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20 Best Foods for Pit Bulls with Allergies

| Published on October 24, 2022
Dealing with your pit bull’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members pit bull community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with pit bulls 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 pit bull’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. Also, view our roundup of the Best 11 Foods for Dogs with Allergies.

20 Best Dog Foods for Pit Bulls with Allergies

Raw. After 12 years of battling allergies, bloody itchy skin, and a miserable dog; we’ve seen insane results with my girls raw limited ingredient diet. She’s 14 and for the first time in her life, not having food allergies. We did a holistic allergy test and found that she’s allergic to most everything. The raw food we found is the only food she has no allergies to

Author: Kialani D.

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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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Purina Pro Plan Salmon & Rice sentive/skin stomach, Does Great With It! No, allergies or rashes on the belly

Author: Patricia Lorraine C.

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I changed food hoping to help my girl with her allergies. Come to find out her allergies are environmental. According to our vet, most allergies are environmental. She takes apoquel daily during the summer. No red rashy belly, no chewing on her paws, no rubbing her face on the rugs or anything really, no ear infections. She eats Diamond Naturals Lamb and Rice.

Author: Julia A.

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I put salmon oil on his regular kibble and it works well for his pink sensitive skin….makes his fur very silky too!

Author: Carrie C.

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Telia is allergic to poultry, it seems. We use Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach – Salmon and Rice

Author: Jamie Isaacs B.

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I used science diet sensitive skin and stomach. She did great with it. Was 5 days short of 16 when she left us.

Author: Jeri B.

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Spencer eats Supreme Source. It’s grain-free, although he’s not on a grain-free diet. It’s available in some supermarkets, but I just order on Chewy.

Author: Mary DiBenedetto C.

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Purina Pro Plan Salmon and Rice for sensitive skin and stomach.Because it’s the best food for allergies ! And just a great high end dog food

Author: Kristina M.

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We raw feed. That way I know exactly what my pups are getting, plus raw is so much better for them! I do add veggies, pumpkin and supplements, and while some people might disagree with me, I add a very small amount of oatmeal or brown rice. They’ve been doing great for many years! My vet thinks so too.

Author: Spring S.

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My vet said only feed salmon bison or lamb no corn or no wheat we use Diamond Naturals Lamb with rice it worked within a month her paws were so red because she licked them all the time and she constantly had yeast infections in her ears

Author: Cathy Stuber Bartlow S.

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My pittie is super picky when it comes to food and won’t eat anything else except for Racheal Ray Nutrish. She’s also on apoquel for her environmental allergies, which helps tremendously since she is basically allergic to everything.

Author: Anna S.

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My dog is having severe issues right now and can only eat Hills gastrointestinal biome dog food. If she eats anything else she’ll stop eating and start getting diarrhea with blood in it. Only other thing she can eat is homemade food. Boiled chicken, rice, sweet potatoes, and carrots. We’ve had all the blood tests and x-rays and nobody can figure out why. I’ve tried two other dog foods but I just can’t put her through it to try another.

Author: Chip M.

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I use this, prescription as well. Mine has food and environmental allergies and they’re horrible for her! This food has been great!

Author: Hollie B.

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Purina pro plan Salmon and rice for sensitive skin and stomach, it’s what our vet recommended, he also gets about 4 cytopoint shots a year for when seasonal allergies start kickin.

Author: Geoff N.

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Royal Canin PR Rabbit and Potato. My vet said that rabbit tends to be the protein source that dogs are the least likely to be allergic to. My pibble has done great on it! My first pibble was allergic to everything, and he could only eat protein sources from the sea, so he had a lot of fish!

Author: Christy H.

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Hills Science Diet – D/D potato and venison. Requires vet prescription. Hank is allergic to EVERYTHING! He had allergy testing it was so bad. This food has worked miracles for him and his gut. He’s also on Apoquel.

Author: Carrie B.

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Zignature is the only food that doesn’t give our pits allergies. We have 3 and they do great on it

Author: Jacob L.

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Zignature Trout and Salmon, it is a limited ingredients food with a single source of protein. I have a Grey and white bully and he used to be on Apoquel cuz he was allergic to most foods. He does not break out anymore being on this food and no more meds. I so add Sea Gold to his food for his coat and digestive system. No more issues, hope this helps

Author: Elke Q.

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I feed mine Wellness Simple Duck and oatmeal. I have also recently heard to try local raw honey, so mine gets 1/2tsp of local raw honey each morning. I just started the honey a few days ago so we shall see.

Author: Bridget D.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your pit bull’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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