In our pack we have dogs allergic to certain grains and dogs allergic to certain meats, interestingly more of our dog have issues with grains than they do meats.
We have seen genetic inheritance of allergies and intolerance to food types, so knowing the health history of parents, litter brothers and sisters can help when choosing the right diet for your dogs. Always ask the breeder if there are any issues you should know about. The right diet could save you a lot of money on vet bills.
The good thing about most of our kibbles is the fact that they are SINGLE SOURCE PROTEIN. No chicken or beef (meat or fat) hidden in our Grain Free or Superfood recipes. No Salmon or Salmon Oil in our Chicken or Turkey Grain Free recipes (not all dogs are allergic to chicken!), it is what it says on the label. This makes it very easy to eliminate Protein Allergies and Intolerance.
Also our selection of Super Premium Hypoallergenic and Grain Free Recipes make it easy to eliminate Grain Allergies and Intolerance.
Finding the right food for your dog to thrive is not as difficult as you think:
1 Know what is in their food
2 Know what symptoms to look for:
Itching (aka pruritus)
Scaly and/or oily skin
Leathery skin texture
Secondary yeast or bacterial infections (aka pyoderma) of the skin or ears
Urine infections and cystitis
WHAT WE DO:
If your dog has symptoms begin to eliminate ingredients.
Firstly we would consider a hypoallergic recipe. For a Dog Food to qualify as Hypoallergic, according to the PFMA the recommendation is: “Formulated without Wheat, Wheat Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Beef or Pork”.
We recommend: Super Premium (Hypoallergenic) Salmon & Potato. Here you have eliminated the top 5 known allergens: Wheat, Wheat Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Beef or Pork.
If your dog was already previously eating a fish recipe try: Super Premium (Hypoallergenic) Duck and potato. Here you have eliminated the top 5 known allergens: Wheat, Wheat Gluten, Soya, Dairy, Beef or Pork.
Plus switched to a new protein source.
NB BOTH THE ABOVE RECOMMENDED SUPER PREMIUM RECIPES CONTAIN CHICKEN FAT. THEY ARE NOT SINGLE SOURCE PROTEIN.
GRAIN FREE & SUPERFOOD 65
If you are already feeding a hypoallergenic recipe and still getting symptoms you can opt for a Grain Free Recipe. We highly advise trying a recipe that only has one meat source (single source protein), check all the ingredients including stock and fat.
A good starting point is Grain Free Turkey, Sweet Potato and Cranberry. Here you have eliminated all grains & gluten and turkey is a lean protein source rich in essential amino acids. It is also low in fat and a good source of essential nutrients such as riboflavin, potassium and selenium. This recipe contains ONLY Turkey.
NB if you dog was originally experiencing symptoms while on a Turkey based recipe try one of the other flavours, we would recommend trying one of the fish recipes:
From here you can keep switching Protein Sources within the Grain Free Flavours to find one best suited to your dog…….. or like us just keep switching flavours to keep your dogs interested in their food. Research also shows that switching between flavours stops the body developing Allergies to a protein they are constantly fed. Remember, allergies can come on at any stage in a dogs life.
Our Grain Free Puppy Kibble has a 60% Meat content, all contents are clearly listed in the composition and there is no hidden ingredients, no artificial colours or preservatives.
For a whopping 65% Meat/Fish Content. Try one of our Superfood 65% Recipes, each is single source protein and grain free. The Beef is recommended for any life stage. 12kg £46.99 with free delivery.
Lastly we have the Super Premium Hypoallergenic Rice Recipes. These recipes do contain some grains but no Wheat, Rye and Barley, hence they are gluten free. Here you have also eliminated all Potato and Sweet Potato. (These recipes are not single source protein)
PS dont forget to check your dog treats for the ingredients you are trying to eliminate. If your dog is on a GRAIN FREE DIET his treats also need to be grain free. Check out our selection on natural treats and chews.
We also sell Super Premium Hypoallergenic and Grain Free Cat Food.