Certain allergies are common among dogs. These could be triggered due to various reasons, however, unhealthy food habits are one of the major ones. You might feel the food you are feeding your dog is the best because the food packet says so. Well, that’s not the case. Kibble is extremely harmful to your dog and could be a reason behind your dog’s allergies.
Thus, if you wish to free your dog of all allergies, try switching to a raw food diet.
What Causes Allergies among Dogs?
Allergies are nothing but an over-exposure or over-response of a dog’s immune system to certain allergens. A major portion (75%) of dogs’ immune systems lies in their digestive tract, therefore, unhealthy or unfavorable food habits can easily develop allergies, further weakening the immune system.
Kibble is pet food processed at extreme temperatures which force the food to lose about 70% of its moisture and nutritional value. Further, kibble also has fillers like grains and starches which are not meant for dogs. Thus, if your dog has been on a kibble diet for a long now, its immune system has already weakened and you can notice a few signs of allergies such as:
- Hot spots
- Ear infection
- Browning of skin and coat (yeast)
- Dry and flaky skin
- Smelly coat
- Eye discharge
How can a Raw Food Diet be Helpful?
Since dogs are meant to have raw food like meat, a raw food diet with proper nutrients can help reduce or overcome their allergies. A raw food diet can help in the following ways:
- It is easy to digest
- Dog’s body can absorb the nutrients efficiently
- It strengthens the immune system and gut
- Food contains zero allergens
- Improves overall health and organ function