Don’t Let Allergies Stop Your Dog from Staying Healthy

How to make sure your dog gets all the nutrients he needs, despite his allergies.

Dogs have allergies just like people, and it’s hard to make sure that pups are getting all the vitamins and nutrients they need while avoiding all of the allergens that they can’t stomach. Here are some allergy-sensitive options for keeping your best friend in great health inside and out.

Dry Dog Foodsgroup of golden retriever puppies eating out of large dish

Blue Buffalo Basics Limited-Ingredient Dry Food

Blue Basics caters specifically to dogs with food-sensitivities, and it comes in five varieties depending on the age andsize of your pup. It’s free of corn, wheat, soy, and eggs, and has several ingredients that aid digestion.

Diamond Naturals Dry Food

On top of being corn, wheat, and soy free, Diamond Naturals is also filled with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are an important source of nutrition that your dog won’t get from most other foods. These ingredients are great for pups with sensitive skin, and probiotics will also help ease digestion.

Dogswell Nutrisca Dog Food

Nutrisca comes in at a lower cost than most other allergy-sensitive products (about $15 for a 4 lb bag), but it’s still grain, potato, wheat, and soy free. It also boasts Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that are great for skin and coat health.

Wet Dog Foods

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I and love and you Canned Dog Food

Your pup will love the taste of this product without having to suffer from sensitivities to meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy, rice, or artificial ingredients. It’s also made without carrageenan, which many canned food manufacturers use to thicken their formulas.

Addiction Grain Free Canned Dog Food

If your dog is allergic to common proteins in dog food, Addiction is a great option because it’s made with brushtail, an opossum native to New Zealand. It’s hypoallergenic, grain-free, and contains no artificial flavoring, colors, or preservatives.

Bonus IdeasDermWELL Chews for Skin and Coat Support

Dog food is not the only place where allergens lurk. Pups with allergies might also have to avoid potential allergens in supplements and products that promote important grooming habits, which could mean risking further health problems. Give these alternatives a try to ensure your dog is getting all the support he needs.

Kong Zoom Groom Brush

While different brushes work best for different kind of dogs, we recommend the Kong Zoom Groom for short to medium haired dogs. It helps relieve the flakiness caused by allergies and is great for easily-irritated skin.

DermWELL Skin and Coat Support Chews

Providing a pup that has allergies with a skin and coat support supplement is essential for keeping him healthy and comfortable. DermWELL is corn, grain, gluten, and soy-free and contains Omega-3, 6, and 9 to keep your dog’s skin hydrated and flake-free.

Project Paws Advanced Hip & Joint Chews

Arthritis is a very common problem for dogs of all ages, so chances are that you’ll need to help ease and prevent joint pain in your pet at some point in his life. Project Paws’ formula is great for dogs with allergies since it’s filled with natural and organic ingredients, and as a bonus each purchase provides 14 meals to shelter animals around the country.

Nature’s Butter™ Allergy & Itch Balm

I Heart Dogs’ paw balm is perfect for dogs with dry and cracking paws, a common sign of food and environmental allergies. This product is all-natural and lessens your pup’s discomfort in itchy and sensitive areas.

Your pup with allergies deserves all the vitamins and nutrients that less sensitive pups do, but he shouldn’t have to suffer for it. There are plenty of products out there to help you make sure that your pet is happy and healthy.

Written by VetWELL