What have you been feeding so far?Hello I have a question. Over the past two weeks I have been using the raw diet threads on this forum as well as other websites as a guide for switching my dog to raw. So far so good, no stomach issues or problems adjusting. The reason I decided to try is because my dog has always had chronic skin issues. He gets rashes, welts, looses large patches of fur, gets lots of dandruff etc. I've tried tried special foods, special shampoos, sprays, products from his vet, all these things have helped with managing it but it does not get rid of it. Will switching to raw improve these problems? He doesn't have any other medical issues that could be causing this, its just the way he's been since he was a pup.
A raw diet very often will help dogs with skin conditions and overall improve their immune health. However, not all allergies are food related and raw diet may not completely help- or even help at all. A friend's dog has really bad rashes and skin irritations that were so constant she thought it must be the food. She went to grain free food, and then to raw, with little improvement. Many, many allergy tests were conducted and finally she got an answer. He's allergic to dust mites! The raw diet has helped some, but controlling dust mites is pretty difficult so despite a raw diet he is still a little itchy. She is keeping him on raw as she's seen him improve from the raw diet, and wants to give him all the help she can. I've heard many, many cases of dogs with rashes, dry skin, constantly itching, and raw works like magic to solve the issue. It's not magic for every dog as environmental factors can be playing a role too, but raw is a great start and may be the solution for your dog.