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20 Best Foods for Jack Russells 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 December 9, 2022
Dealing with your Jack Russell’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of Jack Russell community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Jack Russells 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 Jack Russell’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 Jack Russells with Allergies

I make my own food for my pet. And I use my dehydrator to make her treats. I also make her dog biscuits. I want to know every single thing that goes into my dog’s digestive system. All of my terriers have lived over the age of 15 since 1989. What I give my dog now is a protein, brown rice, and a vegetable.

Author: Laurie Ann J.

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

Author: Jay C.

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First you need to find out what the dog is allergic to. What other people feed their dogs isn’t useful to know unless they have the same allergy.

Author: Susan B.

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I cook. He’s supposedly allergic to chicken, rice, soy, wheat. He’s got seasonal allergies too. 8 months of the year I manage without allergy meds and put up with some paw licking. Summer he needs Apoquel or Cytopoint to be comfortable. Crockpot a couple proteins (turkey, beef, venison, fish, pork) sweet potato, green beans, carrots, pumpkin, bone meal. Package in containers and freeze. Gets a probiotic and joint supplement. He’s 12. Still a sports dog….

Author: Melanie W.

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Natural Balance lamb and brown rice. No grains. I also boil hamburger for her. Pretty sure she has allergies to chicken.

Author: Debbie Dickinson P.

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Wainwrights mature salmon and potato dry food as he had Allergies for everything

Author: Lindsay W.

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I use Merrick Lamb Limited Diet kibble and canned Merrick food Limited Diet. We avoid pork, chicken, beef and turkey because everything was bothering my JRT and vet said these were common foods that would cause allergies. Poor boy was throwing up, wouldn’t eat and dehydrated. After a few bouts of that and trying out all types of food, even dog food from Australian; this particular brand doesn’t cause the same allergy issues as other brands.

Author: Christie N.

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I cook for mine 2 different meats, mackerel and sweet potato and avoid chicken, dog vitamin tablet, egg shell and seaweed I reckon I have all his nutritional needs met and I know what is going into it and if I can eat it so can he

Author: Sharon D.

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I use the grain free Lilys kitchen, it suits all four of mine, so sticking with it

Author: Ann W.

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Having great success with the Purina Pro Plan for sensitive stomach/skin.

Author: Marisa C.

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I use science diet sensitive stomach and skin. He doesn’t have any set allergies but he has a very easy stomach to upset

Author: Brittany E.

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Butternut box, more natural, since he’s been on this the vets have said how thick his coat has got too

Author: Claire T.

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We use Fresh Pet

Author: Lora Quinn K.

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Blissful Belly by Blue Buffalo. She loves it.

Author: Donna Metcalfe P.

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Natures Menu….Country Hunter duck. Our Sparky was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) we have to watch how much protein he takes in. No chicken beef or lamb along with a long list of other bits including cheese which was one of his favourites, Still he is healthy right now and that’s all that matters.

Author: John D.

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We use iams senior, as ours has sensitive skin and gets dry skin, has trouble with a sensitive tummy too

Author: Sarah B.

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A 100% homemade natural diet. It works and no manufactured garbage.

Author: Camera R.

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Using Royal Canin anallergenic food with ours. Improved but we are still working with our specialist at the vets.

Author: Dave G.

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I use Waggs Wheat Free Complete for our 15 year old dog Charlie.

Author: June G.

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Royal Canin HP

Author: Tammy P.

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Anything grain free suits ours – the Aldi food is good and well received by both JRTs

Author: Rebecca M.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Jack Russell’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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