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25 Best Foods for Great Pyrenees 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 Great Pyrenees’ food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of Great Pyrenees’ community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Great Pyrenees who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 25 responses here.

As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Great Pyrenees’ 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.

25 Best Dog Foods for Great Pyrenees with Allergies

Tractor Supply 4health Salmon and potato. Mine were allergic to chicken and even blends that said lamb and rice, beef and whatever, had chicken in them. Mine have been great ever since.

Author: Laura O.

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A Veterinary formulated diet! Like Hills Z/D, Derm Defense or Derm Complete. Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein or Selected Protein. Your vet can help figure out a good diet to trial.

Author: Matilda G.

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Typically when pets are allergic to the food 93% of the time it is the protein. So I would recommend switching to a less common proteins source such as lamb, venison, salmon. If no luck your vet could always get you a prescription for a hydrolyzed protein diet.

Author: Trinity Jade H.

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Diamond Natural skin and coat. That’s what I feed. My dogs love it. Can be a little pricey but worth it.

Author: Gwen R.

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Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream!!! My boy is sensitive to EVERYTHING! His tummy is awful. I switched to this food 7 years ago!

Author: Cydney S.

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Have you tried Farmina N&D dog food? I use it mainly cause there’s strict regulations in Italy about what is put into dog food. Another point is they have far less tocopherols than USA dog food. Tocopherols are linked to cancer and it is a preservative. Now, the dog itself could be allergic to grains and I’ve never heard of a dog being allergic to meat in general. You can try the ancestral grain or the grain free dog food from farmina.

Author: Jordan Q.

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Ours is allergic to everything and we have him on the sensitive stomach/digestive lamb made by authority

Author: Sara E.

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I’d either do home cooked or raw so you can control ingredients to monitor how he’s doing, or a very limited ingredient kibble. Good luck!

Author: Jennifer H.

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I feed mine Diamond Naturals large breed lamb and rice. He loves it and is thriving on it.

Author: Alan C.

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We do Fromm’s Family for our pyrs very delicate stomach

Author: Shelly Ford D.

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Lamb lg breed best kibble you can afford. Consider Fromm or Nutrena

Author: Rugged R.

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My boy Pyr is highly allergic to any poultry (this includes anything with eggs too!!). He does very well on Pure Vita salmon and pea and the beef one as well) I do add steamed veggies, cottage cheese, ground beef and white rice as toppers (not at the same time) I also make him veggie soup with zero sodium,. He eats better than my husband….

Author: Donna P.

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Costco Kirkland salmon and sweet potatoes is great

Author: Sheryl Cline H.

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I use Blue Buffalo large breed formula

Author: Kelly Kosar H.

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nutro limited ingredients is what my great Pyrenees ate

Author: Amanda D.

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Steve’s Real Food has frozen, raw pork nuggets that our Pyr is on. It’s been a life saver for him.

Author: Gena DeLuigi D.

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Ours is allergic to chicken. We switched to Iams Lamb

Author: Jennifer Grace Anderson R.

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We used Browned Ground turkey, Sweet potato, Greek yogurt, Eventually added Fresh spinach and apples

Author: Carrie J L.

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We get a prescription for the Purina’s hydrolyzed protein. No issues at all!

Author: Chloe K.

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Natural Balance, limited ingredient formula.

Author: Dave P.

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Go brand in Canada is great…grain free, limited ingredients is the type I use Also, Orijen grain free is good

Author: Maggie M.

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Probiotics and bovine colostrum. A heaping tablespoon twice a day mixed with water and added to his food will help with allergies

Author: Silvia S.

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Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach Salmon

Author: Denise Barron P.

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Hills science diet PRESCRIPTION Derm Complete

Author: Marsh M.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Great Pyrenees’ 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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