Can you help me find, or design, a homemade non-allergen pill pocket for dogs recipe?
I saw this post
already and it pretty much is exactly my same problem.
The problem with that thread is that though it was very kind (and well meaning) for so many to answer Griphus' question, they forgot about the allergen parts or they didn't understand canine nutrition very well. Not complaining, just explaining.
Take all the suggestions on peanut butter, which is a seriously high allergen food and isn't for a dog with allergies. Also some recommended oil or margarine, which will only lead to pancreatitis; dogs are more prone to it than humans (I'm a human nurse for 23 years+). Then injections and pharmacies won't work for us. Some of ours are OTC drugs like Benadryl. Putting it in food doesn't work, hence the question for pill pockets. You see the problem here?
So! Our girl is allergic to everything. EVERYTHING!
I found this glorious recipe
that is very simple. I made it for our other dogs, but for my allergy dog the problem is again, the peanut butter and the milk. Water will probably do instead of milk, oat flour will be more gentle, but still not great. The biggest problem is finding a safe alternative to the peanut butter; something sticky and chunky. I thought about coconut butter, but I understand it's a bit cathartic, which won't work. Besides, I think it's a bit thinner than peanut butter.
So here is what we need:
* A grain substitute.
* A peanut butter substitute.
* No chicken, beef or pork.
* No oils.
* No eggs.
* No hotdogs, lunchmeats, cheese or other dairy products.
* It will need to be very tasty and we prefer a smelly something, that will cover the scent of medicine a bit. Those pill pockets smell like dead animal. lol!
I simply cannot afford the duck and pea pill pocket formula. It sounds great, but is terribly expensive.
I hope you have a suggestion. I'm sorry it's so complicated. :( Believe me!