If your dog suffers from allergies (like my baby Louie aka The Lousters), you know how frustrating it can be to find the right dog food. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably tried several different brands, until you stumble upon the perfect one. But, the good news is that while on this dog food journey, I picked up a few tips along the way, and thought I’d share them with you!
First, it’s important to identify the type of allergy your dog has. This will help you narrow down your search and choose a food that is specifically tailored to your dog’s needs. For example, if your dog is allergic to grains, you’ll want to look for a grain-free dog food.
Once you’ve identified the type of allergy your dog has, it’s time to start looking at different dog foods. When comparing brands, be sure to read the ingredient list carefully. Many dog foods claim to be hypoallergenic or allergy-friendly, but if you take a closer look at the ingredients, you’ll often find that they’re not as hypoallergenic as they claim to be.
Also, when choosing a dog food for allergies, it’s important to consider your dog’s other health needs. For example, if your dog is prone to weight gain, you’ll want to choose a dog food that is low in calories and fat. Alternatively, if your dog has joint problems, you’ll want to choose a dog food that is rich in joint-supporting ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin.
Louie’s Personal Fav is Chippin’s Wild-Caught Silver Carp Dog Food. And let me brag about this company for a hot second. Chippin is Amazing! The work they are doing cannot go unnoticed! I implore you to read about them, and learn a thing or two about how their Food is “Chippin In” to save our planet. There food is made with all natural ingredients and cricket, spirulina and silver carp proteins. So for pups with sensitive tummies (likely from the protein in beef, chicken, lamb and dairy), there food is optimal because crickets are a natural source of prebiotic fiber, protein variety, and helps support gut health. So, yea, check them out and tell them “The Lousters” sent you.
And, don’t forget to talk to your veterinarian about the best dog food for allergies. They will be able to offer you professional advice and help you find the perfect food for your pup. With their help, you can rest assured that your dog will be getting the nutrition they need to stay healthy and happy!