Hypoallergenic Dog Food
For most, our dogs are a member of the family and their health is a concern and a priority. It can be difficult to resist giving our pets a treat from our plates, but many foods that are acceptable for humans to consume may cause digestive problems for our canine friends. Some foods may even be extremely hazardous to your dog’s health, so it is important to know which foods are ok to share and which to avoid completely.
Owning a pet, especially a dog, is a long term commitment and one that you take to heart. Dog owners view their dogs not only as pets and loyal companions, but also as members of the family. The love and relationship between a dog and their owner is one with an almost unbreakable bond. Because of this, it is essential that you take your dog's health and well being in to consideration at all times. You need to provide your dog with nutritious food, fresh water all the time, plenty of love, exercise, attention and routine medical care to help ensure your dog loves a long and complete life with you.
Does your pet suffer from itching, diarrhea or constipation? If your dog shows some of these symptoms he may be suffering from allergies. Allergies can cause many symptoms in dogs including ear infections constant licking himself and even a bad disposition . Allergies may be making your dog feel ill and uncomfortable.
There are environmental allergies and food allergies that can affect pets.
Making your own food at home is an easy way to make sure your dog has the right food. As long as you keep in mind that your dog should have some sort of protein, a filler such as rice, and a combiner like yogurt.
Boil/bake desired amount of chicken
Prepare rice according to box directions
Bring together with plain yogurt
Refrigerate unused food
Prepare lean ground beef* (try to get rid of excess fat by draining)
Canned or frozen vegetables
*can also use ground turkey
Tofu/beans (for your protein)
baby food (for your combiner)
Finding the right food for your dog is very important for your dog's stomach, coat, and skin. While it may be that it's a little bigger hit on your wallet, having the wrong food is more of a hit on your dog's belly, and could be a hit on your wallet at the vet in the long run. Here are a few dog foods we found to be hypoallergenic and good for your dog.
You have heard about food allergies in dogs, but you don't know what to do about it when it comes to your own dog. You've noticed raised patches on your dogs fur or that they have diarrhea or are vomiting. These can be reactions to food allergies.
If you are here looking for advice, it probably means that you are having problems with your dog's digestive system. When our dog had frequent diarrhea and vomiting, and we could not figure out why, we decided to change his food. It is possible that your dog is having the same problems.