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20 Finest Meals for German Shepherds with Allergic reactions


Dealing with your German Shepherd’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members German Shepherd community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with German Shepherds who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 20 responses here.

As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your German Shepherd’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

20 Best Dog Foods for German Shepherds with Allergies

My Chopper was allergic to wheat so we went to Nature’s Recipe Lamb and Rice. I’ve fed all my GSDs that ever since (more than six of them over 10 years). It’s never had a recall.a

Author: Jo Ann McKahan B.

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All my are on raw diet . No allergies no skin conditions.

Author: Barb P.

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Purina Pro Sensitive skin and stomach. Vet recommended and has not need steroids or had any breakouts since she started

Author: Melissa M.

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Grain free.But…Give a teaspoon of Raw organic coconut oil in food, work up to a tablespoon a day. What it does is control the candida over growth in the gut which is the basis of supposed allergies and sensitive skin issues. Learned all this from a very trusted Dr. Works everytime!!!!

Author: James K.

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Taste of the wild. Bison n Vinson

Author: Lisa H.

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We use Blue Buffalo Basics, grain free, duck and potato. He’s allergic to beef, rice, lamb, sweet potatoes, corn and carrots. Various molds and grass. Spring and fall are rough. He’s currently on a steroid because of itching and biting that resulted in a hot spot. This was after 3 weeks of apoquel. Really wish they would come out with a generic for that.

Author: Nikki M.

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We used Diamond Natirals Grain free white fish and sweet potato.

Author: Reneé Zingalie S.

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My girl, Lady, was allergic to chicken. I switched her to Timberwolf Salmon Kibble & the scratch & shaking VANISHED IMMEDIATELY!!OVER NIGHT!!!I later switched to: Taste of the Wild Salmon Kibble & she thrived until DM took her at age 16!

Author: Lynn B.

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Mine has a problem with chicken so we use Diamond Naturals large breed lamb and rice no corn wheat or soy

Author: Carol Rosch T.

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I use Blue Buffalo salmon and sweet potatoes formula for mine. She’s allergic to anything with corn in it. She loves this food, and the salmon does good things for her skin and coat

Author: Barbara Jean O.

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Authority sensitive skin and stomach. Plus I give her plain yogurt and pumpkin purée which is good for the digestion.

Author: Sherry G.

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This is a good one: Has Beef, Lamb, Fish and Wild Boar…..NO CHICKEN or Grain…..

Author: Al K.

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Hill Science for sensitive skin and stomach.

Author: Rusty M.

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Raw because it’s the only food that didn’t upset her stomach after years of trying to find something suitable.

Author: Tez K.

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Nature’s Recipe Chicken Pumpkin and Sweet Potato

Author: Jami Granger H.

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We use Blue Buffalo Basics Salmon and potato. No chicken/no grain. Plus we give her a fish oil capsule and she takes 1 1/2 apoquel tablet everyday to help her skin dermatitis. It all works well and stays under control.

Author: Terri B.

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The only thing that we have found that helps is Zignature Trout and Salmon.

Author: Samantha K.

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Royal Cannine! It’s specialy formulated for the breed!

Author: Kevin L.

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Simply nourish large breed salmon and sweet potato is great too

Author: Akshita C.

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To keep my shepherds skin from being dry (looking like eczema) I put a little olive oil in their food…this is what the dry foods lack and my shepherds fur and skin are healthy; my dad had me do this.

Author: Debbie R.

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