Grains

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  1. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    I feel kind of dumb asking this but are oatmeal, whole barley, whole brown rice, rice bran and flaxseed considered grains?

    Also, I suppose a dog that is allergic to chicken would be allergic to chicken fat?
     
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    I think everything except flaxseed is a grain. And I actually think many dogs with chicken allergies CAN eat chicken fat, but I'm sure that doesnt apply to all dogs.
     
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    Just kidding, flaxseed is a grain.
     
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    Chicken fat rarely causes problems with dogs, even those with allergies to chicken.
     
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    ^ This. The two are entirely different. Chicken liver usually poses no problem, either. It's the muscle meat to avoid.
     
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    I think it depends on what you are talking about. A real allergy, where the dog reacts to the meat no matter how it is processed or cooked....or just a reaction to overly processed foods. Zane can have raw chicken just fine, but he can't have chicken meat, fat, or cartilage in poor-quality processed foods. In higher quality processed kibble, he doesn't react as strongly. So it isn't like he is allergic to the chicken itself. He reacts the same way to canned/processed green beans as opposed to raw/frozen green beans.

    Some dogs can be allergic to the chicken itself though, and it seems to be to the meat only, like Jess and Allie said (although I personally wouldn't feed a food that had some parts of chicken and not others...I wouldn't be convinced it was completely free of an allergen, I guess).

    And yah....they are all grains.
     
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    My friend's dog can't eat chicken in kibble, but can eat fresh chicken. Not sure about the chicken fat; I think it depends on each dog's sensitivity.
     
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    He can't have chicken in kibble nor raw chicken.
     
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    This is how Frag is as well... anything chicken or grain related in kibble he will react to, but healthy raw chicken he doesn't react to at all.
     

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