20 Best Foods for Golden Retrievers with Allergies

Dealing with your Golden Retriever’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of Golden Retriever community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Golden Retrievers 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 Golden Retriever’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 Golden Retriever with Allergies

I fed my golden natural balance venison and sweet potato. we tried several different foods, but this one seemed to be the best as far as price point and how well he did on it.

Author: Meleah J.

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Not a food recommendation, but I would HIGHLY recommend this allergy supplement. Reduced my dog’s itching substantially. My vet said keep using it!

Author: Jay C.

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We have done last 4 months with Royal Canin Hypoallergenic which has been great for our pup. Just transitioning back to Royal Canin Maxi Puppy, and so far, so good

Author: Lyn G.

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Switched to Purina Pro Lamb and Rice! Used to buy Apoquel at $78 a month for her allergies. Now she doesn’t need it. She doesn’t lick or bite at herself and her coat is gorgeous!

Author: Jennie Carlberg A.

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Purina pro plan lamb and rice . They had problems with chicken products . They love this food and my sons goldens came over and would devour ours so he also switched and no more allergic problems for any of the four goldens.

Author: Barb L.

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Purina one natural instincts turkey and venison when I switched him to tis his skin cleared up his hair grew back and his ears cleared up.

Author: Carol C.

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My 9 yo Manu is allergic to beef, pork, and chicken. He has natural balance duck and potato kibbles for breakfast and lunch and homemade dinner with duck or fish like this one. He loves veggies and fruits.

Author: Joomi C.

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My Golden had severe food allergies, once going into anaphylactic shock from contaminated food. One of the only foods he was able to eat in his senior years was Zignature. Pork and Kangaroo were the only two proteins he could eat.

Author: Nicole E.

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Nutri – Source. No potato, no grain. Family owned, USA sourced, amazing company! I’ve had beagles and Goldens on it with NO problems. Great company. Try their duck or salmon. . .you’ll see a HUGE difference in less than a month. 100 percent guaranteed!

Author: Melissa M.

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My dog had skin allergies and I was told to get him a dog food (wellness) that only has one form of meat which is chicken. It also has oatmeal. Since I started feeding that he has been great.

Author: Lee H.

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Taste of the Wild salmon– made a huge difference with our golden. This is grain free, so we add wet food with legumes or fresh food. We tried everything else and found this the best to keep the allergies at bay.

Author: Carrie S.

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Solid Gold sensitive stomach no gluten or chicken

Author: Marilyn T.

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We only used Taste of the Wild (make sure to watch out for treats too). Made a HUGE difference. Be patient – to see all the benefits, it may take a bag or so.

Author: Donna Stottlemyer B.

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Victor salmon. With added taurine they lose when taking chicken out of the mix…

Author: Randall N.

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Science Diet Z/D. My baby is allergic to everything. It helps, but he still needs a shot every 2-3 mos. His allergies are severe

Author: Angel H.

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I use core essentials limited ingredients. He had diarrhea when he was young and I tried this and all is good. I add a handful of Cheerios in the a.m.

Author: Kelly McRae P.

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This is great for allergies and Golden’s.plus the salmon contains the fish oil.unfortunately one of mine is allergic to EVERYTHING!!.even our cat..

Author: Britt C.

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Blue Buffalo. Works like magic for Goldens with food allergies. Can be found at Target & most pet stores. Expensive but worth it !

Author: Rhonda D.

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this is the only food that my golden can eat..

Author: Adelin H.

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We use Wellness lamb and rice dry food and Wellness beef or lamb wet food. Our boy is allergic to MANY things (chicken, turkey, potatoes, eggs, kelp, etc.). He seems to be doing well on this. Also, read the ingredients EVERY time you buy a new supply, as manufacturers change ingredients. There are a few treats and chew bone things that he is also able to eat, but, again, read the content every time.

Author: Pamala B.

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Royal Canin hydrolized protein wet and dry kibble along with apoquel prescription for itchyness from grass allergy

Author: Richard S.

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