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Does your dog have food allergies? Read more about dogs common food allergens and grain free dog food. | chewthisup.com

Has your dog been behaving differently? Could your dog be allergic to gluten and grains, just like you? I would eat shoes as well if I couldn’t tell anyone about my pain (LOL). 

Check out these commonly asked questions, and consult with your veterinarian if you believe your dog needs to be tested for food allergies. 

 

What are the most common dog food allergens?

The most common food allergens include beef, dairy, and wheat. Fish and rabbit are less common food allergens.

Veterinary Dermatology completed a study by evaluating 278 dogs food allergies. The beef was the most common food allergen among the group which was documented in 95% of the dogs. Dairy allergens were recorded across 55% of the dogs, and corn was a relevant food allergy for 7% of the group. 

Do dogs need to eat grains?

Dogs are meant to eat protein from meat sources. A high grain content is a contributor to obesity and allergy problems in dogs. 

Does your dog have food allergies? Read more about dogs common food allergens and grain free dog food. | chewthisup.com

What are the typical grains in dog foods?

  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Corn
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Oatmeal

How can you tell if your dog has allergies?

The most common signs and symptoms of allergies include excessive scratching, bald patches, ear infections, skin infections, diarrhea, vomiting, dry skin, itchy skin, hair loss, inflamed skin, sores, scabs, excessive flatulence, weak growth, coughing, wheezing, sneezing, and excessive licking.

If your dog is experiencing these symptoms, don’t assume that it’s food allergies. Consult with your veterinarian before making any sudden changes. Food allergies are common among dogs, but the food is only the third most common cause of dog allergies.

Does your dog have food allergies? Read more about dogs common food allergens and grain free dog food. | chewthisup.com

What is the best dog food for a dog with allergies?

I believe that Orijen is one of the best dog foods available for dogs with food allergies. Orijen products are free of grains and gluten.

Orijen Original is free of beef, dairy, and grains which is an excellent choice for any dog with food allergies. It’s made with chicken, turkey, flounder, whole nest eggs, whole Atlantic mackerel, and whole Atlantic herring.

If your dog is allergic to chicken, the Orijen Regional Red is another excellent choice. 

I enjoy feeding my Boston Terrier Orijen Six Fish. It’s free of beef, dairy, and grains. It’s made with wild mackerel, wild herring, wild Atlantic flounder, whole wild redfish, wild monkfish, and whole wild silver hake. 

What are the essential nutrition needs for a Boston Terrier?

Multiple Boston Terrier families have reported that Boston’s on a grain free diet are less likely to experience excessive gas.

Studies have shown that Boston Terriers suffer from multiple eye diseases, and healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids will assist in preventing eye diseases and promote healthy brain and eye development.

Further studies have shown that Boston Terriers are susceptible to atopic dermatitis and meat and grains are the frequent cause.

For these reasons alone, I prefer to feed my Boston Terrier Orijen Six Fish twice per day. And, it doesn’t hurt that she loves her kibble. She is always eager to eat – just like me.

If you try this dog food, let me know. You can leave a comment or take a quick photo #glutenfreeanytimeanywhere on Instagram

Time to eat again. Lorally…

Does your dog have food allergies? Read more about dogs common food allergens and grain free dog food. | chewthisup.com

Have you tried Orijen dog food? Let’s chat about your experience. 

Does your dog have food allergies? Read more about dogs common food allergens and grain free dog food. | chewthisup.com

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Hi, I’m Lorally! I love pasta bowls, pizza, and Dr. Pepper. And, my Boston Terrier, Lola B. I wear all the “hats” at Chew This Up. Did you make a recipe? Tag @glutenfree.anytime_anywhere and use #glutenfreeanytimeanywhere. Or, email me at [email protected]. I want to hear from you.

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