Eukanuba is a popular commercial diet for dogs and cats. It was purchased by Mars Incorporated in 2014, along with the brand names IAMS and Natura, and has several varieties of dog food. An allergy to a specific dog food occurs when the immune system of the body responds aggressively to one or more of the ingredients that make up the food. Canines who develop food allergies usually experience itchy and inflamed skin as well as chronic disorders like ear infections, gas, and difficulty breathing. Although rare, anaphylactic shock may also occur with food allergies.
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Once the food allergy and the specific antigen are both identified, the prognosis is very good. Over time, you will find what your dog can eat, and eventually you will be able to give your loved one a diet that has much variety, without the allergic ingredient. You may wish to try probiotics as well to keep your dog’s digestive system strong and healthy. Also, some dog owners seek the advice of alternative and holistic veterinarians for suggestions on foods for the canine.
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An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction to an allergen (from a food or an inhalant). These allergens cause the body’s defenses to overreact, which leads to the overheating of a dog’s body. Some of the associated symptoms include itchy and reddened skin, panting, and restlessness. TCM states that the combination of warm (the heat of allergies) and cool (the dog’s body temperature) often creates a condition of “wind” within the body, which is what often causes fiercely itchy skin.
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Dogs and cats with allergies are itchy. They itch because histamine is released when their immune system attacks the offending allergen. Areas of the skin that most often itch are ears, eyes, feet—even between the toes—arm pits, groin, and around the anus. This itching causes feet biting, head shaking, face rubbing, and bottom scooting. Some pets also bite or scratch their bellies. About 60% of cats that pull out their hair (barbering) and have bald spots (alopecia) have itchy skin from food allergies.But the fact is that most of the incessant itching and scratching seen in some dogs is the result of atopy — allergies not to food but to airborne substances hanging around the environment, including pollen, mold, and dust mites. When allergic people breathe in those substances, they end up with runny noses, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion. When allergic dogs breathe them in or walk through them (and perhaps lick them off), they itch; the problem plays out largely on their skin. They often get ear infections as well. And since you can’t simply remove the offending environmental substances from the dog’s world, treating allergic reactions to them may involve administering medicines to the dog and other treatments for the rest of his life — a more involved plan than simply changing the diet. (Refer to the March 2013 issue of Your Dog for specifics.)