Nutrition

Making the switch to Hypoallergenic dog food

Increased attention has been given to hypoallergenic food in the recent years and this is extending into the pet food market.

Dog owners around the world are feeling the need to watch what their pets eat.The newly created focus on human health and the food that we are consuming has brought about increased attention on what we are feeding our pets. Pet lovers are choosing to feed hypoallergenic dog food.

What is Hypoallergenic dog food and Why should you make the switch?

To cut right to the point and not waffle on “Hypoallergenic  dog food is specially type of dog food that does not provoke allergic reactions in dogs.”

Watch this quick video to Understand Hypoallergenic Dog Food:

 

  • Hypoallergenic food provides higher quality ingredients. Chances are that you choose your dog’s food based on price. With pet food, you get what you pay for. The cheaper the product, the more additives and fillers the food will contain. Cheap dog kibble usually contains very little protein. It contains fillers such corn, wheat,soy etc. that give your dog an illusion of filling full. These products contain very little nutrition. Dogs are susceptible to different dog allergies caused by the ingredients in these ordinary, often, cheaper dog foods.

 

  • Hypoallergenic dog food uses natural preservatives. “Preservative” is a very scary word in the human diet. Doctors warn us to avoid them at all cost because they are very bad for our health. Cheap pet food is loaded in preservatives! This is very bad for your dog. Chemicals found in pet food can irritate your dog’s digestive system. Many hypoallergenic brands prefer to use natural preservative in dog kibble and avoid using chemical that can be dangerous to your dog’s health.

 

  • Hypoallergenic food is not “one size fits all.” Unlike other pet foods, there are many hypoallergenic dog foods available to fit your canine’s specific needs. There are different formulas available to cater to taste, weight, breed, etc. It may be difficult to grab a bag of hypoallergenic dog kibble and head to the check out and you may need buy it from a specialist retailer or even your vet. You must first read labels and find the food that will work specifically for your dog. Trial and error will be key in finding the best food for your dog.

An example of the brands on the market:

royal canin hypoallergenic dog food
Royal Canin Hypoallergenic Dog Food – click image to find out more
Purina Hypoallergenic dog food
Purina Hypoallergenic Dog Food – click image to buy

 

  • Hypoallergenic food can give your dog better overall health. Feeding your pup hypoallergenic kibble can help him live a better life. Quality food increases life span. It also decreases risk for illnesses or dog allergies , such as an irritable or itchy coat, associated with poor nutrition. You will see a difference in your dogs energy level, coat, and health when you make the switch to hypoallergenic dog food.

 

Since different dog breeds or in fact different dogs are allergic to different ingredients, there is obviously no such thing as a dog food that is hypoallergic or non-allergic for every dog or pet on the planet!

 

Switching to hypoallergenic pet food should be an easy decision for you, but just be aware that it comes with a much higher price tag than ordinary dog food.What you feed your dog does matter. Nutrition quality of pet food varies and all brands are not created equally. Researching hypoallergenic dog food will help you find the absolute best brand for your pet. Ask your vet how he feels about hypoallergenic food and if he could recommend a brnd or dose best suited to your dogs size, weight and breed. He will more than likely recommend making the switch.  High quality food is more expensive to make, therefore companies cannot afford to sell the food at dirt cheap prices. Remember, low priced dog food contains fillers and preservatives. You get what you pay for in regards to dog food. Choose a high quality, hypoallergenic dog food for your pet and reap the rewards.