Grain Allergy Dog Food
If your dog suffers from a grain allergy, it can be difficult finding food for them. Grain allergy dog food is relatively common, but some pet owners might not realize that their dog has one or if they do have a grain allergy what food to buy them.
There are two ways to find the best grain allergy dog food for your pet, limited ingredient diets, or hypoallergenic dog food. Both can work, but one might be better than the other for your dog.
Limited Ingredient Diets
A limited ingredient diet means that your dog’s food doesn’t contain as many products as typical dog food, hopefully removing the specific ingredient or allergen. The benefit of this one is you don’t need to go to the vet because you can buy this in most stores and online. The downside is that you may have to guess until you find the right food to find the allergen if you don’t know it.
Hypoallergenic dog foods are usually prescribed through a vet, but some also can be ordered online. Hypoallergenic food has been hydrolyzed in the basic amino acid compounds hiding it from the immune system, so they are less likely to react to their diet. Finding the best hypoallergenic food is usually done through your local veterinarian to find and fix the allergen.
Whether you choose limited ingredients or hypoallergenic food, finding the best dog food for your dog is the next step. For grain allergy dog food, dog food advisor has a list of the best top 10 foods for dogs with grain allergies and the ingredients in them.
If your dog has a grain allergy or other allergy contact Animal Medical Center to help answer your questions. We serve pets in the Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Grand Chute, and the surrounding areas. Call 920-749-1717 or visit us at the Animal Medical Center of Appleton.