How to Effectively Deal with Allergies in Pets
- 10 April 2017
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- Pet Wants
It’s normal for pets to spend time scratching themselves. Some pets may do this on a fairly consistent basis. However, when scratching crosses over into being noticeably more frequent than normal, it may be a sign that there’s an issue which needs to be addressed. While there are a number of issues that can cause excessive scratching, allergies are one of the most common. When scratching stems from allergies, it’s often accompanied by foot chewing and hair loss.
As with humans, there are a number of different things that can trigger allergies in pets. This is why it’s helpful to bring this issue to the attention of your vet. Not only will your vet be able to pinpoint what’s causing the allergies, but they will also be able to provide a course of action for treating the symptoms, as well as the root cause.
Most pet owners are surprised to learn just how common food allergies are in pets. So, what exactly causes these types of allergies? In the case of dogs, there are three ingredients that almost always show up as culprits. Those ingredients are wheat, corn and soy.
If you’ve read any of the other blog posts or pages on our website, you may recognize that those three ingredients are quite prevalent in countless dog food brands on big box store shelves. Since these ingredients are exactly what those brands use as fillers, it’s easy to understand why food allergies have become such a widespread issue among dogs.
Quality Food Can Put an End to Food Allergies
At Pet Wants, we’re very proud of the food we make. Freshness and real ingredients are two of the traits that make our food different. By making our food in small batches and selling directly to our customers, we’re able to avoid using the types of artificial preservatives that are so common among dog food brands sold in big box retail stores. And through our commitment to using real ingredients in all of our healthy and delicious food formulas, we’re able to avoid the types of filler ingredients that can cause food allergies.
If your pet is suffering from food allergies, switching to a food that’s free of the specific ingredients triggering the allergies can address the root cause of this issue. It can also alleviate symptoms like chronic paw licking, hair loss and excessive scratching. While that’s a compelling reason to switch to a fresh, all-natural food, it’s just one of the many benefits your pet will enjoy. Maintaining a healthy weight, having lots of energy to enjoy life and supporting overall good health are all examples of what your pet can get from eating our high-quality pet food!
For more information on pet nutrition or to try one of our formulas, please contact Pet Wants On the Avenue at: (502) 627-0026.