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15 Best Foods for Alaskan Malamutes with Allergies

Written by: Z


Z is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on March 3, 2023
Dealing with your Alaskan Malamute’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of Alaskan Malamute community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Alaskan Malamute’s who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 15 responses here.
As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Alaskan Malamute’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.

15 Best Dog Foods for Alaskan Malamutes with Allergies

I was using Hills Derm defense. It is an amazing food but with all the shortages it has been hard to get. Currently I am feeding a lamb and rice diet and that has worked pretty good. Not as well as the derm diet but close.

Author: Haley H.

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Hugo was chewing his paws with chicken so we switched him to Blue Basics Salmon. It is working well.

Author: Patti Foster S.

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First we gave her Trovet, French medical food and now she eat Acana Wild, fish based food. All is good. She is allergic to chicken

Author: Siniša Š.

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Go to your vet and get allergy testing, it’s expensive, but it’ll give you various food and environmental allergies. I’d also ask your vet about a limited antigen food, that basically gives you low doses (microscopic) of various proteins… doing this can be almost like giving them a vaccine against the allergies.. that’s about the best way to describe it.

Author: Tasch P.

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I have a male mally who is allergic to everything……literally the only food that has been successful is Diamond Naturals Grain free Whitefish and sweet potato. Trader Joe’s Grain free peanut butter and banana dog treats, and carrots. If he has any people food he has severe diarrhea and vomiting. I have had great success with this food. My dog is allergic to grains and proteins. Whitefish is very easy to digest. Also, vet recommended b vitamin and probiotic.

Author: Amanda B.

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I used purina potato but you need a prescription.

Author: Amanda G.

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We switched to purina sensitive skin and stomach formula that is salmon based. It did the trick

Author: Dave S H.

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Health Extension…. No grains or fillers/byproducts. Has pre and probiotics, coconut oil, pumpkin and more. Many different flavors made with real meat. We give our girl buffalo/whitefish and she LOVES it. She’s usually fussy but not with this. We can even use as treats instead of buying separate and she’s happy. She was itching MAJORLY and we thought maybe it was her food. Started giving it to her and saw a huge difference in just a few days. She’s still itching some but it’s a process and not nearly like she was, it was terrible, she was itching herself bald in some spots. I buy from chewy online, it’s a better price than direct from the company and they have small bags to try before buying a large bag

Author: Cassie C.

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Salmon pro plan large breed did it for mine

Author: Nat C.

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Mine was allergic to many different things. I ended up on Taste of the Wild Salmon formula and a supplement that I put on his food everyday. Little expensive, but worth it. NutraTrive. They run sales on it often.

Author: Ray B.

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Homemade dog can become allergic to chicken like mine 3 lbs ground beef 2 cups green beans 2 c peas and carrots 2 c sweet potatoes 2 c squash 2 c spinach 1 c lentils and you can add white rice this feeds my two healers for 4 days 1 .5 cups 2 times a day. My vet is a specialist in Seattle he wanted my dogs on a rabbit diet but it was 160.00 for 30lbs my home made is about 30.00 for a week

Author: Peggy S.

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Hamburger and rice. You can buy vitamin powder at pet food stores . You can add green beans and carrots also. Use salt free canned green beans and carrots

Author: Julie Miller M.

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Bones and raw food (BARF) diet with a probiotic powder, my malamute made it to 14 years and 2 months without any major issues on this kind of food

Author: Tony D.

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Ours eats Prescription Diet ZD

Author: Karen Arnold-F.

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Author: Brenda B.

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

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