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I have a Maltese who keeps scratching and chewing her paws constantly. I have changed foods several times to try and alleviate possible foods she may be allergic to. The more I read, the more frustrated I get. I get reccommended a food like venison or lamb, or duck in order to eliminate chicken and beef, and when I read the labels they contain chicken fat or beef liver. My vets want to send her to a pet dermatologist for allergy testing almost 2 hours away. I have read multiple places that the testing isn't accurate for foods anyway so I want to try elimination diets myself first. I have finally decided to try a homemade food, consisting of lamb, sweet potato, green beans and brown rice. She is a 9 pound maltese and I am wondering how much is appropriate to feed her. Does anyone have any suggestions for how much, portion wise, to feed her. I want to be sure I am giving her a balanced diet. Thanks in advance! Alo, if anyone knows of a safe home remedy to help me get her paws healed from her chewing the pads, I would love the suggestions. I have tried almost everything and hate seeing her miserable.
 

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Have you thought about a raw diet of just meat, bones and organs? I can't post the link from my phone, but look at preymodelraw.com. It has a great getting started guide, as well as tons of info.
 

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I have a golden with a lot of skin sensitivities and a lab with a chicken intolerance. We have tried many kibbles and are feeding Acana Pacifica with good success. There is absolutely no chicken or beef of any kind in this formula and it is grain free. I realize that you want to try home cooking; but while you research it, you ay want to make one more try with this kibble. Realize that it can take some weeks before itching ay subside. http://http://acana.com/products/regionals/pacifica-0
 
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