Some reports say as many as 25% of dogs experience food allergies caused by processed foods.
A natural raw diet can reduce or even eliminate allergies, making it the best diet for allergy-prone dogs.
When your dog is on a processed diet, they are consuming low-grade meat, animal by-product, starches, preservatives, grains, sugar, yeast, and artificial components. All of these ingredients put your dog at risk of allergies.
In addition to these ingredients not being species-appropriate and contributing to other health issues for dogs, they put major pressure on the immune system. Once the immune system is weakened, allergies can develop leaving your dog in misery. Processed diets are also extremely high in carbohydrates which break down into sugars, which cause yeast to overgrow. Carbohydrates affect the pH in the gut and in the skin, making a better home for bad bacteria than good bacteria. A high protein diet creates a more acidic environment making it hard for bad bacteria to survive.
Remember, a natural raw diet consisting of quality meat and fresh ingredients is what your dog was biologically designed to eat. It is a species-appropriate diet that mimics how dogs would eat in the wild. Dogs are not meant to eat and digest processed foods.
An all-natural raw diet will give them optimal health, including subsided allergies and intolerances.
Switching to a raw diet will not only keep your dog free from the harmful side effects of kibble, but you will know exactly what is it you are putting in your dog’s bowl. There is no guessing or trying to pronounce long, scary, unfamiliar ingredients.
Like we discussed above, occasionally other factors such as environmental and seasonal may cause allergies in dogs but overall the allergies that result in eye, ear, and skin irritations are nutrition-related. Remember, overall health starts with the food we consume and this is true for dogs too!
Feeding your dog a natural fresh raw diet will not only subside allergies, but also support a strong immune system, gut, and overall health. You will know exactly what your dog is consuming without any guesswork. Many pet owners have been misinformed about the source of allergies and intolerances, but with the help of this guide, we hope to empower all dog owners that a healthy dog starts with an informed dog owner! Remember, nutrition is key & fresh is best!