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Best Food for Dogs with Allergies

Looking for the best food for dogs with allergies? Our Clemmons vets explain how to learn whether your dog might have a food allergy and which food may work for them. 


What are food allergies?

To find the best dog food for dogs with allergies, you first need to understand allergies and how they might affect your furry companion.

Allergies, hypersensitivities and intolerances may cause similar symptoms but be difficult to tell apart without a vet’s help.

Dog owners often learn their pup is allergic to a food after they’ve had a reaction which causes symptoms. While allergies and hypersensitivities both entail an immunologic reaction to a specific ingredient, an intolerance is not connected to immune symptoms.

Unlike in humans where food allergies may cause us to experience any number of symptoms from a swollen throat to a fatal reaction (depending on the severity of our allergy), they often appear as an itch in dogs.

For your dog, a number of symptoms may show up, such as:

  • Red or inflamed skin
  • Skin rashes or scabs
  • Itchiness that leads to scratching or biting paws, ears or skin
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Vomiting
  • Gassiness
  • Diarrhea

Any number of ingredients may cause allergic reactions in dogs. Some of the more common troublesome ingredients include eggs, chicken, dairy, beef and wheat.

Your vet can complete a physical exam and confirm whether your dog has a food allergy. From there, you have choices when it comes to special foods formulated specifically for dogs with allergies.

The Best Dog Foods for Dogs with Allergies

Overall: Taste of The Wild Grain Free Premium Dry Dog Food Pacific Stream Adult - Salmon

This egg-free recipe is rich in omega fatty acids, which will help keep your pup’s skin healthy, and his fur smooth and shiny. Fish oil in this recipe should calm their skin and stomach, while his cravings should be satisfied with tasty smoked salmon.

Grain-Free: Canidae Grain Free PURE (Sea)

For dogs who’ve got food sensitivities coupled with a sensitive stomach, limited ingredients in this food will cut the risk of allergic reactions in your sensitive dog.

In their Sea diet, you’ll see that the main ingredient is salmon. Choose from other recipes in the PURE line that include duck, venison, chicken, lamb, buffalo and boar.

Human-Grade: The Farmer’s Dog Pet Food

This human-grade, all-natural and carefully regulated option contains all-natural ingredients including broccoli, sweet potatoes, fish oil, USDA beef liver and pork liver, carrots and more. Protein-rich for everyone from small to large breeds, it’s rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids to encourage a healthy coat.

Do you suspect your dog has a food allergy? Our veterinarians are experienced in diagnosing and treating food allergies in pets. Book an appointment today.

Do you suspect your dog has a food allergy? Our veterinarians are experienced in diagnosing and treating food allergies in pets. Contact our Clemmons animal clinic today for advice.

Best Food for Dogs with Allergies

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