Hypoallergenic Dog Treats
Dogs that suffer from allergies or intolerances can benefit from hypoallergenic dog treats made by Nutriment. Just like their human owners, dogs that have allergic/intolerant symptoms are often uncomfortable, irritated and can develop accompanying symptoms like insomnia, anxieties, depression, flaky skin and weight loss to name a few. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of raw dog treats specially formulated to be safe to feed to dogs with allergies or intolerances.
Like the benefits of our raw dog food, Nutriment also uses high-quality and biologically appropriate ingredients, along with simple processes when making their treats. Our hypoallergenic treats are designed for all sizes and breeds and are a brilliant choice that supports optimum health, not only to the digestive system but also to the skin, coat, teeth, gums and more!
What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?
The common term hypoallergenic refers to the product being much less likely to cause or exacerbate allergic symptoms. Some common allergic reactions include rash, skin itchiness, flaky dry skin, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, fur loss and digestive issues to name a few.
Food allergies are common in both dogs and their human owners. Dogs can be allergic to certain grains, food additives, preservatives, dyes, flavourings and some meats, with beef and chicken intolerances being most prevalent. Other food items include dairy products, nuts and more. When a label refers to "novel" proteins as being hypoallergenic, it simply means that dogs usually have not eaten it before. Lamb and rabbit are two types that dogs with allergies might tolerate better than say chicken or beef.
Can Dogs with Allergies Eat Regular Dog Treats?
If your dog is prone to allergic reactions, it’s best to avoid ‘regular’ dog treats that contain the ingredients listed above, as they are more likely to irritate those allergies.
The benefits of Hypoallergenic Dog Treats
Improved Quality of Life
To ensure the comfort of your pet, be on the lookout for common behaviours that might indicate an allergy. These may include excessive scratching in one location, chewing legs/paws, development of sores, raised bumps, rashes, loss of fur, runny eyes/noses, loss of energy or behavioural changes.
Sticking to a hypoallergenic diet (including treats) can improve your pet's overall quality of life.
Helps Dogs Digest Food Better
Just like people, your dog might develop gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, stomach upset, loss of weight, belching, passing gas, loose or constipated stools and stomach pain due to allergies. A natural based diet with raw, biologically appropriate foods and dog treats can relieve many of these symptoms. Avoid additives and known irritants.
What Types of Hypoallergenic Treats Are Available?
With choices like Antler Bars, Bull Pizzles, Beef Tripe Sticks, Fish Flatties, Turkey Liver Chews, Fresh Duck Necks and Fresh Marrow Bones for large and small dogs, pet owners can find something that their dog will enjoy. Switching to hypoallergenic dog treats has never been so easy!
Other available dog treats that are considered hypoallergenic include Lamb Ribs, Moo Tube, Little Fish and a variety of chew sticks and super nutrition laden treats with glucosamine good for strengthening an older dog's tender bones, joints, teeth and muscles.
Can Boost a Dog's Energy & Stamina
Avoiding ingredients you know your dog may have an intolerance or allergy to can aid in the his/her digestive process. By feeding hypoallergenic ingredients to these dogs, the body digests the food sources easier, leading to an increase in energy and stamina levels. Healthy activity levels encourage strong bones and muscles.
Helps Prevent Further Serious Health Issues
Dogs with untreated allergies often develop some serious health issues down-the-road. Sinus symptoms can turn into deeper lung infections like pneumonia. Skin irritations can cause open sores that can get infected.
The use of hypoallergenic dog treats can help to relieve and even prevent serious allergic reactions and development of more intense physical symptoms. The more natural based ingredients, without allergy causing additives, can lessen or avoid allergic reactions.