The Basics of Dog Food Allergies

Did you realize that dogs are subject to the same food allergies that we are? Corn, soy and wheat allergies are just as prevalent in dogs as they are in people.

It is estimated that one in seven dogs has some type of allergies.1

What you thought was harmless scratching, or infrequent bouts of constipation or diarrhea, could be a sign of dog food allergies. Or perhaps your dog already has a serious digestive problem and you have been to the vet many times without determining the cause.

The cause of most dog food allergies...

Dog food today can contain many processed food proteins, colorings, artificial flavorings and preservatives. When these elements are broken down inside the body, the immune system can see them as foreign substances to be attacked, leading to inflammation of the GI tract, itchy skin, or other reactions.2

Dog food allergies can develop at any time, and a food they once enjoyed might become quite harmful after the allergy has developed.

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The Gluten-Free Chef
For a site packed full of valuable gluten-free ("GF") information from someone who's has celiac disease for 50 years, check out Carol Leather's site 'The Gluten-Free Chef'. Here you'll find the low-down on foods to avoid on a GF diet, how to help your pet go GF, and great recipes to try if you're GF yourself. This site has all you need to maintain a healthy GF lifestyle, for you or your pet.

Elimination diets

In order to determine if a food allergy is the cause of your dog's discomfort, the best course of action is to try a hypo-allergenic or elimination diet. This diet must be of a food source that your dog could not possibly be allergic to, and should contain no added flavorings, colorings, or preservatives.

Foods to Watch Out For

  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Dairy
  • Artificial Preservatives

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The most popular method is to introduce a protein-and-carbohydrate combination which your dog has never been exposed to, such as lamb, venison or duck as the protein, and potato or rice as the carbohydrate.

If your dog's symptoms go away while on the diet for about 10-12 weeks, then the diet was successful.3 To then confirm the dog's food allergy, try switching back to the original food. Or if you prefer, keep your dog on the diet which has improved their condition and quality of life.

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