What Determines Whether Dog Foods are Hypoallergenic?

Dog Running - Has he eaten Hypallergenic Dog Food?

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. 

Many dogs have some sort of intolerance or allergy to a certain kind of chemical or substance, or possibly even a type of meat.  Usually, dog foods have one meat in them so that you can steer clear of the meat that irritates your pet's stomach.  Most dog foods have chemicals, preservatives, dyes, or flavorings in them that could irritate your dog too.  It is important to figure out what is bothering your pet so that you can get the right food for him.

You can find hypoallergenic dog food that is free from any type of allergens, preservatives, dyes or anything you may think is bothering causing the allergic reaction.  A lot of these foods have lamb meat or venison, and use rice instead corn and soy based substances.  These seem to be gentle on a canine's stomach.  You can usually find these types of dog food in major pet stores.

Another easy way to get hypoallergenic dog food is to make it yourself.  This is good for a dog when you think they are sick and have a sensitive stomach.  An easy recipe is to just use a meat of your choice, cook it along with rice and combine it with plain yogurt.  This can be a cheap and easy idea if you would like to get your dog started on more natural food.

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