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20 Best Foods for English Springer Spaniels with Allergies

Written by: Zyra Capalac
Zyra 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 May 17, 2023
Dealing with your English Springer Spaniel’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of English Springer Spaniel community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with English Springer Spaniels 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 English Springer Spaniel’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 English Springer Spaniels with Allergies

Boiled chicken, rice, other hypoallergenic foods. Avoid dairy, and grains. Something you should consider and to discuss with your vet would be a Serum igE test. It’s a blood test that tests for allergies to specific foods. It will make the process much less stressful for you, and easier on your poor pup.

Author: Susan Delepierre R.

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One of our springers is on Royal Canin Hypoallergenic for the last 7 years and his health improved so much, he can’t even have chicken and rice which is normally the go too for dogs with allergies.

Author: Kristen M.

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my Rosie is very sensitive , on raw she lost loads of weight. tried loads of foods but now on BECO bison & pumpkin.. her wind has always gassed everyone and i have never cured that… 1 fart can go on for 5 minutes bless her

Author: Tracy J F.

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Raw diet !!We do 80% raw and 20% kibble. N&D Ocean. It’s expensive kibble, but it’s the best on the market! Good luck!

Author: Carrie DiSarro P.

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Do allergy testing, it saves a lot of time and money in the long run. Ours had IBD and was allergic to a great variety of things. He was allergic to chicken…but not turkey or duck. He also had allergies to various additives. Had him on a limited ingredient fish based diet. You will drive yourself crazy doing trial and error food trials.

Author: Melissa G.

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Royal Canin Rabbit kibble. It was suggested to us by a specialty vet who did allergy testing on our spaniel. His skin cleared up, itching stopped and he was happier then. Chewy has it.

Author: Linda Y.

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Fried chicken livers mixed with good quality kibble I have a fussy springer.. loves it and hard boiled egg every other day and sardines in olive oil or spring water. Bowls always licked shiny clean

Author: Christine H.

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Ours had problems and Taste of the Wild – Pacific Stream worked

Author: Tom B.

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Breakfast 1 slice of brown bread and a banana. 2 slices of bread in winter. Evening meal raw mince, raw chopped carrot, raw broccoli and 1 slice of bread 2 slices in winter. Treats raw carrots. Our dog lived on that till 16 years old.

Author: Helen D.

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We use Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Duck & Potato…recommended by vet who said her entire life long practice only had one dog allergic to duck.

Author: Sherri Snyder Z.

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Royal Canin Chicken and Rice Sensitivity tinned dog food. We fed our Cocker Spaniel for years on this dog food. He had a sensitive tummy

Author: June M.

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Ours are on harringtons salmon and sweet potato grain free hypoallergenic. It’s the proteins in red meat that cause allergic reactions in my Riley.. He’s fine now .

Author: Ruby T.

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I have been giving my springer (who has allergies) Taste of the Wild– he does well with it. I avoid beef and chicken because they seem to be his main food allergies.

Author: Marla T.

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Mine is allergic to everything too. She is on prescription. Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein and she is doing great on that. It’s very expensive but it has been the only thing that doesn’t make her sick

Author: Kristin S.

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Mine is allergic to poultry and beef. I picked salmon based simply nourish. Never had issues after that.

Author: Barb R.

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Pip has Royal Canin Gastro low fat as she can’t tolerate any other food. It’s not cheap though.

Author: Anne-Marie M.

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My spaniel is on Royal Canin Ultamino. Only food he can tolerate…

Author: Liz A C.

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We use Purina hypoallergenic. Tried all sorts but this is the only one that settled his tummy

Author: Julie W.

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I use Nutri Source Lamb and Pea (grain free). Chicken and grain are both high allergens, and my spaniel is a happy and healthy 13.5 year old. Definitely talk to your vet though. This is what mine recommended for us.

Author: Tasha M.

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It took us five years to finally find a food that has worked with our spaniels allergies. Sweet potato base is what we are using, and I have seen such a difference!

Author: Jenna W.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your English Springer Spaniel’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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