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i just read on newspaper that they think the source of the problem is wheat gluten, which they've obtained from a new distributor.<br><br><br><br>
i guess my concern is, do you think this affects us -- when you go to veg restaurants who serve gluten in their dishes?<br><br><br><br>
would this distributor be exclusive to pet foods only?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/penguin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nigel:">
 

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I'm more curious about what the issue is in general. Is wheat gluten TYPICALLY bad for pets? Or is this just contaminated stuff?
 

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We personally only feed our dogs gluten-free products. We have a Basset Hound who is prone to skin problems and since we switched their food over (1 year ago) we havent had anything wrong with her at all. Before she had really red skin under her arms and on her neck and it was really dry and itchy. Now she hardly ever scratches. Also our puppy had quite bad bowel problems when she was on normal food, not anymore.<br><br>
Im not saying that normal pet food is bad for your pet but hypoallergenic food and ones which are free from wheat gluten, dairy products, beef and soya are pretty good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Only on slight problem: before we were spending £30 a month on dog food. Its now £80! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"><br><br>
(about $60 to $160)
 

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Dogs don't digest gluten. Gluten is a source of protein for humans, but not dogs. Apparently this gluten was contaminated with something.
 
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