Do grains cause allergies in dogs?
Have you ever wondered if grains in your pet food are the cause of allergies? If so, you'll know its difficult because of all the verities out there. What should you do? Many people have found some relief to there pets allergy problem by avoiding grains all together. But there are a few things you should know before eliminating grains in your dogs diet.
Grains don't cause allergies. They can, however, be the target of allergies, and some foods are more allergenic than others. Those foods are specific ones, such as wheat, not general categories, such as grains.
The top five allergy - provoking ingredients for dogs are (in order):
According to Caroline Coile, PhD
If your dog has signs of allergies, switching to non beef or non chicken foods might be worth a try. If your dog has signs of food intolerance such as repeated diarrhea, a food change might be a good idea, but getting him checked by a veterinarian is an even better option.
Now that you know about possible triggers, you're ready to purchase your pets foods and treats without worrying about allergic reactions.