Quick Tips on Doggie Allergies
We were delivering some Dog Guard Out of Sight Fence Dog Collars to an old client of ours in Loxahatchee when we noticed that the dog was scratching and chewing himself. After we finished providing a refresher dog training lesson with the family, we asked them about it. They said that it wasn’t fleas and just weren’t sure what to do. They asked me if I had any ideas on how to help.
I first want to make it quite clear that I am not as qualified as my Veterinarian to diagnose solutions for skin allergies and the like. I simply want to pass on some information that my Vet told me to “try first”.
The “quick and dirty” and inexpensive solution for dog skin allergies is to switch to a grain-free dog food. In many instances this change will solve the problem and won’t incur large medical expenses. The one thing we many times forget when we switch to a grain-free food is the “hidden grain” that might still remain. One of our local, natural dog food suppliers recently provided us with some great insight that makes perfect sense.
When you switch to a grain-free dog food, make sure that chicken is not the meat in the food. Remember that most chickens raised in a production environment are fed corn. So when you have chicken in your dog food, you are also adding corn. Pick another meat such as salmon, lamb, duck, etc. as the main meat ingredient and you will eliminate that “hidden source of grain”.
As always, talk to your Vet concerning any health issues with your dog. This is the advice given to us by our Vet and natural dog food supplier. If you have any questions regarding dog training or dog containment systems, please contact us at The Best Out of Sight Dog Fence Trainers in Loxahatchee.