Many dogs experience allergies. Allergies are caused for a variety of reasons. Allergies can be seasonal and triggered from grasses, weeds, and trees. Seasonal allergies are usually inhalant or flea allergies. Allergies can also be triggered from your dog’s diet. In either case, having your dog tested by your vet is always recommended. If your dog is diagnosed with food allergies (which sometimes can be difficult to diagnose), there is good news, changing your dog’s diet to a raw food diet or an organic natural diet may be helpful.
What are some of the signs that your dog may have allergies?
? Is your dog scratching excessively?
? Does your dog have red mucousy eyes?
? Are there hot spots of raw red flesh on their body?
? Does your dog experience frequent diarrhea or vomiting?
? Does your dog have excess hair loss?
? Has your dog recently experienced weight loss?
Over the past thirty years there has been a gradual deterioration of the quality of commercial pet food. This is causing our pets to become less tolerant of our environment; with food, with viruses, with bacteria, with insects, with life. The commercial pet food has been filled with poor quality ingredients and chemical additives. Most of these products fail to meet the minimum daily nutritional requirements. Over your dog’s life, sickness and chronic health problems arise leading to many allergic reactions and degradation in environmental tolerance. As pet owners, none of us would intentionally subject our dog’s to these conditions but we have all fallen prey to commercial marketing and convenience.
The problem has been recognized –
With the recent scare of the tainted pet food in the news, pet owners are more aware today than ever before. The good news is that are many replicable companies that have been researching and developing high-quality organic and natural pet foods. Most of these companies market and sell through the internet leaving the commercially produced pet foods for the grocery and retail stores. Make sure to do your homework first.
Research the pet food carefully before buying. Check out the specialty web-stores instead of the retail outlets. Look for the following type of information when conducting your research: What is the health philosophy of the company; What type of information literature do they have available about their products; What is their stated manufacturing controls; Are they endorsed by or affiliated with a veterinarian. These are all good areas to discover when researching for a good pet food company. The pet food companies all have a good story to tell about their research conducted, why their products are better or higher quality than commercially purchased pet food, make sure you feel comfortable that their claims are backed up by reliable literature. One last thought, not all organic dog food taste equal. Your dog may or may not like the taste. Make your initial purchase in a smaller quantity; make sure your dog likes the flavor before purchasing too large of a quantity.
In summary, we have unfortunately added to the gradual deterioration of our pet’s health and their tolerance to our environment through the continual use of poor quality pet food. Now is the time to shift your dog’s diet to a higher quality, natural organic dog food. Do yourself a favor and do your pet a favor and feed him what he deserves to stay healthy. Below is a link to a review website of several organic pet food companies, this is a great place to start your research.