Dog with allergies? Here’s how to pick the right food
Dogs come in all shapes, sizes and breeds, but some are also more susceptible to allergens and irritants than others. If your dog has allergies – no matter how mild – it’s important to feed them the right diet to ensure their continued wellbeing.
Here’s what you should know about choosing food for dogs with allergies.
Signs your dog is suffering from allergies
May pet owners don’t know their pet has an allergy until they have a reaction to a certain type of food. That’s why it’s important to monitor your pet during and after they have eaten a meal, as they may display warning signs that should be checked on by a vet.
Symptoms of allergies in dogs aren’t always the same, so be sure to watch out for things like:
- Swelling (snout, eyes, ears, lips)
- Constant scratching
- Itchy ears
- Inflamed skin
If you notice your dog displaying any of these signs, make sure you speak to your vet about what the cause might be.
Common allergies in dogs and foods to avoid
In many cases, the reason for your pet’s sudden onset of symptoms will be because they have an allergic reaction. That’s not always food – insect bites, environmental allergens (like dust, pollen and mould), certain soaps used when washing them, and even seasonal allergies can all contribute to sudden flare-ups.
Your dog may also be allergic to certain types of food. Having a food allergy is actually very common among pets, and it’s simply an immune-system reaction that produces antibodies against a specific part of the food, usually a protein or complex carbohydrate.
It’s not the same for every dog, but some of the most common ingredients for dog allergies include:
- Dairy products
- Common proteins like beef, lamb and chicken
- Gluten (from wheat)
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Dogs with allergies can’t speak for themselves and will continue to eat the food you give them. While a food allergy may not necessarily be fatal – although that can happen – you’ll want to make sure your pup is able to enjoy their food and doesn’t deal with the after-effects of eating food they are allergic to.
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