As dog parents, we always strive to provide the best of the best for our little furry friends, but since every dog is different, you might find yourself surprised to discover that Lucky might be allergic to the same type of food that would make Buddy’s fur glow. Let’s delve deeper into the matter to see if your pooch might need some dietary changes!
Frequent Dog Food Allergy Symptoms
Some of the most common symptoms indicating a food allergy include superficial signs such as skin rashes, irritation, redness, followed almost always by constant scratching and biting. Sometimes the issue can be visible only on their paws, so if you notice too much paw-biting, make sure to have it checked out.
Other symptoms are gastrointestinal and they include frequent diarrhoea, vomiting, gas, and poorly digested food noticeable in their excrement. Another problem that is also connected to food allergies are ear infections, so take a look every now and then and pay attention to early signs such as scratching or redness.
Surprisingly for many dog owners, your pet might actually be allergic to a specific protein in several delicious foods they love. For starters, beef is among the key culprits of protein allergies, and many dogs appear to be unable to process it after being fed beef-based kibble for a long period of time. To that end, it’s best to switch up your protein source every once in a while, to keep those allergies at bay.
Another protein-packed treat is the egg yolk, and even though it can do wonders for keeping your dogs’ fur beautiful, some pups cannot digest it properly. Other protein sources that your doggo can become allergic to include lamb and chicken, as well, so in case your dog loves these foods, rotate them regularly to avoid allergies.
Zara Lewis is a regular contributor at highstylife.com and a full-time animal lover. Passionate about creating a better world for the generations to come, she is a mum of two, raising them inseparably from their furry family members.
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