Friday, 05 February 2016 10:56

How to determine if food allergies in dogs?

About 10% of dogs happens allergic to food.
The most common attacks are subject to certain breeds, and the main trigger becomes a kind of protein.
And your dog is at risk?

How Allergies in Dogs?

If your dog has red irritated skin, itching, or a pet is suffering indigestion, it is likely that he is allergic.
Food allergy is not immediately, and its symptoms are difficult to distinguish from the symptoms of seasonal allergies or parasite infestation. Such a reaction to food can take months, and in no way tied to the time of year.

The most common allergies to foods occurs in hypersensitive dogs: it is Sharp, German shepherds, golden retrievers, boxers, pugs, West Highland White Terrier, Bull Terrier, English and French bulldogs.

The most common dog allergen in the composition of feed - protein.
That is to say potentially dangerous ingredient may be poultry, beef, milk, eggs, soy or wheat flour.

Accurately determine the allergen will help the veterinarian.
dog menu, exclude the components for a certain time, and include back one by one to find ingredient provocateur.

Although in practice, many owners do not want to expose your dog additional inconveniences and stop in the experiments as soon as the dog gets better.

The diagnosis is confirmed: in dog allergies. What to do?

There are two variants of the way to help the body to bypass disagreeable pet protein:

  • Exceptions diet. Rather than trigger a new ingredient in your dog's menu will add new components to replace
  • Food with hydrolyzed proteins. Such proteins undergo special processing enzymes and cleaved into small fragments, which do not cause allergy.

Change of power - the main but not the only step.
Bones for cleaning teeth and dog treats also contain protein and can provoke allergies.
"Products for dogs with increased sensitivity" also can not justify itself - carefully read the composition and consult your veterinarian whether to buy them.
Not all products may be useful for your pet.

Make sure that the dog did not give anything extra, notify all members of the family and those who communicate with your pet on the new restrictions, in order to avoid deterioration of the situation.

With proper treatment, the result is not long to wait, and to comply with the recommendations is not too difficult. The main thing is keep an eye on the dog's skin condition and take some time and effort to identify the cause itself. After all, forewarned - is forearmed.

Royal Canin® He has developed a complete food for dogs with food allergies or intolerances with a pronounced hypersensitivity — ANALLERGENIC AN18.
Before its use must consult your veterinarian.