Anyone?? New puppy kibble to try?
When I first got him, he was very itchy and had little red bumps all over his skin. (it looked like a bad flea infestation, except without fleas!). He also had a horrific ear infection for months that just wouldn't go away.How did you end up knowing that he was allergic to corn?? Any obvious signs? I think I will try and do all bb. He isn't super active, for his age I expected more. He loves to lay on his bed and take naps, chew on his chew toys, and cuddle. His sessions of "fetch" will only last 2 min before he'll go to his bed and be ready for a rest!
OH poor fella. He's so lucky to have an owner that is so in tune with him... I've come across many people that brush off food allergies like they are not a big deal unless you are swell up after eating it! Rio does seem to be pretty low energy in general, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have his crazy puppy moments!! Excitement with new people, jumping and pulling are all things we are working on. He almost turns into a different dog when new people/pets are around! He starts training next week, hoping to find some some new things to try and work with those issues!When I first got him, he was very itchy and had little red bumps all over his skin. (it looked like a bad flea infestation, except without fleas!). He also had a horrific ear infection for months that just wouldn't go away.
All his symptoms cleared up when we switched to a grain free food, so I knew it had to be one of the grains. I found out he's not allergic to wheat, because he can eat bread products and treats with wheat without any problems. His old food didn't have soy in it, so by process of elimination, I know his allergy must be corn. Wheat, corn, and soy are actually very common dog allergens.
Your dog is definitely lower energy -that can be a good thing, believe me. Flash is super high energy. We can fetch for literally hours before he finally gives up and lies down-- and he still won't give up his ball! He's very busy, and spends a lot of time walking around the house looking for things to do. Chase the cats, chew on this toy, then that toy, see what's in that shopping bag, pounce on mom's backpack, etc. He would wake up and play until 10:00, take a 1 hour nap, and then literally never stop moving until bedtime.
Now that he's growing up it's a little better. His 10am nap got longer and longer, and now he'll sleep most of the day and just want to play from about 3pm until bedtime.