Many dogs with severe allergies that result in constant bad skin and ear infections really may improve with canned, home cooked or raw food with the least ingredients. If your dog has constant problems, feeding them differently can make all the difference in the world. Each dog is an individual and may be allergic or not tolerant of different ingredients. It is up to us to find out what ingredients work best.
The first thing you have to do is make sure you are not feeding allergenic treats and chews. These gluten filled treats are the worst offenders. Then you have to learn what dry , canned , raw , or home made food that your dog does best with. Natural Balance Duck and Potato and Taste of the Wild Salmon and Sweet Potato are good choices.
Dogs with dry skin may need extra oils like olive, fish oil, and canola. These oils are healthy and protect the body in so many ways. They often will help with allergies and many general health issues. Feeding healthy “human food “ingredients are great as long as your dog tolerates them and you don’t feed too much, too fast to a dog that is sensitive.
Most dogs love a variety of healthy food in their diet , but dogs will sensitive stomach, gut , and bowel problems can react to the fat or the protein in meat scraps or even be sensitive to rice or some veggies . You need to take time and care changing the diet on those dogs with pancreatitis issues or a touchy gut.
Did you know pieces of chicken and turkey hot dogs make great treats for allergic dogs? That is if they tolerate chicken and turkey!