The main signs of food allergies in dogs include the facial itching, limb chewing, belly itching, recurrent ear infections or skin infections all year round.
Since the dogs consume lot of prepared food materials including various kinds of proteins, fillers, coloring agents and more; in the commercial food materials, the incidences of allergies and food intolerance in dogs are more than one can imagine. Allergic reactions mostly involve the skin or the gastro intestinal tract.
Have you tried natural remedies to treat your dog´s allergy?
If you come across your dog itching after the provision of specific food materials, then suspect the food is the trigger. However, conditions like fungal infections need to be ruled out in general before the conclusion of itching as a sign of allergy.
Allergies to food account for about 10% of all the allergies seen in dogs.
There are many recorded incidences of allergies of dogs to corn or to wheat. However, the allergies vary from dog to dog. Read the labels clearly before feeding your dogs with pet food materials, in such occasions. Too much colored food materials may be avoided since they may cause allergies to your dog.
Controlling common food allergies in dogs can be a problem for many pet owners. Please watch this video, Dr. Karen Becker, one of North America’s leading wellness veterinarians, explains how to control and prevent food allergy in dogs.
What to feed a dog with food allergies? According to Dr. Becker don´t feed you pet with the same food over and over again. Forget about slogans like “never switch your dog´s food” our pets like us, need a diversified diet. The most common type of dog food nowadays is chicken or beef, plus lots of unnecessary carbohydrates and fillers. To avoid food allergies in dogs switch pet food at least every 3 month. If they are already allergic to one source of protein, switch to another.
If your furry friend itches and scratches, you need to do something before it gets worse.
There are many occasions that canine allergies might be diagnosed in the dogs but the dog may have other problems like pancreatitis. To rule out the dogs food allergies, observation your dogs every time you feed them, look for reasons to link the signs of dog with food given.