There are three common causes of dog allergies: fleas, environment, and food. Food allergies account for almost 10% percent of all dog allergies. The perfect food for dog with allergies is a diet high in nutrients and low in allergens. In this video, the speaker describes a way to identify foods that cause allergies in a dog’s diet and the healthier options one can choose.
For food allergies, a dog owner can consider the elimination method to remove ingredients causing the allergy. Vegetables, wheat, dairy, soy, and beef are some common food types that cause allergies. One can replace these foods with single protein sources like turkey or fish. They should feed the dog this diet for about 12 weeks to see if it works. When doing so, one should ensure they switch food slowly to avoid gastrointestinal upset.
Feeding dogs with allergies grain-free food can have several benefits. One significant benefit is that the dog can easily digest the food and get the required nutrients. Also, a grain-free diet ensures that a dog does not suffer allergic reactions associated with processed grains. Moreover, avoiding grains can help boost the dog’s immune system, preventing susceptibility to other illnesses and infections.