Finally found one that works for my dogs!
We switched to Natural Balance (Original Ultra Premium) approximately 2 years ago at the recommendation of a vet right be we moved across the country. When we relocated to the new area we noticed our dog started chewing and licking his paws. The new vet said it was likely anxiety, or allergens in our new yard. We tried wiping his feet off after being outdoors, everything to no avail. I recently switched vets, and he thought the paw licking was due to food allergies. I had never even considered that, and had forgotten I switched him around the same time of our move. He recommended a dog food with rabbit as it tends to be more hypoallergenic. We were happy to find that Natural Balance also carried a L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Rabbit choice! We switched them over and the licking seemed to subside...but he had also been given a steroid, so I thought I would wait before determining the reason for improvement. 3 weeks later not only has his licking and chewing nearly completely ceased, but his ears stopped smelling too! The vet also told me that food allergies can affect their ears, which I didn't know. He is no longer itchy, and his coat is so soft and shiny now! Thank you for offering choices to the dogs who might be a little more sensitive to certain ingredients. We love it, and purchase quite a lot on a routine basis for our two hungry golden retrievers! Thank you.Heather S