Whether we are talking about people or pets, the culprit is an overactive immune system. The immune system is designed to protect us, but when it mistakes substances as threats, dog allergies occur. For example, if your dog eats dry dog food or canned dog food with preservatives and additives and the dog’s immune system views it as a threat, an allergic reaction occurs.
Dogs and cats today are being fed highly processed food that consists largely of grains.
The practice of using large quantities of carbohydrates in pet food is fairly recent. As the pet food industry is approximately only 80 to 90 years old. Scientists know it takes thousands of years for a species to evolve in order to adapt to a changing environment. Our Pets being closely related to wolves and big cats have not evolved quickly enough to tolerate such a change in diet.
Many pets suffering allergic skin conditions are unable to tolerate gluten. A protein found in grains such as wheat and corn. Most commercial pet foods are over processed and cooked at high temperatures, unnatural to a carnivore’s system. On top of that, many popular dental chews and treats are made solely of wheat gluten. In a true carnivorous diet, carbohydrates are not the main fuel source. Fat and protein are used for energy.In turn, the pet’s system is bombarded with carbohydrates in its food. Imbalance occur’s, allowing yeast to proliferate and dog allergies of the skin, ears, and gastrointestinal track to appear.
When a dog’s body tries to rid itself of these substances, a variety of skin, digestive and respiratory dog allergies may appear. Including:
- red, itchy, moist or scabbed skin
- Increased scratching
- Runny eyes
- Itchy back or tail
- Ear infections & itchy ears
- Snoring caused by an inflamed throat
- Paw chewing/swollen paws
- Constant licking
Allergic dogs may also suffer from secondary bacterial or yeast skin infections. That cause hair loss, scabs or crusts on the skin.
Known around the world as ‘BARF’ (Biologically appropriate raw feeding), raw feeding aims to give cats and dogs a diet that is appropriate to their digestive systems. It’s as close as possible to what they might have eaten in the wild. The stomach pH in dogs and cats is much lower than that of humans, meaning they are able to break down raw meat and bone.
A species and biologically appropriate raw diet, just by its very nature, will perpetuate health, wellness and vitality in your pet. When you switch your pet to Drool Pet Co.’s natural raw dog food, you will start to see improvements in your pets health in as little as 30 days. It will contribute to greater cell growth and reproduction.