Monday 1 October 2007

Common Foods that Causes Allergies in Dogs

Food allergies in dogs is difficult to identify unless one is well aware of the baseline information with regard to this type of allergy. The main symptoms of food allergies in dogs include facial itching, chronic hot spots, limb chewing, belly itching, recurrent ear infections and dry, itchy skin.

Have you had his food changed recently? Did it start suddenly? What are you feeding him? Where is he scratching? Before looking for dog allergy medications, try to figure out what food causes the allergy by putting him on an elimination diet. Most dogs are allergic to chicken, corn, wheat, dairy, soy, beef, oats, and many other ingredients. Corn and Wheat are often the culprits that causes allergies in dogs. Pet foods usually contain these as cheap fillers and if your pet food contains corn or wheat, your dog may have developed an allergic reaction. Not feeding that ingredient can be the best solution and put his allergies under control.