Allergies are no fun for anyone, and watching your poor pup suffer can be a gut wrenching experience. Not all dogs will show signs of having a food allergy right away, in some cases it will be years before your dog starts showing signs of an allergy.
It’s a good idea to start your dog on a hypo-allergenic food as a form of prevention.
Common Food Allergies
Just like humans, dogs can be allergic to a variety of different foods and ingredients. The following is simply a list of some of the most common food allergies in dogs;
Determining what specific ingredients your dog is allergic to may require a visit to the vet. Your veterinarian will help you put your dog on an ‘elimination/challenge’ diet to determine what foods you need to stay away from.
Food Allergy Symptoms
A dog with food allergies will likely only suffer some of the following symptoms;
- Ear inflammation
- Excessive licking
- Lack-luster coat
- Excessive gas
- Biting paws or rear end
Here at Zignature we pride ourselves on creating dog food that is hypo-allergenic, tasty, and healthy for your dog. We don’t include corn, wheat, soy, dairy, or chicken in any of our products.
Of course, all dogs are different and some may still be allergic to one or more of the ingredients we use. So, while we are a great place to start, if you’re afraid your dog may have allergies it may still be necessary to take them into the vet and go through an elimination/challenge diet.
Does your pup have food allergies? How did you find out what they were allergic to? Let us know in the comments below.