It's pretty rare for a dog to be allergic to a protein. It can happen, but it's rare. And sometimes it's caused by vaccines. My friend had a Rottweiler that was fine with beef products until he received a booster for Rabies. After that he couldn't tolerate beef at all. Something in that vaccine caused him problems. Well, I'm sure no dog is allergic to protein. All dogs and humans have protein to survive. However, I guess they can be allergic to certain protein sources.
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Meat proteins are exactly like their name implies, proteins derived from meat, such as beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and duck. The novel pet foods include bison, venison, buffalo, rabbit, alligator, and kangaroo. These are proteins that are not commonly used in foods so there is less chance of an allergic reaction. Meat proteins allergies in dogs may occur from feeding your dog a new food, treats, chews, or table scraps. In some cases, you may not even realize what the allergen was. This can be a serious condition in some dogs, with inflammation that can lead to anaphylactic shock, which triggers contraction of the smooth muscles of the throat, leading to asphyxiation and death. However, in the majority of cases, the reaction is not as serious and includes itching, redness of skin, hives, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea.
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Lamb and rice foods used to be considered “hypoallergenic” when most commercial dog foods were made with chicken or beef and corn or wheat. Since most dogs had never had lamb or rice before, it was a good option for dogs that experienced allergies while eating a regular food. Now, however, many dogs are showing allergies to lamb and rice diets. This is to be expected since an allergy can develop to any diet. If your dog is allergic to lamb and rice you may need to find a food with different ingredients such as fish and oatmeal, or venison and sweet potato.
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