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Old 06-29-2019, 07:37 PM
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I know there are some PT members that own Cocker Spaniels, so I have a food question for you. What type of food do you feed your Cocker? My girl has started to get really itchy on her back, ears, and paws. I have had her on Nutro, but I think she might have an allergy and the food might be part of the problem. So, I have been in the process of switching her to Natural Balance. Lo and Behold, the news came out with that dog food study and her food is on it. So, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good food for dogs with skin and ear allergies. TIA


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Old 06-29-2019, 07:54 PM
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I'm not a cocker mama but I have a white minischnauzer who has sensitive skin. I feed her Royal Canin dog food. They have formulas for the different breeds. A vet recommended it for my dog because she was a picky eater, but what I like is that they understand the different types of dogs and make dog food to suit them. They may have a specific one for dogs with allergies. You can't get it in the grocery store, but PetSmart or Petco would have it. It's about $10 cheaper if you order on Amazon.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:01 PM
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I donít have a cocker, but have dealt with doggie food allergies. I feed mine Orijen. Itís grain free and made with human grade meat.
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:34 PM
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Orijin is in the dog food list warning released yesterday too. It seems all the premium brands are on there. I feed my dogs (not the same breed) Blue Buffalo and that's on there too. I think I am sticking with it though. It's such a tiny number of cases compared to how many dogs eat the food, and it looks to be only the grain-free according to some articles. Our food does have grains.
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:59 AM
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I have a cocker spaniel. I feed her lamb and rice kibble made by Kirkland/Costco. She does get dry skin on her back so I add a dribble of olive oil to her food. This seems to help.


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Old 06-30-2019, 05:00 AM
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Purina Pro Plan weight management savor is what mine eats. She used to have seizures and they stopped when I switched her food. I am certain it was due to food allergies.
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:08 AM
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I grew up with a Cockapoo and he had very sensitive skin.

Cocker Spaniels are prone to seborrhea and dermatitis. It can be a reaction to the food, but a vet can help you get to the root cause.

We had to feed our Cockapoo lamb and rice food and wash him with a special antiseborrheic shampoo.
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:08 AM
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I have a 14 year old cocker spaniel. One thing the vet recommended for dry skin was taking an Omega gel capsule once daily. I purchase them at the vet's office. She eats a special dog food (Prescription Diet) for digestive reasons.
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:31 AM
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I have a lab who has a food intolerance to chicken. He had itchy skin, ear problems and stomach issues. I tried several high end dog foods my vet recommended and there was no improvement. The only food that showed improvement was a grain free food. My vet said to get him off the grain free dog food. I have had great results with Purina Pro Plan salmon and rice. There are many different Pro Plan dog foods to choose from.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:44 AM
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Thanks for all the responses. I have been thinking about the Royal Canine Cocker Spaniel, so I might try that one. I hope that she will like it and it will help with her allergies. (Fingers crossed)


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Old 06-30-2019, 02:29 PM
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I have 5 cocker spaniels- well right now I have 10, I have a litter. I feed Purina Pro Plan Focus. I have also used Royal Canin for Cockers, but I can’t get my feed store to stock it . With either of those I don’t have problems with allergies. I also don’t have any tummy issues with either of them.
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