Thank you for the update. It sounds as if he may be intolerant to rice but as the vet says, it could be chicken. Without the proper tests, it is impossible to be sure. Because rice is commonly found in grain containing foods, it may be best to look for a food that is completely grain free and natural. If you go to the Dog Food Directory here
, try the following filters:Type of Food
- tick dry complete.Food Properties
-place a tick in each of the first five boxes, natural to clearly labelled.Rating
- it's up to you, but 3.5 to 5 stars would give you the best ones. You just have to move the slider.Avoid ingredients
- place tick in all red ingredients, all cereals and chicken.Nutrient levels
- this can be left at default for now. Click 'Go'.
I've just set these filters for you and it has come up with some excellent products. We have a member (louisecragg) with a chicken intolerant dog and she uses Millie's Wolfheart with success - the product is on that list. If you decide to try any of them, remember not to overfeed - start at the bottom figure of the guidelines until you get a feel for how much is needed. Dogs can develop loose poo/diarrhoea when overfed. Also, if going grain free remember to stop all treats containing grains including biscuits. Dried sea jerky (fish skins) would be fine.
Hopefully someone else will be along later to add to your thread with more advice. Also, it would be interesting to hear how you get on if you decide to change his food.