Common causes for dogs’ food allergies are proteins in animal or plant-derived ingredients. Often diagnosing your dog’s food allergies is through an elimination procedure known as elimination. Elimination is usually recommended for older dogs, overweight dogs that have had previous illnesses.
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Your veterinarian may recommend different methods of eliminating possible allergens, including desiccation, submicron filtration, and iontophoresis.
Desiccation involves applying salt to the surface of the food to remove bacteria or reduce spoilage. Submicron filtration and iontophoresis involve using a mild electrical current to encourage bacterial growth or remove toxins.
Iontophoresis involves gently washing hands with water that is close to the dog’s food allergies, then using a wet duster to remove the residue from your hands scallops. If you suspect your dog’s food allergies are food-related consult your vet immediately. Some dogs may have adverse reactions to atrophic saline or bupropion.
There are many foods that can cause dogs’ food allergies. Dairy products, wheat, corn, and fish are the common allergens. Many dogs suffer allergic reactions to the wheat crustaceans and protein from fish and chicken. Some dogs may develop intolerance or an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, corn, and other grains. This can cause serious and life-threatening symptoms.
There are many things that can be included in a diet to prevent dogs’ food allergies. If your dog has an intolerance to wheat or corn try oatmeal, whole grain bread or rice, organic meats like chicken or beef, and bananas. Diets that include meat, poultry, and/or fish can also provide relief for your pet.
If your dog is suffering from an autoimmune reaction, an anti-inflammatory like cortisone can help to relieve the symptoms. Vitamin E and D3 can also be used as an elimination diet for your dog.
You can introduce a canine potato cracker into your canine’s elimination diet every day. A potato cracker consists of dried, ground-up white potatoes and a small amount of salt. Make sure to only sprinkle the mixture on top of the dry food and not put the mixture on the entire dry food.
The salt helps to draw out the moisture in the meat and can minimize the potential for an adverse reaction. Some people believe giving your pet a prescription diet of home-prepared food is better than a prescription diet of commercially prepared kibble. The reason is commercial kibble is higher in filler such as wheat or corn.
Dogs can exhibit atopic allergic reactions from wheat, corn, eggs, fish, soy, milk, corn, and soy. Some dogs can be allergic to some of these same foods. At times, the vet may recommend a trial and error method of eliminating the foods in your dogs’ diet until you find one that your pet is not allergic to.
You may want to check with the Center for Disease Control to see if there are any foods that have been known to cause an outbreak of a food allergy. In this way, you will be better prepared for any potential food allergy symptoms.