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What's the different between an allergy and an intolerance?

What's the different between an allergy and an intolerance?

The symptoms of food intolerances and allergies can be very similar, and the best way to find out what is causing your pet to have a reaction is to feed them an elimination diet.

What is an intolerance?

Food intolerance occurs when a pet has difficulty digesting a particular food. This can lead to symptoms such as intestinal gas, abdominal pain or diarrhoea. Food intolerances involve the digestive system, and do not involve the immune system. Food intolerance is sometimes confused with a food allergy, but it is generally less severe than allergy.

What is a food allergy?

An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance. An immune system that has to deal with allergies will soon lose its effectiveness. And a diet that contains fewer vitamins than required will also cause serious problems. Wheat allergies are common. Wheat is naturally an inappropriate food for dogs, yet it is still used in a lot of commercial dog food.

 

Most common allergies

The most common allergies found in dogs and cats are wheat, dairy, fish, and beef. Your pet may also be allergic to more than one thing.

 

Our grain-free food is a grain and gluten-free range which is beneficial to dogs with grain intolerances and sensitive digestion. This complete and balanced range of dog food is enriched with vitamins, minerals, omega 3 and other beneficial ingredients for a healthy coat, digestion and to promote optimum health and wellbeing

 

If you think that you need a more tailored food, why not try out hypoallergenic range? Our hypoallergenic range is free of common allergens such as wheat, wheat gluten, eggs and soya. This range is highly palatable, easily digestible and gentle on dog’s tums.

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