Benefits of a grain-free diet for dogs that have allergies
Dog allergies can be very frustrating for both the dog and its owner. The solution may be to switch to a grain-free diet for dogs with allergies. There are so many different allergies and there are so many factors to consider such as the environment and diet when trying to establish the cause of an allergic reaction. It can also be confusing to determine if your dog is intolerant to a food or allergic to it. The main difference is that an allergy provokes an immune response, whereas an intolerance does not.
Humans and dogs do not express allergic reactions in the same ways. For example, humans may experience a swollen throat, whereas allergies in dogs are evident in their skin and become itchy. Other symptoms include poor coat quality, recurrent skin and ear infections. In more extreme cases, your dog may vomit or have diarrhea. These symptoms often develop in the first year of a dog’s life but can occur as they get older.
If you suspect your dog has a food allergy, then we recommend you visit a veterinarian to determine if they do have an allergy and the exact trigger for the reactions. It is common for a vet to recommend a grain-free diet for dogs, like our range of dog kibble for example. It is hypoallergenic and 100% grain-free to provide your dog with a balanced and complete diet, making allergic reactions less likely. If you would like to learn more about a grain-free diet for dogs, the ingredients and nutrition of our products, you can click here.
It is important to check for any additives used when buying food for a dog with allergies. Preservatives, colourants and flavourings are not likely to trigger a true allergy. However, they can result in intolerance symptoms or an adverse reaction. We are confident that our kibble is best for a dog with allergies because we are all about using pure ingredients with no usage of grains, gluten and harmful fillers and additives.