How can hypoallergenic dog food help your dog?

How can hypoallergenic dog food help your dog?

Hypoallergenic dog food – What is it?

You may be surprised to learn that food intolerance is a common problem amongst dogs. Hypoallergenic dog food is designed to be eaten by dogs who are allergic to normal dog food. Lower quality dog food can be packed with chemicals, hyper sensitising ingredients and artificial preservatives. Many dogs, including yours, can be intolerant to these artificial ingredients.

Is your dog showing these allergy symptoms?

Like humans, our dogs health can go out of control when exposed to certain food or chemicals. Because of this, some of the symptoms below can be a sign that your dog might be suffering.

  • Excessive scratching or itching.
  • Oily skin, fur or dandruff.
  • Regular ear infections.
  • Abnormal behaviour such as not wanting to play or not wanting to eat.
  • Excessive irritation and discomfort, such as soreness of the paws/tail and other parts of their body.
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as regular vomiting, flatulence, and diarrhoea.

If your dog is suffering from any of these symptoms, our hypoallergenic dog food could help to settle their digestive system.

How our specially formulated recipes can help.

We formulate our recipes to be hypoallergenic in the sense that they help to reduce symptoms of intolerance and sensitivity, promoting everyday health and wellbeing as recommended by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA).

Our pet food recipes are formulated to exclude ingredients like grains (i.e wheat and maize), beef, chicken, soya, or dairy.

(The definition of hypoallergenic in line with the PFMA recommendations is: “Formulated without Wheat, Wheat Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Beef or Pork”)

Bowl of dog food.

How should you get your dog onto a hypoallergenic diet?

As with everything else, consult with your vet first. Changing your dog’s diet might be difficult, but you should be given the go-ahead by your vet first. Suddenly introducing a new food might mess with your dog’s stomach, and be counter-productive – possibly even causing an adverse reaction from your dog.

Once you’re given the go-ahead, you can gradually reduce the amount of old food you give your dog and slowly introduce hypoallergenic food to their diet. Do not anticipate the effects to be instantaneous – the effect of this diet is gradual – but hopefully it will be positive.

Dog being fed.

Must a pet have sensitivity in order to enjoy our hypoallergenic food?

Any pet can consume our hypoallergenic food. Our hypoallergenic dog food contains good quality digestible ingredients that are suitable for any dog! Alongside this, you can use hypoallergenic dog as a preventative measure. This can help with ensuring your dog has less chance of digestive upset.

Summary

Hypoallergenic foods are really about reducing the risk of adverse reactions to particular ingredients. This is why we handpick our ingredients to reduce the risk of these adverse reactions.

You can read more about dog allergies on our site here, and from the PFMA here.

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