

Posted on: Sun, 08/24/2003 - 4:01am
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

My dd just had this reaction last wkend with my sister's dog. The dog has licked her in the face many times before with no reaction. This time she got red blotches where he had licked her, her eyes and nose watered, and she was rubbing at her face. We were not sure what it was at the time. We gave her Benadryl and sat her down on a couch away from the dog. I felt so bad for her but luckily it cleared up in ~30 minutes.
My sister uses Eukanuba, which does NOT have peanut in it. So I was perplexed. Unfortunately she keeps the Milkbone treats in a Tupperware container and did not have the book to reference. The next time she went to the store, she noticed that Milkbone has a variety pack. So we don't know if her dog at a PB flavored treat prior to my dd's reaction. Or could it have been even if the dog ate another biscuit that was stored next to a PB one?
The latter concerns me only b/c of cross contamination. My sister will now buy the non-PB treats but what if they are contaminated at the plant with PB?
I also did a search for Dog food/treats with PB in them and came up with the following. The items listed below are ones that had PB in them but PB was not in the name.

Posted on: Sun, 08/24/2003 - 4:21am
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Joined: 05/03/2003 - 09:00

Your sister should stick with either the Eukanuba Biscuits or Iams biscuits as they have no nuts in the plant from what I was told. Pro Plan I was also told was safe and we have used these without a problem. The problem with even the plain biscuits of store brands (milkbone, ol'roy, etc...) is that they can be run with all kinds of other brands and flavors, when you pay for one of the bigger names I think they stand behind their quality a little more and all they run are their own brand. I used to like all the smaller more natural dog food/treat companies but since the allergies with my kids have been Dx'd, I stick to the large name and one brand.

Posted on: Sun, 08/24/2003 - 4:33am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I have also heard of peanut products in pet foods and treats.
In fact, dh's siter just told us(we are about to visit) that her dog's treats contain PB. I was actually impressed she thought of it and thought to say something. Dh's family is not generally very aware of the risks of dd being around nuts, not just the dangers of ingestion.
Of course, we will still be there with this dog roaming around, but at least I know to be careful and watchful and dd does not generally like dogs. We will also stay at another sister's home. becca

Posted on: Sun, 08/24/2003 - 7:39am
virginia mom's picture
Joined: 03/12/2003 - 09:00

My dog was put on a special dog food and among the ingredients listed was ground peanut shells. Of course, I returned the bag and had them substitute a comparable dog food without peanut.

Posted on: Thu, 08/28/2003 - 10:41am
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Joined: 09/30/2002 - 09:00

Peanut hulls are in a lot of dog food. We switched our dog's food b/c of it. Eukenuba makes their food with fish oil and fish meal. My son breaks out in hives whenever he is licked by a dog who eats that food. I contacted them and the fish they use are not very common ones. I cannot remember the names off hand but they weren't usual fish.

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