Dealing with your Rottweiler’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of Rottweiler community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Rottweiler who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 20 responses here.
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20 Best Dog Foods for Rottweiler with Allergies
Rottweilers are prone to chicken sensitivities. None of my dogs ever get any chicken or chicken by-products. We currently feed Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach & Skin Salmon & Rice. But may switch to Victor (Oceanfish formula) bc I have heard such great things.
Author: Kim H.
Diamond naturals lamb and rice for large dogs. Alot of dogs are allergic to chicken, beef and grains like soy and corn. Our vet had us switch to the diamond.
Author: Cher W.
My Rottweiler would throw up all the time.i switched him to fresh pet dog food and no more vomiting and he is healthy and big!!
Author: Michaelyn N Warren S.
My boy has Eosinophilic Gastro Enteritis. It’s an auto immune condition that is actually common to Rotties. He is allergic to every meat protein on the face of the earth! I even have to be careful dishing up dog food and make sure I serve his first as even the residue from a meat based canned food on the spoon will have him puking for days with bloody water coming out the back end like a fire hydrant! We used to use the Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein, but holy cow did that price get outrageous!! I switched him to Natural Balance Vegetarian both canned and kibble and he has done fantastic for several years now!
Author: Susan L.
Royal Canin. It is expensive AF but it is the only thing my girl can eat without getting sick.
Author: Maria D.
Stay away from food that has chicken or chicken byproducts. I feed Victor (blue pack mixed with purple) as about 50% of their food, the other 50% is raw – ground meat from rabbit including the bones/beef/lamb/fish (tilapia), organs, vegetables and fruits. All send through the meat grinder. I have six Rottweiler and they do great on it
Author: Corinna J.
Science Diet. It works I’ve had 7 Rotties now I have 3 it works
Author: Jill G.
Diamond Naturals I just find it’s best for him
Author: Cri’stol G.
Only Fromm. Best decision we ever made. Primarily chicken blend. Sometimes salmon. He loved the roasted duck and potatoes.
Author: DeMarie N.
My pup is allergic to chicken which was her primary food from early puppy to 2 1/2 she was suffering from hot spots and horrible dry skin to pet her she just could not bare to be touched along with a bad tummy and attitude. I started with the vet to get the hot spots cleaned and a conversation then I did some research on what is digestible for dogs nutrients that will enhance her life. Tested some meats that she can eat without issues We are now making her food beef pumpkin oatmeal and veggies on occasion I add raw liver (no fowl) beef seems to be the best for her. My sister with a German Shepard also feeds this and the coat change was within a week or two. My pup is now a happy girl shiny good tummy and the best attitude
Author: Paula S.
I use Kirkland brand with Omega-3 pre and probiotics green bag works great plus he is on apoquel
Author: Charity H.
Victor works well as my female has eye allergies and this relieved it verse’s Royal K9 and taste of the wild.
Author: Tony D.
We have a Rottie and a Shepard. I recently read on another forum that goats milk is a wonder cure for sensitive skin and stomach. It’s supposed to be a natural prebiotic. Local dog supply store has it in the freezer. I give them a half a cup after dinner and they love it. Ever since we incorporated it into their diet they have not had issues anymore.
Author: Eric H.
Raw meat and Purina One kibble, lamb and rice.
Author: Cynthia C.
Both my rotties have sensitive stomaches, Royal Canin Hydrolyzed protein all the way- world of a difference- I would pay $100000 – cost doesnt matter to make sure they are getting what they need
Author: Katie B.
Blue Buffalo Wilderness (bison and red meat)
Author: Manda L.
Life’s Abundance All Life’s Stages. Mine has skin issues, I also give her the wellness and skin/coat supplements. Doing well!
Author: Karen K.
Mine has IBD and a chicken allergy. She is getting Royal Canin HP prescription…..very expensive
Author: Bianca Dietz W.
Poultry and grain allergy. We use Nutrosource lamb and rice!
Author: Tom O.
Mine has a fish allergy so he eats acana prairie or acana red meat
Author: Brad K.
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