Dog allergies may result from several things. They may originate from parasites or reactions to various food and environmental conditions. However, a significant percentage of dog allergies are due to food reactions. This video identifies the various causes of food allergies in dogs. It also highlights how dog owners can diagnose, identify, and treat various food allergies.
Unless a dog is allergic to a specific grain, grain-free food may not be beneficial. The best dog food for dogs with food allergies is that which does not contain the ingredients causing the allergy. Special hypoallergenic dog foods may be effective for reducing allergies since they can be made without the ingredients causing the allergy. They have low levels of contaminants from other diets, making them perfect for treating dog allergies.
For a person to know the food that causes their dog an allergic reaction, they should introduce a new diet with one protein source and one carbohydrate source for about 6-8 weeks. If they notice an improvement, they should carefully introduce the old diet and see if the allergy is slowly returning. If they notice some itchiness, they should single out the specific ingredient and replace it with a better alternative.
Watch the video above to learn more about dog food for dogs with food allergies.