What are the symptoms of food allergies in dogs?
Food intolerances can be common in dogs, and they can impact their skin too. Some of the most common dog food allergy symptoms include; itching, sneezing, itchy paws, hot spots, skin rashes, scaly or oily skin, pigmented skin, and skin that has a leathery type texture. Other signs of dietary sensitivity with your dog may include; chronic ear problems, vomiting, gas, diarrhoea, coughing, and wheezing.
True food allergies in dogs are not that common, it’s more likely for them to have a food intolerance, with the most common side effect being runny poos. We would always recommend that you speak to your vet if your dog is showing any of these symptoms.
What should I do if my dog has a food allergy?
In the first instance, you should speak to your vet to find out what ingredient(s) your dog is allergic or intolerant of. You will then need to find a sensitive dog food range that does not contain those ingredients.
It is important to remember that each dog is an individual and may have different needs. If you ever have any concerns about feeding your dog the correct diet, it is always best to seek the advice of your vet.