Hello everyone, I haven't posted in quite some time, but, I am wanting some ideas on dog food as it relates to allergies. I have been feeding Iams brand dog food to my 3 dogs (2 boxers and a Min. Poodle) due to its availability. I have tried ordering higher quality foods online and having them shipped to me, but, this proved to be both very inconvenient and expensive. I haven't had access to super-premium food up until very recently. My Boxer, Bear, is plagued with numerous, repeated bouts of nasty ear infections. The other thing that is becoming a problem is, he is our very itchy dog. My other dogs and cats are fine, but, Bear ITCHES AND ITCHES AND ITCHES! He has two, I guess you would call them "hot spots" on each side of his penis. His underside is always bothering him. He gets little bumps near that area as well. He tends to chew his pawpads and lick himself, whereas, my other dogs never do that. Could it be food allergies? I now have access to a store that is selling Canidae in town, and am very much leaning towards starting all of my dogs on it. I realize it is expensive, but, if it would relieve my poor Bear, I would do it in a heartbeat. Is there a particular type of Canidae that is suggested for the allergy prone dog? Or...would just their normal adult dog formula be enough of a difference to maybe ease the situation? Let me know your thoughts. I'll be very interested in everyone's response. Cindy W. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!