It isn’t just people that suffer with food intolerances or allergies, pets can too. This is often because pets are exposed to the same ingredients that are found across a range of brands, many of which are already known as likely to provoke an allergic reaction.
The dog food we supply takes these sensitivities into consideration, allowing us to offer hypoallergenic dog food that is free from the most common ingredients said to cause food sensitivity in dogs. The ingredients that are regarded as problematic aren’t usually a natural problem for pets, it’s just that pets are often exposed to these ingredients more than others - these include:
Hypoallergenic dog foods contain less common ingredients such as potato, millet and pheasant. Some hypoallergenic dog foods have limited ingredients, which can be a great way of excluding certain food groups to find out which ingredients are the cause for concern when it comes to your pet’s diet!
As with any type of restricted diet – it is very important that certain nutritional needs are met. We are a family run business with over 25 years experience in supplying pet foods, as such we care deeply about the health and wellbeing of the animals that eat our food! If you have any questions about how best to find out if your dog has a food intolerance or allergy, or if you would like to know more about how to put your pet onto an ingredient restricted diet – feel free to call us for a chat!
There is a difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance, a difference that can often be distinguished by the symptoms.
An allergy is a reaction caused by the immune system when it has identified an ingredient as harmful. Allergic reactions often show themselves as a rash, so if your dog is doing a lot of scratching, paw biting or obsessive licking, it could be a sign of a food allergy.
An intolerance on the other hand is a reaction caused by the digestive system, when it cannot break down certain ingredients. An intolerance presents itself in ways you would expect with digestive trouble – bloating, and flatulence for example.
Nausea and vomiting can be a sign of an allergy, an intolerance or something more serious – therefore should definitely be checked out by your vet before trying hypoallergenic dog food.
A large number of manufacturers offer hypoallergenic dog food alternatives, these include:
Super Premium Hypoallergenic Dog Food
Our own brand of Super Premium dog food is formulated without wheat and wheat gluten and is free from any artificial colours, preservatives and flavours.
With fantastic varieties for dogs of all ages and sizes it is a great alternative to brands such as James Wellbeloved or Burns and at an unbeatable price.
With the addition of the Salmon & Potato variety to the line up it's easier than ever to move away from the usual meat and rice diet of many other manufacturers and speed up the process of eliminating the ingredient for which there is an allergy or intolerance.
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As well as our own range a number of manufacturers also offer hypoallergenic dog foods, these include:
Skinner's Dog Food
Within the Skinner's range are a number of hypoallergenic dog food varieties including Duck & Rice, Chicen & Rice , Lamb & Rice, Salmon & Rice and Turkey & Rice.
As well as being hypoallergenic the Turkey & Rice benefits from the addition of Joint Aid and is formulated to help with dogs who are prone to digestive trouble.
Similarly the Salmon & Rice contains increased levels of glucosamine and chondroitin to help with joints and is great for dogs believed to have sensitivities to meat.
The Duck & Rice, Chicken & Rice and Lamb & Rice have all been formulated without ingredients known to cause issues and so offer great benefits when trying to resolve skin, coat or digestive problems.
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Autarky Dog Food
Autarky dog food contains high quality natural ingredients which are free from wheat gluten and soya and follows a hypoallergenic recipe to combat problems such as nausea, flatulence and diarrhea as well itchy and flaky skin all of which can be attributed to food allergy or intolerance.
As well as this many of the ingredients are sourced here in the uk and all from non GM origins.
To ensure your dog gets protein from only the best sources all chicken used in Autarky is human grade and also contains a mix of natural anti-oxidents to maintain food stability.
With varieties to suit all life stages there is sure to be an Autarky food to cater for your dog.
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