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Common Food Allergies for Dogs and How to Avoid Them

Common Food Allergies for Dogs and How to Avoid Them

If your dog is like mine they LOVE to eat. They’d eat anything you give them. Okay fine, maybe not lettuce or raw green beans, but the list is short and the things your pup won’t put in their mouth are probably few and far between.

As a pet parent, it's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, which includes ensuring that the food and treats you offer are safe for them to eat.

In addition to making sure food is stored at the right temperature and fresh, it also means making sure your dog isn’t eating anything they’re allergic to.

You might be wondering how to tell if your dog has food allergies or sensitivities, so we broke down some of the most common food allergy symptoms and the allergens themselves, so you can help your dog avoid them and stay healthy.

How to tell if a dog has food allergies?

Anaphylactic shock aside, there are several more subtle signals that your pup has food allergies. If you’re noticing any of the following it is a good idea to check in with your vet:

  • Itchy skin
  • Hives
  • Gastrointestinal issues like gas, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Facial swelling
  • Chronic infections in their ears or paws