Is Itching, Paw Biting, Skin Rashes, or Ear Infections plaguing your pet? THis may be an allergic reaction to an ingredient in their food or treats!
Some dogs are genetically predisposed to food allergies while others may develop them throughout the life. Dogs can develop allergies when their immune system becomes overly sensitive to a particular ingredient. Their body begins to identify an ingredient as dangerous and an allergic response is triggered when your dog consumes it.
To prevent your pet from suffering through these uncomfortable symptons try these approaches for feeding:
LIMITED INGREDIENT FOODS: contain fewer components - making it easier to determine the specific allergens causing your pets allergy problems.
NOVEL INGREDIENT FOODS: contain proteins that your pet may not have been previously exposed to, making it less likely to have a sensitivity. These foods contain ingredients like buffalo, pheasant, venison or kangaroo.
ROTATIONAL FEEDING: Rotating the foods that you feed your pet reduces the risk of developing an allergy because the ingredients and formulations are not in your pet’s diet long enough to develop an adverse reaction. Switching up the foods you give your pet also introduces them to the amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are found in different ingredients!
Chicken, beef, wheat, corn, soy, yeast, lamb, fish and dairy are the most common ingredients that cause allergic reactions.