Woof, woof! Let’s talk about allergies.
Allergies can be a tricky thing. It’s hard for us to tell you exactly what we are feeling sometimes. We can’t just walk over and say “that food didn’t sit right with me; I think I’m allergic to something in it.” That leaves you with the difficult task of really paying attention to our reactions to things in our environment.
Food allergies can manifest themselves in many ways. If you notice that your pup has started licking his paws a lot, rubbing his face, or scratching after eating, this could be an allergic reaction. Extra discharge from the nose or eyes and puffiness around the face are also some signs of a reaction. The top food allergies in dogs are related to corn and wheat products.
Some of us never have a reaction and some like me can have severe ones. A good rule to follow is to start by feeding high quality food. We are what we eat just like you. The better the food, the more of it we can digest, and the healthier we will be.