by jettasmom on 09 December 2019 - 13:12
Since Ozzy was a pup I’ve poured the kibble in a container that was not air tight container, which just finding out can cause storage mites.
In the past few weeks I’ve been keeping good in the bag and putting it in an airtight container. I did this before I received test results not sure why.
Ozzy has been itching but it is a bit less. Hair loss still there. I’m stumped.
Vet never seen this and will be finding the best way to treat this.
She suggested freezing kibble in smaller freezer bags. I may just go to raw no issues with mites at all.
Anyone ever heard of or experienced this?
by Hundmutter on 10 December 2019 - 02:12
by ZweiGSD on 12 December 2019 - 10:12
Jettasmom, only advice I can give is try raw and see if that helps.
by Hundmutter on 12 December 2019 - 14:12
Presumably frozen mites would still be consumed, in the same way as those killed by boiling.
All I can tell you is that I have found various things crawling around in stocks of dog foods & biscuits over the years, but I have never had a dog troubled by, or diagnosed with, an allergic reaction to storage mites. Yet I do not doubt the existence of such mites.
by ZweiGSD on 12 December 2019 - 19:12
Just gave me another reason why I prefer raw.
by jettasmom on 12 December 2019 - 19:12
Most of my boys issue is on his face muzzle tips if ears. Small bald spots, inflamed hair follicles at the whiskers eyes and muzzle. Itching like crazy. Skin is always clear no redness. No issues with paws.
I’m just going by test results. Thinking it was food allergy I’ve tried elimination diet nothing worked.
Started raw yesterday and will just stay with that. He was given an injection of citopoint. Seems to be helping the itching a lot.
Time will tell if raw will help.
by Hundmutter on 13 December 2019 - 07:12
by jillmissal on 15 December 2019 - 09:12
Raw food has significant risks and absolutely no proven benefits, except to the manufacturers who make a ton of money claiming otherwise to prey on people's unfounded concerns about other types of dog food.
by jettasmom on 15 December 2019 - 10:12
Raw transition is going well. Both dog and pup are on raw now. Injection of cytomite given. Helping alot with itching.
Mites are in most homes and no issues with us or other pup, just because he is positive for them does not mean they are in the house or in the kibble. It’s frustrating that’s for sure.
why so down on raw??? Have you fed it before??? What is your big concern besides being careful in handling clean bowls after feeding and wiping counter with bleach.
yes, it can be expensive but IMO is better then kibble.
by GK1 on 15 December 2019 - 15:12