3 year old minpin seems to be dealing with some food allergies. He is currently on a raw diet and has been for a month. His feedings are mainly whole beef - cut up muscle meat - and whole chicken as in cut up muscle, bone, gizzard, heart, liver. Raw fish, raw beef and pork bones, chicken feet, tripe etc. He's a well fed dog.
First year of his life he was fed mainly a poultry diet, don't recall the ingredients but it wasn't a high quality food. Switched him up to Acana and Orijen and he did better. He has zero issue with food swaps and he would have different foods in his bowl at all times (fish, beef, lamb) but we took him off the poultry for a long time. However, beef based foods was still fed.
We've been fighting sore itchy ears, paws and just overall (some bald patches) so it's safe to assume allergies. Had him to the vet again tonite, his ear canals are moist, red and sore so there's some steriodal drops to use for a week. He's back to chewing on his paws, gnawing on his hind quarters.
We slipped up over christmas and gave him the remnants of a turkey drumstick, skin on. Next morning he was panting and shaking, off to the vet thinking it may be pancreatitis but bloodwork came back all clear. That issue passed after a couple of days. Been feeding him some turkey neck with the chicken as a meat and bone source but that gives him diarrhea - so turkey is definitely off the menu from here on in. What's the chance he's allergic to beef?
So it looks like we may have to get him off the typical food sources - unless someone has some suggestion - and suggest away please...
Can somene tell me about novel food sources that they feed their dog? I'm not sure about duck - is he allergic to chicken or just poultry in general, we don't know but given the issue with turkey... Haven't really scoped out locally available sources of novel meats but i've seen rabbit, goat and bison in the stores. I would assume a red meat diet would be fine?
Can anyone recommend a diet of novel foods that I can possibly buy whole? I don't want to feed premade patties.
Thanks in advance