Just like us, your dog can suffer from certain allergic reactions from the foods they eat. There are certain tells in your dogs behaviour, looks & characteristics if this is the case. Some reactions will be very mild while some may become more severe. Today we look at what are some of the signs are & what Brown’s Pet Range can help you with.
Specific diagnosis of food allergies in your dog can be difficult. The most common symptoms of a food allergy/intolerance are digestive upsets or skin irritation. They are frequently characterised by itching and less commonly by gastrointestinal signs. Skin issues on dogs are frequently located on the face, feet and ears.
Food allergies often mimic other skin diseases, and many dogs have other allergies such as flea-bite dermatitis and atopy. Dogs with chronic or recurring external ear infections should be evaluated for food allergies.
If your dog vomits frequently, has diarrhoea, irritated skin, a poor coat condition or hair loss, then they may have a food allergy. You may notice some of the following signs:
- Vomiting or diarrhoea
- Frequent scratching or hair loss
- Red, inflamed skin
- Chronic ear problems
- Poor growth in young dogs
- Coughing, wheezing and sneezing
With some of the more serious issues you will want to take the advice of a veterinarian as they may also relate to other more serious problems. However as stated above, the most common symptom of a food allergy is upset stomachs or skin irritations. With those, looking at swapping your diet should be of top priority.
Gluten allergy is one of the most common a dog will suffer from. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most commonly found ingredients in a dog kibble. Check your ingredient list for this first, as it is a common cause for allergy issues. Thankfully Brown’s Pet Range has a solution. Our Dry Dog Foods are designed by senior zoological nutritionists, who have spent years honing their craft to manufacture our dog food to contain all the nutritional requirements needed to keep your dog healthy! Our Signature Dog Foods are produced using Gluten-Free ingredients & come in 3 main varieties: Puppy & Breeder, Health & Activity & Light & Sensitive. These 3 diets aim to produce the best diets for each age group; puppy, adult & senior. One thing that makes these foods special? The added Beta-Glucans found in these foods provide a huge boost to a dog’s immune system & several other benefits you’ll notice as you progress. More information can be found here: https://www.brownspetrange.com/collections/macrogard-dog-food
Keep it Simple – Raw Food
When it comes to being unsure what is causing an allergic reaction, it may be best to elimate as many ingredients as possble. With that Raw food makes a fantastic option! Rising in popularity in the pet food market & for good reason. Raw food can take away the worries of what ingredients you are feeding your dog. Feeding a raw diet at first may seem daunting, but once you get into the routine it is almost just as easy as dry food. Purchased normally in frozen blocks, all you need to do is allow time for the product to defrost & feed as is! No need to cook or any additional work. You Can find them on the link below:
With everything in mind, the most important thing to remember is keeping safe. If we can help in any way, we can be reached on 01268 690706 or email us at email@example.com.