My dog has candida allergy

by Nalina
(Malaysia)

Can you recommend a suitable diet for my 3 year old pug who’s on Apoquel for severe itch?

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Nov 15, 2020
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Your Pug with Itch
by: Sandra

Hello Nalina,

You didn't tell me what food your Pug is currently eating, but I would recommend you start a low inflammation diet of fresh foods.

If your dog is currently eating kibble, you can add some fresh foods to start the process.

Whole eggs can be cracked and added as a fresh food topper. Fresh herbs are great. Flat leaf Italian Parsley is wonderful. Simply chop some ( about a tablespoon ) and add to kibble. Canned sardines, mackerel, or herring packed in water with low salt, are great for adding Omega 3 fatty acids and dogs LOVE these small fish.

If you want to go all in, you can get ground meat, bones and organ meats at the grocery store. Most grocery stores world wide carry these things.

One critically important thing I would recommend is to start fasting your dog. At the very least, one day a week. Just don't feed your dog for one day a week. I know you probably won't like to do this, but it will help your dog heal, over time. When the body does not have to put it's energy into digesting food, it can concentrate it's energy into needed healing.

Hope that helps,
Sandra

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